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Thursday, May 17, 2007

“Nannies of Brooklyn Heights” –Photography by John Barnard.
Opening Reception: Nannies of Brooklyn Heights
Tonight, May 17, 2007 from 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: St. Francis College, Callahan Center
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Photography Exhibit Reception: “Nannies of Brooklyn Heights” –Photography by John Barnard. Exhibit runs through Saturday, June 2. For more information, click here.

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52 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does the exhibit contain photos of sleeping nannies? I hope the photographer has kept it real.

Anonymous said...

What an awful comment. did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed 741? This is a tribute to the hard working and underrecognized nannies. The majority! This blog's focus may be to out the bad childcare providers but don't lose sight of the fact that everywhere around you there are wonderful nannies!

Anonymous said...

Um, it was tongue in cheek given the recent rash of submissions. Where is your sense of humor?

Anonymous said...

I don't know about sleeping nannies but this picture does remind me of all the comments where posters speak of the nannies with miserable, unhappy faces. Nannies that never smile. George Costanza said you could appear busy if you were chewing something. Maybe the nannies figure if they look miserable and never smile, they will look like they are busy.

Anonymous said...

I would be very interested to see the pictures.

Anonymous said...

How do you know that this exhibit is a "tribute to the hardworking and unrecognized nannies" and not the sleeping, screaming, uncaring ones?

ps: my nanny is hard working and definitely recognized!

Anonymous said...

um, because that is the name of the exhibit!

Anonymous said...

Well, alrrighty then. I thought the name fo the exhibit was THE NANNIES OF BROOKLYN HEIGHTS. I must have missed something.

Anonymous said...

Well it says on the flyer A tribute to the hard working and under recognized people who care for children. But I have to say and forgive me, that nanny looks scary as hell!

Anonymous said...

7:44:

Have we looked at the same image the same collection?

I agree with 1:35. There is no way I'd leave my child with her!

karen said...

Maybe this photographer has a sense of humor? Like his next collection is called "Tiny People" but showcases the morbidly obese.

Not to be snide, but I cannot imagine that nanny playing with the child. It looks like she is using up all of her energy just pushing that stroller!

Anonymous said...

Karen:

OMG, you have me rolling over here.

jmt said...

I can't see the picture no matter what I do. I'll just use my imagination.

Anonymous said...

rofl !!!!

That was even funnier, JMT. I can only imagine what you're imagining.

You have to click on "visit McBrooklyn" and then you will see one "hardworking" and "under recognized" nanny in action.

Anonymous said...

Jane Doe:

I triple dog dare you to post the Nannies of Brooklyn Heights image. Come on! People can't seem to find it and it's a must see!

Joan Westin said...

You people are really mean. A link to thie post has been emailed around my circle and for what reason? In order to mock the very nanny that is being celebrated. Every heard of the old adage, don't judge a book by it's cover?

Anonymous said...

Hey, I have never e-mailed a link from here in my life.

Jane Doe, I like you. You fulfilled a triple dog dare.

Rachel Curiel said...

I am sure the image just ran out of bandwith after being viewed so many times.

I doubt there was any sinister reason for it not being visible or reappearing. A web manager has to reload the image to an image host when the link goes dead. On a blog with high traffic, unfortunately this can happen often. Especially with large images.

Rachel,
Type Pad Blogger
(would love you to link to us!)

Anonymous said...

Did you see the picture of the "sleeping nanny" posted in the comment section of the Welcome post?

Anonymous said...

Well, that nanny certainly qualifies as a large image. Thanks for the explanation, Rachel.

Anonymous said...

joan,
Your circle sounds hot.
can I get in?

Anonymous said...

The image was larger when it was first posted. When I checked the blog from work, I had to call some coworkers over to have them take a look. They were in awe over the nanny. Visuals. You should have MORE visuals.

Anonymous said...

10:31 and all of you:

Please. Please stop making me laugh so hard that I almost pee in my pants.

I'm going to have to stop coming here.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, somewhere in Brooklyn, this poor photographer had his opening tonight. He must have an immense heart.

gk said...

That women pictured above is someone's daughter. Someone's child. Have you people have no compassion?

Anonymous said...

The image really made more of an impression when it was supersized. Why did you shrink it?

Anonymous said...

10:33 I know an excellent urologist. He did my sling and I say, "bring on the laffs!"

Anonymous said...

Idiots. Everyone looks different when they are not smiling. You laugh at HER for not smiling in the picture? A smile on someones face can completely change them! Have you never had pictures taken when you weren't smiling? Come on mommies, I'm sure you have plenty of them after your botox injections!

Anonymous said...

COMPLETELY change her?
She looks pretty glum.

Anonymous said...

A smile will not change the fact that she could crush any one of us like a gnat. A gnat is a tiny bug.

Anonymous said...

Do i need to get NAFTA and Al Sharpton involved?

I know many heavy nannies. They are almost jolly in their gaiety.

Calm down JMT, I said gaiety.

Anonymous said...

