Tink, in aninterview with Wondering Sound.
I really want to hear that track with her and Sleigh Bells.
A soldier motions that he does not want his photo taken while on an operation near the Israeli-Gaza border on July 19, 2014 near Sderot, Israel. Photo by Andrew Burton for Getty Images.
I thought a lot about why this photo struck me after reading signedlaura's response [and talking about it with her]. She's right - it's not really news. This could be any cop, any guard, any authority with a gun. Authorities with guns don't like having their photo taken. Photos like this are taken every day in my home country. You could argue it’s the least newsworthy photo of the 42 the Atlantic published.
What struck me was that it evokes the two scenarios where we commonly see people shunning the camera:
the paparazzo harassing someone just going about their business who happens to have the spotlight on them
the entrance or exit from a courtroom [admittedly, this is usually people covering their own faces, not waving off a camera]
I think this photo is another Empathy Test. Does this soldier not want you to see what he’s doing? Or does he not want you to see how he’s doing?
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