Todays shots are the first to show athletes from countries other than Mexico. Today there was a 3:1 male female ratio of photos. Every day of the study Football has been present and star player Giovani has been given prominence.Track and field events are displayed for the first time. The news-site has never shown sexualized pictures, so we conclude its a traditional editorship. Emphasis may have moved from face and chest to start showing more. Todays imagery contains positive pictures.
408d: Action shot of four male runners during a race. No Mexican participants evident. Individual athletes show determination and power and the lead man shows confidence. The image is tightly cropped to the four lead actors, a runner in the background has been cut at the neck.
408c: Low key portrait of Mexican boxer with his face half lit. The competitor is sweating and his white glove is poised for action -emphasising a relaxed fighter, ready for action. All attention is placed on the boxer and his fist, we have a black and white contrast that emphasises his strength. The background is blacked out in an attempt to intimidate all his competitors.
408b: Celebratory image of Mexican football team in a post goal or final whistle huddle. The image shows the stadium crowd in the background cheering for the winners and reflecting their support. The image coveys victory, wide smiles, and team spirit in part of the Mexican squad.
408a: First image of a non Mexican athlete on the slide show. Celebratory image of female Jamaican athlete holding her flag above her head. Her name is clearly put into perspectives as well as the country she is representing. The photo conveys a scene of victory, happiness and success. The photo was taken from a direct low angle to show the superiority as well as power and strength of the athlete reflected mainly in her muscly hands.
308: The overall coverage continues to focus on national victories in sports Mexico performs well in. The homepage is dominated by Mexican Olympic stories mainly in the fields of football, swimming and archery.
308d: The photo shows a Mexican Boxer and trainer in their corner. The shirt of the athlete prominently displays the Mexican flag whilst the London Olympics logo appears on the corner post. The photo is taken using the low-key technique; the background is jet black focusing all attention on the two actors. The way the trainer is touching the athlete’s back shows support and preparation.
308c: In this picture we can see two Mexican players bumping fists, probably after scoring a goal. The image has a positive ambiance and reflects the teamwork and spirit of this national team.
308b: The picture shows a Mexican football player in action. The picture was taken from a side angle to show how talented the player is by performing such a difficult move. The background is completely blurry to emphasize his capacities.
308a: The picture shows two Mexican sincronized divers posing in front of the camera after winning the second place in the competition. The background is blurry, but we can still see that they are next to the pool in which they competed and the emphasis is on the medals and the athletes. Is a positive image about another national victory.
208: The screen shot of the day has a slide show with 4 pictures. Athletes displayed are all Mexicans showing a strong enthnocentic bias from the website producers. No gender bias is apparent and equal attention is given to male and female participants. All of the images are non sexualized. None of the images show action but are rather focused on preparation, prehaps engaging the reader to wonder what is going to happen next. All of the pictures are positive or neutral face and chest shots.
208d: A Mexican female archer concentrating before taking aim. The depth of field chosen focuses attention on the Mexican competitor rather than the other athletes in the shot. The camera focus and tight cropping produces a sense of compression amongst the competitors.
208c: A female Mexican diver poised with arms in v position just before making her dive. There is no direct eye contact with the camera but rather shows her level of concentration. Interestingly her hands cut from the image. The Olympic loops are prominent in the foreground.
208b: A photograph of five male Mexican football players on arrival in a stadium. The image is a casual snapshot and depicts team camaraderie in their preparation before a game. The image is a wide shot and includes the background of the stadium giving contrasting scale to the main actors.
208a: A positive celebratory image of Mexican synchronised diver silver medal winners. The focus is fully on their faces and their medals, giving emphasis to their achievement rather than physical. They are biting their medals as if they have ‘cracked’ the game.
108: The screen shot of the website contains a slide show containing 4 pictures of Mexican athletes. The overall impression of the coverage is strongly ethnocentric; a pride perspective dominates. Most of the athletes are shown during the competition and the angles of the pictures concentrate upon facial expressions. They are all winners.
108d: The image is of a football player celebrating a goal. The picture angle shows him looking up so we think he is celebrating with the audience. The picture displays his face clearly but the background is unfocused so we can only pay attention to his expression of happiness.
108c: The image shows a single female archer pulling back her bow. Other people in the image are out of focus but are still defined; this makes the viewer focus on the athlete.
108a: The picture shows a female archer aiming her bow. The side angle framing places emphasis on the concentration of her pose and allows the viewer to look straight into her eyes. The shallow depth of field shows rain falling, adding to the drama of the shot. The overall image is a powerful depiction of feminity not normally seen
108b: This image shows a national athlete posing confidently for the camera. The angle of the photograph highlights the Mexican flag on the sailing boat behind him, which represents him as a national hero full of pride. On the other hand, the way in which the picture was taken can be used as an advertisement as it clearly shows the sponsors of the team.
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