Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/04/18

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Subject: [Leica] My First Leica PAW! (Ron de-lurks)
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Sun Apr 18 11:38:43 2004

You should have been in class Saturday - I literally thought two of the
students, one male, one female, were going to come to blows arguing over
what it means to have a photo tell a story. It was quite lively, but
fairly ugly. I later got a message from one of the graduate science
writing students - who was not an MIT undergrad - saying 
"Is this an MIT thing that the kids in the photo class don't understand
art/expression/ambiguity or something? It seems like they want a formula
for a good PAW. As an English major, I can't believe they don't seem to
understand these things. Anyway, just had to vent--I think the writers
were all a bit shocked by class today."

I told her that while I was thinking that it might have been a
photojournalism/documentary dichotomy, now that I think about it, it may
be a literal-minded scientist v liberal arts/artist failure to
communicate. I thought I was going to have to throw a bucket of water on
the two students.... :-)

-----Original Message-----
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Ron Price
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Subject: Re: [Leica] My First Leica PAW! (Ron de-lurks)

Gee, B.D., I'm honored...

That sounds like a cool project. Let me know if they come up with
anything too outrageous!


On 4/17/04 9:33 AM, "B. D. Colen" <> wrote:

> Very nice stuff, Ron - I'm glad you de-lurked. In fact...Each week the

> students in my MIT Documentary photo class are shown a photo, and told

> to write the first 250 words of a short story based on a photo they're

> shown - and this week I'm going to show them your shot of the little 
> boy looking up the stairs. Terrific shot!
> B. D.

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