Woodman, English 310, CSUB
Calie the picture I chose was taken by Sheron Ruppand is titled "Trudy in Annie's Sunflower Maze." The picture represents the road archetype because an old woman is seen walking down a path through dying sunflowers. The woman doesn't know where the road may lead her but she follows it anyways.
Chika NwanonenyiThe image I chose is "Trudy in Annie's Sunflower Maze" by Sheron Rupp. This photograph symbolizes adventure. She is going through a sunflower maze that is taller than her. As a result, she does not know what surprises or dangers she will encounter. The only thing she can do is finish the maze, bringing her amazing adventure to an end.
Rosa MendozaThe picture that got my attention was the "Sign for 'GAS' Station", by Jim Dow. This picture shows how the "GAS" sign overwhelms the "RENTALS" sign right below. This can mean that we are so dependent on gasoline, oil, for our everyday life. A nation that operates on oil will be tie to the politics of oil. The red background on the white "GAS" letters signifies the blood that has been spill for the gasoline we use today (Venezuela dictatorship and the Iraq War have oil politics intertwine in them).
Ariana BransonPicture 20 Joel Sternfeld American, born 1944The archetype in this picture is a house. The house portrays a sense of containment and enclosure. Also shows a place that provides warmth and protection from the elements. It is also a extension of the Mother archetypes because of the intimacy and the nurturance attached to the archetype.
Francisco HernandezThe picture I will analyze is picture number 20 named "Christmas Tree." This picture as a whole represents the meaning of Christmas to United States. For instance, the Christmas tree is bigger than any other object in the illustration. As a result, that reflects the outstanding importance Americans have for this holiday. In contrast, the birth of Jesus Christ is represented by a small size representation of the birth of Christ. In conclusion, the birth of Jesus is recognized, but Christmas as a holiday has a much more meaning than just Christ. In my opinion, unfortunate.
Rogelio AlvaradoImage number 5 by Robert Dawson, “Back Lot, Isleton, California from the Great Central Valley Project”, 1986, demonstrates the archetype of the city in an area where poverty is a factor in people’s daily life. Just by seeing the image the feeling of depression and struggle comes to my mind. This area shows a place where unemployment, crime, and loneliness make a perfect example of disorganization. The image also relates to those commercials on television where organizations ask for help to feed people who live in the same conditions as Robert Dawson’s image in the city.
I choose the image taken by Stephen Shore, El Paso St., El Paso, Texas. This image has many archetypal symbols. The one that was most obvious to me was the archetype of The Everyman. The man stands there in the middle of the city. There is nothing special about this man he is just a regular man in the middle of the big city. This idea of the Everyman is exemplified in the view point Shore used. He has the man seem very small in the scale of the city and buildings. The man seems so insignificant in comparison to his surroundings. This is the perfect example of the Everyman.
The archetype from Christmas Tree photo by Mary Kocol represents warmth, joy, peace, and hope. The nativity is located under the tree which represents the birth of Jesus Christ. Finally, that the spirit of Christmas is more important than all the gifts in the world. - Zully
Image 5 represents poverty, loneliness the struggle of surviving in life. It shows the side of California that is not regularly seen.--Thalia Rios
Hilda NieblasThe image that I have chosen to analyze is by:Mary Kocol titled “Christmas tree, Somerville. For most people who live in the United States, a tree with lights and ornaments symbolizes the season of Christmas. It might be different from culture to culture for example, for some it might symbolize the season of Christ and religious meanings. For others it may symbolize the cold weather and warm drinks but Christmas season is connected to it for the most part.
Number 9, titled, "memphis" represents the archetype of wealth and high class. The style of the woman's hair shows that she takes good care of herself, her pearls represent her money and her ability to splurge, and her clothing is thick and neat, showing us that she, once again, takes great care of herself and is wealthy.
hello,The picture that caught my attention was number 19 by Gregory Spaid. The archetipe is a barn, and photo is in black and white. I felt lonelyness and sadness in the photograph. It appears to be in the middle of nowhere and it looks old.Maria G.
Ashley CorveraEnglish 310Photo 10: Mitch Epstein American, born 1952 Flag. I thought this photo of the American flag represented the importance of being an American to a particular family or person. Just the fact that someone owns a flag is proud to be an American. The pristine condition of the flag represents the importance of the American culture is to them.
Adam is a good one for the car in the picture brings more attention to it then anything with the bench and the trash look of not took care of but it show you can be your self in America
In photo 11 what I see is about the American dream. Everyman wants the home with the white picket fence but as this photo shows no one gets it perfectly. In this photo the fence is covered in weeds and dead brush which can stand for the hardships people go through during their struggle to attain the dream. In the background you can see homes that look more taken care of and it seems as though for them the dream has been achieved.Amber Gilliam
Javier CalderonImage number 1, by Robert Adams, is mainly a picture of a tree; yet the title is Pawnee Grassland. The tree in this picture represents life, and this meaning fits perfectly with the title of the gallery, “Where We Live.” The gallery shows pictures of various places, mainly houses, where people live, and derive part of their identity. Therefore, the picture of the tree can symbolize the overarching meaning of what the gallery is about – life.
