Saturday, August 08, 2009

Standing up for what you believe in

I'm on Flickr under two separate accounts. On one of them, I had posted a photo of a polychromatic wood sculpture of Joan of Arc that I found on my travels. Recently it was given an award by someone, together with the information about the Flickr group that I could also post the image to. I joined the group, posted the image, and then read the group information. What I read runs counter to my ethics; I removed the image, quit the group, and posted about why I was refusing the "honour."

Yes, I want a large audience for my images, and want to spread info around about them. But I cannot use, and will not permit my images to be used, to support ideologies and beliefs to which I am ultimately opposed.

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