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 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.


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