Choose one of the following articles to analyse:
• Smirl, E. (2018, February 7). Outsourcing Municipal Waste Kicking Workers to the Curb. Retrieved from https://www.policy alternatives.ca/publications/commentary/work-life-outsourcing-municipal-waste-kicking-workers-curb.
Write your response as if you were writing to a 1st-year university student with little-to-no background knowledge of the topic at hand.
- What is the author’s central argument (thesis)?
- What evidence does the author present to support their central argument?
- Does the evidence support their central argument effectively? Why or why not?
- Who is the audience for the author? In other words, who are they writing for, or trying to convince?
- What are the strengths of this article and/or the author’s arguments?
- What are the weaknesses of this article and/or the author’s arguments?
- Do you agree or disagree with the author’s position? Why or why not?
When we look into a photograph; we often tend to forget that this is not an image taken by a camera rather it’s a moment of a living being captured rather trapped forever. In china it’s a belief that photographs trap soul of a person; maybe it’s a myth or maybe it’s true also. Isn’t it true that it’s stealing the very essence of your life for that particular fraction of time? A photographer or a painter tries to tell the entire story of life, happiness, misery, joy, patience, grace and all the possible human emotions encapsulated in one frame. This is the masterpiece which he tries to recreate his entire life. Photography emerged from Europe in early 19th century when concepts of positivist science came into focus. Positivism believes that the empirical truths can be established by visual evidence only. Empirical truths are facts that can be established through experimentation by recreating the circumstances for identical outcomes. In context of positivism the camera was taken to be a scientific tool for registering reality. Positivist theory believed that a photograph is not subjective to the psychology of the photographer but is subjective to the viewer who interprets the photo. Most of the time we see an image and we always co-relate it with ourselves , how it is connected to us what is the relation it has got with our lives; these are the general questions which comes in our mind while interoperating any image shown on newspaper, magazine or Television. Every image tries to tell some story behind it and it is mainly depends on person to person how they interpret it , because it could carry different meanings to the different people what kind of aesthetic values and taste they have got, what cultural, educational background they hold to understand its meaning and effects. “ Photography transformed subject into object , and even one might say , into a museum object: in order to take the first portrait (around 1840) the subject had to assume long poses under a glass roof in bright sunlight ; to become an object made one suffer as much as a surgical operation ; then a device was invented , a kind of prosthesis invisible to the lens , which supported and maintained the body in its passage to immobility: this headrest was the pedestal of the statue i would become, the corset of my imaginary essence.” – Roland Barthes (1982), Camera Lucida: Reflection on Photography: (Fontana Paperbacks).p.13>GET ANSWER