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Minimalist Protest, Shanghai 2006
05-OCT-2006

"Minimalist" Protest, Shanghai 2006

A Demonstration of Dissatisfaction

Canon EOS 20D
1/1000s f/4.5 at 70.0mm iso200 full exif

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Bill Harris15-Oct-2006 16:36
Putting humanity into perspective. Great photography.
Antonis Sarantos15-Oct-2006 10:16
I love all the negative space, gives the sense of minimalistic protest!
Guest 15-Oct-2006 00:23
Great documentary work.
Guest 14-Oct-2006 23:01
Sidewalk ants only noticed because of their number and threading trail among the cracks.Mostly ignored,sometimes trampled.Yet perservering with their purpose, of a right to be among us.

Extraordinaire!
Guest 14-Oct-2006 19:03
eh... annoyed and "annoying"....
Silvia Roitman14-Oct-2006 18:55
excellent composition!!
Phil Douglis14-Oct-2006 17:01
One of your most effective social comments, Kal -- the white wall symbolizes the vacancy of authority. There is nobody there to see or hear this protest. The wall is overbearing, monumental in scale. The vast governmental apparatus of China can't be seen because it does not really care to listen to these people. Wonderful use of scale incongruity as symbolism.
Guest 14-Oct-2006 16:59
What an interesting scene! Or, should I say "disinterested" scene. My favorite group are the people to the right. It's like they've just run out of things to say to one another. The blank wall behind them lends to the feeling of the photo. Really well spotted! (On a technical note, the photo seems a bit "soft" - what do yout think?)
Kal Khogali14-Oct-2006 16:09
Farmers, whose land has been taken away, and are unhappy about their compensation. In China, peaceful protest is allowed, in the from of these "sit-ins" (except where it casues international embarassment). They come back to this same place every year, during the October holiday....K
fred_il14-Oct-2006 15:27
Brilliant composition!
The dissatisfaction is not really clear. They looked comfortable.
AL14-Oct-2006 15:19
A superb minimalistic composition with the woman characters contrasting against the big wall. Not sure about the exact protest, they seemed quite comfortable in their won group and chairs. As if it's a tea corner for the ladies to gather and perhaps make little protest about their families, their children and their lives. Just my thought :-)
Craig Persel14-Oct-2006 10:31
Cracking image. Almost as if they are characters on a stage in a play positioned by a director. Wonderful minimalist arrangement. Vote.
Adalberto Tiburzi14-Oct-2006 08:49
Genius.
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