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Apr 16th 2013 11:15AM An interesting post, Sean. Thanks for sharing this information. I do like visiting ruins (or whatever is left). I'm a history nut, so I'd be photographing everything, of course.
Nov 16th 2012 7:05PM The children tug at my heart. It's hard to wrap our heads around what they have lived with.
Very nice that you took time to talk to this child, and brighten his day. These are the real people. That trailer is sad, couldn't look but a few seconds.
Nov 15th 2012 5:56PM Interesting post about the political climate. This is an area that I feel I'd need to know a lot more to comment. I appreciate your observations, however.
Nov 14th 2012 11:17AM I enjoy the photos, Sean, as a photographer and a person who loves seeing antiquity. Especially the children, they still look like kids the world over, happy and inquisitive. I like hearing about the food, the buildings and the everyday life the people lead.
Can women travel in a tour group in Iraq? (mixed group) Just wondering.
Nov 13th 2012 12:04PM Wow, Sean, scary. My heart would have been going very fast. I didn't know you were Canadian! (where in Canada are you from? I'm on the west coast - Vancouver, BC.)
That picture is a slice of life photo. You being in trouble for taking a photo is like that Monty Python comment: 'Don't mention the war'. (or photograph the wrong thing.) After all, we are on their turf. As a photographer, one has to be aware of other cultures and respect their wishes.
I like this series, Sean.
Nov 12th 2012 11:47AM It's nice to see kids the world over aren't much different when a camera is pointed at them. That photo at the top is what we imagine. Journalism does look for the conflict, it sells news, and I'm not surprised that individual tours are not allowed. It's great that some, like Gadling and it's writers, try to show us that other side of the people and the country.
I do look forward to seeing more of the Iraq we never see in the news. I hope you have lots of photos.
Jul 28th 2012 12:31PM Excellent post, Sean. I like learning about the history of places, and I liked seeing the cemeteries in Paris (Pere Lachaise esp.)
Really liked seeing inside the tombs. I have three lines of Scottish ancestry in my background, so I'm interested in things Scots. It's so mind-boggling to see what people did with so little in the past.
I'll come back for more.
Jul 28th 2012 12:10PM Wow, that was a great story. Hubs and I would have been scared as well. Our grasp of the French language is minimal, but we try to do our best, like you.
Good solution at the end. When you can't do anything about a situation, best to stay put and have a snack!
Jun 13th 2012 10:36AM Excellent advice about the photo exhibition. Very cool that you get to show the work in the bar and that the owner tries to keep with the theme.
I love photography (recent posts on Paris), but have never organized a showing. Sounds like an excellent way to make contacts.
Thanks for sharing what you've learned!