152MC: ‘TED Talks’ Inspirations

In this blog post, I would like to note down some fascinating and relevant quotes from TED Talk transcripts.

These inspirations came at the end of their TED talks, where in some form they discuss narratives and stories, a pivotal aspect of our current module.

“Sometimes, focusing on what’s heroic, beautiful and dignified, regardless of the context, can help magnify these intangibles three ways, in the protagonist of the story, in the audience, and also in the storyteller. And that’s the power of storytelling.Focus on what’s dignified, courageous and beautiful, and it grows.”

– Ryan Lobo: Photographing the hidden story

“It is these kinds of stories, ones that go beyond the immediate or just the superficial that demonstrate the power of photojournalism. I believe that photography can make a real connection to people, and can be employed as a positive agent for understanding the challenges and opportunities facing our world today” –David Griffin: How Photography Connects Us


Lobo, R. (2015) Photographing The Hidden Story [online] available from <https://www.ted.com/talks/ryan_lobo_through_the_lens_of_compassion&gt; [12 May 2015]

Griffin, D. (2015) How Photography Connects Us [online] available from <https://www.ted.com/talks/david_griffin_on_how_photography_connects&gt; [12 May 2015]


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