Unlocking the Mysteries of Visual Images

Images are one type of text.  Although images generally don’t include words, they use various tools to communicate a message and have an impact on the audience, just as any other text would.  Take this short three-minute video by Everynone entitled β€œWords,” for example.  No words are displayed, yet what words come to mind as you view the images? 

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You will encounter two major categories of visual images on your diploma exam as well as in every aspect of your life:

  • Commercial images: for monetary gain or business purposes
  • Artistic images: for personal enjoyment or artistic expression