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PostModernBloke: For me this is a simple case of entitlement. Harvard seems to have financed a photographer in 1850 to make images of black slaves; to strip them naked and produce pictures to support the white supremacist theory that black people are an inferior race.

Who owns those images?

My gut reaction is that the African American community does. They are pictures of enslavement and of racial profiling. They are pictures of the legacy, the heritage of black Americans.

And yet Harvard claim this detritus from their racist past as property, and assert their right to sell these images for profit.

Shame - shame - shame....

Again, can only the photographers can own a photo? What of The Beetles or Elvis Presley? Can we monetize their images without estate consent?

As for forgetting the past, only those who don't carry the baggage tend to say so; the Jews all remember WW2, ask the Koreans about the treatment by the Japanese but ask the Sioux ,the Cherokee and all the original people of the Americas, they remember. It's hard to move on from injustice, it's much easier when you have benefited.
Commercialization of one's image ought to demand a release.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2019 at 14:49 UTC
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PostModernBloke: For me this is a simple case of entitlement. Harvard seems to have financed a photographer in 1850 to make images of black slaves; to strip them naked and produce pictures to support the white supremacist theory that black people are an inferior race.

Who owns those images?

My gut reaction is that the African American community does. They are pictures of enslavement and of racial profiling. They are pictures of the legacy, the heritage of black Americans.

And yet Harvard claim this detritus from their racist past as property, and assert their right to sell these images for profit.

Shame - shame - shame....

All these wonderful photographers most of whom are white and can't trace their heritage to any slavery demanding the right of the photographer. To all these I make only one demand, show me the model's release forms signed by Renty and others.
The photos give voice to the voiceless, that can't be denied. That voice however, should not be emanating from the descendants of the group of racist who tried to rob Renty and others pic their humanity and dignity. Let that story be told be the descendants of Renty that came forward. Or let it be quieted buy them.
When the rest of us have forced, dehumanizing naked photos of our foreparents on public display then we lend our voices. Until such time let us not be like Kevin Carter, seeing only photography yet ignoring the humanity. Maybe, just maybe there is still a lot of bigotry still inn some of us.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2019 at 04:29 UTC
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Random Asian Guy: Is anyone else is more excited that there is only one month to go until The Best & Worst Photo/Video Gear of 2018 video? :)

@JordanDrake Great!

I'm getting my bags of popcorn ready :D

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2018 at 18:58 UTC
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piratejabez: Good for them! Now they can give me that X30 successor I've been hoping for... the one with a larger sensor, wider zoom, and smaller body :)

Do we ever think about what we ask for? So you really want a larger sensor with more heat and a smaller body to deal with that? then you want a wider zoom which normally includes a larger lens unless it has a smaller aperture and ll in a smaller body?
Given the size of the bodies right now, how small is small anyway? Don't the fingers get cramped from using really small bodies?
To each his own I guess

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 00:58 UTC

It is amazing the number of people who have a problem with what is essentially a human interest story; someone having a snob at their dad and discovering that daddy does have a decent rationale for his actions. For someone who has been in the business longer than many of us have been alive to say that this tool is enough, maybe readers should look at the pictures again to see if they agree.
And who in their right minds looks at a picture at 100% before deciding if it is a good photo? Don't you decide it's a good photo then examine it more closely? I don't waste my time on junk, so maybe those who had to search the shadows have really made Mr. Rose's point, the cell phone is good enough.
@Carey Rose, this article was great ignore the naysayers. No matter how long I read these pages I'm still struck by the level of the commenter's egocentric reasoning. Having said that, I'm much younger than Mr. Rose and haven't seen Nepal for the nth time so I'd definitely be taking a "real" Camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 22:44 UTC as 82nd comment
On article 1.4 and More: Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II comparison (250 comments in total)

I read this and had to register to comment, at first I thought that because I was using a phone i might be missing something so i decided to use a desktop before commenting. Why was the Canon 35mm f/1.4 not included in the shootout attached to the Sony? Is it just me or did it Jump out at others as well? Also Where is the F mount Sigma's photos?

It occurred to me that the ultimate lens shootout must include the A7Rii with the dumbest adapter possible, where only the lens and the sensor are really factored in. We all know that cameras communicate with lens to do all types of gymnastics with the images and a camera body with firmware updates could perform better with an older lens than a the same model camera body without firmware update and a newer lens.
IMHO, if you are going to test lens, make sure that the A7Rii with dumbest useful adapter is used for best comparison bolted to a tripod, we get no software engineers and just lens light and sensor.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 15:18 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
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