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  • Inside the hell of Saddam's torture chambers

    04/08/2003 2:55:08 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 135 replies · 3,755+ views
    The Times ^ | April 9, 2003 | Daniel McGrory
    ABID HUSSAN took one step inside the foul-smelling prison cell and began to shake. Beads of sweat ran down his forehead and behind his gold-rimmed spectacles. The 45-year-old shopkeeper pointed to the electric cables hanging from the ceiling where President Saddam Hussein’s security police would torture him three times a day. People tried to elbow their way inside this impossibly small 6ft by 4ft torture chamber. They were anxious to sift through the documents carpeting the floor to see if it gave a clue as to what became of a loved one, or friend, who had been dragged inside here...
  • 31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII

    01/18/2015 7:34:25 AM PST · by virgil283 · 68 replies
    petapixel ^ | January 16, 2015 | Michael Zhang
    "Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from the far corners of the world. He recently came across one of his biggest finds so far: 31 undeveloped rolls of film shot by a single soldier during World War II. Bettweiser tells us he found the film rolls in late 2014 at an auction in Ohio. About half the rolls were labeled with various location names (i.e. Boston Harbor, Lucky Strike Beach, LaHavre Harbor). “I know nothing about who shot the film or who it...
  • Eyewitness to Hell: Ebola in Liberia through the lens of a photographer

    10/28/2014 2:56:04 AM PDT · by s_vengali · 29 replies
    Mashable ^ | 10/27/2014 | Kieran Kesner
    "It was the thing that I could not feel,smell or touch, that I feared the most."
  • Milwaukee election officials demean, intimidate observers, monitors claim

    10/24/2014 12:32:30 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-24-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Republican Party election observers monitoring in-person absentee voting at Milwaukee’s largest polling place say partisan election officials are shutting them out. Reports to Wisconsin Reporter from observers at the Zeidler Municipal Building in downtown Milwaukee detail the strict enforcement of the Democrat-heavy Milwaukee Election Commission’s edict keeping poll workers as far away from voters as a new state law will allow — eight feet. “I could neither see what any voters was providing for (proof of residency) nor hear the conversation between the election worker and the voter, who was then given a ballot,” one observer told...
  • More Rare Historical Photos

    09/08/2014 6:27:28 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    US Army anti-aircraft Hawk missiles deployed on Florida beach during the Cuban missile crisis, Key West - October 27, 1962 (pic Miami Archives) More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Honoring Vietnam veterans: Help us put a face on sacrifice

    07/19/2014 6:06:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 14, 2014 | Mark Green
    Courtesy of the author The genius of Maya Lin’s design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial -- “The Wall” -- is the visitor’s overwhelming sense of loss. The names of the dead, on 140 black granite panels, appear infinite in number. It has been 32 years since The Wall was dedicated. It has become a place of healing, where Americans could separate the sacrifice of the warriors from what had become America’s most unpopular war. Back then, a young veteran, Jan Scruggs, took $2,000 of his own money and began raising the $8.4 million in private contributions to build what...
  • (Austin music photographer) Burton Wilson 1919 – 2014

    06/06/2014 9:39:55 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 1 replies
    Arts and Labor Austin ^ | June 2014 | Michael Corcoran
    Burton Wilson’s camera was Austin’s memory during the hippie era when, as the saying went, if you could remember it, you weren’t there. The former Vermont farmboy who documented the vibrant scene at the Vulcan Gas Company in the 1960s and the Armadillo World Headquarters in the 1970s passed away Monday morning. He was 95. Wilson got it down while those around him were only concerned with getting down. In the process, he created the defining documents of an enchanting era in Austin’s history. “Burton was one of my mentors,” said photographer Todd V. Wolfson. “He made me want to...
  • Terrible Real Estate Agent Photographs

    10/05/2013 8:43:52 AM PDT · by Dysart · 23 replies
    "Come on in! Pass the toilet paper and I’ll be with you in a minute"
  • World's Oldest Photographs......Slide Show...

