And now for something completely different.
A photographer takes a stand against ugliness. She's gonna give us all a good name. Go, Jennifer McKendrick.
(Thanks to Catherine Barber)
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Featured Comment by Lynn: "I admire her ethics. Having a daughter recently targeted by Facebook bullying I can personally attest how devastating it can be for the victim. Denying the perpetrators of these nasty attacks an airbrushed public image for their senior portraits is a commendable step.
"It is a pity that Diane Arbus is not still with us. She would have been the logical choice to hold a mirror up to these bullies. Perhaps then they might reconsider their behaviour."
Featured Comment by Stan B.: "While I 'applaud' this particular action, where does it end and how will it be applied in an equal and nondiscriminatory manner—if it isn't, she sets herself up as a bully. What crimes and misdemeanors will she deem worthy to ignore, and which will she ordain suitable for punishment?
"If a student submits a plagiarized paper or cheats on an exam and thus beats out another honest, more deserving student for a top college or scholarship—shouldn't they be denied as well? I bet there were one or two of them. Is she not going to photograph adults who cheated on their spouses? What of all the 'upright' citizens of note and stature common to any town, anywhere who invest in and entertain questionable dealings with other seemingly 'upright' associates? She's walking a thin line if she's gonna play the photo chief of morals and integrity—who'll be left to photograph? I think I prefer the Newman/Krupp solution." [Link added by me —Ed.]