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This makes a lot more sense than a $500 RX100-like lens with no controls that can't shoot RAW.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 05:56 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
On article Photographer turns camera on teenage 'freighthoppers' (186 comments in total)
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JackM: Um, yes, great photos, but please remember the whole thing is contrived. He said it himself, homelessness by choice. So keep in mind that the photos that at first stir up emotions similar to Afghan Girl, photos seemingly of poor victims of circumstance, are actually snapshots of people on vacation.

You got my intent backwards. I'm agreeing with the comments (yours included) that criticizing the photos because the situation is "contrived" or the kids chose to be there is silly. That's my main point fully made in the first sentence.

I mentioned the story because I wanted to preempt replies saying "well the story says they had no better options but that's not true". See, I'm anticipating people misunderstanding a simple statement or choosing to take it somewhere it wasn't supposed to go. :) I see now how well that works.

I was guessing/wondering if some of the criticism wasn't really about the story rather than the photos, which as I said I didn't read. I didn't say anyone complained about the Guardian interview. And regardless of that how could "I don't know if there's any basis for complaining about the Guardian interview" be taken as a rebuttal to complaints about the interview?

Your first 2 replies here were good thoughtful ones. I wonder if you got stuck in rebuttal mode?

Link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 19:52 UTC
On article Photographer turns camera on teenage 'freighthoppers' (186 comments in total)
In reply to:

JackM: Um, yes, great photos, but please remember the whole thing is contrived. He said it himself, homelessness by choice. So keep in mind that the photos that at first stir up emotions similar to Afghan Girl, photos seemingly of poor victims of circumstance, are actually snapshots of people on vacation.

Er, does it matter at all to the appreciation (or not, if you don't like them) of the photos why these kids were out there?

Now in a written story about it, especially if presented as journalism, the how and why is very relevant. I just looked at the pictures so I don't know if there's any basis for complaining about the Guardian interview. :)

Link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 17:43 UTC
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