Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/10/05

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Subject: [Leica] Gallery Additions
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 10:58:01 -0500
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Nice group of images.  I like the minaret best.  Beautiful color against the 
contrasting background.

Thanks for sharing your work.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Wendy Thurman" <wendythurman at>
To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>
Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 8:54 AM
Subject: [Leica] Gallery Additions

> I've put up a few more images that were made recently.  The focus of our
> work is in Farah, Afghanistan, which is in the southwest region.  This is
> Taliban country and the security situation is much like Iraq- it is
> difficult to move in that area and consequently my photography 
> opportunities
> there are limited.
> I have one photograph here of a series I did early last year that I would
> like to put up but felt I should ask before doing so.  Afghan men love 
> their
> dog fights.  The dogs are far too valuable to be hurt; the entire "fight"
> lasts no more than a few seconds before a winner is declared.  In February
> of 2008 I went to one of these events- had to have been the only woman
> there- but got some incredible images with a Canon 5D.  There's no graphic
> gore in the images; the pictures were always about the people and not the
> dogs.  That said, I have no desire to offend or outrage people so I will
> hold off on posting unless LUGers ask me to do so.
> I don't always make "pretty" images.  I photograph what goes on around me
> and in this culture, applying Western values and expecting Western norms 
> has
> proven to be a huge mistake.  It is what it is and I've learned to accept
> that.
> Anyway- new, "normal" images:
> Wendy
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