Challenge: Freedom II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Artis Zoo, Amsterdam
Date: Jul 9, 2004
Date Uploaded: Jul 6, 2004
|Freedom exist by the notion of its opposite, imprisonment. We treasure our freedom because NOT being free is the greatest sufferings known to mankind.
"Free as a bird" is the expression. The essence of a bird is its freedom, freedom from gravity, from the ground, from the earthly life. Imprisoning a bird, takes away the very heart, the characteristics of the animal. If freedom is like a bird, is a bird in captivity still a bird?
Does everybody experience the same as I do when watching a bird in a cage: the urge to scream out that something is very very wrong? Never in life will I be more aware of the concept freedom and its opposite, when viewing the most beautiful birds encaged and thus rubbed from their soul. If you ever need a reason to fight for freedom, look at a bird in a cage.
-added after voting period-
I clearly misjudged the cultural differences in the conception of irony. In Holland (and I think the whole of Europe), Irony is a very widely used tool, practiced especially when the message needs to be very strong, e.g. idealistic marketing. A picture of an imprisoned animal, would in most people here immediately revoke the reaction "this is about freedom", even without the title. I even was afraid the title would be too much, because I think irony needs to be subtile. Well, I learned my lesson. I can see from the comments that most people didn't get my meaning. I can live with low scores, but not with being misunderstood. That's why I felt the need to explain....
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2021 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks
. Current Server Time: 01/19/2021 08:27:35 AM EST.