Saturday, March 17, 2012


Waterbury, Connecticut

Small posters with this picture and basic message have been in shop windows and stapled to phone polls all over the Naugatuck River valley literally for years. Now billboards are showing up. I have trouble making sense of "murdered & missing," but that's probably just because I was an English major. If "missing" applies, how does one know murder is the reason?


Technical point. Don't blame the softness of the detail (100% if you click on the picture) on the superb Lumix 20mm lens—the billboard, not just the snapshot, but the type, is very soft even from a "normal viewing distance" of 500 yards or so.

Clearly there's been a tragedy here, but I wonder if this is really a route to either justice or closure.

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