Professor Pentax

Professor Pentax

Lives in United Kingdom Cornwall, United Kingdom
Works as a Student
Joined on Dec 2, 2012

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On 1°Maggio 1994 in the Protests - Rebelling people challenge (1 comment in total)

I really like the grain structure of this film. It compliments the 'ruggedness' of the shot perfectly. Do you remember what film you were using all those years ago?

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2013 at 21:15 UTC as 1st comment
On Time magazine showcases Top 10 photos of 2012 article (147 comments in total)
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S.A.: Photos of misery always seem to get high praise... Any dimwit with a camera phone could have gotten those. Nothing special about any of them. Just some a'hole who gets paid to capture someone else' personal tragedies. Gross.
Time should have waited. I'm sure there are many pictures of the parents of children massacred in the Conn shooting available for Time magazines consideration. "Moved them the most" What a joke. Shouldn't even have a category like that.

I agree with you in so far as there is an imbalance of misery and happiness in the collection, however I don't agree that any dimwit could have gotten these images. They might not be of immense artistic value but they are of immense social value. The fact that these events are being documented and published to a western audience is a feat in itself. We are so used to being projected a false, harmonious image of the world that when we see something that challenges our naive perception we take offence. Photography isn't all about pretty pictures. Just because the media shelter us from the atrocities in the world, it doesn't mean that they are not happening. Photography is THE medium of objective reporting and has a duty to capture both moments of joy and moments of misery.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2012 at 17:02 UTC
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