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Books: Inside the White House with Vicki Goldberg

January 11, 2012

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The New Hampshire primary is now over, and Americans begin the long process of deciding who will occupy the White House for the next four years. Millions and millions of dollars will be spent in the effort to claim the executive mansion, which is of course not just a mansion, but also an emblem of […]

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 […]

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

October 28, 2011

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My full review of images in the U.S. media this week is up at La Lettre de la Photographie. Here are a few of the images I chose: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ DEATH IN THE DESERT Photo by Mahmud Turkia//AFP/Getty Images When the end came for Muammar el-Qaddafi, it proved to be as lurid—one might even say obscene—as […]

Books: Loengard’s Ode to the Age of Silver

October 25, 2011

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John Loengard, photographer, author, and former director of photography for Life magazine, has been in love with photography since 1953, when at age 11 he shot his first picture. In the 1980s he began taking photographs of other photographers–members of what might be called photography’s Greatest Generation, who worked through the mid-to-late 20th century, shooting […]

Icons: An Interview with the Real “American Girl”

October 4, 2011

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Photographer Ruth Orkin’s “American Girl in Italy” is probably one of the most widely known and loved images from the 20th century. Orkin, who died in 1985, took the picture a little more than 50 years ago, on August 21, 1951, in the Piazza della Repubblica in Florence, a day after meeting a 23-year-old American […]

Icons: The 9/11 Series, Part 2

September 5, 2011

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The oral history of the photographers who shot iconic images at Ground Zero on 9/11 continues today with the story of Shannon Stapleton, a New York City-based freelance photographer, and Thomas Franklin, a staff photographer for the Bergen County Record. Stapleton shot an enduring photo of firemen carrying the body of Father Mychal Judge, the […]