The photograph known as Ground Zero Spirit was taken at the scene of 9

The photograph known as Ground Zero Spirit was taken at the scene of 9

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The photograph known as Ground Zero Spirit was taken at the scene of 9/11 from over 150 feet away. This great picture was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in photography. The picture was taken by photographer, Thomas E. Franklin who has taken a number of photographs of tragic events in American history; one of his others photos came from the Oklahoma City Bombing. The photograph showed a firefighter holding a baby covered in debris. Ground Zero Spirit was an uplifting photo and captured a patriotic moment in the mist of terrorist controversy; giving Americans a feel of safety and good outlook. When I began to look at the photograph I noticed the American flag first and foremost; it seems to be the focal point of the photograph by the way it stands out. When you see the American flag you already know in your mind that there is a patriotic subject matter regardless if you know where the photograph came from. The vibrant red, white, and blue of the flag seem to shine through even with all
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course ART 1301 taught by Professor Ellis during the Spring '08 term at Texas Tech.

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