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Assignment 21Symbols

“Photography is truth.”

—Jean-Luc Godard

Purpose: To Recognize and Use Symbols to Communicate an Idea.

Part 1

Find and photograph as many symbols as you can to illustrate each of the following themes:

  1. Power.
  2. Wealth.
  3. Patriotism.
  4. A symbol of your choice.

Try to be as original as possible in order to avoid clichés.

Part 2

Choose one or more symbols from Part 1 and associate them with a product. Create a photograph of the product in a way that associates it with the symbol (Jaguar has already been taken—find something else). You can do this in-camera or by creating a composite with software such as onOne.

FIGURE 21.1 The jaguar cat is sleek and a symbol of power and speed.

FIGURE 21.2 By itself the Jaguar car is just another ...

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