Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/04/06

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Subject: [Leica] Alternate Whispering
From: images at InfoAve.Net (Tina Manley)
Date: Thu Apr 6 13:51:57 2006
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At 04:12 PM 4/6/2006, you wrote:
>Definitely the original, Tina- But this is a classic example of why
>photographers shouldn't put captions on photos, except where required in
>newspapers and magazines. Again, I don't see whispering; I don't see
>religion; I don't see call to prayer- I see father and child. Yes, in a
>photo story this image may say every one of those things - but you're
>showing an individual image. Just put it up, and let it tell it's own story.

When the photo is shown at the exhibit, it will be in the context of 
rites of passage of the three religions.  It will be labeled so that 
people will realize that this is part of a rite within the Muslim 
religion.  How many people know that a Muslim father whispers the 
call to prayer in his newborn baby's ear? Christian and Jewish rites 
will also be photographed and explained.  BUT -The whole point is to 
show that, in spite of individual differences within the three 
religions, we are all more alike than we are different.  So the fact 
that this just looks like any father and baby is good.  I want people 
to look at the photos and say "That could be me"   But I also want 
them to learn something.

In addition to showing that we have a lot in common, I'm hoping that 
the exhibit will help educate people about the three 
religions.  Therefore, there is a need for captions, labels, 
artifacts, interviews with the families, etc.  When I captioned the 
photos for the PESO, I had the same hope of questions and answers 
about the Muslim religion leading to enlightenment.  I'm guilty of 
having ulterior motives ;-)


Tina Manley, ASMP 

In reply to: Message from r.s.taylor at (Richard S. Taylor) ([Leica] Alternate Whispering)
Message from bdcolen at (B. D. Colen) ([Leica] Alternate Whispering)