Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Iconic Photo

In photoj this past week, we have been researching an iconic photo. Each student was given a famous or controversial photograph that had an strong impact in the world. We researched our photo and then gave an oral presentation about it and turned in a short essay.

This is the photograph I was assigned:
This is a picture of Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon. It was taken on July 20, 1969 by famous astronaut Commander Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 moon landing, the first ever. This photo is iconic because it represents the American patriotism felt by many people during this time, the Cold War era. It also represents the "giant leap for mankind" in the space field. The photo expanded American patriotism as well, because America had beat Russia to the moon during the "Space Race".