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Ian T West ADMIN December 20, 2011
I sometimes wonder if some of the people submitting to this group actually look at the style of photograph curated here, or simply submit their stuff blindly. There is a governing idea. It might be a bit loose on occasion, but nevertheless it exists. Here are its main characteristics:

*human spaces
*color, light, shadow interplay
*beauty of all the above
*a compositional ...something, I don't know, surprise -- put it all together...

I hope, if you submit here, you also look.

This group discussion is for members only.

Group Description

Photographic art related to the observation & study of human beings in Brooklyn and beyond.

Note: "the study of human beings" need not entail that the work depict human beings, but if your work is peopleless (as almost all of mine is for instance), there ought to be some compelling sign of humankind at work upon the environment depicted by the photograph.

Also, feel free to visit the blog and leave your remarks. I will occasionally post work from the pool on the blog, but never without the consent of the photographer.

Brooklyn Anthropology

Group Rules

1. Respect -- humaneness first, correctness, artistic pride, etc. second.

2. Prepare to be silently critiqued -- this group will be moderated with as much diligence & energy as a normal busy person's life will admit of, and therefore I will not be able to justify or mollify if & when I don't wish to include a particular photograph.

3. Photographs only, please. Keeping processing to a minimum will generally improve the chances that I'll include a thing. But some tidying is appreciated too. I use Photoshop, but I prefer mostly to hide its tracks upon my work, and I tend to like this as well.

4. The title of the group is Brooklyn Anthropology: this means that (a) the admin of the group resides in Brooklyn, (b) the primary field of investigation is Brooklyn, and (c) the pool concerns itself with the study of human beings. BUT: I'm interested in human beings everywhere, so it is NOT a rule of the group that the photographs need depict Brooklyn.

5. Finally, Brooklyn Anthropology, both the pool and the blog, are part of an artistic project for me, and my interest in photography is as an artistic medium, and so I'll be on the lookout for work that has an obvious design on being more than simple documentation, and more than mere decoration.

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Members can post 1 thing to the pool each week.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe, Moderate
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