Thursday, August 12, 2010

homELearning Activity 2 S1-09 Gwendolyn Chee Yu Ting

I think that the focus of the first image is the man in a white sleeve-less shirt dragging a trishaw. The setting is a old, filthy roadside pavement with puddles on the floor, suggesting it might have just rained. There are a lot of yellow cars on the road too. A black motorcycle is on the pavement. The motorcyclist is wearing a black helmet and a striped shirt. He is blocking the trishaw man's path. The trishaw held two baskets and two men, presumably the owner of the baskets. One of the rattan baskets is covered by a blue-colored material while the other one is while the other is covered by a black one. The trishaw man has a green scarf with red at the ends and is barefooted. He seems to be struggling under the weight of the baskets and the two men. I think that the story of the image is working hard to support his poor family. He looks very thin and appears to not have enough money to buy enough food to eat. I think that the photographer is trying to tell us to be grateful for what we have and to help the people who are in need of any aid. I like the image and wouldn't do anything different if I was the photographer.

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