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

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Subject: [Leica] Gallery Additions
From: lluisripollquerol at (Lluis Ripoll Querol)
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 21:29:58 +0200
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Great pictures Wendy, with these views I consider you already among  
the greats one to don't loss an image, my favorite is this one, it  
says everything:

Thanks for showing and I hope see more


Lluis Ripoll Querol
lluisripollquerol at

El 05/10/2009, a las 15:54, Wendy Thurman escribi?:

> 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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