When I first started shooting 35mm I quickly realized Fuji Superia liked to blow out the color red, but I don't remember assuming the creators hada fetish for pepperoni-cheeked white people.
Just below the article, and just above the comments, are links to other articles and such on the website. One is "Penis size by State", and another has a thumbnail picture of an office cubicle covered in post-its. This is the first I've ever heard of Buzzfeed, and I'm wondering if the articles throughout this site are supposed to be somewhat humorous and/or just total bullcrap
Would it matter? We made about ninety postings on that issue so the topic matters to us, non withstanding how that article was meant in first instance.
Id suggest it is a spoof? ie it is not addressing film or race but instead sex in visual industry...
Think about it...
That was 50 plus years ago. Give me a break. That like saying "Germany is Nazi's" or the french is evil for Algeria or that the Japan is evil for what they did in China.
The fact is that it is much easier, even on digital, to get a good image of a lighter skinned person due to the fact that you won't underexpose the hair. Also the article shows professional shots in one hand, and snapshots in others. That is a apple to oranges comparison. Heck, even a snapshot to say, a dedicated amateur is a big leap in quality.
Now no one is shocked that Minilabs in the 70s and 80s did a bad job. They would screw up most images.
Without wanting to resurrect this thread, it's been unfortunately repeated again at the BBC:
Opening paragraph, no less.Quote:
Model agents told her she'd never make it, hairdressers refused to touch her hair and Kodak didn't even make film that could cope with her skin tone, but somehow 40 years ago Beverly Johnson became the first black woman on the cover of American Vogue.
(although looking at that photo, I think whatever film they used worked perfectly with her skin tone, although I've not seen her in person to verify its accuracy)