Monday, October 13, 2014

No Photos Please-



When we were in the Amish area of upstate, NY in Palatine, it was easy to zoom in with a cell phone camera and get shots that ordinarily would seem bold and brazen.
The children seemed curious and did not turn away when they saw us. Still, I smudge out their faces to adhere to their rule of not being in photos.                       



The Amish do not believe in posing for photos because it is considered a sign of vanity and pride.
                                             
Photo by Sylvia Hasenkopf                                                               Photo by author.

Go to the following site for an interesting article that provides much more info on this topic:
 http://amishamerica.com/what-do-amish-think-about-photography/


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