Sunday, August 26, 2007

Crosscultural

Is it possible to do photojournalism that isn't cultural? All of the photos that I have taken and would write about and then send to US magazines would be about cultural differences. I'm not sure if this is what I want to do. Is it possible not to?

5 Comments:

At 4:33 AM, Blogger Dash said...

I think it would be fairly easy to make photos about aesthetics and not cultures. Try abstracting the subject. -D

 
At 10:34 AM, Blogger Peter said...

but does abstraction lose the photohournalism element?
actually, i dont really know what you mean.

 
At 8:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about focusing on a single topic- like bikes, food, doorways, signage, staircases. You're not making a cultural statement. You would be turning the viewer's eye toward some very human, universal concept.

yr ma

 
At 8:53 PM, Blogger Peter said...

but mom, thats not really telling a story, so its not really photojournalism, is it?

 
At 6:11 PM, Blogger A. M. Loewi said...

listen to your mom! so, make it a story about doors. they can be in japan. they can even be different in japan than they are in the united states. you can still write a story about them without dwelling on the fact that they're in japan. this won't be easy, but if you can see them just as doors, not as japanese doors- or if you can see american things as american things, not just things- that would be a real accomplishment.

 

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