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

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Subject: [Leica] Vertical Breakfast
From: h_arche at (H. Ball Arche)
Date: Wed Aug 2 18:06:40 2006

I well understand the dilemma, which is why I
re-thought myself. When you're trying to elicit
support, you have to be careful about pummeling
potential donors with endless brickbats; at the same
time you have to honestly present the conditions on
the ground. A very tough call.

I think the first image is perhaps too happily
domestic, and the second perhaps too edgy. I have very
little experience gauging the effect in the situation
these images will be for. 

I look at both images and think how dramatically
changed household life could be by adding just an iron
skillet and a set of cooking utensils, or a stainless
steel collander and measuring cups. Small things that
would be a godsend. 

Is this for Heifer Int'l again? Now that's a terrific


--- Tina Manley <images@InfoAve.Net> wrote:

> 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
> 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
> Tina Manley, ASMP, NPPA
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