Fighting Ignorance

Posted by Kheoh Yee Wei (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) on 6 January 2007 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

I captured this photo of myself and processed it to make it somehow provocative that I hope it can invoke your thinking.

From my point of view,essentially,most people are ignorant because they are being totally absorbed in their own daily struggles.Not having the time and the motivation to get informed on their own,they are easy prey to those who have a direct interest and most vulnerable to false interpretations of reality.

There has been a lot of talks about psychological phenomenon of Cognitive Dissonance that makes people prefer to be lied to and made comfortable in their mind than to be told the truth and made uncomfortable.In reality,some people literally enjoy

being lied to,if the lies fit their predetermined ideas and interests.This is just NOT the way it is today ,as contrary to "This is just the way it is today" doctrine.

So,tell me ,what do you think?After all, exposing lies is part of true photography,right?

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Sony DSC-W1
1/500 second
F/5.6
ISO 100
8 mm