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The image of Tina Fey on the cover of Vantiy Fair is a response to a sequel of events that were occurring at the time of the publication. This edition was published in January of 2009 after the presidential election of Obama. The attention for the cover was won by Fey's spot-on impersonation of political running canadaite, Sarah Palin. The hype from the public made this time period one the highlighting moments of her career.
A persons first visual perception is a deductive impression, which is formed by previous visions that make noteable memories for future recall.
The visual construct in this photo depicts an "all American" impression of the comedian, Tina Fey. By using the American flag and the colors surrounding it, it depicts a sense of patriotism.
The hat, dress, shoes, and gloves were all are placed there for a reason. All of them were consciously placed there by human intervention stategy to give off a certain message. The message being a classic appeal with comfort touch from a familiar face.
The American Flag symbolizes America as a country and as a nation. It denotes the international symbol of America
The flag and picture as whole becomes a secondary signifier of "being American." From her outfit to her smirk she connotates a confident America as something strong and visually appealing.
Tina Fey was the subject chosen from the beginning. This text of her name links her picture with the womens magazine's point of view. The interpertaion of the text and picture cue the viewer to think of an "American Sweetheart" image.
The hidden meaning inside this image lies within Tina's reputation of being a funny character and her obvious smirky smile. The image draws a question becasue we wonder about her outfit and why it was chosen.
The outfit worn by TIna Fey is one that is renforced by society. It confirms that the American culture looks to women, no matter how respected they are, that they should look "cute" and/or "sexy" to be considered "Americas Sweetheart"
The Human Intervention strategy of Tina Fey standing on the globe says more than first glance. Her standing on the globe symbolizes the power that America percieves they have over the rest of the world.