not in 25 words ...
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.
No offense to the OP, but I'm surprised the moderators have not closed the thread.
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.
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.
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."
Matthew - good points.
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!
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.