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Subject: [Leica] Re: Iraq occupation protest - Chicago 3/19/05
From: masonster at (David Mason)
Date: Sun Mar 20 20:46:02 2005
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Oh, for those who care about these things - the b&w are from my M7
with 35 ASPH Summilux on Ilford XP2 400 - the color shots are from a
Panasonic FZ20 at ISO 200

It was a very grey day - I thought the FZ20 performed quite poorly in
those conditions.

On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 23:39:44 -0500, David Mason <> wrote:
> [sorry, long paragraph to get to me sharing some photos]
> I was in Chicago briefly this weekend and took the opportunity to
> wander over to the protest against American presence in Iraq. For you
> neo-con-death-cult-members you will be happy to hear that the turn-out
> was about 200 or 300 people to about 2000 police officers. For what
> its worth, I think protests are a waste of time as they are so
> overplayed and tend to evolve into unfocussed bitching about some
> supposed 'enemy' . However, we all know they can present interesting
> photo practice as well. As I was thinking about how I don't like
> protests I was also thinking about how I generally don't like protest
> photos as they tend to be just like those photos that are termed
> "street photography" but are really just blurred shots of people
> moving. So in my attendence to this event I decided that I would try
> to ask permission to take people's photographs as much as possible
> (unless I saw something great that needed a quick shot). Most of these
> shots are taken with the permission of the subjects and I was
> interested in how some of them look candid despite that. My attempt,
> which I think I only scratched the surface of, was to show the variety
> of good people who do oppose the actions their government has taken. I
> was less interested in the people yelling at the cops although I did
> grab one or two of them too.
> Comments welcome as long as they are about the photos and not a debate
> on the politics.
> Cheers,
> Dave

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