5D images from India - the best yet

Started Nov 5, 2005 | Discussions thread
jrodrigo Junior Member • Posts: 25
Have you seen the entire gallery? (not just poverty)

Gediminas 8 wrote:

Terry L wrote:

I feel very uncomfortable looking at these pictures. I don't want
to be either churish or prudish but I don't find poverty-as-art
appealing. The idea of pointing an incredibly expensive camera/lens
at people suffering such miserable poverty is a bit
stomach-churning.
Perhaps he asked permission and offered payment. I certainly hope
so. Although I'm not sure that an offer of payment might not be an
added insult.

These are also my thoughts. Furthermore, while I think some of
these photos are quite impressive, most are an example of "easy"
photojournalism, i e going to a poor country and clicking away at
the ugliest angles of local life so that the (Western) viewer would
be shocked. It's yet another cliche of which photography has enough
already.
And there's hardly any art in most of such photographs - it's plain
photojournalism, which in the West seems to have become a synonym
for taking snaps of anything and everything, with little advance
thinking.

Have you seen the entire gallery? (not just poverty)

http://www.juanrodrigo.com/india

Cheers!

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