Post-Industrial Leisure: Photo Essay

Create a photo essay in response to the following:

“The 21st Century was supposed to bring us a life of post-industrial leisure, with all kinds of high-tech, time saving gadgets to make life a little easier.”

Serious Example: What the World Eats, Part 1
Radioactive Example: Nuclear Tests
Bob Dylan Example: Desolation Row

More Inspiration:
1890s”
“20years”
Kinetoscope

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Hint: What idea related to your overall purpose does each photo develop?

 

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TIME Photo Essays

Survival in Film: Fact or Fiction

Numerous movies have been made about surviving physical ordeals. Sometimes these are biographical accounts of a situation; often they are fictionalized versions of an original story and sometimes they are just pure fiction.

Make a list of movies dealing with physical survival. Are they fact or fiction, or a mixture of both? Decide on at least two you want to see and view them. Does it make any difference to you whether survival stories are based on real events? Why?

Survival in Film

View at least two movies that focus on World War II. List three specific events that deal with survival in a war setting. What survival strategies do these movie characters use? Are there any lessons to be learned from these movies.

Alternatively, view the movie Jaws. How does this movie deal with survival. What other movies have you enjoyed that also deal with the theme of survival?

Balancing Job And Family

Interview a family member who works outside the home and takes care of a family. Find out how this person copes with the workload. how does he or she balance a job, family responsibilities, domestic work, and personal time. What is the biggest stress element.

Present your interview using a format of your choice:

  • a written transcript of the interview
  • an oral recording of the interview
  • a essay that includes quotations, facts, and conclusions.