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How I feel about the Visuals of Storytelling

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I thought storytelling to be all fiction, but it can be nonfiction as well. Visual literacy, which is a part of storytelling, as defined by Brian Kennedy and presented the Toledo Museum of Art is the ability to construct meaning from images. Being able to derive meaning or add meaning to images or other media is the beginning of creating a story. As well as the article covering the photographer with the Story Behind the Migrant Mother, there is meaning where one does not even put the thought to it sometimes. And while documenting things may seeming tedious, there is a meaning and story that can be created. Alongside that there is the ability to create the visuals that one needs to put meaning behind. An example is like the photos we had to take for our photo safari assignment, some of the photos were taken just to fill the space, but there can be meaning put behind them. Whether made up (which is a part of storytelling) or pulling the original thing that attracted you to take that photo (also another part).

These steps are what stuck out to me most in the lecture. If you look at something enough, you see what there is. If you really see something, you can describe it. Once you can describe something enough, you can analyze it. Once you analyze it more, you are able to interpret it. There is a myriad of meanings you are able to put behind visuals, but being able to see that meaning through to interpret it is what creates the story.

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