Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/03/31

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Subject: [Leica] Truth vs. propogansa
From: walt at (Walt Johnson)
Date: Thu Mar 31 10:52:36 2005

Forgive me if this was previously mentioned but seeing the post on Nazi 
propaganda reminded me of something. Photographer Henryk Ross and his Lodz 
Ghetto book. 

Anyone who thinks of themselves as a "street shooter" needs a copy. Hate the 
term (ugh, forgive me for saying it again) "street shooter". Every time 
someone says (arrghh) those words I can envision nasty little men in 
overcoats hanging around grammar schools.

In the days before every mother's son was tromping around the world with a 
Leica one could be a legitimate (yeow, oh hell,yep)  "street shooter".  
Henri did it and he was OK in my book.

Now it would seem much more important to document with a certain respect for 
human grace.