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photoblog image Slave Trade Series: Disparity

Slave Trade Series: Disparity

These two doors signify a great contrast in situations of those staying at the fort. On the right is the door from yesterday with only air coming from the tiny slits in the door, the room for the condemned. The door on the right gave way to a room where soldiers who misbehaved i.e got drunk, disorderly behaviour etc etc were kept for a few hours.

That big old window leads into the room on the right. Basically, the soldiers could crawl out if they really wanted to. There was also another huge window inside to the right.

They sat side by side listening to the slaves in the other room groaning while the probably slept of hangovers.

Slave Trade Series: Disparity

These two doors signify a great contrast in situations of those staying at the fort. On the right is the door from yesterday with only air coming from the tiny slits in the door, the room for the condemned. The door on the right gave way to a room where soldiers who misbehaved i.e got drunk, disorderly behaviour etc etc were kept for a few hours.

That big old window leads into the room on the right. Basically, the soldiers could crawl out if they really wanted to. There was also another huge window inside to the right.

They sat side by side listening to the slaves in the other room groaning while the probably slept of hangovers.

comments (19)

  • Oz
  • United States
  • 25 Jul 2006, 00:14
Haunting
E Etomi: Thanks sister. I flashed you..was just checking that my IDD was working he he.
Spooky stuff, like the colour separation
E Etomi: Thanks Sola..haven't forgotten about the mag. Would love to write about something..dunno what yet.
  • Sinem
  • MK, United Kingdom
  • 25 Jul 2006, 00:52
Haunting indeed.
Is it me or is there a slight lens dostortion on the right hand side of the picture?
E Etomi: Is that what it is? I thought maybe the doors were uneven...its a wide angle lens so maybe
a really powerful shot. the sad thing about it is that we do not learn from the atrocities of the past, and therefore we are condemned to repeat them. i was really saddened when i looked at this and i realized that this type of thing is still occurring all over the world. unfortunately it is not "important enough" for the major world powers to pay it any mind.
E Etomi: Its really quite annoying that stuff like this still happens especially with kids.
emotional picture.
you really gave emotion to this picture.
i love it.
E Etomi: Thanks.
  • sk
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jul 2006, 05:56
haunting haunting haunting, i like this shot. my little niggle is the loss of detail on the black door (probably as a result of PP). other than that, very good stuff
E Etomi: yeah i think its with the pp. Also theres no light inside...im going to try and work on it again.
A really nice series that your working on, why not publish them as a photobook?
E Etomi: Don't know how i'll go about that but thanks for the idea. It would be an interesting book..
  • barbara
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Jul 2006, 09:21
I like...not as much as yesterdays smile...but I do like.
E Etomi: Yeah me too...they can't be all as good as yesterdays smile.
  • dezhare
  • somewhere far far away
  • 25 Jul 2006, 09:23
I havent followed this series, but looking back on the pictures, very nice and informative.
E Etomi: Thanks Dezhare. Glad u like it
Pretty Scary!!! Nice imagine, like the contrast..Noticed the skull and cross bones above the door on the left..
E Etomi: Thanks Yanik, yeah scary that they actually constructed the skull and bones on the door.
  • Etomi's Number 1 Fan
  • UK
  • 25 Jul 2006, 12:49
Spooky!

Well captured (or whatever term you photographers use!)my dear.

x
E Etomi: Thanks my number one fan!
  • ehi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Jul 2006, 13:45
well captured....(thinking of a smart comment...hmmmmmm)...i like the way the plant is green..signifyin life...and the building with the skull looks like death....which leads to the point im trying to make and which the notorious BIG actually made...Life after death....
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 25 Jul 2006, 15:13
The stark contrast and desaturated tones really help tell the story behind this place, you've got that documentary feel going.
E Etomi: Thats what I was aiming at. Tomorrows pic is a bit more colourful than the rest
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Jul 2006, 15:47
Eeeecck, you trying to send me into a depression? Now that is a sad thing to know, Thats what images like this should be able to do, convey emotions, you have done that extremely well here. well done.

Suby
E Etomi: Thanks! It is quite a depressing subject and i'm glad the series reflect that.
Eek. Spooky! But really cool! What a fantastic use of black and white and colour here too!
E Etomi: Thanks Sparklite!
  • atunbi
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jul 2006, 19:33
etomi, I can see you like the deep stuff. NIce tones
WoW, I really love this.....I'll post this on my wall!!
Do you know what?!?.....I don' think there things r depressing!...

What I feel is warmth, and i'm glad, happy, proud....I feel like I can walk thru that door and lift my head high.

This shot makes me happy, i don't know y...brings tears of joy...or am I feeling the wrong thing?....LoL
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 27 Jul 2006, 13:14
I find the planter in the foreground to be odd. It seems so out of place for such a horrible place.

Great emotional shot.

This has been most interesting and at the same time disturbing. I am glad you have done this series.

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