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There are at least two kinds of photographic bravery: the bravery of those who risk life and limb to show the world the ugly truths of war and conflict, and the bravery of those who push themselves in long-term, intimate projects — confronting themselves while documenting their subjects. There is no hierarchy of bravery.

via NYTimes.com.

There Are 6 Comments On This Article.

  1. What art schooly bullshit. Of course there’s a hierarchy. Angsty self-portraits are at the bottom.

  2. I find comments like Erik’s very curious. Is Erik young enough that he follows the trend of the younger generation glossing over content or just doesn’t read.

    I think that Christopher has it right when it comes to being true to ones self. It is okay to be young and dumb and not really see the true world at a time in our lives. Times change and so does the true reality of our personal life. The real hero is the one who sees the value of his family and sets aside his own personal desires to be there.

  3. The extract does indeed read as a pretentious art school intellectual viewpoint, but it as it is reproduced here, it is very out of context.

    I too wonder if Erik had actually read the source article?

    Was it too long to be a tweet perhaps?

  4. I have always used mindfulness to become part of the moment of doing something and fully engaging. For instance, when drinking tea or coffee, fully become aware of all aspects of the preparation, pouring, and drinking without thinking of something else. Just be present, its a great exercise and then return to the breath when needed.