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clicknimagine Plus
13 1.1k 105 India
30 Dec 2021 2:46PM
Yes the boys and girls seperated from each other, and the teacher is talking with someone else, some boys got the punishment i can see, May be, the strict rules are relaxed for the girl childs...

Quote:It seems the teacher is also separated; from reality.
He has the look of someone who would do anything to be elsewhere.

I don't know why you are saying this...
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1974 England
30 Dec 2021 4:47PM
Hmmm... Thinking?

You were there, and I wonder what you know that I don't.

Fantastic image: but the message is unclear - more unclear because of the caption, to my mind.
david deveson 18 63 2 Italy
30 Dec 2021 8:30PM
What I wrote was my interpretation of the photograph. A personal interpretation. If it had been a caption as you all choose to call it it would have simply said "a picture of a teacher sitting in the classroom of boys and girls in an orphanage in Zanzibar".
There is no way of knowing what he was thinking or doing even though I was there at the moment of the click of the shutter.
Photographs contain so much in the way of personal interpretation.
I can only say that he seems to be separated from the situation.
He gave me the impression of someone tired and only too eager to be somewhere else.
Separated from the reality of his daily life.
Saastad 3 16 17 Norway
30 Dec 2021 11:39PM
Very good photo!

dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1974 England
31 Dec 2021 2:19PM
Thank you, David - that's useful. It raises some interesting questions about attaching any text to a picture: I think that Harold Evans had quite a lot to say about appended text in his book on editing pictures for the press, Pictures on a Page.

I know that some photographers can be very precious about the 'image speaking for itself' - but we are verbal creatures, and we synthesise our thoughts from words as well as pictures.

Apologies - I tend to engage with my brain's more abstract areas sometimes.
Lots to see and think about in this image, well captured.

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