The Falling Man- An article by Tom Jonod
I came across this article a few days back and found it very interesting. Centered around one picture ‘The Falling Man’ taken by a photographer (Richard Drew), this article talks about the different perspectives and reactions of people viewing one incident, or shocking event in history. In this case about September 11.
It highlights questions about ethics, the power of media and the impacts it has, the beliefs we have, what we choose to believe and when, and more.
Well written and thought-provoking.
Here’s a documentary made by Adam Curtis. Using just images and archive footage, he has captured America’s political situation in the late 1950s, and what reactions and emotions it brought out in the rest of the world.
Powerful and well made.
“I decided to make a film about something that has always fascinated me – how power really works in the world. To show that power is exercised not just through politics and diplomacy – but flows through our feelings and emotions, and shapes the way we think of ourselves and the world.”
– Adam Curtis