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I skuggan av mediernas renommé: En kvalitativ textanalys av krigsfotografier premierade i World Press Photo of the Year
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of our study was to examine war pictures rewarded by the prominent foundation World Press Photo. Direct and indirect the foundation displays pictures to Western audience, pictures that are considered prestigious and current by the foundation itself. The image of World Press Photo and the editorial staff behind the organization therefore reflect how the West perceives current events in the world. Hereby, knowingly and unknowingly the foundation contributes to construct and reproduce everlasting pictures of important events.

By examining how pictures are constructed and to ascertain what resemblances and differences that pictures of the Vietnam War as well as modern wars and conflicts contain, we consequently investigated eight war pictures awarded by the foundation World Press Photo.

Our findings indicate that these war pictures offer emotional aspects like compassion and suffering. In addition, several photos provide notion of a postcolonial perspective of us and them. Our results also display that the awarded war pictures. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 36 p.
Keyword [en]
Framing, Visual Analysis, Semiotic Analysis, Rhetorical Analysis, Pictures, Postcolonialism, Compassion, War, World Press Photo
National Category
Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-53423OAI: diva2:936017
Subject / course
Media and Communications Science
Educational program
International Communication Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2016-09-20 Created: 2016-06-13 Last updated: 2016-09-20Bibliographically approved

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