The Conversation

Is this series of photographs about conversation or confrontation? It is difficult to say when only a few moments in time are captured. How can we judge the situation accurately? That is not possible really. Just the same human beings always create some context for an image. It is part of the process of storing a memory. So like it or not we do make judgments about what we see.

It seems to me the process of journalism is very difficult when it comes to photographs. Images are such powerful sources of information that the written word simply can’t compete. A photograph, especially a dramatic one, will form memories even before we read anything about the context of a situation. That is something to consider in our visually saturated media world. I’m glad I’m not a journalist.


Author: Ken

Avid photographer and old guy technologist.