    03/22/2013 10:41:27 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 28 replies
    youtube. ^ | maxpowers
    "The earliest picture of a figure in the street happened by pure chance. The man (who can be seen with one leg raised) stopped to have his boots shined. He was still long enough for an image to be formed. No one else is visible in the picture because they were in motion. Nevertheless there are pictures from the mid 1800s of people smiling e.g. Roger Fenton's Crimean War pictures.
  • Did You Really Think Facebook Wouldn't Turn Your Instagram Photos Into Ads?

    12/18/2012 12:42:47 PM PST · by beaversmom · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 18, 2012 | Robert Hof
    Instagram just set off a bomb inside its new privacy policy and terms of service. New wording essentially makes it possible to turn people’s photos posted after Jan. 16 using Instagram into advertisements. In other words, that sutro-toned picture of your beloved Lhasa apso freshly coiffed after her grooming might well become an ad for Classy Canine Dog Salon. The language at issue: [Y]ou hereby grant to Instagram a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use the Content that you post on or through the Service, except that you can control who can view certain of...
  • Doctors Office

    03/07/2012 2:34:24 AM PST · by BooBoo1000 · 16 replies
    My Self | BooBoo1000
    I had to deliver a package to a Doctors office Today.On leaving his office, I noticed a large framed Picture of the Doctor and Bill Clinton. On further examination, he had a framed picture of Harry Reid with his arm about the Doctor, then I noticed a framed picture of the Democratic Representative frorm Nevada. Next to that was an authgraphed phote Hillary and the Doctor arm in arm. I could not figure this out until it dawned on me, after all this Doctor is a Proctologist, and it only stands to reason that he would be associated with this...
  • Life on the front lines: Extremely rare colour photos of U.S. troops before and after D-Day

    02/13/2012 5:48:28 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Extremely rare and striking photos of the days leading up to and after the historic D-Day invasion have been put on display, nearly 70 years after World War II's dramatic turning point. The full-colour images, taken by photographer Frank Scherschel, display anxious American soldiers as they prepared for Operation Overlord, the code name for the Battle of Normandy.
  • Stunning photo taken from kite that captures devastation from 1906 earthquake in San Francisco

    02/12/2012 1:57:18 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 12th February 2012 | Nina Golgowski
    A city in ruins: Stunning photo taken from kite that captures devastation from 1906 earthquake in San Francisco This rarely seen image of the city of San Fransisco lying in ruins after the devastating earthquake of 1906 was captured by an ingenious photographer using a camera attached kites. The panoramic shot, which is of outstanding quality considering the basic equipment available, shows the full scale of the disaster which claimed the lives of over 3,000, injured 225,000 and caused $400,000,000 worth of property damage. Commercial photographer George Lawrence, who used home-made large format cameras, was well known at the time...
  • Unseen photographs reveal the private life of Adolf Hitler

    A set of photographs showing the private side of Adolf Hitler have been published for the first time. The colour pictures come from the collection of Hugo Jaeger, Hitler's personal photographer, who captured him on camera him from 1936 to the final days of his rule in 1945. Jaeger hid thousands of transparencies in a leather suitcase at the end of the war. The case was found by six US soldiers as they searched a house near Munich where he was staying but they were more interested in a bottle of cognac he had also slipped inside.
  • Rowing for their lives: The poignant photographs of the aftermath of the sinking of the Titanic

    10/19/2011 12:04:29 PM PDT · by alexmai · 78 replies · 4+ views
    Astonishing unseen photographs of the aftermath of the Titanic disaster have emerged after 99 years. The black and white pictures show an iceberg at the site of the tragedy - and may even be the one that sunk the luxury liner. Another image shows two lifeboats packed full of survivors rowing for safety following the 1912 disaster in which 1,517 people died. Survivors from the Titanic are pictured here rowing towards rescue ship the Carpathia in what appear to be relatively calm seas Danger ahead: Taken from a rescue vessel, this photograph shows an iceberg in the distance - perhaps...
  • Row over photo in shopping centre (Father takes pic of Daughter,Police Called)

