Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/09/14

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Subject: Re: [Leica] quiet cameras in cathedrals?
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 18:20:29 EDT

In a message dated 9/14/00 8:29:44 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< While photography of nature and family gatherings are a fine application 
 photography, true calling is that of a social tool.
 A tool to document the human condition, our cultures and society. A tool of 
 To educate is to break down ignorance. >>

While the attitudes of some participants may be genuinely frustrating to 
other members, and the history of photography as an influential force for the 
public good is both well documented and commendable, education takes many 
There is something to be said for photography as a craft and an art form as 
well as a strictly documentary medium.  This dialogue has existed since the 
very beginnings of photography, and it will certainly continue.  Meanwhile, 
there is room for many divergent views, and I hope to continue to see them 
expressed by LUG members.

Joe Sobel

Replies: Reply from Nathan Wajsman <> ([Leica] Re: people and sunsets (was: quiet cameras in cathedrals?))