freedom - Jeff Mabry ARSX 1100 Freedom isnt Free Joe...

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Jeff Mabry 11-05-2009 ARSX 1100 Freedom isn’t Free Joe Rosenthal Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima was a historic event that occurred during World War II. The photographer Joe Rosenthal captured this photograph as six marines climbed upon Mt. Suribachi to replace a fallen American flag during the battle. Joe Rosenthal received the Pulitzer Prize for Photography and later a memorial was erected in Washington D.C. from his artwork. Captured in black and white the photograph is emphasized in the center by a lighter background as opposed to the outer edges where the picture becomes more opaque. The reason behind the differentiating contrast is to make the viewer
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concentrate on the uplifting of the American flag and what that represents. The Flag is being raised to attention on the battle field to show the fearlessness and determination of the soldiers who serve it. Looking throughout the picture the viewers’ eyes are directed through the marines hoisting the flag and the pole supporting the flag billowing in the wind. These two eye catchers bring you to point on the ground where the pole is being inserted onto foreign territory. The American flags base is centralized by the
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course ENGL 1102 taught by Professor Carney during the Fall '08 term at Gainesville State.

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