    10/10/2011 9:53:37 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/8/2011 | BBC
    A family day out ended with Craig White claiming he was quizzed by police under anti-terror laws after taking a photo of his daughter A Facebook campaign is calling for people to boycott a shopping centre after claims a man was questioned by police for taking photographs of his own four-year-old daughter. Chris White took a picture of Hazel eating an ice cream in the Braehead shopping centre, near Glasgow. A security guard told him it was illegal to take pictures in the centre
  • The Goat Portrait: Taking Pictures to Sell Livestock

    08/25/2011 9:43:02 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 31 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | August 25th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    If I had tried to get this same image by trying to pose the animals, it never would have happened. The best pictures of livestock and pets come from the moment. Animals have emotions, but they do not provide them on a command. Looking at Rita's face, the strength and love of this animal shows.
  • Videos and Photos of the American Majority Liberty Rising Convention

    06/25/2011 12:30:21 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 3 replies
    Dallas Tea Party Leader Ken Emanuelson spoke to Tea Party Leaders at the Liberty Rising Meeting by American Majority. Emanuelson talked about good ways to run tea parties and political guerilla warfare. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF5yRHiJ3qE Conservative film activist Andrew Breitbart spoke in Little Rock on Friday June 24th at the Best Western Hotel. Breitbart talked about dealing with the liberal media in the context of Weinergate. Breitbart talked about how the media and Weiner's staff (of people) prepared a propoganda campaign against Breitbart and how Weinergate unfolded over Memorial Weekend. Breitbart also recommended a book called The Secret Knowledge: On the...
  • Marilyn Monroe photos found at garage sale still a mystery

    06/01/2011 3:14:16 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 13 replies
    Cnn Entertainment ^ | May 28 2011 | Alan Duke
    Photographer Anton Fury's hobby of searching weekend garage sales for collectible toys led him to dozens of apparently unpublished photos of a young Marilyn Monroe. Fury has allowed CNN to publish the images just days before what would have been Monroe's 85th birthday. They apparently were taken during a photo session before she was well known. "I found an envelope of negatives, didn't know what they were, but I realized they were old," Fury said. He paid $2 for the folder, which contained two envelopes of black-and-white negatives.
  • Gates, Clinton Advising President to Not Release OBL Photograph; Obama Increasingly Concerned...

    05/04/2011 8:16:54 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies
    Gates, Clinton Advising President to Not Release OBL Photograph; Obama Increasingly Concerned No Good Would Come from It May 04, 2011 7:07 AM President Obama is increasingly doubtful that there's a compelling reason to release a photograph of Osama bin Laden's corpse, ABC News has learned. There don't seem to be many skeptics of bin Laden's death in the Muslim world, with bin Laden's wife having survived the attack to identify bin Laden's death both to the Navy SEALs and Pakistani authorities. Meanwhile, sources say, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are advising the president about...
  • Japan Quake: Before and After

    03/13/2011 12:34:55 AM PST · by Scutter · 60 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/13/2011 | Andrew Kesper
    Aerial photos taken over Japan have revealed the scale of devastation across dozens of suburbs and tens of thousands of homes and businesses. Click here to see the photos
  • Geology Pictures of the Week, Dec. 26, 2010 - Jan. 1, 2011: Three for the End of the Year

    12/30/2010 8:35:35 PM PST · by cogitator · 13 replies · 171+ views
    National Geographic & Patrick Smith Photography | Various
    Since I have not managed to post every single week this week, I'm trying to finish the year strong. Hope you agree. Click for full size. Cave of Crystals Arizona Butte "Library of Ages" (Montana de Oro State Park, California)
  • Friday night in the Sandhills; scanning one's life

