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  • James Foley Went Looking to Support Terrorists in Syria, Instead They Cut Off His Head

    08/20/2014 7:27:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/20/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    James Foley was one of a new breed of activists calling themselves journalists. He didn’t travel to report on a story, but to promote an agenda. And the agenda was obvious from his Twitter feed.Any human life lost is tragic, but a moral individual would have much more empathy for the Syrian Christians who suffered at the hands of Foley’s favorite Jihadists than one of their pet propagandists. Foley came to Syria to support the Sunni Islamist rebels against the Syrian government.He cheered on the Sunni Muslim terrorists fighting to ethnically cleanse the Christians of Aleppo. In the conflict...
  • The people who are STILL living like it's 1951: Captivating portraits take a look inside America's..

    01/22/2014 12:01:34 PM PST · by C19fan · 93 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 22, 2014 | Olivia Fleming
    t may be 2014 to the rest of us, but for the subjects in Jennifer Greenburgs photographs, it is still 1951. The assistant professor of photography at Indiana University Northwest has been photographing America's Rockabilly community for more than ten years; people that not only dress like its the Fifties, but also drive perfectly preserved Cadillacs and decorate their homes with furniture to rival the retro sets of Mad Men. 'At first I thought the culture was about fashion,' the 36-year-old photographer told MailOnline. 'Then I realized it was much, much, more than that. I realized that this was a...
  • 100 Greatest Sports Photos of all Time [slideshow warning]

    01/21/2014 3:49:45 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 64 replies
    This is old. I think I saw it last year, but still pretty cool. No way around the slideshow, so spare me. Some I don't agree with, and some are missing. But who am I?
  • McClatchy, USA Today refuse to publish White House Photos

    11/30/2013 8:37:19 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 11-30-13 | John Nolte
    It only took five years for the American media to get tired of President Obama's spoon-fed propaganda -- well, at least one aspect of it. Earlier this month, 38 news organizations, including the Associated Press, ABC News, The Washington Post, and Reuters demanded more photojournalist access to the president. The White House responded with what one reporter described as a middle finger. Now some news organizations are responding by formalizing policies not to publish White House-distributed photographs. Last week the USA Today announced that it will not use handout photos originating from the White House Press Office, except in very...
  • The pictures that captured a nation at war:Civil War photographer's iconic photos from the front

    08/06/2013 6:31:41 AM PDT · by DFG · 66 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 08/05/2013 | Associated Press Reporter
    Civil War photographer Mathew Brady largely taught himself the finer points of the two pursuits that have linked his name to history: taking pictures and self-promotion. The son of Irish immigrant farmers had a talent for cajoling presidents, generals and business leaders to sit before his camera. Other than his birth around 1823 in Warren County, N.Y., little is recorded about Brady's early life, a challenge for biographer Robert Wilson. Yet readers of 'Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation' probably benefit from this dearth of personal information. Wilson moves quickly to what matters most - Brady's role in how we...
  • (Photos) U.S. Army Paratroopers with Mohawks - World War II

    08/26/2012 12:01:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 56 replies
    Retronaut ^ | August 23, 2012 | Retronaut
    U.S. Paratroopers with Mohawks - World War II
  • Edwardian street style: Astonishing amateur images which capture the fashion of women

    07/16/2012 5:44:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 16, 2012 | Staff
    Street blogging may be considered to be a modern phenomenon, but a series of images unearthed by Kensington and Chelsea Libraries prove that the practice may date as far back as the early 1900s. The Library service has published several wonderful images by the late amateur photographer Edward Linley Sambourne, who was also the chief cartoonist for Punch, which give an amazing insight into the street style of the woman of London and Paris over a century ago. Sambournes beautiful street photography captures the casual side of Edwardian fashion in a manner which is rarely seen.
  • Churchill, puffing on cigar and wearing dashing aviator glasses while being tailed by the Luftwaffe

    07/08/2012 6:16:40 PM PDT · by Dysart · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7-8-12 | Chris Parsons
    Flight Officer Ron Buck kept back his own pictures from the trip that was later described as the 'Most Daring Flight of the Whole War.' Churchill had crossed the Atlantic by ship in order to lobby President Roosevelt, but rashly decided to fly home from Bermuda. With some of his most senior colleagues, the Prime Minister embarked on what was to become a perilous 18 hours flight.
  • The napalm girl' image that haunted the world turns 40

