Re: One more thought about recognizing photos...

Anthony Dauer (jackechs@MAIL.EROLS.COM)
Thu, 11 Jan 1996 08:03:11 -0500

Maybe the people are just in the way of what the photographer wants to take
a picture of. And either from shyness or politeness doesn't want to
infringe by asking them to move. Of course, this doesn't count when your on
the beach taking photos of women or men in their swimsuits or lack thereof.

At 07:32 PM 01/10/96 -0800, Donna M. Lanclos wrote:
>At the very least, un-selfconscious--in the sense that "I don't mind it,
>why should they??" I'm not sure how uniquely "American" it is,
>though--it may be characteristic of Western tourists in general, for all I
> Donna Lanclos
> UC Berkeley Dept of Anthropology
>On Wed, 10 Jan 1996, Ruby Rohrlich wrote:
>> Donna, I am diverging somewhat, but not completely. Having just been on
>> a Windjammer cruise where we visited several islands in the Caribbean, I
>> observed what I've observed over the years, that Americans take pictures
>> of people without asking permission. This attitude seems to be deeply
>> embedded in American culture. How would you characterize it? Ruby Rohrlich


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