    11/13/2010 4:04:40 PM PST · by franksolich · 2 replies
    conservativecave ^ | November 12, 2010 | franksolich
    It was a quiet, snowy night out in the Sandhills of Nebraska last night, out here where there's more square miles per capita, than capita per square mile; more miles of road per vehicle, than vehicles per mile. Someone requested identification of the rank of a Canadian army officer during the second world war, after which franksolich, twiddling his thumbs in solitude, ran amok with the scanner. The discussion took all sorts of twists-and-turns, and the end was nothing as the beginning had been. This is, uh, rather heavy with photographs.
  • Unearthed photos a gift to historians on OBX

    07/18/2010 5:40:23 PM PDT · by csvset · 7 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | July 18, 2010 | Jeff Hampton
    Unearthed photos a gift to historians on OBX Manteo. N.C. A collection of old photos, some not seen before by local historians, shows wreckage in Hatteras after the big hurricane of 1899. Carol Cronk Cole, granddaughter of an employee of the Virginia Beach weather bureau office in the 1890s, has given copies of 20 photographs to the Outer Banks History Center in Manteo. Many of them depict the aftermath of the August 1899 hurricane known as San Ciriaco that killed hundreds of people along the coast and in Puerto Rico and wrecked at least 13 ships along the North Carolina...
  • FBI raid Queens, NY home in terror investigation

    09/14/2009 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 650 replies · 21,606+ views
    BULLETIN -- NEW YORK POLICE AND FBI RAID HOMES IN QUEENS IN TERRORISM INVESTIGATION.6 minutes ago from BNO Headquarters
  • US officials: Al-Qaida operative tied to NY plot

    07/01/2010 3:50:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 57 replies · 1+ views
    (AP) via KSRO.com ^ | June 30, 2010, 4:48 pm | Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo
    SNIPPET: "U.S. counterterrorism officials have linked one of the nation's most wanted terrorists to last year's thwarted plot to bomb the New York City subway system, authorities said Wednesday. Current and former counterterrorism officials said top al-Qaida operative Adnan Shukrijumah met with one of the would-be suicide bombers in a plot that Attorney General Eric Holder called one of the most dangerous since the 9/11 terror attacks."
  • Images of Great War's lost generation.. captured by the UK's first female Press photographer

    12/16/2009 6:26:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies · 990+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | December 16, 2009 | Andrew Levy
    Posing proudly for the camera, they were young soldiers excitedly preparing for the adventure of war. But as they flung arms around friends and family members in smoke-filled stations or stood to attention in arrow-straight ranks, few could have guessed at the horrors ahead. Within months, many would lie dead in the mud of Passchendaele, the Somme and other bloody battlefields. The photos are now part of an archive of 2,000 predominantly military prints that has been hidden from public view for decades.
  • Historic photographs found dumped under FW bridge [Texas]

    11/27/2009 1:59:39 AM PST · by Daffynition · 10 replies · 1,401+ views
    WFAA-TV ^ | Nov 25 2009 | DARLA MILES
    FORT WORTH - A treasure trove of priceless photographs were recently found dumped under a bridge in South Fort Worth. Among the found photographs were images of President John F. Kennedy's motorcade just moments before his assassination, a young President George H. W. Bush and Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize. The photographs were found underneath Interstate 20 and Oak Grove in South Fort Worth by the Code Compliance illegal dumping team. The location is a well-known dumping ground monitored by the department. Whoever tossed the pictures away apparently had no idea they were throwing...
  • Photographer & Newsweek Violated Contract Using Sarah Palin Photo

    11/18/2009 2:11:56 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 12 replies · 1,433+ views
    The photographer who shot the picture violated his contract by reselling them to Newsweek. That photographer, Brian Adams, could not immediately be reached, and his agent, Kelly Price, declined to comment, saying, "I keep all of my clients' business private." But a spokeswoman for Runner's World confirms that Adams's contract contained a clause stipulating that his photos of Palin would be under embargo for a period of one year following publication -- meaning until August 2010. "Runner's World did not provide Newsweek with its cover image," the spokeswoman said. "It was provided to Newsweek by the photographer's stock agency, without...
  • Extraordinary 19th cent. photo's of explorer's travels unearthed and he painted the colours himself

