Walgreens - The Ministry of Truth

Photography is becoming difficult every day. Read this thread on Flickr. Apparently, if you tried to get Walgreens to print really good shots that you took -- they wouldn't do it because they wouldn't believe they'd be yours! You MUST be stealing someone's photos, you thief!


What next? Should we be discredited of everything good we do?

In fact, now that I think about it -- something similar happened to me a long long time ago. I wrote a poem on the Bhopal Gas Tragedy in 1984 (now that year couldn't possibly be mere co-incidence) and my Hindi teacher admonished me for stealing it from somewhere. I tried to convince her that I wrote it myself but no sir she would not have it. The poem was too good to be created by me. I was only 11 years old. How could I be 'good'? She wanted me to admit to my error of judgment in front of the class. I of course would not do it. I cried, I was young. I wrote even more poems after that. Some good, some bad but I guess most beyond my youth.