Ideologies - Photography Contest [26 entries]

Unity... Picture

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We all follow ideologies of one type or another - demonstrate one in a photo.
For example, for "democracy" you might show people voting. The shot should demonstrate the ideology itself, and not a particular country or culture associated with it, so for example, an American flag would not be good for "democracy" as there are many democracies which aren't American.
Keep in mind there are many ideologies which aren't political as well. Be sure to mention the ideology in the description or title so voters can judge how closely you came.

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: kyricom

maclu2iaf: why..? oh why..? ( 5 years and 2895 days ago )
kyricom: Because I'm a sadist at heart ( 5 years and 2895 days ago )
kyricom: ideology = the aggregate of ideas, beliefs, doctrines etc. of a large group of people, popularly ( 5 years and 2894 days ago )
wiseman: An ideology is a set of aims and ideas that directs one's goals, expectations, and actions. An ideology can be thought of as a comprehensive vision, as a way of looking at things, as in common sense and several philosophical tendencies, or a set of ideas proposed by the dominant class of a society to all members of this society (a 'received consciousness' or product of socialization). ( 5 years and 2894 days ago )
maclu2iaf: Holy Mother Earth! Theres a lot of 'ideology' to explain what is exactly ideology is. Can symbolism be one of them? ( 5 years and 2894 days ago )
wiseman: i think thats what it means in easy language....symbolism ......not completely sure. ( 5 years and 2894 days ago )
kyricom: symbolism is absolutely NOT ideology, although ideologies can utilize a lot of symbolism. That def I put above is right out of the good ol' dictionary. Basic ingredients = GROUP of beliefs for a large number of people. Also, that set of beliefs would be recognized by others who are not members of that group. For example, I know about, and understand, communism, even though I am not communist. ( 5 years and 2894 days ago )
maclu2iaf: OK, thats cool since you have that Ye Old dictionary is it possible if you give some links (photo) so we all know what its all about. This is a good theme & challenging...but it is too subjective. Sorry for giving you a hard time Sir. ( 5 years and 2894 days ago )
wiseman: i agree i love the thinking part but wanna make sure im thinking the right way ( 5 years and 2894 days ago )
jawshoewhah: Would you say that a superstition is the same as an ideology? ( 5 years and 2893 days ago )
kyricom: No. A superstition is just that. A single belief. Ideologies are a set of beliefs. Plus, not many people run their lives by deciding to be superstitious (as a guide for running their life). ( 5 years and 2892 days ago )
jawshoewhah: You've never met my ex GF Alright, I guess I'll be googlin' it. ( 5 years and 2892 days ago )
kyricom: I hereby officially apologize for suggesting this theme. Apparently, many people think that virtually anything they "like" ia an ideology. Sorry. ( 5 years and 2890 days ago )
kyricom: I don't mean to imply there are no good entries in this contest... there are some wonderful ones too ( 5 years and 2889 days ago )
wiseman: what i dont get is if the guy who suggested this contest dont know what he is talking about how do we vote this? ( 5 years and 2889 days ago )
wiseman: tough tough tough ( 5 years and 2889 days ago )

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Unity... - created by karaflazz

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The way something is with respect to its main attributes,the act, state, or quality of forming a whole from separate parts. (5 years and 2890 days ago)

Inside looking out - created by wind

Inside looking out
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Barbed wire from the glorified means of containing and taming the American West to a weapon used as a means of suppressing people en masse during the Holocaust (among other military uses).
The perception of barbed wire as a tool for good or a tool for evil seems to depend on which side of the wire you are on.
For the farmers who relied upon it to support their lifestyle it was "a hero whose strength and ingenuity [were] to be admired", but for those confined and restrained by it it is "a pure symbol of repression". It is not items such as barbed wire that are destructive, but rather the people behind the wire that determine its use who are responsible. (5 years and 2890 days ago)

The ideology of purdah (veil) - created by maclu2iaf

The ideology of purdah (veil)
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here some ideology about this photo.
(5 years and 2889 days ago)

The calling - created by langstrum

The calling
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Ecology is the special case of science adopted as ideology. Ecology studies the relationships between living things and the interactions between organisms and their environment. An organism can not live without its own environment or what we call the mother nature...
This photo was taken in Jeju island, Korea.
The vignette effect is not the result of Photoshop. Just desaturation and leveling were used. (5 years and 2891 days ago)

The smaller can overcome - created by wiseman

The smaller can overcome
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To me this mean the ideology of not having to be big or important to make a change or be successful / important. I left the dust on the table to represent the hard work of the little. (pons) (5 years and 2894 days ago)