    09/16/2009 10:47:13 AM PDT · by BGHater · 38 replies · 1,512+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 15 Sep 2009 | Daily Mail
    A stunning collection of photographs taken by a 19th century globetrotter has caused a stir - because he meticulously painted the colours in himself. The amazing images shed new light on the world as it was more than 100 years ago, with vivid images of snake charmers, ships on the Suez Canal and fighting Sikhs, among others.Henry Harrison, a Royal Navy Paymaster General, took the black and white  pictures on his voyages around the globe and, because he was a talented artist, was able to painstakingly colour them in. Stunning imagery: One of Henry Harrison's photographs shows prisoners in China...
  • Report: Detaintees Shown CIA Officers' Photos

    08/21/2009 8:46:26 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 23 replies · 1,404+ views
    Fox News ^ | 08/21/2009
    Developing: ACLU and others gathered the names and photographs of CIA operatives and showed them to some detainees at Gitmo. No link yet. Will update when it's published.
  • Exclusive: The Unseen Photographs That Throw New Light on the First World War

    05/25/2009 2:35:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 1,395+ views
    5/22/08
    Exclusive: The unseen photographs that throw new light on the First World WarIt an't be posted by by FR rules, but it's a fascinating article.
  • Hubble Photographs Cosmic Fountain

    04/21/2009 9:21:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 1,422+ views
    Space.com ^ | 4/21/09
    To commemorate almost two decades of photographing the wonders of the universe, the Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of a peculiar group of interacting galaxies that contains a "cosmic fountain" of stars, gas and dust that stretches about 100,000 light years. Over the past 19 years, Hubble has taken many images of galactic collisions and close encounters. The new image of a trio of galaxies, called Arp 194, looks as if of the galaxies has sprung a leak. The bright blue streamer seen in the image is really a stretched spiral arm full of newborn blue stars. This stellar...
  • 2008, the year in photographs

    12/22/2008 10:51:29 AM PST · by EveningStar · 38 replies · 2,904+ views
    Boston Globe | December 17-19, 2008
    Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
  • "Creepy": Six Middle Eastern men take multiple photos of 2010 G8 Summit site

    12/01/2008 11:37:48 PM PST · by Cindy · 1 replies · 1,543+ views
    The Globe and Mail (August 25, 2008) via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | September 1, 2008 6:40 PM | Roy MacGregor/The Globe and Mail
    HUNTSVILLE, ONT. — ARTICLE SNIPPET: "On Friday, Aug. 8, a vehicle pulled into the Pow Wow parking lot and discharged six men, all dressed in what the locals would call "city clothes" - including dark slacks and leather-soled dress shoes. Without bothering to check with the office, they went down to the beach and began taking photographs of each other, each time with Deerhurst - including the cupola that rides over the main building - in the background." ARTICLE SNIPPET: "These six English-speaking men appeared to be of Middle-Eastern origin. But what really set them apart was their complete unfamiliarity...
  • Gorgeous In Green: Sassy Elisabeth Hasselbeck Introduces Sarah Palin [PHOTOS THREAD]

    10/26/2008 2:25:24 PM PDT · by TheFourthMagi · 106 replies · 9,958+ views
    YouTube ^ | October 26, 2008 | The Sarah Palin Station on Youtube
    Video here. Classic line when she refers to the flag pin, an "accessory" Obama dislikes. Anyone who has pictures of Sarah Palin, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Laura Ingraham, and other both principled and attractive conservative women, please post them all here. Who can post the most? Let the contest begin.
  • Jimmy Carter: Seven Carter Pix You Probably Don't Have

