Friday, July 18, 2008

Photojournalism and War

Very powerful Washington Post story (iconic images from the War in Iraq, PTSD... includes slideshow)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/07/11/ST2008071102706.html
Editorial - NYT:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/15/opinion/15tue4.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
Talk of the Nation link (scroll down to "An Arresting Image"):
http://www.npr.org/blogs/talk/on_air/


Project Suggestion: Read and comment on the story. (Those of you who watched "Born on the Fourth of July" may want to do this assignment. Many of the topics dealt with in the film and subsequent discussion questions tie in well with the story above. In addition, those of you who completed projects dealing with photojournalism and the Vietnam War may also be interested in reading and commenting on this story.)

Time Magazine story:
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1811858,00.html
"Born on the Fourth of July" post (many similar stories can be found here):
http://hansengeorge.blogspot.com/2008/06/todays-movie-born-on-fourth-of-july.html

10 comments :

jaleesaWH said...

i was just looking at the slideshow and the pictures that went with the story....it was sad that after reading you found out that the soldier died of substance abuse....in the world today it seems that if something is wrong that that one person did they go and make them not a hero or icon....its wrong its not like nobody has done anything wrong in their life so people should lighten up a little bit about their histories.... what he did was amazing...im not saying that i glorify wrongdoings but he had some problems and thats how he dealt with his problems

jaleesaWH said...

so i have read ophelias story and talked to you about it i have comented on things such as movies i have watched "assult on gay america" i have also posted comments relating to school life and how you can make it a safer place for kids...i have alsobeen reading rethinking globalization....i am going to do some questions following the articles....i have done some comments on photojurnalism and war and i have done some worksheets on questionairres on homophobia....and i have i posted about the G-8 sumit. and i have talked to you about assult on gay america as well...

Lea Hansen-George said...

jaleesawh - What would you say to the photojournalist who took the iconic pictures of this man....he seems to be at least partially blaming himself for contributing to this man's suffering.

By the way, did you get a chance to look at Time Magazine a couple weeks back? If not, I'll post the link under this post. (There is a lengthy article dealing with the long-term psychological ramifications of war on veterans and their families.)

Lea Hansen-George said...

jaleesewh - So four or five? I would like you to focus on projects relating directly to history for your past two or three projects. I have posted many project suggestions on the blog within the past two days.

Let me know if you need help.

drake w. said...

well it seems the story from this talks about a soldiers life in the war and the effects it had on him...for example he help many people in the war but at the age of 31 the dude diede of an overdose probably because the effects of the war was too much for you.

Lea Hansen-George said...

drake - What would you say to the photojournalist who at least in part, blames himself for the death of this soldier?

drake w. said...

id tell him that it wasnt his fault it was this war that tears everyone apart and kills...in which the people who started it probably like to see....

Lea Hansen-George said...

drake - This satisfies a project requirement.

wegnerH said...

i read the story about the soldier and it was sad that he couldn't be helped. i am going to go to the library after school today to get the book "Lies My Teacher Told Me" if you have it let me know or if you know where i could get it. that would be greatly appreciated Thanks

Lea Hansen-George said...

wegner - I'm sure your public library would have a copy. If not, they could get it for you.

You might also like, Lies Across America by James Loewen.