The Blind Photographer
A short film about a young photographer who is only concerned with capturing images, with no regard or concern for the subject behind the lens.
When I started taking pictures, I found my self explored the topic of poverty and took pictures of people with out much questioning, why was the subject interesting to me? why was someones miss match socks and dirty torn pants of any interest? I was copying what I have seen before and taking pictures of abandoned buildings making them black an white, but my pictured didn’t say much, also I was young and didn’t know much. Over time I have come to appreciate photography that honours the subjects voice.
poverty porn, also known as development porn or even famine porn, is any type of media, be it written, photographed or filmed, which exploits the poor’s condition in order to generate the necessary sympathy for selling newspapers or increasing charitable donations or support for a given cause.(Collin.M.1999.aidthoughts.org)