Concept Contracts

Research Madeline: I am researching the history of the American Red Cross, and how the controversy was able to occur.  I will be looking into the different places that the red cross has donated to see if we can find a trend in where the controversial missing funds started to disappear.  This research will be […]

Trends to Shopping Bag

Trends to Shopping Bag

Thesis: Social Media influences their followers into conforming into this new social norm of craving a more luxurious lifestyle. luxurious in this sense is referring to the excessive amount of material goods, which are not deemed a necessity to everyday life.  A. Different kinds of advertisements on social media Traditional advertisements, such as pop-ups or […]

Call Me Maybe?

Thesis: Cell phones used to be a viewed as a tool of communication, however it has shifted into a symbol of social status thanks to the American society’s obsession of materiality. A. Cell phone’s history: their true intent to simplify communication General history– Idea began as convenient alternative to pay phones and car phones. In 1973, […]

Picture it!

“Beautifully written and vividly illustrated with her images…” –The Boston Globe In Addario’s book, one image which stood out to me is the 14th page after page 82. This photograph displays two children in tattered clothes one with a dirty puppy and the other with a car part which he is carrying. The setting is […]

Balance Beam

In “Part III: A Kind of Balance” in Lynsey Addario’s book, “It’s What I Do”, she describes how her life consists of a constant struggle to cope with her lifestyle of being a conflict photographer. One of the most significant part of this section is when she journeys to Darfur and she is capturing refugees. […]

Rhetorical Analysis Essay Draft

Rhetorical Analysis Essay Draft

The invention of the camera helps preserve cultures. Photographs as a result of this invention can capture various social and historical content, that other forms of record keeping may not have. Without this invention, this iconic photograph that encompuses American culture would not have been possible. Thesis: The picture of the raising of flag in […]

“But First, Let Me Take a Selfie”

Imagine you took a snapshot of this exact moment. What would it look like? A bunch of bored students listening to some girl speak? A teacher who is vigorously jotting notes and playing close attention to the nervous student speaker? Regardless of the outcome of the picture, that image can be preserved for years. In […]

Informal DePICtion

Informal DePICtion

A compelling scene was when Addario was describing when she dressed as a Muslim to get deeper into the culture to photograph it. When she goes into detail about how people treated her in Pakistan when she wrote, “…Pakistanis knew I was a foreign woman simply because I was carrying a camera, working, trespassing in […]

An Unlikely Best Friend

Passion is something everyone chases after in order to feel “fulfilled”. Without passion there will be no motivation. Passions can be found anywhere, even in the most unexpected places. That is why it is important to not miss an opportunity. For this reason exactly, is why Addario decided to add her grandmother’s missed opportune love […]

The Art of Building a "Me"

The Art of Building a “Me”

“Who am I?” Great question. This is probably one of the hardest questions for me to answer, simply because I never took the time to think about it. So I thought about it… and I still don’t know. So, you could imagine my excitement when my assignment was to write about a passion that makes […]

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