A World of Contrasts

A Black and White Issue

Great for Media Studies and to tie in with texts examining racial issues.

Leaving Cert (LC from now on!) think about the impact of this picture: the framing and contrast between the “shiny happy people” depicted enjoying the  “American Way” and the stark reality of the bread line in front. Does it make a difference being in black and white rather than colour?

Note also how the car seems to be “driving over” the people in the breadline.

Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Title: Louisville Flood Victims 1937

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Second level teacher of English and Special Needs Co-ordinator in large, mixed rural community school in Cork. Love literature, language and teaching! It is never boring, always a challenge and frequently rewarding. No two class groups, years, are the same. It's a pleasure (mostly...!)
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