Monday, February 15, 2010


Did you know Hershey's employs slave labor? Well, maybe employ isn't the right word. How about forces slave labor? Through our current project, I wanted to bring awareness to this. It's hard to come up with ideas for it

I didn't go overboard trying to edit this picture. There are many imperfections, but I think that just adds to the image. Without knowing any of the background for the image it doesn't make any sense. Taken out of context, it would probably just confuse the viewer. Generally chocolate is always portrayed in a good light, but this stark reality is quite different from the norm.

1 comment:

  1. If you want to bring awareness to this issue, placing a person in the photo that has nothing to do with the issue might not be the place to begin. The photo seems confusing because it is. I'm left wondering why this person is holding chocolate bars with a stoic look on her face and in a bathroom. If you had pictures of these slave labors then the connection would be more obvious. So how does placing an outsider relate to this issue? Use that relation as a place to begin. Also, take in consideration the background of your photo. Backgrounds play a key element in the composition and can either help you achieve your expression or can further confuse your audience.