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Saturday, February 16, 2008

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At Sat Feb 16, 03:46:00 PM, Blogger Westcoast Walker said...

What a great photo - on person's dream is indeed another person's nightmare. Very applicable to today!

At Sun Feb 17, 12:41:00 AM, Blogger Johnny Yen said...

That is a famous photo that was printed in Life Magazine. It was taken by the great photographer Margaret Bourke-White. The poeple are actually lined up for food after a flood, but it does make a great statement, doesn't it?

At Mon Feb 18, 06:13:00 AM, Blogger FranIAm said...

Oh do I feel ill.

At Mon Feb 18, 09:40:00 AM, Anonymous Omnipotent Poobah said...

It was powerful then and it's powerful now.

If you're not familiar with Margaret Bourke-White. I highly suggest a visit to any of the sites that cover her life. Many of her subject deal with poverty and the oppressed of the depression.

At Mon Feb 18, 11:22:00 AM, Blogger Swinebread said...

Margaret Bourke-White gets me off!

At Mon Feb 18, 06:07:00 PM, Blogger Dean Wormer said...

Please tell me the car full of giant white people did NOT wind up running down the line full of African-Americans.

At Mon Feb 18, 08:23:00 PM, Blogger Distributorcap said...

welcome the the United States of China....

At Tue Feb 19, 03:58:00 PM, Blogger dguzman said...

Only now they'd also write "so love it or leave it, you terrorist-supporter!" under "American Way."

At Wed Feb 20, 06:17:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Westcoast Walker: Yes, it's a heartbreaking photo.

Johnny Yen: Yay! Thanks! I had no idea where it was from. I have heard the name Margaret Bourke-White before. I will have to Google her.

FranIAm: Oh dear! Think about go go boots, FranIAm.

Omnipotent Poobah: Yes, I will have to look her up. I am sadly not familiar with the work of many photographers.

Swinebread: Down boy! She wants you to look downtrodden and the opressed in this shot.

Dean Wormer: I believe that the car is only a picture on a poster, but I can understand your concern.

Distributorcap: Ouch. Too true.

dguzman: This country needs an enema.

At Wed Feb 20, 12:15:00 PM, Blogger Johnny Yen said...

Dr. Z.-
If you've ever seen the movie Gandhi, she's the character played by Candice Bergen.

When I taught sixth grade, we had a short guided reading book about her. She was a fascinating person. She came from money, and trained as a photographer when few women did. She had her office at the top of the Chrysler Building, and would hang out by the big aluminum eagles taking pictures of New York's changing skyline.

At Wed Feb 20, 01:58:00 PM, Blogger Comrade Kevin said...

Yes, equal opportunity for all unless I don't like them, they make me afraid, they aren't like me I think, and they live next door!

At Fri Feb 22, 11:57:00 AM, Blogger Batocchio said...

A classic photo.

Dr.Z, since you're a film buff, you may know that Terry Gilliam made a version of this billboard that appears several times in Brazil, although there it's "We're All in This Together," which Harry Tuttle (DeNiro) says as well.

(Ya know, I wrote the other day that Paddy Chayefsky said Network wasn't satire and I felt Dr. Strangelove was barely satire anymore... but Brazil is right up there, too.)


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