The School of Thinking and Feeling

The Class of Love

2010-11

 
 

Photography of Love - Communication

Kate Hollett

Head of Class


Johanna Gunther

Resident of Love


Interns of Love


Simon

Feyzan

Linda

Egor

Theodora

Leonie

Judith

Matthias

Andrea

Erika

Michael

Corinna

Lisa-Christin

Madlen

Astrid

Severin

Ann-Kathrin

Jasmin

Janick

Sven

Pia

Jelena

Philipp

Lea

Torsten

Sonja


Sharing Love...

Research Project: Photography of Love - Feyzan


What is the media’s role model in the communication of love? I will research deeply one of the communication ways, which we look at one another. Do we pretend or imitate images on media, or do we feel them really? Does the media affect our ideas or ability of love? If yes, how does it affect us? Are we aware of this impact or change? Are there any differences in the way it affects people? For example; with respect to their gender, age or culture.


To answer my questions I will use two main theories: one of them is from psychologist Bandura; is Social Learning Theory, the other which is form sociologist Blumer is Symbolic Interactionism. I found a thesis called A Qualitative Inquiry into How Romantic Love Has Been Portrayed By Contemporary Media and Researchers by Stephanie A. Griffin.  I will use this thesis as a main source.





Considering these theories, I expect the media affects our communication or understanding of love. Therefore, my hypothesis is the media presents role models for us; it gives a direction to show or understand our desire in a hidden way. I will use photography to test the hypothesis. Especially, I will look for famous or awarded photos that are seen as influential to many people. I want to find the effects of these photos.