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View Poll Results: Do you think my photo is staged or not?

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  • Yes, staged photo

    18 64.29%
  • No, it is posed, but not staged

    10 35.71%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc W View Post
    I have no clue what this thread is about. Can someone please explain it in 25 words or less?
    hi doc

    not in 25 words ...

    maybe:

    nonsubscriber with link to clichéed image disallowed at other sites needs "votes" for "validation", some think its pathetic, others don'tcare, others joke, others ....

    i guess i did it in 25 words.

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    No offense to the OP, but I'm surprised the moderators have not closed the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom1956 View Post
    No offense to the OP, but I'm surprised the moderators have not closed the thread.
    Why? Just for being kinda pointless? There wouldn't be much on the Internet if you tried to enforce that rule.

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    I voted on the question, but I also am wondering what the point is. I have no objection to pictures of Nazis and don't really understand why others do. They were a band of criminals who purposely brought on the greatest calamity the world has ever seen and they must be remembered. Neo-Nazis are just pitiful creeps. Dangerous pitiful creeps, but still pitiful.
    “You seek escape from pain. We seek the achievement of happiness. You exist for the sake of avoiding punishment. We exist for the sake of earning rewards. Threats will not make us function; fear is not our incentive. It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live.” - John Galt

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbromaghin View Post
    I voted on the question, but I also am wondering what the point is. I have no objection to pictures of Nazis and don't really understand why others do. They were a band of criminals who purposely brought on the greatest calamity the world has ever seen and they must be remembered. Neo-Nazis are just pitiful creeps. Dangerous pitiful creeps, but still pitiful.
    I don't have any objections to pictures of Nazis per se. I just don't like images of Nazis being bandied about for another purpose (i.e. to be "edgy" or "alternative", etc.). As you say, the tragedies brought on by the Nazis constitute the greatest calamity of the 20th century (and possibly in all of history) and images of that regime should not be used lightly, lest they lose their power to remind us of the extent of that tragedy.

    If someone is trying to make a statement about that tragedy and wants to use that imagery...fine. If someone is just trying to establish a reputation as an "artist" that is "edgy", I think it is in poor form and, as others have commented, a little tired, overused, etc.
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    Also, just to say it, the tone of the OP's posts in this thread aren't winning any points. The "I'll tell you my secret...maybe...if I get enough votes..." is a little annoying. If you want an honest opinion, ask an honest question without playing "hide the ball."
    "Once the amateur's naive approach and humble willingness to learn fades away, the creative spirit of good photography dies with it. Every professional should remain always in his heart an amateur." - Alfred Eisenstadt

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    Matthew - good points.
    “You seek escape from pain. We seek the achievement of happiness. You exist for the sake of avoiding punishment. We exist for the sake of earning rewards. Threats will not make us function; fear is not our incentive. It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live.” - John Galt

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    OK, I will give the rundown in a few hours. Looks like only 4% of the people bothered to vote. Get it in...time is running out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iluvmycam View Post
    OK, I will give the rundown in a few hours. Looks like only 4% of the people bothered to vote. Get it in...time is running out!
    Whos time, yours or ours?
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    I sincerely hope it is documentary and not staged, because if it were staged it would say nothing positive about the photographer. That said, I voted that it is staged, because I would hope that the person depicted in the photo did not in fact share those opinions expressed by the flag and the newspaper headline.

    +1 to the opinions expressed that it comes across as a tasteless attempt at generating shock value, sadly through cliched hackneyed tropes. NOT that I'm encouraging exploration of other forms of shock like violence either. And enough with the coy games. Just out with it and say what you're looking for.

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