What We're Reading: How Much Power Can One Image Actually Have?

By David Schonauer   Friday July 19, 2019

“When the Associated Press published Julia Le Duc’s photograph of a drowned Salvadoran man, Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez, and his 23-month old daughter Valeria, it sparked outrage on social media,” write Nicole Smith Dahmen, a journalism professor at the University of Oregon, and Paul Slovic, a professor of psychology at the university, in a recent article in The Conversation. “But,” the authors note, “[w]hile graphic imagery can have an immediate impact, the window of action – and caring – is smaller than you’d think.” Via PDN.

Read the whole story at The Conversation.


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