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Portrait of Humanity photography prize entries – in pictures

Discussion in 'Photography News Forum' started by Mike Singh, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Mike Singh

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    When I clicked, I thought I was going to see something different in the aspect of the portraying humanity.
    I cannot recall the name of the female photographer here in the US, I lean more her ways...she has passed on btw. She may have done her work in the sixties?
    She was very good at capturing your average people, on an average day, doing what they do. All sorts of ways of life.
    If I come up with her name, I will come back with it.
    Other than that, I agree, powerful images here.
     
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    Thank you for sharing this with us. Fantastic!
     
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    Is she Vivian Mayer?
     
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    To be honest, I was very underwhelmed by most of those images. Yes they were technically proficient, some really did tell a story, but quite a few were not at all what I would have expected under that heading. Maybe it's all in the interpretation of the brief, but for me, an image portraying humanity should tell a story about the relationship between man and his/her environment or other people; quite a few of these images just showed me a portrait of a person who looks a bit different to norms.
     
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    No. And I might have gotten the time wrong?
     
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    Well ''Humanity'' has such wide interpretation. I does not all have to be about human suffering and refugees. Some happy and positive images are welcome.
     
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    I would have to agree, however the premise of the word deals with civility and in most cases deals with two groups.
    Occupation had alot to do with the two groups and within the combined group, civil matters "erupt."
    Humanity is the collage of groups dealing life in a "humane" manner.
    Most subconsciously see one suffering a bitter root rather the consequences of non conformity. There for, a humane approach.
    A conundrum of sort, as we all have been raised to believe that there is a "force" much bigger than all humanity.

    I was asked once, and I still haven't come up with an answer...

    When did humanity begin?
     
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    Great question. I saw a recent post about an archaeological find of human skulls. Both adult twins had holes drilled into their skills as part of an ancient form of brain surgery. It was obvious despite their disabilities they were well cared for such that they grew into adults. For humans, ''humanity'' developed a long time ago. Even in the animal kingdom, animals care for their sick ones.

    I found the post.
    https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology...s-ago-discovered-in-northern-israel-1.6699993
     
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    I quite agree that Humanity does not need to be all refugees and suffering - as I said, my take is to think of Humanity as a positive thing, in more contexts than suffering. I think what differentiates a routine portrait from one exposing Humanity, is that the viewer can read a story or something else more than just "an interesting character" into it. But it's just my humble opinion. There were some striking images to be seen, and others that were very good portraits and nothing more.
     
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