Stereotype

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© John Linton
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UploadedNovember 19, 2008
TakenMay 19, 2007
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Exposure1/100 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length55 mm
ISO100
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Wikipedia describes it thusly:
A stereotype (from Greek: stereo + týpos = "solid impression") is a generalized perception of first impressions: behaviors presumed by a group of people judging with the eyes/criticizing ones outer appearance (or a population in general) to be associated with another specific group. Stereotypes, therefore, can instigate prejudice and false assumptions about entire groups of people, including the members of different ethnic groups, social classes, religious orders, the opposite sex, etc. A stereotype can be a conventional and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image, based on the assumption that there are attributes that members of the "other group" have in common. Stereotypes are forms of social consensus rather than individual judgments. Stereotypes are sometimes formed by a previous illusory correlation, a false association between two variables that are loosely correlated if correlated at all. Though generally viewed as negative perceptions, stereotypes may be either positive or negative in tone.

These young women certainly stood out in the crowd at the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul. Their image can lead one to many assumptions that may or may not be correct, that may be negative or positive.

Canon EOS 350 D camera with a Canon EFS 18-55mm lens

iPhoto b&w.

05/19/07

32 responses

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    Reality is a function of agreement. Cool shot, John.

  • Sarah Dudley

    Sarah Dudley gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    nice one! I'm always fascinated by that type of dress and the cultural connotations that go with it.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    A great illustration of your essay. I think it is human nature to want to be able to discern characteristics of peoples or persons. Somehow it enhances ones personal security. Even though this rarely works out, I don't think it will ever be completely banished from our human nature.

  • Meggie Schwendemann

    Meggie Schwendemann gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    Wonderful work ! Thanks !

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    GREAT photo and text, John!! I almost never shoot people, and can't tell you why... but I do recognize a great candid when I see one!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    Great entry, John!

  • Portia Söderberg

    Portia Söderberg (Deleted) gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    Terrific! Nice entry John!!

  • Claudia Martin

    Claudia Martin gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    great job love it

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    oh, I thought you were referencing the guy in the ball cap...he really stands out in this crowd.

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    another great shot john.

  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    awesome capture...

  • Aubrey's Oma

    Aubrey's Oma (Deleted) gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    Excellent example, John!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    I like the photo and the caption or explanation of what stereotype means. Great entry, John

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    a cool shot!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    Excellent B&W..

  • Mayette Ignacio

    Mayette Ignacio gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    So powerful capture, I have my reservation but its them and not me and beliefs are diff. Perfectly shot and powerful.

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever   gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    well said and done!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    Excellent entry!! totally!

  • Farras Abdelnour

    Farras Abdelnour gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    speaks volumes

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    I agree with others, this is an excellent photo for the theme!!!

  • Michel Vaque

    Michel Vaque gave props (20 Nov 2008):

    I have shot almost the same in Istanbul...but wasn't sure to put it in the "stereotype" theme! I think i will,finally.

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (20 Nov 2008):

    great work!

  • ! ! ! Carolina Quijada ! ! !

    ! ! ! Carolina Quijada ! ! ! gave props (20 Nov 2008):

    Awesome shot, this is beautifully described :)

  • Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid

    Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid (Deleted) gave props (20 Nov 2008):

    PERFECT!!! for the theme.

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (20 Nov 2008):

    Excellent text and photo for the theme!

  • Sherry Davis Johnson

    Sherry Davis Johnson gave props (20 Nov 2008):

    B&W was perfect for this shot. Beautiful.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (20 Nov 2008):

    Very good entry.

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (21 Nov 2008):

    Great entry!!! Well done!!

  • Sherry

    Sherry gave props (21 Nov 2008):

    agreed, great entry!

  • Debby Adler

    Debby Adler gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    Are they considering their stereotype of the tourist with his camera?

  • PINAKI SARKAR

    PINAKI SARKAR gave props (27 Sep 2009):

    nice shot.

  • Mr Mann

    Mr Mann gave props (29 Nov 2010):

    Love the feel of this one - fabulous

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