Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge

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At the Shandong Art Museum

This painting shows some chairs around a table for the Pull up a Seat Photo Challenge. Will that little child fall?

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Busy

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Melbourne, Australia

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to find photos of subjects that depict busy or working people.

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Seoul, South Korea

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Pekanbaru, Indonesia

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Happy

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Subway, Taipei

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Jinan, Silver Plaza

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Renoir, Art Institute of Chicago

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Pearl Market, Beijing

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to find photos of subjects that depict. the concept of happiness.

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10,000 Marks

My old employer, DDB has an office in China. Last month I showed my students a couple of their commercials. I just discovered this one. It’s thought provoking for this culture, where mothers tend to view their children critically so they have room to improve. DDB wondered whether they could change this behavior with an ad.

It’s gotten 40 million views and counting in China.

I found this moving, but also wondered about making women feel guilty while televised. I suppose if they felt willing to criticize their kids in front of a camera, they perhaps opened themselves up to this, but then again they were following a cultural norm.

What do you think?

Sepia Saturday

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This week’s Sepia Saturday inspires bloggers to search through archives and find photos on travel, overcrowding, blankets or I’d say carriages. Though kids are back at school, September’s a good month for traveling. My aunt and uncle are soon off to Russia and other friends are off to Wyoming. I’ll leave for China on Thursday so travel came to mind.

Source: Tyne & Wear Museums

Source: Tyne & Wear Museums (n.d.)

How romantic the life of circus performers on the road must have been back then.

Source: National Library of Ireland, circa 1890

Source: National Library of Ireland, circa 1890

Above is a ferry, so the journey’s not long. It carries dock workers.

Source: LOC, circa 1912

Source: LOC, circa 1912

The last photo was taken at a train station, I’m not sure where, but somewhere in the US.

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