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Casey Kitchel

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What role do creative individuals have in "the power of image"?

Creative individuals (artists, designers, photographers, film directors, etc.) can have a lot of influence within society and are often found on the forefront of social issues. My question, what role do creative individuals have in "the power of image"? is intended to start a discussion about participation, responsibility, and sensitivity to issues that stem from "the power of image".

Ex: In relation to the fashion industry, what role do creative individuals have in "the power of image"?

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    Jun 24 2013: I remember reading a complaint a few months back, not on this site, that the most creative minds of the generation are hired to figure out how to get people to click on links online.

    The name "creatives" is very commonly applied to designers involved in marketing/advertising. Marketing/advertising is an interdisciplinary effort of those thinking about creative ways of grabbing people's attention and influencing their decisions.
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      Jun 24 2013: Art undeniably influences more than any other source.

      Hollywood art that influences towards socialism, outnumbers non biased art a million to one. But of course that was someone else's complaint you were talking about...
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        Jun 24 2013: I agree with you that grabbing of attention and influencing decisions and attitudes occurs not only in the commercial arena but in every sphere.
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      Jul 9 2013: Sometimes the creative individual is both the creator of the message (decides on the content) and the messenger (how to display the content), and other times (probably most of the time) they are the messenger conveying someone else's message, kind of like a "middleman".

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