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Images of the Week: What We Saw

October 14, 2011

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My full weekly review of images in the U.S media is up at La Lettre de la Photograhie. Here is a sampling. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Stop the Presses  Photo by Norman Seeff Steve Jobs’s death caused Time magazine to stop the presses—quite literally—for the first time in 20 years. Editor Richard Stengel tossed out the previous edition […]

News: The Big Picture Info Filter

October 10, 2011

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  1. Steve Jobs—The Stories Behind the Photos The media is heaping accolades on Apple founder Steve Jobs, who died yesterday of cancer at the age of 56. But Steve Jobs also had a reputation among photographers for being a difficult subject–and not just run-of-the mill difficult, but the archetype of difficult (PDN Pulse).  Upon […]

Photos of the Week: What We Saw

October 7, 2011

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My weekly review of images from the U.S. media up up today at La Lettre de la Photographie. Here is a sample. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Eat the Rich, Part 1 Frank Franklin II/AP The United States joined other countries that in recent months have seen large street demonstrations provoked by an ongoing financial crisis. Protestors have converged […]

Images of the Week: What We Saw

September 30, 2011

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My weekly review of photography in the U.S. media is up at La Lettre de la Photographie. Here are some hightlights. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Desperate Moments, Part 1 Photo from EPA After tense hours, rescue helicopters reached remote villages in northeast India that had been cut off by a powerful earthquake on September 18. There is action […]

Icons: What Does Heroism Look Like?

September 26, 2011

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You don’t rummage through literature or art long without bumping into heroes–those few, those happy few –and they certainly populate the history of photography. The photographic icons we freshly remember show us the idols we need, the archetypes we use to define what is best in us all. Recently Life.com asked me to look at […]

Icons: The 9/11 Covers

September 10, 2011

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After the the terrorist attacks ten years ago, magazines of all kinds responded with journalism of epic scale. The scope and depth of the event were reflected on their covers. A decade on, with the future of print in question, one wonders whether the power of photography and graphic design seen after 9/11 will ever […]

News: The Big Picture Info Filter

September 1, 2011

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1. Malibu Denim Company Rips Off Image, Owes Photographer $100K (ArtInfo) Last week we were set to report how photographer Michael Dweck’s photo of a naked surfer girl in Art+Auction magazine was banned from Texas prisons by the state’s Department of Criminal Justice, but Hurricane Irene shut down our news desk. (Go here to for […]