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Old 04-28-2005, 07:13 AM
pracas pracas is offline
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Default Re: Posts without notes????

First Thank you for all the details....Lots of learnings from that(well i've still not learnt as to how to put a general reply to a topic in discussion!)...Now to give you the reson why i started this(everything here is with TE in context!)... As joseelias says it is neccessary for the photographer to explain the context...why he shot what he shot? and under what circumstainces?...If not a photograph is more of an art rather than a medium to express desired results... Imagine NG's photographs without notes...probably you wouldn't be able to distinguish kenya from tanzania...what made me start this is i find a lot of indian portraits showing poor people...yes these people have beautiful expressions as a result years of poverty, i agree...but i found photogrpahs to be meaningless without notes... they were photographs LOOKING AT AND USING the subject as an element of composition rather than a human being...well incases where the photographer is unable to give information on the subject(like a beggar on the train, etc.) i believe he/she should atleast tell as to what made him take the photograph...I'm Strongly against considering Portraits as art form!
:-) pracas
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