Rating Sorrows

Best Pictures of the Year are mostly a collage of human miseries. Victims of natural calamities and violent situations find themselves in the running. (14 pictures out of 24 in Time: The Best Photos of the Year, 2005 http://www.time.com/time/yip/2005/and about 12 out of 24 in Time: The Best Photos of the Year, 2006  depict vulnerable moment – people crying and/or coping with loss of their homes and dear ones or making a sense of the violence around them.

What was the fate of the “insurgent” questioned by U.S.soldiers in Baghdad (22 of 24, Time: The Best Photos of the Year, 2006 http://www.time.com/time/yip/2006/) Am I being too harsh on photo-journalists.

Why can we not celebrate the human spirit, situations where strangers extend a hand….where differences have no meaning… 

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  1. yay! you started blogging. 🙂

    very very heavy topic though, so not sure what to make of it. gonna catch you online and rib about it though. hee hee .. 🙂

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