Image Analysis

In your small group, discuss the following questions about the above image.

1. What type of business is depicted in this photograph?

2. Is this the front or back entrance?

3. What is the significance of the two doors below the staircase?

4. This image was photographed by Marion Walcott in 1939 in Mississippi. What does it suggest about race relations at that time in our nation?

5. What do you think the point of this photograph is? What is Walcott trying to get us to see, understand, learn about humanity and our nation through this photograph?

6. How does Walcott use light to reinforce his point?

7. What does the silhouette of the man walking up the stairs suggest?

8. How different are race relations in our nation today?

9. How does this photo connect to the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird?

Sarah Taylor,
May 6, 2018, 12:08 PM