Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/12/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Come on guys
From: "Joe Stephenson" <>
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 18:07:58 -0700

Dear Greg,
Documenting politics and its sometimes horrible effects is one thing.
Arguing politics on the LUG is something else. There are lots of reasons to
take pictures. But if everyone focused on that aspect of their work, this
wouldn't be a Leica site.

>        Actually, politics (and the results of) is what photograph with my
>Leicas.  As a documentary photographer,  it is the actions of politicians
>and the results of ideology, that provide my subject matter.
>(Rwanda, Zaire, Somalia, Bosnia, Turkey, environmental issues, social
>issues, poverty, crime)
>        Just like birds are subject matter to nature photographers and
>Yosemite is a subject for environmental photographers.