By: Justin Crenshaw • What stands out most to you? Background Information • When I first noticed this image it was on a website called Blogger. Then, I went to a website called “business Green.com.” Business Green is a website with the intentions of giving news about politics and business practices that are environmental friendly. They are also very Critical of things that ruin the environment like the BP Oil spill. Analysis / What the image portrays The heart plays an important part. We all have one and that is one thing that makes us all equal. The flames that engulf the heart symbolize who we are. It shows how furious we are if we are not treated as equals for any reason. It also represents a passion for who we are. It represents our values and who we are. One thing is for sure. The fire in our hearts will not be doused. We are who we are and you can’t change it. You are just going to have to learn to be more accepting. The bars labeled “Human Rights” are trapping a human being and preventing them from escaping. This shows how we try to escape criticism from others who don’t accept us for who we are. It also shows how it traps our longing to be free from the cages or cruelty. *Notice there is no specific person in the bars. It is because Human Rights shouldn’t be limited to a specific Gender, Age, Race, Cultural views, or even who you truly are. Audience • There is a variety of types of people this can relate to. It has an appeal to people who are interested in a sociology career (Human behavior). It definitely targets Human Rights activists who stand up for themselves or other people. It can range from any issue. A Few Examples of Human Right Issues Racism Nativism Sexuality Religion Sexism Sizeism Although, people think these problems have been fixed, there are exceptions created by society. Depending on the morals of people, they may believe something different. There will always be someone who has a problem with another human being for being who they are. Conflict will always occur and people will still not be treated equal. How else do we judge others? (Think about what we consider socially acceptable or how we may do it in school). Placement Foreground : The heart is in the foreground to add emphasis. Middle Ground : The middle ground is the hands and bars. It is in layers so you are able to tell where everything should be placed. Background: The background, as said before has minimum detail. You cannot tell who it is. It is just plain gray. Color • The white letters against the black bars makes it easy to see. It is a major contrast because it is extreme white against extreme black. Black creates a shadow effect on the hands. Orange and Yellow, almost like a red gives a sense of complement to the darker colors. ~Pathos~ • The picture can be very emotional. It could make you depressed or angry. It could make you want to stand up and fight for yourself or others. Sources The nexus of climate change and human rights. Businessgreen. June 25,2009. September 18,2010.