Collective Consciousness?

©Nina Korhonen, from Anna, Amerikan Mummu

© Melanie McWhorter, 2007

I am just starting to study this term Collective Consciousness as it applies to photography and how photographers choose subjects and the framing of the final photograph. So I am not sure if term can be applied to the two above pictures-- maybe Collective Intelligence applies here, but I am not sure of that one either. Anyway, you see the photos and get what I mean while I come back to you on definitions. I took the lower one a few weeks ago before seeing the photo by Nina Korhonen and was amazed to discover the likenesses. Granted the lighting, gesture and scene are subtly different, but it is at the least a little freaky.

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