August 29, 2007

Taliban as Boy George; Frozen photos; more

Magnum photographer Thomas Dworzak has posted a fascinating 7-minute look at the Taliban & photography.  Their religious beliefs led them to deface any human or animal representation (from ancient statues to bottles of shampoo), yet numerous young men posed for images that make them look "like gay icons."  Western reactions say something about our times, too.

Elsewhere in photography:

Posted by John Nack at 11:49 PM on August 29, 2007

Comments

  • Dean Stelfox — 2:52 AM on August 30, 2007

    John,
    You have some fantastic links to great photography sites on your page. This is one I found recently through Lifelounge: Jonathan Mannion http://www.jonathanmannion.com/main.html.
    I’m not sure if you’ve linked to his site before but, as Lifelounge notes, “the world sees hip-hop through his eyes”.
    [Thanks for the link, Dean; I’ll check it out. –J.]

  • Dean Stelfox — 2:53 AM on August 30, 2007

    John,
    You have some fantastic links to great photography sites on your page. This is one I found recently through Lifelounge: Jonathan Mannion http://www.jonathanmannion.com/main.html.
    I’m not sure if you’ve linked to his site before but, as Lifelounge notes, “the world sees hip-hop through his eyes”.

  • John Dowdell — 8:11 AM on August 30, 2007

    Taliban photos become more disturbing when you consider Rule #19… men together earn death, but molesting a boy is okay:
    http://tinyurl.com/2kc6gm

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