Comments on: This one is worth a thousand words http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/03/12/this-one-is-worth-a-thousand-words/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: maronati http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/03/12/this-one-is-worth-a-thousand-words/comment-page-4/#comment-354291 Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:41:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/03/12/this-one-is-worth-a-thousand-words/#comment-354291 We should not forget that the native brazilians were there first and that the brazilian government is one of the most corrupt institutions in the world and the interest of the the big corporations will always come first.

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By: samurai8 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/03/12/this-one-is-worth-a-thousand-words/comment-page-4/#comment-348184 Tue, 06 Mar 2012 05:12:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/03/12/this-one-is-worth-a-thousand-words/#comment-348184 When the first person who thought of building a fence and placed it around his home to form a perimeter that was when the first land was stolen from all others,and the age of ownership and greed came into the world.

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By: newey200 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/03/12/this-one-is-worth-a-thousand-words/comment-page-4/#comment-347766 Mon, 28 Nov 2011 08:22:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/03/12/this-one-is-worth-a-thousand-words/#comment-347766 Picture paints a thousand words wedding photography san diego http://www.johnnewsomephotography.com/ho me

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By: DubaiHotels http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/03/12/this-one-is-worth-a-thousand-words/comment-page-4/#comment-345768 Tue, 31 Aug 2010 22:42:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/03/12/this-one-is-worth-a-thousand-words/#comment-345768 Pictures speak louder the words and captions and mothers are stronger then those will, Thanks Reuters

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By: Marcos http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/03/12/this-one-is-worth-a-thousand-words/comment-page-3/#comment-338094 Wed, 27 May 2009 12:03:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/03/12/this-one-is-worth-a-thousand-words/#comment-338094 The land owner exploits the land according to regulations, leaving 60% of the original rain forest in place. The invading MST cut down large parts of the forest, thus forcing the authorities to take measures to avoid criticism from countries that cut down their own forests hundreds or even thousands of years ago. Dramatic photo but not depicting what really happened. Countless efforts have been made to offer these groups vacant lands that they can exploit, but they insist on invading the most productive and lucrative, fully equipped plantations. Also, you can hire these groups if you are in project development. They will secure ownership (after 5 years of occupation) and take care of environmental issues (maximum construction %) for you. No government wants to be associated with photos like above, so they are mostly left alone. Good business!

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By: Dubai http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/03/12/this-one-is-worth-a-thousand-words/comment-page-3/#comment-337816 Thu, 02 Apr 2009 07:07:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/03/12/this-one-is-worth-a-thousand-words/#comment-337816 agree on this, I think you don’t need to have a caption, because images speaks to itself.

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By: Thomas Rausch http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/03/12/this-one-is-worth-a-thousand-words/comment-page-3/#comment-337563 Thu, 26 Feb 2009 07:14:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/03/12/this-one-is-worth-a-thousand-words/#comment-337563 By viewing this photo zhe first thing I asked myself was “What has happend to this woman and her little child after taking that photo?” Can anybody tell me?

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By: Orlando Wedding http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/03/12/this-one-is-worth-a-thousand-words/comment-page-3/#comment-337433 Mon, 26 Jan 2009 01:36:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/03/12/this-one-is-worth-a-thousand-words/#comment-337433 The photo is great. But i feel sorry with that woman and her child

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By: Josh Silva http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/03/12/this-one-is-worth-a-thousand-words/comment-page-3/#comment-337113 Mon, 22 Dec 2008 23:16:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/03/12/this-one-is-worth-a-thousand-words/#comment-337113 This photo is stunning! And unfortunatelly it depicts very well what’s going on in Brazil. I sincerelly hope to see this extraordinary photography among the awarded ones when they decide which is the best picture of the year, at the Grand Prix of Photo-Journalism competition.

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By: Capt. Dallas http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/03/12/this-one-is-worth-a-thousand-words/comment-page-3/#comment-336059 Sat, 09 Aug 2008 07:23:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/03/12/this-one-is-worth-a-thousand-words/#comment-336059 I think that the photo is great. However, merely looking at the picture and then assuming that one can easily judge the morality of the situation is ridiculous. Yes, the photo is dramatic. Yes, there is text-book juxtaposition. But to say that the picture proves that squatters should be allowed to take what is not theirs makes no sense.

It is too bad that Brazilian laws do not aid the Landless Movement more adequately so that they do not need to break the law. But they are. This is simply a picture of one woman (of many) involved in a large scale eviction.

In response to the original question, “do we need to know the details to know that this is wrong?”, the answer is Yes! Would you have faith in the fairness of a court decision if you knew the judge was never present for the trial? Maybe, the picture in question is of a human right violation or maybe of a severe lack of empathy but to judge that we need not question the circumstances is blatant naivety.

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