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    Truth In a Time of War - A Slideshow

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    Music by the Rolling Stones - "Gimme Shelter"

    WARNING- Some of the images contain offensive language.

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    Re: Truth In a Time of War - A Slideshow

    Sorry but I don't get it, pictures of protesters from one side of the political spectrum hardly lives up to the title of the slideshow.
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    Re: Truth In a Time of War - A Slideshow

    Thanks for the comments, Ben.

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    Re: Truth In a Time of War - A Slideshow

    Did you make it Rick? I didn't realise that. I'm in the UK so don't didn't have a dog in that fight so don't take my comments as political, I just think a more appropriate title might have been 'Photographic coverage of protests against X' rather than a hugely politically charged title using the inflammatory phrase 'truth', a misnomer in connection with photography at the best of time. I remember my history teacher telling us "there is very rarely such thing as 'proof', almost anything can be argued against or proven to be other than conclusive". The only truth shown in those images was what they portrayed, that there were demonstrations of discontent with the government in power at the time.

    Again, not making any personal political comments, especially about another country, just that if photography is to be truth, the first thing it has to do is not be used to support an agenda.

    I would have replied in this much depth before had I known that the slideshow was yours, as such apologies as to the abruptness of the original reply.
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    Re: Truth In a Time of War - A Slideshow

    Oh, no apology is necessary. Yes, I made it. And I knew the title would be inflammatory, which is one reason why I chose it. At first, I thought about giving it a neutral title, like "Protest", etc. But I decided in the end to go with my true feelings, which as a former photojournalist, was extremely hard to do. However, I thought that by using a generic title, people would see right through it and realize my true sentiments when it comes to the war in Iraq, so I just decided to lay the cards on the table, as it were. Basically, I felt as though I was in a no-win situation when it came to the title and the contents of the photos.

    Thanks, once again.

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