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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 […]

Photos of the Week: What We Saw

September 8, 2011

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My weekly review of photos in the media for La Lettre de la Photographie is up today. Here is a sampling:   Executing the Executioners                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by Oma Faruk/Reuters In this photo by Oma Faruk, a Somali soldier in Mogadishu is seen executing two of his former comrades, who themselves had been found guilty of […]

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 […]

News: The Big Picture Info Filter (Week on 8/19)

August 19, 2011

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Bachmann Security Team Roughs Up Photographer (The Atlantic) Michele Bachmann’s security team has already had notable altercations (shoving, mostly, it seems) with CNN’s Don Lemon and ABC News reporter Brian Ross. Today, however, Politico quantified the trend, portraying the Tea Party darling’s bouncers as prone to unnecessary roughness: In the past two months, “Bachmann’s campaign […]

News: The Big Picture Info Filter

August 12, 2011

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Elvis’s Mystery Blonde Identified (Vanity Fair) Vanity Fair is revealing the identity of the blonde who touched tongues with Elvis is the famous 1956 photograph by Alfred Wertheimer. The woman in the photo is one Barbara Gray, now a retired real estate agent, who describes herself as being “very thin and stacked” when Wertheimer took […]