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Subject: [Leica] Speaking of Street Photography
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Sun Feb 27 14:54:29 2005

I think that may be the other way around, Paul - That something that we
would consider a good example of photo journalism might, if judged by
the standards applied to art photography, be considered bad. Or vice

I'm reminded of a relatively early winner of a Pulitzer Prize in news
photography - a shot of a tractor trailer dangling off a high bridge. It
was taken by an "amateur" using a box Brownie - literally, and is one of
the great examples of "f 8 and be there." Is it great
"photographically," when all the rules and standards are applied? Hell
no! But it's an incredible shot. ;-)

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Quite - but what is good photography?

I think the point is that a bad "art" photo could be good journalism, 
for example.


Paul Hardy Carter

On 27 Feb 2005, at 22:05, wrote:

> Why do people, photographes, seen to always want a lable.  "Street 
> Photography" "Photo Journalsil" "Art Photos" you all can fill in the 
> rest.  Why not just good or bad photography?
> T. Mike
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