The Way I See It #068 - Visual Literacy

When pictures have become more eloquent than words

"In an age when pictures have become more eloquent than words, schools are still programmed to reduce the child's immersive interaction with the visual world to the practical poverty of the alphabet. Visual literacy should become a pedagogical priority in order to prepare our children to function within the increasingly visual complexity of our environment."

-- Vik Muniz, Artist and photographer. Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he now resides in New York City.


About the Photo

This photograph was taken approximately in mid-September of 2006. The paperback sitting next to my Starbucks cup, Children of the Mind, is part of the science fiction Ender's Game series by award-winning author Orson Scott Card.