A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

Laura is thinking of majoring in psychology and journalism once she goes to college.

As the overused yet truthful proverb goes, “a picture’s a thousand words.”In some circumstances, a picture can convey an emotion or message far better than a collection of words. If one looks at photographs like Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother, they are able to tell the audience a story while also spreading awareness of a pressing societal issue. Laura Stancato greatly believes in the power of pictures.

While at Ball State University’s Journalism Day, Laura met Professor Martin Smith-Rodden, who taught an advocacy photojournalism class. What really intrigued Laura was that Smith-Rodden used his psychology degree in complement to his work as a photojournalist. This made Laura realize that she could combine her interest in photography, journalism and mental illness in order to make a difference.

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