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

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Subject: [Leica] Gallery Additions
From: philippe.amard at (Philippe Amard)
Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2009 21:41:53 +0200
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Wonderful eye Wendy.
Also, the D700 should be awarded as the best Leica DSLR of the year ;-)
Wonderful country too - I sincerely hope they can pull through this ordeal.
Best for Metz

Wendy Thurman wrote:

>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
>Anyway- new, "normal" images:
>Leica Users Group.
>See for more information

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