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Dancer, backstage


Vivitar 100/3.5 f4 1/30s.


© © 2000, Aditya Bhushan

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no, the color purity is probably off due to Kodak's tens of thousands of dollar contributions to Republican campaigns during 1999-2000
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Peter, in your focussed pursuit of the political notion-du-jour did you notice these two news items. I wish I had more time and space to dedicate to your edification of how corporate and political systems are out to screw you, but this is neither the place nor the time.




George Fisher, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Eastman Kodak, accompanied Secretary of Commerce Ronald Brown on the trade mission to China and Hong Kong in August and September of 1994.

Eastman Kodak gave $2,600 to the Democratic party in the 1991-92 election cycle while Brown served as the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. The company gave $1,000 to the Democratic party in the 1993-94 cycle.



Kodak Nominates Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley To Board of Directors

ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 15 -- Eastman Kodak Company has nominated former U.S. Senator William Warren Bradley to the company's Board of Directors, according to the company's proxy statement, which it will begin mailing to shareholders later this month.


Bradley, who represented the State of New Jersey, competed to become the Democratic Party's Presidential nominee in 2000. Bradley is also a Rhodes Scholar, an Olympic Gold Medalist, and a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.


"Bill Bradley brings to the Kodak board a unique perspective as a dynamic leader, politician and accomplished athlete," said Daniel A. Carp, Kodak Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Bill's experience in Congress and his knowledge of world affairs will be an invaluable asset to the company."


Bradley, 57, was a member of the U.S. Senate for 18 years. In 1978, at the age of 35, he was sworn in as the youngest member of the Senate. During his political career, he has served on the Senate Finance Committee, the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Special Committee on Aging, and the Select Committee on Intelligence.


Bradley is a Managing Director of Allen & Company Inc. From 1997 to 1999, he was a Senior Advisor and Vice Chairman of the International Council of JP Morgan & Co. Inc. During that time, he also served as an essayist for CBS evening news and as a visiting professor at Stanford University, Notre Dame University and the University of Maryland.


Prior to entering politics, Bradley played professional basketball for the New York Knickerbockers from 1967 to 1977, and was a member of two championship teams. The Knicks retired his number in 1984.


He holds a BA degree in American History from Princeton University and an MA as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He has authored five books on American politics, culture and economics.



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Peter, I am all for people supporting their political causes, but in the photo critique section? As much as I appreciate your photocritiques/comments, your choice of forum is not worthy of it.


You also are not really concerned about the fact of donation, per se, but the (inflation adjusted) amounts.

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First, let me say, "nice pic".


Second, does it really matter where Kodak spends its money? I'm sure if you did some research on Fuji, you'd see that they gave a major chunk of change to the Japanese Gov't to find ways to make it difficult for Kodak (and many other companies, US "owned" and others alike), to compete in their country. For more info on that, do a search for "World-Trade-Organization-Kodak-1996".


Lastly, Kodak has annual revenues of over $40 billion. I'm sure if they wanted to, they could afford to give more than .0001525% of their annual revenues to the Republican Party. How much money did professional photographers contribute to Fuji's bottom line by buying film to take pictures of Bill/Monica/Condit, in order to show us the Democratic Party's sexual prowess.

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There is absolutely nothing original about this photo. But the dancer, the composition, and the light are all excellent. This is a lovely photograph.


And Peter, your political comments are out of place on this forum.

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Peter, the point that Stu, Darron and I are making is that it trivializes both your cause and this forum to discuss non germane issues here. Please post the political/social forum you frequent and I'll see you there.



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Aditya, great lighting on this picture.


Had a moment to briefly look at some of your other shots - love the one of the rowboat in the water.


It's too bad, there are some bad apples that ruin it for the rest of us on this website.


I happened across this site in my quest for knowledge on the subject of photography - not to discuss political issues with closed-minded individuals.


The photo critques are meant (IMHO), to discuss the creativity and aesthetics of the particul photo in question. Discussing the politics of a company's film is way out of line for this particular forum. Where do we draw the line? If we find that a particular company reduced it's contributions to the United Way this year, do we rate someone's photo less than it deserves because that individual used film, or a camera, or a lens produced by said company?


P.S. Keep up the great work, Aditya.

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