in Photo of the day, Toronto

Man reading in wheelchair

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Anon November 26, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Poverty porn photography

Mica Prazak November 27, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Really Anon?

Exploitative Poverty Porn?

If that were the case, 80% of international photographers are in fact pornographers.

People take photos of people doing things all the time. If the person was in a wheelchair, and not homeless, would you call it “exploitative ableist photography?”

I think you are just picking a fight.


R.K. November 28, 2013 at 11:26 am

Respectful portrayals of those in poverty may contradict their tendency to be unseen by those who are better off.

alena December 3, 2013 at 10:17 am

A great photo; reading is an escape and an adventure for all of us. All humans share the same needs. I see the photo more as a thoughtful pause.

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