Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/05/11

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Subject: [Leica] Best known photo ?
From: mlpowell at (Matthew Powell)
Date: Tue May 11 22:25:28 2004
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On May 11, 2004, at 7:12 PM, Mark Rabiner wrote:
> Of course it matters if it was Spanish soldier shot was faked or not. 
> How
> could it not? It has some value if it was faked? I'm going to have a 
> hard
> time with that one.

Yeah, I think it does have value - a great deal of value, in fact - 
were it 'faked.' In 2004 the life or death of a single Popular Front 
soldier isn't all that important - in the intervening 68 years millions 
more have died.

If that one shot were fake, it still stands in for the horrors of war, 
for the thousands of Popular Front soldiers who died, etc.

(But I'm not a journalist and have no particular investment in 
photographs as truth or evidence.)
> Mark Rabiner
> Photography
> Portland Oregon

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