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Troubled World

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Message posted at 06/29/2013, 14:25:05 PM by Bobbrooky
I am sure, wherever we are on the globe, and contribute to Dreamstime, that we have seen atrocities and injustice through the media, committed in different countries worldwide. My question is, in these trouble spots, are contributors still able to upload images, and do they?

I am thinking of places like Syria at the moment, Afghanistan, etc.

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Message posted at 06/29/2013, 17:25:58 PM by Alvera
I recently saw a contributor from Irak with a small but good portfolio, nice pictures. Can't find it again right now...
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Message posted at 06/30/2013, 10:08:02 AM by Miraclemoments
Interesting thoughts although I wonder how tightly they control the internet in those areas. They might have quite a tight lock down on internet usage because of the mess...
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Message posted at 06/30/2013, 11:36:21 AM by Myersct
There are many areas that aren't in turmoil where they tightly control the internet. I have friends in Vietnam and they can't access sites like Facebook most of the time. So, I'd bet Miracle is right...
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Message posted at 06/30/2013, 15:45:37 PM by Robinstockphotos
That is where the real spirit of photography lies. It is not about capturing still photos of apples and working with beautiful teens in the studio, it really never was about that easy.

Think of the footage of World Wars you see today. I'm sure hundreds of photographers and videographers died shooting because they had to run into the war zones, unarmed. Just to be able to capture the ugliest thing man has ever seen. Think of that will and passion - greater than the love of life. Makes me wonder, where do we stand compared to them? Trying to keyword 10 photos a day makes us use keywording tools.

There might be a similar situation in war zones today. It may not be happening in US and UK, but I'm sure there are people in other unstable locations who have captured things we cannot dare to see but they didn't make it to show us what they captured.
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