Can Photography Affect Change?

January 3, 2014

By David Walker

©Joseph Rodriguez

From the "Reentry in Los Angeles" project by Joseph Rodriguez, who won a grant to teach journalism students how to tell stories about ex-prisoners transitioning back into society.

Photographs can galvanize public opinion, and help change the course of history. Images helped win support for the struggle for civil rights in the US, turn the tide against the Vietnam War, and bring an end to apartheid in South Africa. There are many other examples of the power of images to affect change. It is that potential to change...

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