When travelling, taking pictures of foreign people with discretion and fully respecting their local traditions, can positively help to know them better and discover what can be shared with them (the cheerfulness of a child, the charm of a female smile, the wisdom of an old man). But if a photograph is taken of the person in front as a curious object to bring home maybe also using the arrogance of a coin, it’s bad and harmful: this kind of photography instead of drawing people closer increases differences and produces a gap that cannot be bridged.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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