them about some characteristics of the value system Christians were evangelizing. Shifts in meaning were created when the same posture was seen in several contexts: The men in the mission sit passively, their postures apparently expressing submission to God, but more likely evidence of their dependence on the mission personnel for a meal. The children in Bible study maintain the same posture, perhaps in submission to God, but certainly expressing their dependence on their parents and the other adults who run the school.

Placing these images together allows the comparison and, hence, the connection. The similarities in the images form a visual link by showing the connection of the passive posture and the idea of submission to a higher authority in different settings that are connected through membership in a larger system of religious organization. Interwoven are other images (e.g., carrying and erecting the cross and the map of the world on the dining room wall) that connect the idea of evangelism to this attitude of prayer and submissive behavior. I meant to subject this attitude, this value, to scrutiny because many other restrictions on behavior and thought come from dictates of that “higher authority,” and submission demands an acceptance of them. Churches, of course, legitimate many other relationships besides the one with god. They set a model for people’s relation to agents of authority in the secular world too — the individual to the state and the wife to the husband, for example.

By making photographs that were more detailed and inclusive I could create more intricate networks of connections between those photographs. I could carry through an idea from one photograph to another and examine it in each new context, expanding and developing the idea through a succession of images. The purpose of creating symbols and juxtapositions of symbols, other objects, and behavior was to explore an idea such as evangelism or hierarchy and power as seen in the missions by comparing it to what could be seen in the home churches and Christianity in general. I found