Understanding The Village Voice’s Slideshows (Fireworks and Bass on the Hudson)
If you don’t live in the New York Area, then you may not be familiar with The Village Voice or their website and one of its regular features, the slide show. These slide shows function like bad high school year book ‘Just for fun!’ sections and, like a high school year book, they only make sense to the people who were there at the time. Take Fireworks and Bass on the Hudson as an example – it looks like the sent a photographer to an event, told her to take as many photos as possible and make sure she told everyone they could see them on VillageVoice.com in an effort to generate as many page impressions as possible – because just look at these photos! There is nothing interesting happening here – aside from that one kid’s Koopa backpack.
And of course, we have the obligatory photo of young ladies dancing, proving once again that if one must put their hands in the air, one must do it in a manner consistent of not caring, because they look pretty silly to me – but then, such is the fate of most still captured dancing.