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Subject: Re: [Leica] PAW week 19 Steve Barbour
From: "Steve Barbour" <>
Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 20:24:01 -0700
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thanks Ted for understanding, and your kind comments. Steve

> Steve Barbour wrote & showed:
> >>> Brittany's Swansong....
> > >
> > M7    35mm pre ASPH     Tri X
> > > a memory for a beautiful friend, patient, aspiring actress...<<<<
> Hi Steve,
> First class photograph and with your words makes it a far more telling
> picture. Would one do anything different? Nope! As everything is right there
> in the viewers face creating a very strong story telling photograph.
> There are times as photographers we're confronted with emotional situations
> before our cameras that after we're done it leaves us crying or completely
> drained, as in my photography with the Chernobyl Children. And I'm sure in
> your case similar situations some days.
> But what it speaks of in your case when dealing with a child on a daily
> basis, is your strength of character & person enabling you  to care for
> children as a profession.
> In my case at least I knew it wasn't going to be a lifetime, but it was day
> after day of children in various states from the effects of the nuclear
> disaster and treatments they were enduring. After weeks it became absolutely
> so draining to a point, some days I had to leave off and go find a quiet
> place where I could cry myself dry because I began to equate what I saw in
> these children the fate of my grandchildren or worse, if ever there was a
> nuclear war or a similar disaster in North America
> Your ability to record some of the tender moments with your patients and to
> share with the crew is admirable, as I see it using photography to make many
> of us aware of the plight of children who require TLC.
> ted
> Ted Grant Photography Limited

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