Thursday, May 27, 2010

She's Not There - Futenma-to-Henoko Edition

Well no one told me about her.
What could I do?
Well no one told me about her
Though they all knew.

But it's too late to say you're sorry.
How would I know, why should I care?
Please don't bother trying to find her,
She's not there.

The Zombies, "She's Not There" (1964)

All photographs are manipulations, saying as much (or more) about the attitudes of the photographer and the editor as what really occurred.

The above image of Consumer Affairs Minister Fukushima Mizuho and Prime Minister Hatoyama Yukio in the Diet yesterday graces the front page of my newspaper this morning. It is assumed to speak volumes, silently, in shared visual language all understand.

Image courtesy: The Mainichi Shimbun

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