Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Where have you been with a camera?

Where have you been with a camera? It seems as though everyone now a days is doing stupid shit with their cameras. However, what risks are you willing to take to get that 10 second clip and/or that 640 x 480 shot? How far are you willing to go? Some people get paid to fly over seas to war zone's and risk their lives to put themselves on the line. How far are you willing to go in your every day life, living in America?


Blogger Anarcissie said...

There is not much indication that these places are actually dangerous. Poor and inhabited by Black people, yes, but except to those blinded by racism and classism that in itself is not dangerous.

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will this count as dangerous ?


- Damian

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Will this count as dangerous ?

- Damian

3:19 PM  
Anonymous sorabji said...

the bronx in the 1980s was the definition of urban blight, but it was readily possible to live, eat, and take pictures without being ambushed or murdered. it wasn't that "dangerous" and for as much as we are drowning in pictures today there are certainly thousands upon thousands of pictures from these and other such areas from that time. if they are not on the Internet that doesn't mean they do not exist.

most of these pictures look to have been taken from buses, cars, taxis or other safe drive-by positions.

i can not speak for the 1980s but in more recent times i have walked and driven though areas like those pictured here. times have changed, to be sure, but i feel more conspicuous driving into small towns in rural Appalachia or stumbling into truck stops in eastern Colorado. that's where i really feel like i might get my ass kicked.

12:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6:16 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

It all depends how you interperut the word "ghetto"

4:21 PM  
Blogger amanda said...

Now THAT is a true ghetto. Argentina. That's the real deal. When you don't even have a toilet and a simple rainshower can destroy your home. We are a privilleged people here in America. I'm very interested in photographing the ghettos around America. Does anyone know of any more pictures like these? Any books I can refer to???

6:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you obviously haven't been to L.A. dont judge it on a few pics. try walking down the street at night in south central or east la taking a picture then tell us. you probably wont get those developed.

Good stuff on these pics maybe though you could do world ghettos and then tell me if america is still ghetto or more like it has some disavantage parts

3:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

try distinguishing a "slum" from a "ghetto". a ghetto is an area where people of similar race/creed/sexuality/etc.. are forced to live due to outside forces (income/lifestyle). most university towns have a "student ghetto". many big cities have a "gay ghetto". doesn't always mean poor or rundown.

a slum is just a sh*thole. period.

12:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go to miami and see the real ghettos

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Between seattle and tacoma (SeaTac) Hilltop (tacoma) and southend/dale park (seattle) should be on there but tacoma got hella gangs from south central LA because the police up here couldnt handle them at first now the whole city is a slum

6:46 PM  
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