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Princess Removes Homeless Shot After Negative Backlash

Does this mean that who the photographer is matters more than some may think when taking certain types of shots?

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Princess Removes Homeless Shot After Negative Backlash:

Above: The image which was removed from Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis' Instagram account, as posted by CNN.


Vogue style editor-at-large Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis, princess of the Thurn und Taxis family, found her Instagram account to be the centre of attention after posting an image of what appears to be a homeless person reading a copy of the fashion bible Vogue. 

The image, which has now been taken down, was posted on Saturday during Paris Fashion week and according to CNN, was captioned with: "Paris is full of surprises....and @voguemagazine readers even in unexpected corners!"

Fashionista, the first site to discuss the image, said: "The things she writes, both in Vogue and on social media, often straddle the line between entertaining/aspirational and disturbingly out of touch. On Saturday she crossed that line... We shouldn't have to explain why her decision to put this on Instagram, as wealthy princess, was of questionable taste."

Some Instagram users agreed with the fashion news site and called the image 'cruel', 'stupid' and 'in poor taste' while others said there was nothing wrong with the shot. 

On Sunday, Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis posted an apology alongside an image of the river Seine which said: "I wanted to extend my sincerest apologies for the offence my post has caused. Yours truly Elisabeth."

As you can see, the image brought about some heated discussion and commenting but we want to know what you think about it? We see examples of street photography, some featuring the homeless, in our gallery quite regularly and they don't receive the kind of criticism this shot did. So, do you think it got the attention it did because of the person behind the lens? Does this mean that who the photographer is matters more than some may think when taking certain types of photos? 

It's an interesting debate and we welcome your thoughts. 

(Via DIY Photography)

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Haluka Avatar
Haluka 8
9 Mar 2015 11:45AM
> ...who is part of the German royal family

There is nothing like a German royal family... And there hasn't been one for many many years. I would fix that, doesn't make that article look like good journalism... Wink
themak Avatar
themak 10 1.1k Scotland
9 Mar 2015 12:23PM
I think the photo is quite dull, and those who call it tasteless are duller.

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