Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/10/09

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Subject: [Leica] Sontag n all
From: Robert Appleby <>
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 07:34:21 +0200

Coincidentally, my wife is reading a book about the orientalist
underpinnings of the National Geographic's portrayal of the Arab world.
It's called "Veils and Daggers" by Linda Steet. Looks good.
As for the photog's impact on events themselves, how many of us have posed
subjects, even in a documentary situation? If I was to be a completely
non-interventionist snapper most of my pictures would be full of crowds of
gawping kids trying to edge into the frame or standing in front of my main
subject! Of course, if I was an artist, I'd probably build a career on that!
Robert Appleby
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