Would I also get an award?

Yesterday I read on British Journal of Photography that an apparently banal photo was given the International Photography Award for the single image category and that award triggered a flood of negative comments from readers of BJP. Interestingly, two years ago I also took a similar photo:

I had no idea who the man was and why he was sleeping there. His appearance suggests that he was a poor migrant worker (or what the locals refer to as “min gong” 民工, rural or small town people who come to big cities to work, mostly in construction and lower level service industries). The interesting thing is that he had a book beside him. The photo would be more interesting if it showed the cover of the book.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: