I decided to read the Rose, Gillian. “Visual Methodologies: A Review.” Visual Methodologies: An Introduction to Researching with Visual Materials. 3rd ed. London: SAGE, 2012. 346-347.Print and review a image that might be used within my essay. I responded to the questions that were stated under each title below.
The image was made in 2000, this image was made for herself as well as a public audience. This photo was taken on a DSLR camera, with a polaroid type frame around the edge of the image. As this image is a self-portrait, this is a personal photograph for a person to share publicly.
The image is showing the photographer sitting in a exposing, position holding coins and notes. She is sitting center of the image showing she is the main subject of the image. This is a single image and is shown on its own. The viewers eyes are drawn to the center of the image, as this is where we are taken by the trail of notes and coins. The use of color is mainly quite dull looking/ greyed out. The genre of the image is a narrative, she is trying to tell the audience something. The images draws on showing a certain posture or use of objects to get the viewer to think about what might be the background of the image, to story. The image could be seen as contradictory because it could be rated as explicit as others may see it as artistic value.
The original audience could have been the public in general or for her own personal connection. The text would be displayed on its own or with other works from her portfolio. The recent audiences of this text are people who enjoy modern art, with an image that creates thinking and requires background. I think that this visual text would only have a title and date made as the caption. Other people have copied the same idea shown in the image, what we as a person is made of. There can be interpretations of this image, it leaves the viewers with questions, wanting to know more about the image as well as the artist. Depending on the viewer of the visual text, each audience would engage differently than another group. Social identity can affect the viewing of the image. Some people could relate or enjoy the image whereas others may find the image too explicit or up front about the main idea being portrayed.