    04/17/2008 6:03:10 PM PDT · by mondoreb · 14 replies · 115+ views
    DBKP ^ | April 17, 2008 | RidesAPaleHorse
    Okay, so a couple might be photoshops. You didn’t have them, did you?
  • Identifying Manipulated Images: New tools that analyze the lighting in images help spot tampering

    03/17/2008 11:15:29 AM PDT · by Stoat · 42 replies · 1,179+ views
    Technology Review (MIT) ^ | March 17, 2008 | Erica Naone
    Identifying Manipulated Images New tools that analyze the lighting in images help spot tampering. By Erica Naone   True or false? The tool used above spots whether an image has been manipulated by modeling the lighting in the image based on an analysis of visible surfaces. To analyze an image, a user indicates the surfaces to consider using contour lines (shown above in white). The system checks for inconsistencies in the way that those surfaces are lit. Credit: Micah Kimo Johnson, Hany Farid Photo-editing software gets more sophisticated all the time, allowing users to alter pictures in ways both...
  • Korea Delegation to China in 1863 (first known photographs of Koreans)

    02/21/2008 8:59:24 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 46 replies · 552+ views
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 02/22/08
    Korea Delegation to China in 1863 The first photographs of Koreans are released to the public Thursday. The six pictures of the Korean delegation to China were taken at the Russian legation in Beijing in January 1863. Three members of the delegation appear in one of the pictures. A British missionary at the time collected the photos and took them to Britain. Recently, photography professor Park Ju-seok at Myongji University made them public after they came into his possession.
  • Army Pictures from Iraq (vanity)

    02/04/2008 4:03:55 PM PST · by frankenMonkey · 8 replies · 227+ views
    JPG Magazine ^ | 2/4/2008 | Russell Lee Klika
    Found a great source of photographs from Iraq. Enjoy. Here: JPG magazine Photographer has a website.
  • Hell on Earth: The never before seen colour photographs of the bloody battle of Passchendaele

    07/17/2007 2:32:18 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 82 replies · 2,230+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/12/07 | Victoria Moore
    They are the most remarkable pictures of one of the most hellish places on earth. Never seen before, these astonishing photographs, lovingly hand-touched in colour to bring to life the nightmare of Passchendaele, were released this week to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the battle that, between July and November 1917, claimed a staggering 2,121 lives a day and in total some quarter of a million Allied soldiers. Killing field: A German machine gun unit strafes No Man's Land at Passchendaele as artillery shells churn up hte ground and mustard gas billows over the front What was once pretty countryside...
  • Iraq al-Qaida Says Pope, West Are Doomed

    09/18/2006 10:54:20 PM PDT · by XR7 · 74 replies · 3,780+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/19/06 | Anna Johnson
    An al-Qaida-linked extremist group warned Pope Benedict XVI on Monday that he and the West were "doomed," as protesters raged across the Muslim world to demand more of an apology from the pontiff for his remarks about Islam and violence. The Mujahedeen Shura Council, an umbrella organization of Sunni Arab extremist groups that includes al-Qaida in Iraq, issued a statement on a Web forum vowing to continue its holy war against the West. The authenticity of the statement could not be independently verified. The group said Muslims would be victorious and addressed the pope as "the worshipper of the cross"...
  • Plane Crashes into World Trade Center

    09/11/2001 5:56:49 AM PDT · by hellinahandcart · 950 replies · 91,202+ views
    NewYork1 | 9/11/01
    Just in. I am looking at a picture of the WTC with smoke pouring out of the western tower. Looks like a huge amount of damage. Debris raining down on people in the street.
  • 9/11/2001 Remembrance Thread & Free Republic Archives from 9/11/2001

    09/11/2006 12:34:37 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 84 replies · 7,054+ views
    Free Republic Archives | September 11, 2001 | FReepers
    Here are some links from the FR archives in observance of the fifth anniversary of 9/11/2001 - Threads list of several breaking news items - Latest Articles The first post reporting the attacks by OldEconomyBuyer - World Trade Center Posted on the first anniversary - Associated Press newswire - September 11, 2001 - Chronology of news alerts, bulletins and flashes
  • Five Years On, Reflections and Debate Photography Exhibition (Berkeley BARF alert)

