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"My Family"

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Copyright: Paul Cornish (cornishpaul) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 1 N: 110] (1391)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2008
Categories: Portrait
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-21 8:15
Viewed: 3639
Points: 8
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I am starting a new photographic project with a village in Malawi. i sent the school in the village 22 disposable cameras, with a series of themes. This photograph was taken by a pupils in the school in the "my family" category

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  • karl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 163 W: 66 N: 62] (986)
  • [2008-11-21 8:42]

really nice picture, it reminds me of the first pictures in 19 century, where making a picture was a really serious affair.
the only think that makes me uncomfortable is the "bluish grey" athmosphere from contemporary films and of most digital cameras

i like the comparison with the 19th century when "making a picture was a really serious affair", it reminds me some of my own old family portraits

Hi Paul

An interesting photograph, but I should remind you that you should be the photographer of any shots you post, this is likely to be removed.


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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2008-11-21 18:18]

Hi Paul.
I like that you are teaching the students there about photography and teaching us about Malawi. The B&W works well, although colour might have too. In this case the graininess in B&W adds to the mood. TFS. Karin

Thanks for starting this project Paul!

Tell us more about it when you can. How is is working out? Who does the processing? I am guessing you do the instruction, processing and post-processing. Are you able to return the photos to the villagers?

I'm fascinated by the varied expressions from the children to the older family members. I am guessing the father is a farmer (from the boots)? Six kids in all?

Looking forward to more!


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