Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2015/07/10

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Subject: [Leica] Barnack Award
From: tedgrant at (Ted Grant)
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2015 23:13:40 -0700
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Howard my dear friend,
You couldn't have said it better! Oh sorry yes it could've been. ;-)  But I 
truly believe the administrator would've been mighty upset at the 
descriptive force of the language!   :-)

The other major point here is? The absolute dumb ass "so called judges" who 
selected these questionable images must be the most dead brained morons on 
Planet Earth! Whether they work for the LEICA CORPORATION OR NOT!
Dr ted Grant    

-----Original Message-----
From: LUG [ at] On Behalf 
Of Howard Ritter
Sent: July-10-15 7:46 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Barnack Award

No compositional technique
No technical accomplishment
No interesting situations or contexts
No pleasing juxtapositions of elements, colors
No dynamism (OK, once maybe)
No decisive moment
No personal insight or revelations re subjects
Overwrought art-appreciation 101 interpretive comments and interview 
Hyperbolic characterization of the nature of the series 
?Truth of an undisguised moment?? No, just artless snapshots (not 
?snapshot-like?, but actual snapshots!) of passers-by on bikes and scooters
Standing in ankle-deep water? Oh, the humanity!

RAIN AT NIGHT! Now, that would have been an honest title! The only thing 
even moderately interesting is that they were taken by a young Polish woman 
in China who had the nerve (and rudeness) to ambush wet, inconvenienced, and 
annoyed people with a flash camera, without the language skills to ask 
permission or explain herself. That kind of ?interesting? is probably not 
something that Oskar would like to have given his honorific to.


> On Jul 10, 2015, at 2:56 PM, Tina Manley <tmanley at> wrote:
> "Her snapshot-like images speak of the truth of an undisguised moment."
> Opinions?
> Tina
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