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A Thousand Words

This is a link I looked at today. It is pictures of girls and women submitted to the New York Times to show why we need Education and Empowerment for Girls and Women all over the globe.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/08/26/magazine/20090826-a-womens-world-reader-photos.html#/0

While most of these pictures are very powerful. I find it distasteful when the person who submitted does not even know the name of who is in the picture (or even the location of where they are). Krista McCannon's picture (third from the last) that is "somewhere in Botswana" is the kind of pictures I saw taken often when I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Jamaica. The people taking the pictures don't seem to want to take the time to get to know the people who are having their picture taken, and in this case Ms. McCannon didn't even find out where she was when this picture was taken. Instead these people (often children) are used as a commodity in "look where I went" picture books. This is one of the greatest crimes against humans and a root of of the continued neo-colonialism that we see within so many developing countries today.

Thoughts?

Comments

olutosin's picture

Who Cares...

There must be spirit behiind all that we do, that is "animal", that is when we are truly working for humanity.
Thanks for pointing that out.....
How are you lovely sister?

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

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Sharese's picture

I am...

I am well and happy and trying to make an impact in my small part of the world...

How are you lovely sister?

olutosin's picture

Good Too

We are fine and Great that you are always impacting lives.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

https:

...can be found on the Dochas Network website. See: http://www.dochas.ie/code/resources.aspx?id=48

how-matters.org - Aid effectiveness is not about what we do, but how we do it.

Sharese's picture

Thank You

Merci, Gracias, Danke and Many thanks :)

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