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Joseph Franz March 3, 2008 Eng-W 131 Basgier 2:30 “Microtheme 2” Photo Summary: In this photo taken in 1992, Stacey Koon is standing in front of the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. He is standing before many Los Angeles media reporters declining to answer questions about his hearing for the beating of an African American named Rodney King. He has two microphones being held up to his face. Behind him is the a green marble wall, two giant white columns, and green stained glass in between the columns. 10-on-1: In this photograph, the perspective is from the ground looking up directly at Stacey Koon with offered attention because he is looking up away from the camera. The upward angle gives him a sense of power. The vectors of the reporters’ arms and microphones point straight at him. The vectors of the columns makes frame around Koon. It puts complete the entire focus of the moment on him. The way the focus and power are
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projected on to Stacey Koon gives him aspects of power.
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Unformatted text preview: This makes it seem as if he is in control of the situation going on in the courtroom. Koon has more power than the court in this situation leading to why he was found not guilty in the trial for the beating of Rodney King when he was pulled over for speeding and reckless driving. This is key because this trial was quickly followed by the start of the Los Angeles Riots. The citizens of South Central Los Angeles have claimed of many cases very similar to that of Koon’s where a police officer has beat an African American when the African American did nothing to deserve it. Granted the African Americans may have something wrong, but once they were on the ground the officers continued to beat them. The Pitch: This photograph seems to be about a police officer talking to reporters after a trial, but is really about the ongoing cases of police brutality against African Americans in South Central Los Angeles during those times....
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