[Ed. – OK, OK, it was one photographer, and he got massive pushback from critics both sensible and brainlessly indignant. But you have to go where the good headlines take you.]
A Hungarian photographer was hit by a barrage of online abuse after publishing a migrant crisis-inspired fashion shoot on his website. The offending gallery has now been removed.
Predictably, Twitter went into meltdown. People said the shoot was “disgraceful,” “vile,” “sick” and “abusive.”
They claimed the expensive clothes and smart phone held by the model perpetuated the “damaging” impression migrants are well off rather than desperate refugees.
However, Monika Jablonczky, the embattled photographer, said people had reacted “without trying to understand the message.”
“The clothes were directly inspired by the refugees themselves as you see in news reports,” he told the Independent. …
Mr Baksa said he wanted his photography to make people realise that they are only receiving “partial or biased information” on the very complex situation.