My Life as Rachel

visual sociology blog

David Douglas Duncan

Filed under: Uncategorized — rachelhymowitz at 3:50 pm on Wednesday, April 28, 2010  Tagged

The Yes Men – group work

Filed under: Uncategorized — rachelhymowitz at 4:22 pm on Monday, April 12, 2010  Tagged

The main goals of The Yes Men is to figure out why we have allowed the market to maintain a higher power than any other industry and allow it to shape our society.  They make a joke out of the market and try to let people see what the market is all about. The goals of the yes men are to make their audiences aware of what is really going on around them. They try to achieve their goals, by impersonating their competition as well as mocking them.

from their self-presentation on website, how do you think this group is organized and makes decision?This seems like a particularly laid back group. They also don’t seem like they are trying to  be taken  seriously. Based on the video, they  act more like comedians than media activists.  Emphasis  is placed on news and the issues

Responding to Article : Pictures at a Demonstration

Filed under: Uncategorized — rachelhymowitz at 3:21 pm on Monday, April 12, 2010  Tagged

Schwartz’s methodology after getting denied permission to photograph was very intresting and rather helpful especially with the project I am conducting.  She decided to just converse with certain individuals which is a very good idea and what I have begun to do with my research.  Just by initiating conversation with individuals in hope that others will be intrigued by the conversation.  This will hopefully for my research lead to permission to be allowed to photograph.

Wandering Eyes

Filed under: Uncategorized — rachelhymowitz at 7:19 pm on Saturday, February 20, 2010  Tagged

As I impatiently awaited my arrival to Penn Station with one of my best friends, Amber, I decided to observe our train ride.  Not a bad way to kill time might I add.  A voice comes over the loud speaker, clearly automated, stating “This is the train to Penn Station.”  Also flashing directly in front of me in red reads ‘THIS STATION IS PENN STATION’. Finally, almost there.  The conductor walks by but does not clip our tickets just moving from cart to cart i’d guess.  I never realized how bright trains are at night especially.  I like the newer trains so much better there’s just something clean about them compared to the old ones.  The Seats also make the train brighter with the blue and light green leather, if it’s safe to call this leather.  Such odd colors for a train wouldn’t you think train seats would be like, black? I don’t know something dull.  There’s something very eery about entering the long dark tunnel as we descend into Penn Station, I hate when my ears slightly pop.  The dark tunnel does make for taking a cool picture, such as the one I chose to post.


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