Charles Olson at the Communications Program of Brooklyn College
Page 15 – “Armed Guard : ‘Any last words?’ Kid : ‘Can I take the first shot?’” Satire-style photo caption for following photo. (See next page)
Page 16 – I found this photo on a website titled “Funny Pictures,” but found nothing funny about it. It was actually quite moving. In the photo, a young boy with his backpack holds up his camera to an armed guard (possibly military personnel) who is holding up a rifle, pointed directly back at the young man. It seems like a very intense moment – even if it’s only all in the name of photography. I thought of each men and their completely different paths, each holding their choice of weapon.