    06/01/2012 9:54:15 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 41 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | June 01, 2012 | AAP
    ...It only took a second for Associated Press photographer Huynh Cong "Nick" Ut to snap the iconic black-and-white image 40 years ago. It communicated the horrors of the Vietnam War in a way words could never describe, helping to end one of America's darkest eras. "I really wanted to escape from that little girl," says the subject of photo, Kim Phuc, now 49. "But it seems to me that the picture didn't let me go." ...She worked hard and was accepted into medical school to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. But all that ended once the new communist...
  • Renowned war filmmaker, prize-winning photojournalist killed in Libya

    04/20/2011 5:55:03 PM PDT · by sinanju · 12 replies · 1+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | 4/20/2011 | NBC, msnbc.com and news services
    An Oscar-nominated war-film director and a second prize-winning photojournalist died covering a battle between rebels and Libyan government forces in the western city of Misrata on Wednesday. Two other Western photographers apparently working alongside them were wounded. British-born Tim Hetherington, co-director of the 2010 documentary "Restrepo" about U.S. soldiers on an outpost in Afghanistan, was killed, said his U.S.-based publicist, Johanna Ramos Boyer. Prize-winning photojournalist Chris Hondros died from wounds Wednesday while covering the battle between Libya government forces and rebels in the western city of Misrata. Chris Hondros, a New York-based photographer for Getty Images, died later Wednesday after...
  • Photographer Milton Rogovin dies at age 101 in NY

    01/18/2011 11:21:45 AM PST · by Borges · 16 replies
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 01/18/11 | CAROLYN THOMPSON
    Milton Rogovin, a social documentary photographer who built a life's work by looking through a lens at people who were invisible to others, died Tuesday at age 101. Rogovin was in hospice care after a brief illness and died at his home in Buffalo surrounded by family, said his son, Mark. After being blacklisted in the communist scare of the 1950s, Rogovin dedicated his life to photography. His pictures documented the lives of the poor, the dispossessed, the working class in particular those living in a six-square-block neighborhood in Buffalo near his optometry practice. "He referred to these people...
  • Original Photographs from the Civil War

    These are pretty amazing considering they were taken up to 145 years ago: A compendium of photos from the Civil War era. Truly fortunate that so many of these have survived. Probably a million wet plate photos were made during the civil war on glass plate. Popular during the war, they lost their appeal afterwards and so many were sold for the glass.
  • OU Student Collecting Pictures of Snow in All 50 States

    02/12/2010 7:05:43 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 30 replies · 852+ views
    News on 6 ^ | 12 February 2010 | Rusty Surette
    NORMAN, Oklahoma -- A University of Oklahoma student is taking an extra interest in this week's snow storms in the south and northeast and is working to document the events in a very unique way.Patrick Marsh said it's likely by the end of the week snow will be on the ground in all 50 states.From Ardmore all the way to Dallas and even in Louisiana, the south is snowed in. For many, it's a winter wonderland in places that rarely see such weather. But none of it comes close to the mess up north where two blizzards have blown through...
  • Heart Wrenching Pictures of Haiti Disaster [Red Cross: 50,000 Dead]

    01/14/2010 9:32:52 AM PST · by Steelfish · 6 replies · 1,512+ views
    http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/world/2010/01/12/earthquake-rocks-haiti
  • Really Old Pictures

    This Is A PowerPoint Presentation Of Really Old Pictures From Late 1800's and early 1900's
  • The War On Hunters: Take A Picture, Become A Felon

    08/08/2009 9:30:34 PM PDT · by Copernicus · 7 replies · 1,458+ views
    JohnJacobH RKBA Commentary ^ | 08/09/09 | JohnJacobH RKBA Commentary
    The Constitutions 1st Amendment is no more sacred to looney left Bolsheviks than any other provision they nitpick to death. While pornography may be protected in all its many facets, pictures of hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities might be subject to criminal fines and penalties sometime in the near future if the Supreme Court so rules in the case of United States of America v. Robert J. Stevens.
  • New York Times Says Magazine Photos Manipulated

