Sunday, February 19, 2006

been away

I have been away on a sabbatical of sorts. What is a sabbatical anyway? It is the "great escape" but, it is important to know how to take a sabbatical without loosing money...I was told that I was not a photojournalist but an activist with a camera. I do not know if it is a compliment or if I should be all pissed off.

What is the line between photojournalism and an activist? If I were in Asia taking photographs of the aftermath or in New Orleans photographing the crowed hotel rooms telling the world of the continued poverty that I an activist or a photojournalist? Would it be different if I photographed poverty in Africa?

where is the line?