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Chairman Bill

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Giles Duley - reportage
« on: October 30, 2011, 02:47:47 PM »

I found THIS from an article in The Guardian*  - http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/oct/30/giles-duley-war-photography-afghanistan

Some excellent photography here. The section on Acid Burn Survivors from Bangladesh is particularly moving



* a UK newspaper

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Re: Giles Duley - reportage
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2011, 03:14:09 PM »

He's good, Bill. No doubt about it. But when I see photographs like these I always think: if you're there, in a country like this, these pictures are all around you. The reason I know that is that I've done it -- more than once.

War reportage, and third-world reportage long ago became boring cliches. It's always the same pictures over and over again: the agony and the destruction and the pain. That's one reason I'm a big fan of Steve McCurry (even though he didn't pick one of my pictures as a winner in the Open Shutter contest). Once in a while he'll shoot a standard war picture, but most of the time he concentrates on people as individuals, not as generic types. I think Giles tried to do that, but I don't think he entirely succeeded.
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