That guy has no eye protection! Somebody call OSHA!!!
oh wait, wrong country.
I like that you posted these together .... The graffiti the man is attempting to remove probably has no meaning to anyone .. He seems to be doing a meaningless task ,could be cleaning gum off the street or whatever .
The woman seems to be scrubbing away something volatile ,controversial or slanderous ...I am much more drawn into what was written here giving the time period and all the slogans in the background seem to suggest that the printed slogans are exempt from censorship of any kind because they are posters .. and posters are important and certainly valid no matter what is written ...... they almost blend into the scene as part of the buildings ... just a matter of fact not to be ignored or taken seriously ..... The personal connection between this woman and what is written on her wall is powerful and the fact that she has taken action to remove what is written really draws you in ..... a very provocative photograph in my opinion .....
No, just selected images.
I can see most of my own gallery, but not some shots.
Like esp. the second one, Maggie! Somehow B/W is Paris... It has the mood of Doisneau or Izis about it.
And, I´m jealous... After Tibet, I´d like to be banned in China, too......
thank you for putting it up -- brave, brave girl. any of our photos would pale in comparison!
do like yours, though. it captures the utter mindlessness of the task, that's repeated all the time here... at least the guys cleaning the streets get to peak through peoples' trash, ogle girls, and gossip. these poor sods have to inhale paint fumes and stare endlessly until they see white.
only to know, that tomorrow is another day...
No bravery here. If you already know your work is boring, it doesn't really matter what you put next to it.thank you for putting it up -- brave, brave girl.
"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose..."
I've had to look at this pairing of photographs at least a dozen times before making a comment. After thinking a lot about them, I wonder if Evan's shot really is the better of the two, or if we perceive it as such because of the quaint ambiance of the Parisian neighborhood?
Maggie, I think yours is good. It's right there and immediate, whereas Evan's is at a distance and more remote. In yours we can see and almost decipher the grafitti, feel the texture of the wall, and we can easily identify with the guy who has to remove it. It's documentary and in touch with now, just as Evan's was in that period.
I say, GOOD JOB! :-)
I too would like to clarify ...... I hope you did not misunderstand my post ..I was referring to the graffiti as being meaningless ... not your photo ... Your photos are far from boring ... Your post got me thinking thats all ... anyway Hope my ramblings did not offend : )
Maggie, Sorry I missed these, I have been so busy with class!
Love the shots and irony.
Graffitti has always fascinated me, you've caught part of it that I'd not considered; the removal attempts.