To all who made fun of this noble woman who is being honored for her work as a nanny:

I've never been so dismayed or ashamed as when reading your derisive comments of ridicule over her photograph. One poster, intent on not being left out of the "fun" of dogging this lady actually used her "imagination" to envision the image in her mind. Not one of you knows this woman or anything with regard to her childcare abilities. This is not a bad nanny sighting but yet, you came down harder on her than you have some of the most inept and cruel nannies I've read about on this blog. How many nights might she have stayed by a sick child's side? Might she not lay down her life to protect her charge? Could it be that her heart is filled with love and devotion to this babe? Do any of you know differently?

Perhaps she is wary and on guard when out with someone for whom she is caring? Maybe she sighted the photographer and immediately went on alert. So, she isn't dressed in fashionable clothes with dagger fingernails, and laden with make up. Mayhaps she doesn't represent the typical standard of beauty that Americans regard so highly but there may lie such beauty and goodness in her that most would ever even hope to attain. Do you know differently?

Shame Shame Shame

Anonymous said...

Ouch. That hurt to read.
I have more respect for nannies who don't dress fashionably (because I like to assume that they might get dirty with the kids).

I must admit I am jaded by the bitter nannies that cross my paths with their stern, nearly hateful expressions. At first site, she reminded me of those women who wear their hatred for their jobs like badges of honor. But you are right, this is but one quick glance of one woman. And yes, I do see some nobility in her face. I don't think the intent of the blog owner posting it was to invite mockery. I think it is worthy to note that there are many great nannies to celebrate out there. This image is but one of a collection.

Anonymous said...

Not only do I judge books by their cover, I am also and all to often DEAD ON.
I am tired of the PC BS that permeates society today.

Anonymous said...

3:10:

We are ALL just speculating. Just as we have no proof that she is a meanie, you have no proof that she is "noble" and "hardworking." We only have our guts to trust, and mine says "gnats beware."

sprak said...

432 there is a subheading that says something about hard-working and under recognized people who care for children. Even so, why speculate in such a negative way about the woman based on her looks and girth? I find something very cruel and unsettling about all the unkind comments and I have to agree with 304

Anonymous said...

4:16 PM "Not only do I judge books by their cover, I am also and all to often DEAD ON."

Well, if you are right, some of the posters on here must be extremely ugly, to match their mean spirits.

Anonymous said...

Am I looking at the right photo? I see a woman with the sun on her face, her gaze is lowered, and her facial expression is neutral, which says nothing about how she engages with the child, because in the photo, she is pushing the stroller, so she can't have eye contact with her charge, who is well protected by the sun shade. She is dressed in what I consider appropriate for playing in the playground.
The only things we really know about her from the photo: she is black, she is overweight, she is working class. I think some very shameful biases are being expressed in reactions to this photo.
A Nanny

Anonymous said...

shameless, nah, how about bitcy women who need a life and have nothing to do but ruin another persons life. criticize the nanny but can you do her job. they do the things you parents cant and 100 per cent better. the kids love and adore them and because you are so jealous and small minded you aim to hurt them with your ugly hateful words. you reap what you sow

Anonymous said...

to the poster who can judge someone so quickly without any kind of proof of anything and is usually dead on. I am the same way and I know she's a ruthless, fat bitch.

Anne said...

She is fat, but so are most Americans. Correct? As for ruthless, isn't she a nanny in one of the seediest cities in the world? Perhaps her look is intentional to ward off the thousands of predators that lay in wake in NYC ready to snatch up children or shove innocent tourists on to rail tracks.

Anonymous said...

hey dummy,
I meant the poster, not the nanny

Kelly said...

I know a very nice nany who looks very much like the nanny in the poster. The nanny is so sweet, she prefers to hold the little 5 month old as much as possible. You should see the smiles on the little girl.

Those posting hateful words based on the poster nanny's looks should post their own photos so we can see just how attractive they are.

Anonymous said...

thats right 11.34, i agree with you especially 7.34 who im sure is as ugly as they come and can only get back at the world by hating others

Anonymous said...

What this picture needs is...
more cowbell.

Anonymous said...

don't forget
this isn't California
this is NY
just look around at the women here in general
I think she fits in well

lorenza said...

I wouldn't have any problem hiring a nanny who looks like this woman. I see no problem with her looks. My concerns would be in other areas which I would deal with in the interview and THAT is how I would determine my final decision.

Anonymous said...

I have to say all the negative comments could only come from women who are complete BITCHES.

Anastasia said...

10:10, I agree. I'm completely disgusted with most of these comments. I also agree with 2:25. Most Moms resent the Nanny because Mommy is missing the compassion gene and can't raise their kids half as good as a Nanny can. The Mom gives birth and there ends the connection with the child. I feel sorry for the kids whose parents are this judgmental about someone they don't even know. Imagine what kind of upbringing these children are receiving from these snooty witches. Thank God for the good Nannies.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, material only Joan Rivers would use

HM said...

Now, this-
this is a nanny I would love to have with me in the Hamptons.
I would even take her suit shopping.

Anonymous said...

Dear Stasia:

That's one way to look at it, I suppose.

I prefer to think that most moms care immensely about their children, and that is why they are biased about appearances.

I know I have bypassed nannies who were well-qualified on paper because I didn't like their vibe.