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The Year in Photos: What We Saw

December 19, 2011

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The following selection of photos from 2011 was pulled from the weekly reviews of imagery in the U.S. media for La Lettre de la Photographie. (Go there today for the complete portfolio.) Looking back can be an enlightening exercise, but choosing from among all the photographs published this year was difficult. In the end, this […]

News: The Big Picture Info Filter

November 28, 2011

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BRIT CENSOR AGENCY BANNING ADS LIKE CRAZY (Huffington Post) Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority, or ASA, must be getting tired lately. The ASA is cracking down on another sets of ads, this time for just being straight up “too sexy.” The controversial Lynx deodorant ads, which star UK pinup girl Lucy Pinder, started appearing on major […]

Photos of the Week: What We Saw

November 25, 2011

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My weekly review of photography in the media is up at La Lettre de la Photographie…herewith, highlights. 1. Darth Stupid Photo by Louise Macabitas The award for the most stunningly bad behavior caught on camera this week goes to Lt. John Pike, a member of the campus police of the University of California, Davis, in […]

Photos of the Week: What We Saw

November 18, 2011

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My weekly review of media images is up at La Lettre de la Photographie. Here are the samples. __________________________________________________________________________________________________ THE REOCCUPATION  Photo by Mary Altaffer/AP After weeks of parrying between New York City officials and “Occupy Wall Street” protesters, the police finally moved in at 1:00 am on November 15. The site of the protest, […]

News: The Pig Picture Info Filter

November 7, 2011

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1. LOULOU DE LA FALAISE, FASHION AND PHOTO MUSE, DIES AT 64 (New York Times) Loulou de la Falaise, a muse to Yves Saint Laurent who was also a designer and a woman whose style resisted classification, died on Saturday at her home in the Vexin region of northwest France…Ms. de la Falaise was synonymous […]

News: The Big Picture Info Filter

October 31, 2011

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1. Oldest Known Print of Iconic Cartier-Bresson Photo To Be Sold (PetaPixel) “Behind the Gare St. Lazare” is one of French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson‘s best known photographs, and is frequently cited as an example of his “decisive moment” approach to photography. The photograph was made in 1932, but the oldest known print is dated 1946. […]

The Big Picture Info Filter—Sex & Scandal Edition

October 17, 2011

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1. RIHANNA SETTLES LAWSUIT WITH PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID LACHAPPLE (PDN) Pop singer Rihanna has reached an out-of-court settlement agreement with photographer David LaChapelle, who sued her earlier this year for copyright infringement. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. LaChapelle was seeking at least $1 million in damages from Rihanna,  alleging that some scenes from the […]