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Coliban: I´m so sad.

Anja Niedringshaus was a german photographer, i try to translate and would like to share some quotes with you, she gave in one of her last interviews for a german magazine.

About Afghans:
"I see their (warm) characters, which doesn't exists (in the west) anymore. How often i slept on the ground in houses from normal afghan families. They share all their belongings and they even don´t know me!"

About war:
"We (in the west) believe that we can bring peace with militia and weapons. But with that you achieve nothing. I became the greatest pacifist, since i work (as a war photographer). You don´t solve problems with tanks."

About dead:
"Dead is coming to me when colleagues are dying. Then i ask, if is it worth it. But no one of my (now dead friends) would say: Stop your work. As long as I do not get tired and about what I see every day, do not feel normal, I will continue."

Anja, RIP... and remember her legacy

(forgive my bad english)

Thank you for this.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 17:53 UTC
On article Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores (195 comments in total)

Given my recent experience I am not as sympathetic as I could be. At the Oakbrook store 5-10 years ago, they had a nice store and generally knowledgeable staff (Wendy was particularly awesome), but recently service had gone to zero. The last straw for me was when I asked to see one of the Fuji mirrorless, any of them, and the manager simply said he couldn't keep them in stock and went on a tirade about how they have no demo units and he's been in this business for 30 years and blah blah. Not redirecting me to other products, inquiring about what else I might need, telling me when to come back when they might better have stock, etc. I had $2k ready to burn on something and after venting he basically walked away with an "alright, buddy". He might as well have pointed at the door.

That is not a way to treat a real customer (I have dropped a lot at this particular store, I feel if you get real pro help from people you should give them the sale).

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 18:36 UTC as 112th comment | 1 reply
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