I don't get street photography. Please explain

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cptrios
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Re: It's a form of aggression, of bullying
In reply to Lee Jay, 11 months ago

ljfinger wrote:

brianj wrote:

ljfinger wrote:

brianj wrote:

For me the problem with Dave's images is not the man lying on the road, but the legs walking past and doing nothing to help.  It speaks volumes about our society from a completely different angle to what I suspect was intended by the photographer.

Want to see some volumes about our society?  Watch the Boston Marathon bombing video, and note all the dozens of people that ran toward the explosions to render aid.

I haven't watched it, but I guess your saying that nobody ran to help.

No, I'm saying dozens did run to help.

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Plenty of people also ran to take photos and videos, though. Still, the ratio of helpers to peepers was thankfully pretty high.

Then, of course, there's the NY Post (I think) photographer who ran at that poor guy who got pushed onto the subway tracks, taking pictures "so that the driver would see my flash and stop." They just happened, by sheer luck, to get the victim right in the center of the frame. A true hero, that guy.

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