Thursday, October 30, 2008

interpritations of a photograph

this is not a picture of women practicing good posture.

i wish it was such a photograph.

in this photograph, they are victims of civil war. in another photography, they might find a new metaphor to fill but in this photograph, they carry burdens which i do not understand.

it is impossible to talk about this story without falling under one of two pitfalls.

racism: the poor africans are at war. ever since western imperialists bestowed the word of god onto them, they've been in a constant state of war. we blew their little minds and its all our fault!

boring: ...why would i waste your time with an example of something boring?

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