"Migrant Mom" has got it going on! Huh???
...Dorothy Lange, Roy Striker and all the great photographers of the Farm Security Administration would turn in their grave if they saw this tasteless joke...
Hein van Maasdijk
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
...What message does this "Fix" convey? Nothing of value...
Lowell F. Padgett
...if you thought this picture could use some work, remember that the photographer, Harold "Doc" Edgerton, invented the strobe...
...if you claim first amendment rights [to justify this "fix"], I suggest you read the Supreme Court's ruling concerning a person yelling "fire" in a crowded theater...
...I can't believe you guys would stoop so low!
...but these guys got it!
Is that big laugh I hear coming from Dorothea´s grave in San Francisco?
Somewhere there is a twenty-something gear-head consumed with digital technology who has never heard of Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, or Harold Edgerton! Great April Fools joke!
I learn so much from your "The Fix" column, and always take your advice to heart. This month I was fuming when I finished reading these pages. "How shallow are these idiots?" I asked myself. "Why are they trying to give this poor migrant worker a J. Crew makeover and a Botox treatment? The original image spoke to me; their 'improved' version says nothing." I thought you had lost your creative minds!
"And they think adding a kid's head to the speeding bullet picture exudes more 'drama'? Sick!" I DID like the Bethlehem makeover, however. I'm all for simplicity!
Wondering if you had all lost your marbles, I stewed over how to write and chew you out for your obvious lack of judgment. Then it happened. I realized I had been fooled.
Awesome job. You've done something no one else has ever been able to do--you got me with an April Fools spoof!! You're the best, Pop Photo!
West Henrietta, NY