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Archived: White Photographer Slammed for Mocking Violence in Congo for Wedding Shoot

John Milton and his wife bragged about their wedding photoshoot consisting of being held at gunpoint atop a volcano, saying their vows “while a civil war is brewing,” “cruising” through a ghetto, and carrying “Blood diamonds” and an AK47.

Milton, a former investment banker turned travel photographer, had the wedding photos featured under the title “Outside the Box Congo Wedding Shoot with the Leica M10.” On Instagram the couple said, they “wanted to make sure we didn’t have the typical goofy wedding shots.”

“After the Congo wedding we needed an epic honeymoon,” Milton said of his photos. “Therefore we decided upon a daring adventure in an Islamic region of Africa where sadly enough modern-day slavery still exists.”

Because you care Using Black people’s experience as a way to display this notion that you care and can’t possibly be racist, while being completely tone-deaf to the exploitation you are committing
IS RACIST.

Perspective: Trump does it all the time by carefully placing behind him at rallies Latinos and Blacks, and white women, too. (And even once being astonished on stage when he met a Latino border patrol agents who speaks English well.) So there’s your comrade, Milton. Trump. Let that sink in.

Social media brought this eurocentrism to light. Milton took down his social media account soon after.

Of course anyone with sense is condemning it, but one special lady:

She must agree with Milton’s view of himself and his art.

In his 2016 interview, he claimed his first career was a bit too vain:

“Being an investment banker usually means you become quite self-absorbed. Photography allows me to get away from “me” and concentrate on the world around me.”

He also said, “Upon my retirement I realized I am still young enough (45) to start leading an impactful and adventurous life. I’ve seen too many successful people around me who are not enjoying their wealth, not really living (working too hard, not playing hard enough).”

Others who saw Milton’s art aren’t racist:

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