Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/08/02

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Subject: [Leica] Vertical Breakfast
From: images at InfoAve.Net (Tina Manley)
Date: Wed Aug 2 17:46:18 2006
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At 06:09 PM 8/2/2006, you wrote:
>That is, if you're going for a pitiless
>depiction of poverty, which may not serve.

Arche -   This is a very hard call for me.  I don't want to depress 
everybody with photos of abject poverty, but my purpose in the slide 
shows is to raise money for self-development organizations.  I 
usually start with some photos to show the actual conditions; 
otherwise, nobody will get it.  I have people who ask "Why should I 
give money to programs in Central America when there is need here in 
our community?"  Half of the money we raise stays in local hunger 
relief agencies but, unless they have actually been to developing 
countries, most people have no idea that poverty and hunger here 
don't begin to compare to poverty and hunger in Central America.  The 
only way I know to show that, short of taking them with me, is to 
show these photos.  I try to end the slide shows with hope, showing 
projects that are working to "teach them to fish" so that people 
understand that what they give will actually make a difference.


Tina Manley, ASMP, NPPA 

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