Many 'Sample exam papers' are being shared by teachers online to help prepare students for their upcoming exams. Brainstorming how to analyse and respond to a wide variety of texts helps sharpen skills in what is still unfamiliar terrain. This helps clarify and reinforce exam skills during this hectic period of marking, revising and supporting students.
Today's image uses visual juxtaposition to trigger audience reflection about how war shatters the normalcy of everyday life. Photojournalism has long been used to raise public awareness about social issues. Uğur, an Istanbul based photographer uses graphic composite images to portray the 'parallel universe’ in which we live. He states that his aim is "to show the important issues the world is facing, such as social injustice and war, by putting two pictures side-by-side within a single frame."
Class discussion could consider what is seen and why and how it confronts the viewer as well as comparing and contrasting it with yesterday's image.
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