There are speculations that the Queensland budget would be in jeopardy since the cyclone damage is unascertainable to an extent (Brisbane Times, 2017). The cost of such natural disaster caused by human actions and influence relates well with the intent of the photo, which is to raise the awareness of the situation and take charge of one’s decisions. The photo makes a good appeal in raising questions against the authorities that tend to undermine the possibilities of a cyclone even when not curbing practices that aggravate the formation of a cyclone.
There are all kinds of analysis pouring down after the cyclone Debbie hits Brisbane, one of which says that converting giant skyscrapers into basis could reduce the extent of damage and avoid massive recuperating costs (Lambert, 2017). These kinds of questions become obvious after analysing the photo pictured. The observing mind starts to think of permanent solutions and starts to delve into the reasons of such an event. The photo raises this very clearly that solutions become more thinkable and conceivable when a problem is crystal clear in the form of a picture.
As per the photographic theory of “negative space”, the photo can arouse a sense of concern and attract only or mostly the critical mind and the negative mode of thinking (Smith, 2015). This photo prepares the observer to search the negative reflected in the photo directly, and also to understand the reasons of such an event. One another theory of photography speaks about the grandeur with which the natural calamities are photographed, such that the disaster is so amplified through pictures that they seem irredeemable by the best of interventions (Hamilton et al., 2014). This particular theory applies scarcely to the photograph because the damage shown is not too amplified to seem irrecoverable by even a reasonable intervention.
The photo taken by the journalist is minimalistic in the event of such a massive cyclone. The photo seeks to raise many questions about the negative influence of human actions on climate change and the subsequent impact of various kinds of natural disasters. However, the photo just observed without any extra information does not really appeal to the critical mind to assess the situation beyond the scope of the photo. This makes the photo not wholly ‘unnecessary’ but it definitely misses the core that must appeal the viewers which raises the right questions.