The Photo Essay

Statement of Purpose
Purpose: My purpose is to inform and change the mind of my audience to view the art of graffiti as a positive and educational mindset. A lot of people see graffiti and instantly label it as vandalism and not an art form. However, graffiti is just another way to express yourself as being a form of an artist. Most people love graffiti because it is just creative writing with colors, yeah it destroys buildings, but it also builds character.  Some supports of allowing graffiti will let artist express him or herself in a form that they are respectable at. Allowing graffiti will keep people away from doing it illegally. However, most people think that graffiti is gang affiliated, but really not.  Graffiti is what you view of it and how you feel about it.  Graffiti is a way to do what you love just like anybody else does what he or she loves.  Graffiti is a way to show off your skill or talent to show the world what you could do with art.  However, graffiti takes time, patience, talent, skill, and a place to show it. I know graffiti is just the same as a rapper and as a painter painting. Those are peoples job and they do what they love, so why can’t graffiti artist do what they love and get paid. Graffiti isn’t bad it’s just a form of writing and expressing their selves with drawings and words on walls. If people just give it a chance I promise you that people will enjoy it.  Graffiti is not a crime, it’s the opposite, and it’s an art because it expresses everything you want. Many people do not understand graffiti, but it does not mean it’s a crime or something wrong for society. Its better using time painting than consuming drugs, and painting is a very good distractor for not consuming drugs.  Therefore, graffiti should be recognized and appreciated as an art form and accepted by the art community.

Audience: My audience will be my classmates and my professor and the people the love graffiti and think that graffiti is not a crime its just art. My context of my presentation is that graffiti has many groups that it could be categorized. I want to show that graffiti is art. I want my audience to have a different perspective about graffiti and understand that graffiti could be art and not a crime. I also want my audience to see the different groups of graffiti. I will show pictures of the different groups of graffiti that they are.

Context: The time that my audience should see my paper is when they are home relaxed.  The place where my audience should view my Photo Essay is when they are out of work and they are really comfortable.  This place will be perfect because they could take the time to relax and read. I want my paper to have a great understanding abut graffiti. I want them to have a positive mindset of graffiti.
Design Plan
Strategies:  The way I want to put my pictures is in categories so my audience could see the different types of graffiti.
Ethos: What I am trying to show through my pictures is the difference of graffiti and which ones should stay and which ones should leave because every single one has a different meaning. However, with all of these pictures at the end I'm trying to show that all graffiti is not bad.
Pathos:  If my pictures are colorful and catch my audience attention they will see a whole new story behind graffiti. I truly believe that my readers will love different styles of graffiti.
Logos: People have been doing graffiti since I could remember. Therefore, graffiti is a big issue in this world and I need to show the beautiful styles of graffiti that people love to do. Most people do graffiti to escape a world that they don't want to be; therefore, they do graffiti so people could see what he/she is capable of doing. They will be pictures of graffiti artist to convince my readers that they should see graffiti in a different way.
 Medium: I need to take pictures of gang graffiti, message graffiti, and expressing yourself with graffiti. Therefore, I need to take pictures in a way that readers could tell apart the difference between graffiti. For example, gang graffiti are in bad neighborhoods and expressing yourself with graffiti are everywhere.  I need to show my audience the difference between graffiti and to convince my readers why some graffiti is not a crime.

Arrangement: Every picture will have an explanation, the location, and the type of graffiti.  I believe that this needs to be there because my audience will be lost if they don't have any information about the picture. The last slides will be about good graffiti and bad graffiti so my readers could get a different way of seeing graffiti in the streets.

Closing Statements:
In my Design Plan, I was hoping to get my audience attention by stating that graffiti could be a good thing and not seen as a bad thing. Some of the graffiti art was made by me and to show off my talent. After I showed my presentation to my friends, I was really happy because they understood that they are different types of graffiti and not only one (Crime). I just want my audience to take away from is that graffiti could be something positive and not negative as people view it.

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