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Observation about documentary photography

A little girl on the tube taking photos of other passengers using her dad’s phone, in a way that an adult would never get away with.

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Overseen on the London Underground

Teenage boys swearing, talking about stealing laptops etc, when one of them gets up offering his seat to an old lady.

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Where can young people go for refuge? (Open letter to the Principle ...

Courtni Webb, one of your 17 year old high school students, is now facing the possibility of being expelled from your school after writing a poem about the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In the poem Courtni wrote she understood why someone like Adam Lanza might do what he did. She wasn’t agreeing with it, but in her poem said she understood the oppression in society that could cause such a tragedy. ... read more »

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Thoughts on Art Appreciation

The only way to respond to someone who looks at a piece of artwork saying “Even I could do that”, is to say back, “But you didn’t.”

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Thoughts on Doing

Have to use doubts as fuel, as if every time we don’t do because of doubts, we wouldn’t do much at all.

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Thoughts on a Day

Meditation for today, which was a very particular day:

With great adversity comes great strength, and the capacity to Love, and to be Loved. From sorrow, sow seeds made of tears to grow Hope, Faithfulness, Strength and Wisdom. When such times do not make sense, let Faith be your comfort.  JAH Blessings. Villages of Love. X ... read more »

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My complaint to the BBC – (Olympics 2012 – the timing of the race ...

10 August 2012 ... read more »

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Paying homage to historical educational links

On this day of the Graduation of my students, I want to say thanks to Les Mills, who interviewed me for my place at Newport Uni  (now University of College Wales Newport) in 1993, and accepted me onto the Film & Photography degree. ... read more »

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New website of my films, photography, text and things……

Please visit my new website ‘Shawn Sobers – Visual Anthropology’ at

Thank you.  I hope you enjoy it. ... read more »

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THE DAY ANGELS WEPT: Ideology, Television and Rodney King

Written in 1995 when I was in my second year of my undergraduate degree, I wrote this essay about Rodney King, the LA riots, and the role of the media. I thought it was apt to upload it here today, on the day of Rodney King’s death.




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