Asian Photography Stereotypes

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Every type of artist has a stereotype: the painter wears glasses and a beret, the rock star has long hair and does a lot of drugs, the writer is poor and drinks frequently. The photographer is no exception in this respect. Many of us share the same quirks, and Youtube group JinnyboyTV pokes fun at some of these quirks in one of their recent videos:

The video focuses mainly on phone photographers and their obsession with their food and themselves as photographic subjects, but also makes fun of some of the rather ridiculous, yet real, poses that photographers use to get their shots. Though the video is very tongue-in-cheek, it doesn’t differentiate all that much from real life scenarios.

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Funny, but not too very far from the truth.

People really are rather obsessed with photographing their meals and themselves, making this video as much of a social commentary as entertainment.

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  1. The only problem I have with this video is that while everybody does that, the video goes the extra mile to portray it as an “asian thing”. That would qualify to be pretty darn racist.

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