Here are some experiments I did simply taking the imagery from before and providing different filters and just seeing what type of reactions I am feeling, and thinking of what type of reactions others will have.
now what if I add text?
When adding text, I had to transfer my lens to think about what ways I can frame the narrative. With that I explored how certain phrases could completely change the narrative and feelings attained from this photo. Here is an example of a photo from the black lives matter protests. With this headline the feelings we attain from this image is going to change and sometimes even in extreme ways as shown in this image manipulation.
With these experiments I'm exploring how one can play with the value of truth and what that looks like. I decided to create a brief survey followed by my experiments and found that when adding certain filters different responses are activated.
For example I asked a group of people how they felt when looking at this image from the black lives matter movement in the color green, 58.3% were concerned and the other 41.7% were either confused, sick, disturbed or neutral.
Now I then presented another image in the color red and immediately the responses were altered. I found that 25% of people felt concerned and the other 75% percent either felt, anxious, frightened, angry, or afraid.
Now then I showed a different image from the movement with a combination of a red filter and added text, the responses showed that 33% was curious and the other 67% was angry, annoyed, or scared. Now I then showed the same image but cropped and with a different context and found that 25% curious, 25% scared and 50% shocked and angry.
These results showed me how these changes affect our perception of things and certain colors or edits to a photo has the power to manipulate how we look at the image and perceive its context.