Monday, May 11, 2009

A Tale of Two Images

How did we move from this


(image of the National Women Guards circa 1947 courtesy Life magazine)

to this





in 60 years?

Will keep you posted.

17 comments:

  1. brilliant posts proves the fact that picture is worth a thousand words

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  2. I will be watching this space closely.

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  3. :(. I hate this. The whole thing.
    >>hug<<

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  4. Wow. It's a brilliantly juxtaposed contrast. Incredibly tragic and unfortunately true.

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  5. The world has changed in many unhappy ways:(

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  6. Really sad, the way things are changing. And like the saying goes "a picture does speak louder than a 1000 words".

    First time I hopped on to your blog .... will come back for more ..

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  7. sad, really sad :( going backward has never been appealing to many of us but I don't know why some people try to take the society and the country backwards?! but hopefully this will change too and the bright times will come back.

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  8. yes its true, there is fair amount of movement backwards. But then there is so much movement forwards also. perhaps one just needs to focus more on that?

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  9. Dear "commentators",
    It is not all "one step forward, two steps backward" with us ....just the changing relationship (and acceptance of ) women and organized violence.
    But I dont want to "feed" you into how to read the two images and would welcome YOUR take on them.

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  10. I think the two pictures say so much, and they just make me feel very sad.

    Would love to hear your take on them.

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  11. it makes me so sad, aneela.
    Sometimes I think humans are the stupidest of all the species on this planet.

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  12. First time here and these pics make me so so sad...

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  13. ironical change!!!

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  14. A picture says thousand words...good pic very brilliant..keep it up...

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  15. Gosh, incredibly powerful photographs. Layered with historical processes where, we, the viewer, are implicated as well. It is easy to lament about the complicity of the state and the clergy, but historical processes in the world need to be scrutinised as well. thanks for this aneela

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