Syllabus bites: Visual literacy


From English K-10 Syllabus–Glossary

Images in a photograph or drawing can create a particular response in the viewer through gaze. For example, photographs or drawings of people can demand our attention if the person appears to be looking directly at us, while images of objects such as landscapes or people looking at an object offer us the chance to focus on any of the elements in the image first rather than being demanded by the gaze of eyes to start with the person in the photograph or drawing.