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Subject: [Leica] IMG: LUG assignment, March, George
From: luisripoll at (Lluis Ripoll)
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 00:55:25 +0200
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I apprecite very much this interesting dialogue and you gave me a new  
manner to view and intend approach the intimacy of the persons who  
suffer this situation. Yes, it is a very long and difficult way (it  
requires many time), but maybe one of the best to be conscious of the  
real problems.

Thank you very much

El 07/04/2009, a las 0:43, George Lottermoser escribi?:

> On Apr 6, 2009, at 4:45 PM, Steve Barbour wrote:
>> I've thought a lot about this George...on the one hand the impact  
>> is on people, and on a massive best to convey that ?
> In my experience "taking on an assignment"
> as a documentary photographer (or journalist)
> always results in a shift of consciousness.
> I had preconceived notions and expectations about this topic.
> As I actually began to look around my community with the question,
> "where's the evidence?" I saw things that I didn't see before.
> I live here and drive around most days and didn't really notice the
> rather phenomenal increase in empty retail and office space.
> The people I'm talking to also seem to deny and / or not notice  
> changes.
>> ie the people and the scale...?
> It's happening on a large scale; however, not all at once. Slowly,  
> one person, one family at a time.
> The headline stories tell us about bankers and millionaires and  
> Ponzi schemes.
> It's much harder to find the people who have been laid off, lost  
> their insurance, etc.
>> Almost any selected (even powerful) single image or more images,  
>> can be found without trying too hard during the best of times, how  
>> to demonstrate  the reality, the change, the scope... using images,  
>> now that we are experiencing bad  times...?
> Correct. Those are the questions. And only opening our eyes, meeting  
> people and asking the right questions directly will we discover the  
> answers - the real stories. That's the assignment.
>> On the one hand the project seems surprisingly easy,  yet  
>> ultimately surprisingly extremely difficult...
> When I originally phrased the assignment I thought the same thing.  
> Easy enough.
> I've since come to the same conclusion. Extremely difficult.
> And, for me, will be on-going (between attempting to stay afloat  
> myself).
> Regards,
> George Lottermoser
> george at
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