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Immigrants' rights: A forgotten agenda
Immigrants' rights: A forgotten agenda

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Challenge: Newspaper (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Compact Hyperzoom Aspherical for Canon
Location: Mexico
Date: Jun 21, 2004
Aperture: 9
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Photojournalism, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jun 22, 2004


Place: 7 out of 232
Avg (all users): 6.6608
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 6.4717
Avg (non-participants): 6.7740
Views since voting: 2033
Views during voting: 388
Votes: 283
Comments: 24
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/20/2005 02:26:43 AM
Wow!!!! congrats!!! thats soo cool!! :) well done! keep in touch ciao!
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06/30/2004 12:26:18 AM
Congratulations on a well-deserved top ten placing.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/29/2004 08:19:48 PM
Beautiful but lighting on face could be better.
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06/28/2004 10:42:28 PM
VERY VERY well done. The expression on the face reall sells the photo. Nice job with the framing too.
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06/28/2004 02:32:17 PM
This strikes me as a very good sort of "stock photo" for the article that the headline describes. Nice job, and the B&W works well. 7
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06/27/2004 07:43:49 PM
Captured well. Nice one.
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06/27/2004 12:19:30 AM
very strong statement, good job!
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06/26/2004 06:00:04 AM
Great photo. I love it.
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06/25/2004 11:52:51 PM
this is such a descriptive photo- the only thing i'd say is a little more contrast. i like the depth of field, and the whole photo tells a great story. i can see it in a newspaper setting, good job
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06/25/2004 01:59:13 AM
This goes in order of what I notice first:
1) I decided when I started voting/commenting that I wouldn't mention color vs. black and white...but I'm sorry, this picture just screamed COLOR to me. :(
2) Crop it more on the top and right side or even make it horizontal and crop it from his elbows to half of the basket.
3) Good lighting and contrast.
4) Good DOF.
Score: 6
06/25/2004 12:06:59 AM
imigrants have rights?
06/24/2004 10:58:31 PM
Lack of B/W tonal range ,low contrast but well composed photo 8 !
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06/24/2004 05:20:05 PM
Nice shot, might benefit from centering the subject, and showing more detail in the face. Also I can imagine that those peppers would make a brilliant color photo, but the B&W does fit this challange. Good work.
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06/24/2004 03:08:49 PM
Great 10
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06/24/2004 11:21:29 AM
Great newsworthy picture with emotional appeal. Great DOF and clarity on the subject. Maybe adjust the lighting a wee bit lighter to bring emphasis to the subjects facial expression.
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06/23/2004 02:31:37 PM
I would rephrase the headline, "Migrant Worker Rights: A forgotten Agenda?"
A headline needs to be very direct and to the point. There are many kinds of immigrants and some are treated better than others. I have to assume this is a migrant worker because of your headline.

I added the question mark because unless this is an editorial, there needs to be some objectivity. It is debatable that the rights of immigrants (or migrant workers) is a forgotten agenda. Journalism should not state opinion as fact.

This is a really nice photo but it has more of a travel feel to me. There isn't any real conflict evident. It just shows a man doing his job. He looks healthy and decently clothed so I'm not convinced he is suffering injustice. I'm not suggesting he isn't--I'm just stating as an objective observer, given no other context, this photo doesn't indicate that he isn't well-paid for his efforts. His load looks heavy but that doesn't really indicate much about the working conditions. If he were a small child, or a frail elderly person I would be more concerned that questionable ethics were involved.

Leaving the challenge for a moment, I think there isn't much wrong with this photo. I would like it much better in color. The vibrant colors of the peppers against the pale basket, the green fields, and his warm brown skin would make this much more captivating.
06/23/2004 11:12:10 AM
I would have liked to se what colors popped out on this one it meets the challenge very well in both subject and title. 7
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06/23/2004 11:01:59 AM
powerful ! although this should be a magazine article rather than a newspaper --- 8
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06/23/2004 10:44:49 AM
Nice feature story idea, interesting image. Might have done better in color, it seems a bit washed out in B&W
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06/23/2004 05:22:57 AM
very political. front page
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06/23/2004 03:32:39 AM
Very good photo. Excellent headline to boot. Nice job.
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06/23/2004 01:07:48 AM
I think this would have done well in the national geographic challenge!
06/23/2004 12:47:35 AM
good shot ! a8
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06/23/2004 12:34:46 AM
superb shot....and I like the contrast... first 10 in this challenge :)
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