Saturday, May 17, 2008


Queenie said...

I think the kids were probably wondering why all these white people were taking pictures of them, meself.

I am assuming you are white of course.

Does that make me a racist?

I don't think anyone in that shot is being racist.

Raymond Thompson said...

To Queenie,

It is my job to photograph the people who live in the community where I work.

I saw this lady who does not know these children stop what she was doing to take their photograph and walk away.

I do not think that people normally photograph other people's children without a reason.

Maybe the fact that I'm African-American makes me more sensitive to images like this. My first reaction to this picture is one of distrust of the woman's intentions.