Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/14

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Subject: Re[2]: [Leica] Totally false?? HCB and l'instant dTcisif
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 09:13:56 -0600

>A news 
>     photograph may convey some expression (e.g., the sadness on the faces 
>     of victims), but it is likely to be no more than the straightforward, 
>     limited expressions of the subjects (e.g., the people in the picture) 
>     the photographer was concerned with depicting.  

The best news photographers are as concerned with form as artists,
sometimes more! Sebastiao Salgado talks about using the beauty of a
photograph to attract the viewer, and then while studying the beautiful
photograph, catching the message. Which may not be so beautiful.

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

98% of all statistics are useless.