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Picture this – What would a Village without people look like?
the staff of The Ridgewood Blog
Ridgewood NJ, more insanity from Ridgewood Councilmember Siobhan Winograd.
Despite a consensus from everyone, and we mean EVERYONE, that great residents are what makes Ridgewood the absolute best place to live, work, and/or play, a “committee” headed by Ms. Winograd decided that photographs with identifiable humans will not be considered for posting on the Village’s revamped web site (coming soon). Our staff says such a decision is positively insane. A photo is always enhanced by the presence of an individual. Any renowned photographer will tell you so.
Councilmember Winograd cited the following reasons for the “committee’s” decision:
Identifiable people might move out of Ridgewood, which would make a photo “irrelevant.” What?
It would be hard to maintain content if visibly recognized people were allowed. How so?
Objections voiced by parents.
“When people submit photos, we have a way of getting back?” Huh? What does this even mean?
To further our staff’s position that including photos with people would serve to promote Ridgewood as a great place to live, work, and/or play, take a look at the official websites of the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus and the Borough Westwood:
Ridgewood is all about great people; let’s not exclude them from being included on the Village’s new website. Please send your “human inclusive” photos taken in Ridgewood to the email address noted on the attached flyer.