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Developing Native Eyes

By jason - up to 2007 (archived) • Oct 16th, 2007 • Category: Loose Ends, News for Creatives (archives)

 By Miki Johnson for Pop Photo:

“Emaciated African babies with flies in their eyes. Indian women picking through earthquake rubble. Israelis and Palestinians throwing rocks. These are the images that Westerners are used to seeing from these countries — and in many ways they have lost the ability to see anything else.

Although these are only tiny slivers of these countries’ stories, they are often the only images available on wire services and in newspapers. The reasons for this are complicated, but one important contributor is the fact that those photos are almost always taken by Westerners, not only for Westerners.”

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