Asking Maasai people living in cities how they would most like to be photographed, the Dutch photographer and teacher Jan Hoek showed their preferences and made the kinds of images requested. Then a group of Maasai voted on the most representative images. This is an interesting, informal experiment in collaboration, involving the subject in the decision-making while rendering the process transparent. It would be interesting if a Maasai photographer asked Dutch people how they would like to be portrayed and published the results—or people within the same country trying to understand others, such as Red and Blue state Americans.

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