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Eibography's avatar


Why Spoons?
I believe that delivering a message through a photo is like writing a quote, it should be as simple as it gets and straight to the point so i decided to choose a simple yet a useful object to deliver my message.

The Message:
While someone could serve a community as good as the others (if not even better), Racism could actually break this person turning him/her into a useless part in that community.

The only difficulty i faced in this shot was painting the black spoon with a spray paint without losing original texture and shine.

No to Racism
Image details
Image size
3029x3029px 6.21 MB
Canon EOS 50D
Shutter Speed
25/10 second
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Sep 6, 2009, 6:04:38 AM
© 2009 - 2021 Eibography
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Lady-Succubus's avatar
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

When I first saw this piece, my first thoughts were "oh spoons. how... omg wow."

This deviation is simple and seems to get the point across quite perfectly, without the clutter of extra bells and whistles. I honestly think this is actually easier to understand, even without context, than an illustration of a racist community to anyone who knows anything about racism.

Even though I didn't understand the point at first sight, my realization, though a bit late, hit me like a bullet. It was almost like the way a giant statue or a god appears, commanding out of a foggy mist. It's striking.

I also have to say that using spoons to represent people was a great idea. The resemblance is something that one doesn't think of all the time -- but when you do think about it... it makes perfect sense. We both have bodies and heads!

But I digress. This is a wonderful deviation <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)" />
Eibography's avatar
Thank you for taking the time :) i appreciate your lovely words and fair rating :)
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brakae's avatar
Hi! I've used this great picture on…
LaChasseGalerie's avatar
Hurr durr Spoon have races.
mobeenasghar's avatar
“ O Mankind! Most certainly, it is We (God almighty) who have Created you all from a single (pair) of a male and a female. And it is we who have made you into nations and tribes, that ye may recognise each other (not that ye may despise each other). Verily, the noblest of you in the sight of Allah is (He who is) the most righteous of you. „

—(Qur'an 49:13)


In addition, on the following Koranic verse, it indicates that Islam recognises that all human races speak different languages:
“ And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the variations. In your languages and your colours; verily in that are Signs for those who know. „

—(Qur'an 30:22)

Muhammad's statements on racism ]the Prophet said in his last sermon:
“ All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over a white - except by piety and good action. „
Thank you for the motivation in my own work, using photography to make a better world.
patriotpride's avatar
Anti-racist is code word for anti-white.
Nathanielpm1's avatar
You ignorant black racist anti-equality bastard!
KhaosTheory455's avatar
No to racist.Simple Things makes big explanaitions
patricitia432's avatar
omg thats mean >:( and sad
CommissionAngel's avatar
Racism To me is a way is just a excuse to hate people.
When I went to the USA the spoon bent both ways so to speak
>.> I was often called a "cracker"
As the photographer yourself, how have you challenged the idea of racism in society?
OneshoeRiver's avatar
There ain't a whole lot I can say about this but it makes sense...
Ashiex's avatar
was a nice idea
but i hate the intention of this idea.
try to remove the racism not developing it.
emo-ninja-kid's avatar
Straight to the point and with no wish-wash. Love it.
007mam's avatar
the goodness the badness
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Andarelle's avatar
Profound...simple, yet so elegantly communicated.
Vaenowa's avatar
Hmmm... You should make one in the opposite, because many people forget that white people are discriminated as well.
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