Creating Value

Homeless. Hungry. Please help! God bless!
Homeless. Hungry. Please help! God bless!


Photo by David Blackwell. Taken on 9/23/11

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5 thoughts on “Creating Value”

  1. I do not understand this image. I tried looking at the history of the Bradenburg Gate in order to help. (

    The only insight this research provided is that the gate represents the “division of the world into two power blocs.” Perhaps then, this is a statement on how developed countries tend to view poverty as being far away. They label poverty as third world countries (“Dog”). However, poverty is everywhere and very helpless (the deer). This may be reading too far into the usage of a deer, but they are overpopulated in many areas of the United States. Thus, it could also suggest that poverty is a growing issue that we help negate every now and again but in its entirety we are not helping resolve the problem at all.


  2. I chose this image not because of what I thought the photographer meant for it to symbolize, but for what I thought it represented in terms of the idea of value creation. It made me of what it means to create value and the ways in which value can be created. Don’t look so deeply into the details (Bradenburg Gate), but how what is taking place can symbolize aspects of value creation. I’m curious to know what you come up with and if it is similar to what I thought of.


  3. I interpreted this as portraying an image of poverty within a well-to-do, bustling society. I make the assumption that the people in the background are busy getting to where they have to go, and fail to recognize those who are struggling, unlike themselves, perhaps. I am basing this assumption of profit/income on the well dressed figures in the background.


  4. Cate, that’s an interesting take on the picture that I failed to think about, yet can still relate to the idea of value creation. Also, what you pointed out is related to what the photographer says is a main point of the image. He mentions that as western civilizations continue to grow and expand, we often fail to consider how we are affecting others.


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