First in Dorset. Now West Yorkshire.
Lucy, thanks for visiting my blog yesterday and commenting on my post. The issue you raise about photography and intrusion is valid in a world in which iPhone cameras are ubiquitous and there are video recordings inside and outside every store you visit and most streets you walk. But, it is not relevant to the photo you viewed yesterday.The tour operator who organized the safari we were on pays the Maasai village to receive its clients two or three times a week. Ecotourism is an important source of revenue to the village. We are greeted by a delegation of village elders who introduce their village and traditions, and several groups of singers and dancers perform for the tourists. School age children line up and do recitations for the tourists, and the tourists distribute to teachers the art supplies and school supplies they have brought with them from home. After the official ceremonies, tourists and Maasai villagers walk around and talk with one another. (Most speak some English.) Some villagers pose for photos, other shyer villagers stay at the periphery. And tourists like Gunther and I take many photographs, some posed, some informal. I don't know for certain, but I think that in the photograph that elicited your thoughtful comments, Gunther was not photographing the person walking away but instead was focusing on a group to the right of that person, out of the frame.
Very interesting busy street scene! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such thoughtful comments!
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