    07/10/2009 10:12:20 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 8 replies · 1,272+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 7/10/2009 | Staff
    NEW YORK The New York Times inadvertently published digitally manipulated photographs in the latest issue of its Sunday magazine, the newspaper said Thursday. In an editors note, the Times acknowledged that Edgar Martins, a 32-year-old freelance photographer based in Bedford, England, digitally altered the photos. The shots have been removed from the newspaper's Web site. Readers pointed out alterations to the photo essay, titled "Ruins of the Second Gilded Age," on the blogs MetaFilter and PDN Pulse. The photos showed run-down housing construction projects across the U.S. that had been hit by the recession. In an introduction to the...
  • New York Times Says Magazine Photos Manipulated (Altered Pics of US Public Housing Pushed as Real)

    07/10/2009 8:06:55 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 25 replies · 2,105+ views
    Fox News ^ | 06/10/2009 | Fox News
    NEW YORK The New York Times inadvertently published digitally manipulated photographs in the latest issue of its Sunday magazine, the newspaper said Thursday. In an editors note, the Times acknowledged that Edgar Martins, a 32-year-old freelance photographer based in Bedford, England, digitally altered the photos. The shots have been removed from the newspaper's Web site. Readers pointed out alterations to the photo essay, titled "Ruins of the Second Gilded Age," on the blogs MetaFilter and PDN Pulse. The photos showed run-down housing construction projects across the U.S. that had been hit by the recession. In an introduction to the...
  • Photographer who took famous Saigon photo dies

    05/15/2009 8:09:18 AM PDT · by Borges · 28 replies · 1,273+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 05/15/09 | RICHARD PYLE and JEREMIAH MARQUEZ
    HONG KONG Hugh Van Es, a Dutch photojournalist who covered the Vietnam War and recorded the most famous image of the fall of Saigon in 1975 a group of people scaling a ladder to a CIA helicopter on a rooftop died Friday morning in Hong Kong, his wife said. He was 67 years old. Van Es died in Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong, where he had lived for more than 35 years. He suffered a brain hemorrhage last week and never regained consciousness, his wife Annie said. Hospital officials declined to comment. Slender, tough-talking and always...
  • Photographer races clock to honor last few World War I vets

    11/11/2008 10:06:01 AM PST · by Borges · 14 replies · 271+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/11/08 | Mark Bixler and Paula Hancocks
    Photographer David DeJonge plans to capture a vanishing bit of history Tuesday on a trip to Arlington National Cemetery near Washington. There, he hopes to photograph 107-year-old Frank Buckles, one of the few men still alive who fought in World War I. Buckles will lay a wreath at the grave of Gen. John J. "Black Jack" Pershing, who led U.S. forces in Europe in World War I. The visit comes 90 years to the day after the end of World War I, an occasion that led to Veterans Day in the United States and Armistice Day in other nations. For...
  • AP Beginning New Crack Down on Blog Critics? Shuts Down Blog With Legal Threats

    03/01/2008 8:12:13 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 20 replies · 442+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 3/1/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    AP Shuts Down Blogger With Threats of Legal Action Well, here is what might be a landmark case for the blogosphere, for the Internet, and for the future of our new media, citizen journalism. The AP has just sent a cease and desist letter to Brian C. Ledbetter telling him to stop using their copyrighted images on his website, snappedshot.com. Snappedshot.com is a site predicated on criticism of photo-journalism. In pursuit of his criticism, Mr. Ledbetter uses photos from across the web that he thinks are doctored or misleading in some way. He then reports his opinion on the bias...
  • In Defense of War Photographers

    08/23/2006 8:09:49 PM PDT · by NorthernRight · 22 replies · 635+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | Wednesday, August 23, 2006 | Greg Mitchell
    In Defense of War Photographers While some criticism is warranted, the current controversy over manipulated or staged pictures from Lebanon has been fueled by speculative, unfounded, or politically-driven charges that have tainted all of the brave photographers who cover conflict in the Middle East. By Greg Mitchell (August 22, 2006) -- With most others in the mainstream media silent, I rise here in support of the overwhelming number of press photographers in the Middle East who bravely, under horrid conditions, in recent weeks have sent back graphic and revealing pictures from the war zones, only to be smeared, as a...
  • Thuggery & Trickery: How Islamic terrorists Manipulate the Media

