A deadly composition

October 9, 2009

Kabul explosion

Your View contributer Elissa Bogos was on the scene in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, after a devastating suicide bombing on October 8 outside the Indian embassy that killed 17 people and wounded dozens more.

Despite the chaos, she managed to snap this well composed photograph of a uniformed man walking through the strewn wreckage. By framing this man between two sets of exposed girders, the composition creates a frame within a frame that quickly draws the viewer to the main subject at hand.

As many photojournalists can attest, it is their job to convey a message visually. A good composition helps convey that message faster.

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Comments

This photograph allows one to safely step into the chaos. Absolutely phenomenal!

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