Thursday, September 01, 2005

Finding vs. Looting - clarification

Someone claiming to be the photographer who wrote the now infamous "Finding" caption which touched off a crapstorm of racial tension clears the air. For any who missed it, the claim was that pictures of black people called them "looters", while this picture merely said the people had found the groceries.

The photographer says he truly believes that the people in that picture found the groceries. Here are some of his recent photos from Getty Images:

Two black men and a white man have "taken" food and juice and supplies from a Walgreens. I guess "looting" is reserved for taking TVs and computers - it seems to me reasonable to "take" food if you are a starving flood victim.



At 9/01/2005 2:18 PM, Blogger GraceD said...

Hey there. Apparently that statement from the photographer was legit.

From my blog
looting vs taking

At 9/01/2005 3:51 PM, Blogger sokari said...

btw your link doesnt work - so what he truely believes the black person looted them? did he see the man looting or the white people finding? sorry but this just isnt good enough.

At 9/01/2005 4:09 PM, Blogger Doug Simpkinson said...

There are many photographers, this is just one guy. When he said the white people "found" the stuff, he had no control over some other photographer saying someone else "looted" the stuff.

It's legitimate to complain about unequal treatment in the media - I just hope people don't blame this one photographer who said some white woman "found" some food.

At 9/01/2005 4:16 PM, Blogger sokari said...

Its just more race shit and black people are sick of it whether its one or 1 million!


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