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We can develop the world through images.

In his talk, Jonathan Klein spoke about images leading to people to act and react. I think that in rural third world countries images could lead to knowledge and development.

I am a first year economics student in Berlin, and in our marketing class we learned that images are always received and processed faster then text. I lived in Kenya for 11 years and I realized that images could literally make people change; in western countries they show images of starving poverty stricken African children and this leads to people donating... but what about showing images to people in Africa about knowledge, or about how to conserve and be environmentally friendly? Or how to build things, how to survive?

I myself am not a photographer but this idea has struck me and I just can't stop thinking about it. With diseases such as AIDS in rural areas, people still aren't well informed. I think that images could solve that faster than long talks with big words that some people don't even understand. I am not just talking about Africa; I think in general images could change the way people live.


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  • Nov 28 2012: Art and images have a universal strength, but I think that each culture have pictures and ideals that hit a different cords. This project would need to be streamlined to different cultures for the same idea, which could be very difficult due to different education levels and cultural values in so many parts of the world as I can tell you are aware. I think this idea has great potential, but the man hours needed for redrafting and logistical issues would be consuming. I hope this idea gathers strength because it could really help save so many people. This properly administrated could efficiently produce millions in donations that would be applied properly, but it could also help give a rudimentary to advanced understanding to a population quicker than past efforts.

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