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2/04/09 / Buford

8:00 AM An interesting article in the January ’09 Popular Photography magazine discusses the differences between how men and women perceive photography. I learned:

  • When looking at an image of a figure, women tend to look at the face whereas males focus on both the face and the crotch.
  • Women look for longer periods at fewer places while men’s eyes move more frequently over an image.
  • One prominent photo workshop director says “I think women are more self-aware than we men are.” He says women are more flexible in terms of their imagery.
  • Veteran photographer Steve McCurry, of “Afghani girl” photo fame (above), doesn’t think men and women take different kinds of photos.
  • The photographer’s sex matters for the simple reason that the subjects reacts to men and women differently.

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