Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween: The Power of Imagery

I've always been impressed by the power of an image. A week before the images from Abu Ghraib prison were released (frightening scenes of American occupation in Iraq) I was filming a documentary in which a sage presented this:
the power of imagery and art has been taken over by advertising. Schools should teach how to read and understand art, visuals, the emotive power of imagery.
The Apple iPod marketing campaign was original and graceful in it's use of imagery. I didn't invent this concept-- I first heard of it from Rob Figliuzzi of an artpiece in New York City where the Abu Ghraib imagery had been done as an iPod ad. I never saw what those looked like.

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