Monday, January 31, 2011

The German minister of Defence is not educational nor noteworthy


A picture of Karl-Theodor Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg, the German minister of defence is according to some not "educational nor noteworthy". As a consequence the picture that was proposed on Commons as a featured picture will not feature.

On the proposal it was suggested that this reason is wrong and "Let's be politically correct, and support only ethnic portraits, as usual." Now Mr von und zu Guttenberg is a fine and good looking specimen of the ethnic group he belongs to. He is not American though..

With such a motivation a whole genre of pictures can not feature; they are the portrait pictures. Portrait photography is considered like macro photography an art in its own right.

If it was not so sad, many of the motivations for or against a featured picture candidate are hilarious.
Thanks,
     GerardM
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