Thursday, 29 September 2011
I have chosen this image, taken from a security camera, of the 1999 Columbine massacre. This is a negative image that not only represents the shootings committed by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold but also school shootings in general. It shows the negative impact of young, disturbed men having access to fire arms and therefore reflects badly on America and American laws. It highlights the issues of bullying and social exclusion as well as attitudes towards mental health in schools. It is an image that is an extreme contradiction of the perceived American norm.