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HungryPlanet Everyday most of the world gets to see photos. Whetherit’s on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, we all see photos every day. What wemight not do is stop and think of what is happening or has happened during thisphoto.
We all might not know the real purpose of that photo. This photo mightnot stop us all to take a moment and appreciate what we have. We will be gettingto know the background of this family and what they go and have went through. Wewill be learning about this families ever day routine. Menzel uses this photoand description of the family to state that not every day is as easy as ours.We all might think that getting up in the morning and having to work or get aneducation is difficult but we cannot think about that to all others. Menzeldoes a great job of displaying a photo and then explaining what the meaning ofthis photo is using Ethos, Pathos, and Logos. This is about a family who has been forced to move fromher home village, Andrigne, because it was too dangerous to live in.
A civilwar in Sudan that had been happening since it gained its independence from theBritish in 1956. As soon as it was to be thought that is was coming to an endin 2003. A flashpoint erupted pitting Arab Muslims and the government against non-Arabblack African Muslims.
This family had to be moved to be spread among 300 milesof the Sudan border. And this community that had been built is provided byChad. All of these families barely get enough food to provide to them and theirfamilies. D’jimia Ishaka Souleymane, the mother of this family, looks for workthree or four days a week. If she gets lucky enough to find any sort of workshe can maybe make an equivalent to $1 US. Religion is sort of a problem herein the Chad Community, because most celebrated Ramadan. Ramadan is a Muslimtradition to where they have a fasting period that happens at the end of everymonth. To celebrate this festival, they all pitch in money to buy, cook, andeat a sheep.
The people celebrating this Muslim tradition are sorting bygender, so men and women do not sit and eat next to each other. The picturefrom left to right shows a mother of 5 children, D’jimia Ishaka Souleymane,holding her two-year-old daughter Hawa. D’jimia Ishaka Souleymane wakes up toevery hot morning just before dawn. She gets up and readies her kitchen for theday.
To ready her kitchen she uses three rocks to prop up the family pot abovea small wood fire. Next to D’jimiaIshaka Souleymane and her daughter Hawa is her twelve-year-old daughter Acha.Next to Acha is D’jimia Ishaka Souleymane’s 5-year-old daughter Mariam. And tothe very right of the photo are 8-year-old son Youssouf and 16-year-old Abdel. Infront of them they have their food that is supposed to last them about a week. Behindthem is a tent for all five but is the size for two and an infant.
And allaround them are tents just like theirs. They had been moved from their homes andthings have gotten way worse. Whenthis photo was brought to attention the focal point became the food in front ofthe family. The food is the first thing to be spotted and then the familybehind it. The food is a good focal point because of the two big bags of foodthat is only filled one quarter of the way. The rice is placed directly in frontof the camera so that it is noticed to be the most important thing to thefamily. Then the reason as for the family being directly behind it to show thepeople looking and admiring this photo that this is all the family has, for aweek, to feed a family of 6.
The family is in the order they are in becausethey want to show that how many rely on D’jimiaIshaka Souleymane, the mother of 5. The one’s who may relyon the mother the most is closest to her, notice how it’s almost smallest tobiggest. Ethosis showed in the picture because of how and where the photo was taken.Everything around them is dry and it looks to be very hot.
And that is how theweather is in Africa. Not because it was the last one or because it looked theeasiest. It was because of how it made me feel.
Everyone else in the page ofall the pictures had processed food or food that was contained in some sort offactory way. Not in this picture, in this picture it looked home grown. Orgrown by someone locally and sold straight from the farmer to the family. Thispicture was not the same as the others, therefore I chose it.
This picture, can make one become thankful for what theyhave. The surroundings of the people in this picture are to be credited ofmaking that feeling. The things around these people let it be known that theyhave it harder. Menzel did a great job of capturing them in their natural ways. Their clothing helps know that they are not from America.Again, everything around them is a logo of what they got. The amount of foodthey have and the amount of space it only takes up is a logo for people to seethat food is tight.
It is to be known that food is harder to get for them. Thelogos that Menzel has placed shows that everything that they have can be placedon a carpet and still not cover it all up.