Wanted Dead or Alive
all reproduction rights reserved William Greiner
Alec Soth , in his widely read blog, yesterday talked about the lack of photographs which included people. He went on to talk about Robert Polidori and his Katrina images. Reading this opened a wound, which I thought had healed.
I am speaking about the image Mr. Polidori made of a dead man, on his own bed and in the privacy of his own home, partially covered by a blanket. I spoke to a number of people about this image , and to my surprise, few shared my anger at the invasion of privacy.
I blogged about it at the time , and my feeling then as it is now, is that if I were this dead man's brother, son or friend, and found Mr. Polidori making this photograph - he would be looking for a good dentist to fit him for dentures!