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Everyday most of the world gets to see photos. Whether
it’s on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, we all see photos every day. What we
might not do is stop and think of what is happening or has happened during this
photo. We all might not know the real purpose of that photo. This photo might
not stop us all to take a moment and appreciate what we have. We will be getting
to know the background of this family and what they go and have went through. We
will be learning about this families ever day routine. Menzel uses this photo
and description of the family to state that not every day is as easy as ours.
We all might think that getting up in the morning and having to work or get an
education is difficult but we cannot think about that to all others. Menzel
does a great job of displaying a photo and then explaining what the meaning of
this photo is using Ethos, Pathos, and Logos.
This is about a family who has been forced to move from
her home village, Andrigne, because it was too dangerous to live in. A civil
war in Sudan that had been happening since it gained its independence from the
British in 1956. As soon as it was to be thought that is was coming to an end
in 2003. A flashpoint erupted pitting Arab Muslims and the government against non-Arab
black African Muslims. This family had to be moved to be spread among 300 miles
of the Sudan border. And this community that had been built is provided by
Chad. All of these families barely get enough food to provide to them and their
families. D’jimia Ishaka Souleymane, the mother of this family, looks for work
three or four days a week. If she gets lucky enough to find any sort of work
she can maybe make an equivalent to $1 US. Religion is sort of a problem here
in the Chad Community, because most celebrated Ramadan. Ramadan is a Muslim
tradition to where they have a fasting period that happens at the end of every
month. To celebrate this festival, they all pitch in money to buy, cook, and
eat a sheep. The people celebrating this Muslim tradition are sorting by
gender, so men and women do not sit and eat next to each other. The picture
from left to right shows a mother of 5 children, D’jimia Ishaka Souleymane,
holding her two-year-old daughter Hawa. D’jimia Ishaka Souleymane wakes up to
every hot morning just before dawn. She gets up and readies her kitchen for the
day. To ready her kitchen she uses three rocks to prop up the family pot above
a small wood fire. Next to D’jimia
Ishaka Souleymane and her daughter Hawa is her twelve-year-old daughter Acha.
Next to Acha is D’jimia Ishaka Souleymane’s 5-year-old daughter Mariam. And to
the very right of the photo are 8-year-old son Youssouf and 16-year-old Abdel. In
front of them they have their food that is supposed to last them about a week. Behind
them is a tent for all five but is the size for two and an infant. And all
around them are tents just like theirs. They had been moved from their homes and
things have gotten way worse.
this photo was brought to attention the focal point became the food in front of
the family. The food is the first thing to be spotted and then the family
behind it. The food is a good focal point because of the two big bags of food
that is only filled one quarter of the way. The rice is placed directly in front
of the camera so that it is noticed to be the most important thing to the
family. Then the reason as for the family being directly behind it to show the
people looking and admiring this photo that this is all the family has, for a
week, to feed a family of 6. The family is in the order they are in because
they want to show that how many rely on D’jimia
Ishaka Souleymane, the mother of 5. The one’s who may rely
on the mother the most is closest to her, notice how it’s almost smallest to
is showed in the picture because of how and where the photo was taken.
Everything around them is dry and it looks to be very hot. And that is how the
weather is in Africa. Not because it was the last one or because it looked the
easiest. It was because of how it made me feel. Everyone else in the page of
all the pictures had processed food or food that was contained in some sort of
factory way. Not in this picture, in this picture it looked home grown. Or
grown by someone locally and sold straight from the farmer to the family. This
picture was not the same as the others, therefore I chose it.
This picture, can make one become thankful for what they
have. The surroundings of the people in this picture are to be credited of
making that feeling. The things around these people let it be known that they
have it harder. Menzel did a great job of capturing them in their natural ways.
Their clothing helps know that they are not from America.
Again, everything around them is a logo of what they got. The amount of food
they have and the amount of space it only takes up is a logo for people to see
that food is tight. It is to be known that food is harder to get for them. The
logos that Menzel has placed shows that everything that they have can be placed
on a carpet and still not cover it all up.