Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Marasmus and Photography.

At work. With all the prime-time indulgence websites having been blocked, i googled up my all time favourite National Geographic Photography Contest. The entries sumbitting time is long over. Sadly so. But then its just an observation i made while voting in for the top thirty photos. Poverty appeals much more than affluence. Is it planned? Is a malnourished dying Ethiopian essentially a better (read Winnable!) subject than a pot-bellied marwadi. I was falling for the trap, i was planning how i would click such 'appealing' pics and ensure that my computer doesn't crash enxt time!
Its weird. Poverty never ceases, but people win just from depiction of the status quo!

2 comments:

Lesser child of a changeling god said...

to make my view on it as plain as possible, poverty 'appeals' for two reasons:
a) grass is more interesting (if not greener) on the otherside
b) morbid curiosity/ voyerism

Sonali Rath said...

good hai re...very nice observation...i think the movie now in news has a very true title...slum dog millionaire...but in reality...its the millionaire adding on to there no's