Sunday, 23 August 2015

My Sunday Photo 23 August 2015

the World Press Photo exhibition at Brisbane Powerhouse  

Last week we went to a show at the Powerhouse.  They were also holding the World Press Photo exhibition full of amazing, heart-rending and thought-provoking photos.  A few were of dead people; I am never sure about this as I feel it can be rather disrespectful.  It is also of course incredibly moving, and mentally stimulating.  Well worth a visit.


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  1. An interesting photo, from what sounds like an intriguing exhibition!

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    1. yes it is wonderful zena if a little confronting.

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  2. An interesting shot and place to visit but I don't like the thought of having photographs of dead people. I'm so careful taking photos of people and seeking their permission before I do so, so I can't help thinking would the individuals want to photographed in this way. I can imagine they would definitely be thought provoking
    Have a great weekend

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    1. hi neesie. i think the saddest photo was of the dead body of a fit young man still strapped into his seat from flight MH17, the one that was shot down by the Russians. oh so very sad as so preventable.

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  3. I know what you mean about photos that show people that have passed. I think they open peoples eyes up to what goes on ( depending on the context of the photo.

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    1. hi lucinda
      i was wondering how on earth the photographer got to the crash site so quickly and was allowed to take photos of dead people. so strange, so sad.

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  4. Interesting perspective Sherry. I really don't like the thought of the photo of the man in his seat in the the plane, how awful.

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  5. I'm not sure about photos of dead people but the exhibition as a whole sounds like my cup of tea. I'm going to look it up. #MySundayPhoto

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    1. hi tara
      yes we go every year to see it. it is always fascinating!

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  6. Sounds like very intersting Exhibition. I 'd like see them

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    1. hi joanna
      it is so very interesting. worth a look.

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  7. Great perspective Sherry.

    Sometimes things that make us feel uncomfortable have a positive impact - depending on circumstances of course! It depends on how your culture views death and your own beliefs.

    Thought provoking exhibition.

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    1. i think it is so confronting because the deaths are due to human intervention usually in these photos. it makes you feel quite uncomfortable.

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  8. Sounds like it is defiantly well worth visiting, Clio lending a helping hand for Coombe Mill

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  9. Sounds interesting and a really quirky way of sharing it with us!

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    1. thanks sarah! i couldn't resist that photo from that angle.

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  10. I love this, it's like we're hiding and taking a sneaky look

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. hi darren
      as we walked in I saw the photos thru the small archway and had to take a photo.

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  11. Interesting shot.. Got me thinking now...

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    1. hi clairejustine
      i love taking odd angles!

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  12. I'm not too keen on photos of dead people, it does scare me a little bit, although in the right context it can be thought provoking. After reading the comments above, I searched google for mh17 photos and now I wish I hadn't.
    It does sound like an interesting exhibition.

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    1. i know what you mean lauren. i just googled it too and found some incredibly horrific photos. the one at the exhibition was much less confronting than those thank goodness.

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  13. Love the mystery of the photo! #mysundayphoto

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  14. Interesting photo. I'm not sure what to make of the exhibition though, I even let my girls decide which pictures of themselves go on the blog, I'm not sure at all. Hope you have had a good weekend xx

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    1. oh yes lisa. i really understand what you mean. if it was my loved one in that photo, i don't think i would want the world seeing them like that.

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  15. It sounds like a really interesting exhibition. I usually find in exhibitions that there are always a few images that are unsettling xx

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  16. especially so in the world press one. each year there is something disturbing and heartrending on show.

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  17. Such a difficult one. I agree with you that it can be disrespectul to display pictures of those that are no longer hear; most, if any, are unable to give consent either way. #CommentLuv

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    1. very true. it is hard but can be so important to know about such things.

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  18. Hmmm...that would be a bit odd, the images of people who have died. But I love to see how others take photos, sounds like fun otherwise!

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    1. Yes Nikki it is confronting but fascinating.

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  19. I don't think I would have been happy about seeing photo's of people after they've died. I don't think that's art, news maybe, provocative or inciteful, but not art. Your shot is great though! I love the framing.

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    1. thanks stella. i couldn't resist peeking thru that small archway and taking a shot.

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  20. Its a great photo, not sure how i'd feel about visiting though reading what you saw on your visit though! x

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    1. hi rebecca
      yes it really makes you think!

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  21. Love this shot and the way you've used the arch to frame it. The exhibition sounds very interesting and thought-provoking. Shots of dead people do make you stop and think but the one from MH17 is definitely a shot I'd rather not see, no matter how thought-provoking it might be.

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    1. thanks louise. it was one of those irresistible shots that i had to take as we wandered past the archway.

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  22. I always see World Press every year and really enjoy it. Definitely confronting. I think photography is the most confronting medium.

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  23. That sounds like an interesting exhibition. Great shot, such an interesting view point.

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    1. thanks sara. it was a great exhibition, and well worth some time wandering around.

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