I appreciate your collapsing of time to illustrate what changes, and what stays when talking about housing in particular. For instance, I could hear an argument for attuning to humanity itself when considering discourse surrounding homelessness. However, with this image, you focus not only the juxtaposition of time, but also the infrastructural presence of homeless communities, not through human bodies, but through the tents that house them.
The power of this picture is entangled with the narrative of your text as well as my familiarity with the disgusting denials posited by the president after being given evidence of our national negligence. Using the picture of the cemetery does give me as a viewer an acknowledgement of the need for material and corporeal accounting in Puerto Rico. I am curious as to its affective resonance with you? Does it capture the viscerality of the lost not being counted? Is this necessary here, or are you pulling for something else?
I appreciated how the image brought about a strong affective response. While there is an element of humour in this image (and this is nice because it forms a continuous affective arc along with the Trump image) there also exists a feeling of anger and disappointment. I like how this image can convey multiple affects that exists around the topic of toxicity and colonialsim.
The image of the police officer playing connect 4 with the young boy in touching. I want to relish in this captured moment in which male police officers and the boy (who is normally the subject of policing) have a moment of intimate connection. It is almost a representation of a father-son moment in which the police officer has the opportunity to have fun with a young boy, while also teaching him something about life. However, despite the egalitarian nature of this image, the statistics on the right show the actual inequality of the relationship between the police force and the public school child who, one might imagine, could be interrogated by the police officer without the child's parents even knowing about it.
The image feels too familiar. In disability studies we see too often the ways people with disabilities are positioned as naive children in need of guardianship. That comes across in the LASPD Facebook image. And it is a shocking contrast with the statistical information provided next to it.
my immediate impression is: pretty. the radial pattern is simple and pretty, something a kid would do at a fair or as part of a simple science demonstration. But then the commentary makes me wonder, intellectually, what am i looking at? What chemical reactions are behind the pattern, accounting for it? What can we learn from the different colors, the different positionings of closer to or farther from the center?