Everyday Justice – Court visit

I had visited a Magistrates Court in South London on Wednesday 14th November and it was my first experience of ever visiting a court!

I have to say personally I was intrigued about visiting and by visiting it had helped me develop my knowledge and understanding of how the legal, court system works.

On the visit, we had been allocated to visit a specific court room and there was different cases going on and outside each room, people’s name would be written down so you would know the people that are attending the court’s names.

In the courtroom that I had visited the Magistrate was a man and the case seemed very interesting however, it was very annoying and long for me personally and a waste of my whole morning as the court case didn’t actually go ahead in the end as they had new evidence they needed to go through and had needed lots of time which they had already asked for. 

Therefore, my experience had gone from amazing to very bad as the case had wasted the court’s time and a lot of other people’s time as if I knew I could have gone and watched another case which actually went ahead and had an outcome at the end without the court case being postponed.

Portraits of Reconciliation

20 years after the Genocide in Rwanda, reconciliation still happens one encounter at a time.

The portrait that I had looked at was of Godefroid Mudaheranwa who was perpetrator and Evasta Mukanyandwi, the survivor. Both characters have very revealing expressions and personal to me they seem to look and feel very angry, upset and annoyed by looking at their facial expressions. The survivor Evasta, almost looks like she is thinking of questioning the authority as to why they are making men do nasty things to women and their families.

From reading the story, it had made it clearer that Godefroid had wanted to reconcile with Evasta as he had regretted what he did to the survivor, as she said in the story, she ‘used to hate him’ but now she says, ‘when I cry for help, he comes to rescue me’. It’s almost as if Godefroid maybe only helps her out of sympathy and guilt of what he previously did to her house and his intentions of killing her children by hurting her.

From their body language in the photo we can tell that both characters are not entirely close to each other as they are standing a bit of a distance away from each other also, they are both standing straight and looking at the camera for the photograph. Therefore, the portrait of reconciliation shows that even though they have reconciled both characters are not happy and living the best lives as they both have stern looks on their faces.

The life and art of Wolfgang Tillmans

The profile is written by Emily Witt and she explains a series of life events that Wolfgang Tillmans has experienced and Witt explains the story and meaning of TIllmans art. The writer of this profile Emily Witt uses lots of different writing techniques to make the profile interesting for readers to read, also the profile is written in paragraphs which allows the readers to understand the context of the profile.  The Profile is almost like an autobiography and more like a story, also the profile is written in long form journalism. An example of writing techniques the writer has used the most is adjectives and pronouns which are seen as essential for the readers to almost depict an image. Witt describes Tillmans in a lot of depth and uses lots of information about the stories behind Tillmans photography. The impression the writer is creating towards the reader is clear due to the use of quotes that have been added by the writer Witt and have actually been said by Wolfgang Tillmans.