    08/21/2006 5:01:46 AM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 14 replies · 946+ views
    Townhall ^ | August 21, 2006 | Joel Mowbray
    With Fox News reporter Steve Centanni and cameraman Olaf Wiig still being held hostage by Palestinian terrorists, the Western media has received a potent reminder that broadcasting certain truths from inside Arab territory can result in devastating consequences. While it is not clear the kidnappers motivationthey have yet to state any demandsthis is just the latest in a string of abductions, which is in and of itself only part of the arsenal of heavy-handed media intimidation present in the region. Thuggery helps explain the obscenely low volume of negative press coverage of the Palestinian Authority, Fatah, Hamas, Hezbollah, and others....
  • 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...
  • The first Photoshop war [doctored photos could be harbinger of crisis]

    08/17/2006 12:20:29 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 30 replies · 2,719+ views
    Ynet News ^ | 8/17/06 | Gal Mor
    The first Photoshop war Lebanon war's doctored photos could be harbinger of photojournalism crisis Gal Mor The photo of an apparently new Mickey Mouse doll, resting on a ruined street in the Lebanese town of Tyre following an Israeli Air Force attack, took me back to a British TV show called "Drop the Dead Monkey," which aired in Israel about 15 years ago. One of the journalists in Channel 4's satirical show used to hang around battle zones with a teddy bear in his trunk and place it at disaster zones a short time before cameras began shooting, in order...
  • Reuters Doctoring Photos from Beirut?

    08/06/2006 12:37:30 AM PDT · by bc4gwb · 32 replies · 2,062+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | August 5, 2006 | Charles Johnson
    OK, now things are getting weird. This Reuters photograph shows blatant evidence of manipulation. Notice the repeating patterns in the smoke; this is almost certainly caused by using the Photoshop clone tool to add more smoke to the image. (Hat tip: Mike.) Its so incredibly obvious, it reminds me of the faked CBS memos. Smoke simply does not contain repeating symmetrical patterns like this, and you can see the repetition in both plumes of smoke. Theres really no question about it. But its not only the plumes of smoke that were enhanced. There are also cloned buildings. (See below.) [More...
  • (Rocky Mountain) News wins 2 Pulitzers (Final Salute-Marines)

    04/18/2006 10:13:44 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 34 replies · 1,267+ views
    The Rocky Mountain News ^ | April 18, 2006 | Kevin Vaughan
    The Rocky Mountain News was honored Monday with Pulitzer Prizes in writing and photography for its unflinching look at the way U.S. Marines honor comrades who have paid the ultimate price. In a newsroom celebration marked by emotion and tears, reporter Jim Sheeler was recognized for winning in feature writing and photographer Todd Heisler in feature photography for their collaboration, "Final Salute." The special report followed a Marine major who has the difficult task of making death notifications and of helping families begin to face life after loss. And while there was tremendous satisfaction in the awards, there was also...
  • Looking for clinton 'Can we kill 'em tomorrow?' audio-and what ARE those bill, hillary photos?

    04/19/2006 10:18:53 AM PDT · by Mia T · 58 replies · 2,697+ views
    Mark Steyn, The New York Sun, WCBS NEWSRADIO 880 | 4.19.06 | Mia T
    Looking for the bill clinton 'Can we kill 'em tomorrow?' audio or video (AND WHAT ARE THOSE NEWS SERVICE PHOTOS OF BILL + HILLARY ABOUT, ANYWAY?) It 10 was uttered on April 12, 2006. The impeached ex-president was accepting an award named after his mentor, the late Sen. William Fulbright of Arkansas. BTW, this AP photo of him rivals the Reuters fire-and-brimstone photo of her.... Well, almost. ;) Is the news-service sector trying to tell us something? IS REUTERS SENDING A MESSAGE ABOUT A COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF HILLARY? Carpe Maana: The clinton Terrorism Policy('Can we kill 'em tomorrow?') FOOL ME ONCE,...
  • Michael Evans (Reagan Photographer Obit)

