Between billboards, TV, magazines, movies and more, the world that we live in is filled with photographic images that are captivating and those images all compete for the attention of everyone who views them. For this reason, it comes as no great surprise that people are finding that there is a growing necessity for visual literacy. Visual literacy can be described as learning to read what isn’t there in the images in order to get actual meaning from all of them.
In this video, you will be able to examine how critically important it is to have visual language skills. You will also take a look at how our attention span – as a species – is being shortened by the overload of information, how iconography communication is proliferating and finally, what the implications of all of this has for the education system in America. Also included is a capsulated history of photography that has insights for the future of photography.
This video is 27 minutes long. Art and Photography, Photography, 2001.
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