For what was here once: a scrap page of a humblebragging snowflake.

“The poor are easy to photograph. They make for good pictures, because they wear an expression of their many hardships literally on their sleeves.”

“I’ve grown especially allergic to claims by photographers that their pictures of poor people somehow are a reflection of their own state of mind: as if these people whose lives are hard enough now also have to serve as stand-ins for a bunch of (usually white male) artists with privileged-people problems! Poverty is not a life style — unlike (usually) being an artist.

...it’s a question of power, of money, of privilege. Put simply, the poor in our midst have neither power, nor money, nor any privileges, and vast parts of photoland treat them accordingly. Of all the things they already lack, the right not to be portrayed as a group is another one. That’s a huge problem.”

Source: Picturesque Poverty: Contemporary Photography’s Ugly Game


humblebrag | ˈhəmbəlbraɡ |

noun

an ostensibly modest or self-deprecating statement whose actual purpose is to draw attention to something of which one is proud: social media status updates are basically selfies, humblebrags, and rants | All of the dresses I thought about wearing are too big! #humblebrag.

verb [no object]

make an ostensibly modest or self-deprecating statement with the actual intention of drawing attention to something of which one is proud: she humblebragged about how “awful” she looks without any makeup | (as noun humblebragging) : a classic example of humblebragging.

Snowflake

slang

Snowflake is a 2010s derogatory slang term for a person, implying that they have an inflated sense of uniqueness, an unwarranted sense of entitlement, or are over-emotional, easily offended, and unable to deal with opposing opinions. Common usages include the terms special snowflake, Generation Snowflake, and snowflake as a politicized insult.