Labour Day March 2007 (big thread)

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  1. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Today is the first Monday of May, the labour day holiday here in Queensland. As usual the unions organise a march about 12000 strong and as usual the theme is very anti-liberal, especially this year since the new industrial relations laws favour the commercial sector much more than the workers.

    At 10am the gathering started.
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    As soon as the band finished warming up we were ready to go.
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    As is to be expected there was lots of shouting. (these were my workmates back in the day, the Liqueur Hospitality and Misc Union)
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    And the kids got involved too.
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    Sometimes more than the parents!
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    I assume this guy was in the middle of the fight to establish the laws which were recently changed.
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    Since this is Australia there wouldn't be a gathering without a HUGE bbq (one or two by every union).
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    And of course free beer.
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    Which quickly went to people's heads.
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    All in all a very good day.
     
  2. OmlessWanderer

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    It's always interesting to me how political terms can, uh, shine in different directions in different parts of the world. Fighting for workers rights is largely associated with what we would call liberals in the US.

    I like the shot with all the red shirts and flags, it catches your eye quickly. I wonder if something like that would get picked up for publishing? It's very nice but being edited, is it "photojournalism"?
     
  3. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Good question. I for one haven't a clue seeing how as I take photos mainly for me. I just got such a nice series that tell a story here that I posted them here.

    But surely photojournalism doesn't imply unedited photographs. Either way the picture looked plain in colour and worse in black and white.
     
  4. Jeff Canes

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    There are a lot of people that think photojournalism should always be unedited. I’m not one of them. But I do think at some point you can go to far.
     
  5. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    hmmm so is the general consensus that I should remove the picture in red, and post the original?
     

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