    09/11/2006 12:00:01 PM PDT · by RightCanuck · 8 replies · 582+ views
    The Daily Californian ^ | Monday, September 11, 2006 | Elaine Kuo
    Fifty black and white photographs bringing back the devastation of Sept. 11, 2001 hung on the walls of a North Berkeley church yesterday, providing what photographer X Bonnie Woods hoped would be "a time of remembrance and healing." The exhibit features photographs taken immediately following Sept. 11 when Woods worked with volunteer disaster-relief teams at Ground Zero and was asked to document their operations. The series, "Workers at Ground Zero: A Glimpse Behind the Scenes," will be on display at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley through Thursday. Woods said she strove to maintain the images in their original forms....
  • Photojournalism in Crisis (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/18/2006 7:49:13 AM PDT · by abb · 74 replies · 2,260+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | August 18, 2006 | David D. Perlmutter
    Amid the controversy over certain pictures from Lebanon, a longtime student of war photography asks, "I'm not sure if the craft I love is being murdered, committing suicide, or both." By David D. Perlmutter (August 18, 2006) -- The Israeli-Hezbollah war has left many dead bodies, ruined towns, and wobbling politicians in its wake, but the media historian of the future may also count as one more victim the profession of photojournalism. In twenty years of researching and teaching about the art and trade and doing photo-documentary work, I have never witnessed or heard of such a wave of attacks...
  • Presenting false images (WashTimes OpEd on Hajj&Co.)

    08/17/2006 6:31:17 AM PDT · by abb · 13 replies · 1,157+ views
    Washington Times ^ | August 16, 2006 | Joel Mobray
    When Reuters was forced to sever ties with free-lance photographer Adnan Hajj and remove more than 900 of his photos from its database earlier this month, long-whispered questions about the reliability of Arab stringers and freelancers came to the forefront. But while the widespread use of Arab locals in covering the Middle East raises many legitimate concerns, the Palestinian propaganda machine has enjoyed tremendous success over the years hoodwinking supposedly sophisticated Western journalists. And Hezbollah appears to have done the same over the past month. In short, almost nothing that is purported to happen in the Arab world can automatically...
  • Microsoft turns photo collections into 3D walkthroughs

    07/31/2006 10:19:08 AM PDT · by antiRepublicrat · 19 replies · 871+ views
    Ars Technica ^ | 7/29/2006 | Jon Hannibal Stokes
    Via the EET comes word of a new technology called Photosynth, which can stitch together 2D snapshots of a location to build a 3D walkthrough. So for instance, you could do a Google Image or Flickr search for photos of the Eiffel Tower, dump all the resulting photos of the monument into Photosynth, and have the software recreate it and its surroundings in 3D. The software also lets you annotate an object in an image, and that annotation will follow the object as you view other photos in the same collection. Here's the abstract, which gives a summary of the...
  • Deep-Sea Robot Photographs Ancient Greek Shipwreck

    02/03/2006 2:51:12 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 984+ views
    MIT ^ | 2-3-2006 | MIT
    Deep-sea robot photographs ancient Greek shipwreck Deborah Halber, News Office Correspondent February 2, 2006Image © / Chios 2005 Shipwreck Survey -- WHOI, Hellenic Ministry of Culture: Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, Hellenic Center for Marine ResearchThis image shows a sample of the data collected by the SeaBed autonomous underwater vehicle as it swam over the Chios shipwreck in July 2005. The 3-D color mesh represents a topographic map of the sea floor, created using data collected by multibeam sonar. The brown strip shows the area captured in digital images, which were used to create the photomosaic of the wreck. Sometime in...
  • Happy New Year - Thank you

    12/31/2005 10:24:44 PM PST · by anonymoussierra · 14 replies · 389+ views
    Be strong America. Be strong Israel. Happy New Year all. Thank you all