“Instead of respecting their wildness, humans want to hold, cuddle, feed and photograph orang-utans; they want to treat orang-utans as if they were human ... [which has] caused them to become endangered by a rampant pet and zoo trade” Sowards 2011. What I want to focus on in this post is way in which animals … Continue reading BCM310 – THE ANIMAL
“Exhibitions of perpetrator photographs have been criticised for promoting voyeurism and extending suffering through the reiteration of images of human degradation,” explains Simon (2010, p.46). There are a number of ethical issues that arise when considering the way in which suffering is represented in the media. I want to approach this post in the loose … Continue reading BCM310 – THE OTHER: Which approach is more effective?
I have recently been confronted by the notion that your identity is not something you create yourself, but instead emerges through interactions with others. In the age of the selfie, it’s almost impossible to disagree that one’s image is almost always influenced by responses to their online identity - for some, this has idea has … Continue reading BCM310 – THE SELF: Mirror and the Pygmalion Effect