Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Fair Trade Photography Battles ‘Development Pornography'

What's the difference between these two photos of Haitian girls? One was taken by a Haitian-American woman and one taken by a white photographer on the same trip....the posing was done by the girls themselves, not the photographers.
“Upwards of 90% of the images of the majority world that are seen in the western media are produced by white photographers from the USA or Europe. This results in a one dimensional view often driven by a negative news agenda or the need to raise money.”
See Technology, Health and Development for more on this thought-provoking subject. Thanks to Boing Boing for a lead on this.

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