Virginia Beahan and LauraMcPhee’s photograph, Streambed, The Palouse, shows peacefulness and freedom with the meadow photograph. Seems like there is someone standing alone as if they were just taking that time to think and enjoy their time alone to reflect on their life. This is the place where someone can go and escape everything and have no distractions.
Sandra GarciaThe picture I chose to analyze is "Christmas Tree" by Mary Kocol. The Christmas tree is a symbol of what Christmas means to most people. Also, the lights are a symbol of Christmas or the winter season as well. People tend to put up their lights at the beginning of winter and usuallydo not take them down until the end of winter. By looking at the windows you can tell that its cold and more than likely not sunny outside which is another symbol for winter or the Christmas season. The nativity scene serves as a symbol of what Christmas means to some religions. However, I believe that to some people Christmas is serving as a symbol of the birth of Jesus rather than the birth a symbol of Christmas.
Gonzalo HerediaI chose picture #4 "Red Building in the Forest". As the title suggest, the picture consist of a red house in the surround forest. The forest can represent the wife life, a place yet to explore. A having a house in the picture, it may suggest try to explore ones' unconsciousness or to try to explore a more wild type of life.
The picture I chose is image #16 Joel MeyerowitzAmerican, born 1938. The clouds may represent a positive outlook on life.The white picket fence represents the ownership of property. The feeling of accomplishing the American Dream, where the nice house and white picket fence are involved.
BaleriaImage 16 by Joel Meyerowitz titled fence, grabbed my attention because of the freedom nice scenery that shows outside of the fence and not much is scene from what is behind the fence. The picture is taken as if the person is trapped behind the fence. A fence symbolizes being trapped a challage, and not facing a the freedom to go on.
Nicole LackeyDoug DuboisAmerican, born 1960My Sister, Lise and Spencer, New Jersey,This picture displays a few different archetypes including The Mother and The Child. I am choosing to analyze the Child archetype. This represents the need for love, comfort, and encouragement. It also symbolizes independence and a form of innocence. The Child archetype also represents possibility as the child has a whole life to live and can experience in a number of different ways.
The Home by Joel Sternfeld, is what I have chosen to do for my analysis. The simple green home is representative of safety, security and familiarity. Green in the color of the grass and the home itself can be symbolic are they are historically the color of money and success. The green grass surrounding the home has the appearance of springtime as it looks healthy and fresh. The walls of the home, provide a safe haven from a scary world perhaps as viewed in the eyes of a child. For adults, the home represents love, happiness, memories and hopefully success. The home and hearth are important to society in general and have always been viewed as sacred. The Greeks had a lesser goddess named Hestia, that was the protector of the hearth. The Celtics and Pagans recognize Brighid as their goddess of hearth and home. A home in modern times, is not just an independent house anymore surrounded by property, it can be a trailer, an apartment or a condo. Whatever the financial circumstances in reality are, for the ones dwelling within its walls, those walls still represent safety and security. Yes, we all want the finer things in life, and a home of our own represents success. However, the fact that we even have a place in which to call our home, and keep the "bogey-man" at bay, are what is remembered as we grow older and become adults. Melissa Sherman
I chose number 1 by Robert Adams, Pawnee Grassland, Colorado. Everything around and including the tree are different shades of grey and black, which gives a viewer a sense of mystery, death, and melancholy. Standing alone in the forefront is a tree, "A Tree of Life". All trees represent life and the cycles of life eventually and death.
Joanna MarcialThe picture I chose from J. Paul Getty’s exhibit was the one by William Eggleston. This portrait shows the back of a women’s top half of her body. She is sitting at a restaurant speaking with another person with a cigarette in her hand. I think she would represent an upper class and business woman. She appears to be upper class because the way her hair is up. She appears to be business women because the pose she is making, she seems very secure of herself. Therefore I think she would symbolize respect.
Maricela IsarrarasThe image that got my attention was from Mitch Epstein. The flag being inside the bag may represent that it is a symbol that is worth a lot and valuable to this family. It may be because it was passed from generation to generation, or that someone in the family went to war and they want to keep it as a memory. Also it is hanged and protected with a bag, it may be to keep it clean from getting wrinkled and dirty.
William Christenberry's, "Red Building in Forest," represents the archetype of the forest and the home. The forest is dark and mysterious. Danger may loom in the forest and an escape from the elements and the forest would be a home. The home is not inviting. It has a dark and prison like feeling about it. It has no windows and the door looks to be of bricks. This could mean that their is no way to enter or leave the building.
Ashly AnfieldThe image I chose to do is Memphis, 1965–1968 from the Los Alamos portfolio by William Eggleston. The woman in the picture seems to be an old wise woman, who has a lot to say. Just by the way she is holding her cigarette and the way her body is positioned, you can tell that she is full of wisdom that is just dying to get out. The archetype this picture is demonstrating, is the wise old women/man.
This is Lauri Slocumb and I chose #1. I forgot to put my name on it