Telephone Sí, Text No?

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We’re often exhorted not to rely on text in our photographs, but I sometimes wonder if this has become a rule applied too mechanically. For instance, I recently wanted to show that a neighborhood was a rough one, using the following image:

but the instructor preferred the following one:

because it didn’t rely on text. However, I think that once you get past the hurdle of rudimentary Spanish, the first image is much more powerful – it’s an AA for youths, and by the fact of it being in Spanish, tells you something about the social/ethnic background of the afflicted children.

What do you think? I appeal to your Walkerian natures!

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