Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/09/21

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Subject: Re: Interview questions-off topic sort of.
From: Alfred Breull <>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 07:52:36 +0200

At 23:09 21.09.1997 -0400, Ted wrote:

>3/ What enlightment do you have after being engaged in the works at the
>"killing fields?" How do you feel about the future of mankind?

You change yourself by the huge amount of horrible events, otherwise you
couldn't stand it. And, there will be a major disaster in not so far future.
On the other side, mankind and cultures will survive as long as earth is not
destroyed completely.

>6/ How important is the art of photography in today's society?

The significance of paintings didn't change so much over the centuries also.
Art is appreciated always, it's the culture, the fingerprint of a nation.

>7/ Will conventional photography gradually be phased out by the modern
>electronic equipment and video-cameras?

There will be a changement in the next 50 or 100 years in favor of video and
digital equipment, maybe 70:30. But, there's a fundamental difference
between taking originals into your hands or looking at a screen or printer's
result - even in the age of Max Headroom. Books will exist also. 

>8/ What are your re-actions to the paparazzi of this past incident?

The story is not 'paparazzi taking pix of a drunken alcoholic and his
unbelted celeb freight after a 200 km/h tunnel pilar kiss' (although chinese
gov might like it that way), the true story is that 370 women and children,
who were slaughtered also, were hardly mentioned. Who came to their burials,
composed a new song ?