Choices that Artists Make
Eddie Adams, Pulitzer Prize winning picture, 1968 Execution of a Viet Cong Officer
Describe what you see in this photograph (just the facts).
What would be the impact (the feeling) of this photograph if it were taken from behind, so you could not see the prisoner's face?
What would be in the photograph if it were taken a few minutes earlier? What would be the impact of this photo if it were taken a few minutes earlier?
If it had been taken a few minutes later, what would be in the photo and what would its impact be?
Is there any way that this photo could have more impact? What changes would you make to the composition?
Why do you thing the photographer decided to use this exact composition? Why do you think he included all of the elements in this photograph?
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