    12/04/2005 9:45:59 AM PST · by Tall_Texan · 5 replies · 387+ views
    AP ^ | 12-03-05 | AP
    ATLANTA (AP) - Photojournalist Michael Evans, who captured an iconic image of a grinning Ronald Reagan wearing a worn cowboy hat, has died. He was 61. Evans died Thursday at his Atlanta home after having cancer for four years, the National Press Photographers Association said. In 1975, while covering Reagan's unsuccessful campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, he took the famous picture of the future president, which ran on the covers of Time, Newsweek and People magazines after the president's death last year. After Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter in 1980, Evans became the new president's personal photographer. For the next...
  • U.S. agency blocks photos of New Orleans dead

    09/06/2005 10:29:23 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 93 replies · 6,258+ views
    Reuters | September 7, 2005
    NEW ORLEANS, Sept 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. government agency leading the rescue efforts after Hurricane Katrina said on Tuesday it does not want the news media to take photographs of the dead as they are recovered from the flooded New Orleans area. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, heavily criticized for its slow response to the devastation caused by the hurricane, rejected requests from journalists to accompany rescue boats as they went out to search for storm victims. An agency spokeswoman said space was needed on the rescue boats and that "the recovery of the victims is being treated...
  • London Bombings Push Photo Sharing Front And Center

    07/09/2005 1:26:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 580+ views
    TechWeb News ^ | July 08, 2005 | Gregg Keizer
    While the news of Thursday's terrorist attacks in London spread through the traditional news media's Web sites and the newer blogosphere, populist photojournalism took a bow on photo-sharing sites such as Yahoo's new acquisition, Flickr. Within moments after the four explosions shook London's transportation system -- killing over 50 and wounding hundreds more -- users began pooling photographs on Flickr, a photo-sharing site and service that lets people tag pictures with comments and labels. The surge in traffic caught Flickr at the end of a shift of its operations from a co-hosting service in Canada to Yahoo's own data center....
  • Picture power: Death of an Iraqi soldier - most famous images of the first Gulf War

    05/09/2005 9:27:22 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 42 replies · 1,846+ views
    BBC News ^ | Monday, 9 May, 2005 | BBC News
    Photographer Ken Jarecke talks about his 1991 shot of an incinerated Iraqi soldier, which was at first regarded by many editors as too disturbing to print, but later became one of the most famous images of the first Gulf War. The image shows a burned-beyond-recognition Iraqi soldier in the front window of a destroyed truck. The sun is coming in through the back of the truck and most of the surfaces in the image are burned and just torn up, so it's almost a black and white image although it was made on colour film. It was early in the...
  • Maryland college displays Marine's photos from Iraq

    12/19/2004 9:07:11 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 11 replies · 1,020+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | December 20, 2004 | Leo Shane III
    WASHINGTON Even though thousands of pictures have been taken during the U.S. occupation in Iraq, Maj. Benjamin Busch doesnt think many Americans have really seen the country. The Marine took hundreds of photos of his own during his 13-month tour following the invasion of Iraq, and will be displaying 100 of them at University of Maryland University College in College Park, Md., next month. He thinks they show an unfiltered look at everyday Iraqis, and their reaction to the war. This exhibit does not insist that the war was a mistake or that it was necessary; those positions have...
  • Panel: U.S. newspapers running more tragic photos in wake of 9/11

    10/15/2004 12:34:03 PM PDT · by Allosaurs_r_us · 6 replies · 507+ views
    Associated Press Writer ^ | Friday October 15, 2004 | ROGER ALFORD
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Whether the photos show grieving relatives of a beheaded hostage or naked Iraqis in a military prison camp, they are more likely to be published in domestic newspapers since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a panel of journalists said Friday. ``Since 9/11, I think there is probably a moving standard, a changing standard for the sorts of pictures we will run in the paper,'' said Chris Peck, editor of The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn. Peck was moderator of a discussion about ``tough calls in photojournalism'' at a joint session of the Associated Press Managing Editors and...
  • Support our Troops rally photo needed

    07/25/2004 10:46:00 AM PDT · by tschmitt · 2 replies · 265+ views
    Hello, This might not be the right place to post this, but I'm exhausting my options. I'm in the process of creating a photo journal about the Support our Troops, pro-US, etc. movement in response to the overwhelming anti-America, pro-Saddam movement that kicked up last year. I have a large collection of photos including ones I've taken myself, other amateur photos with permission I've gotten off protest warrior and such, and other places. I am looking for one particular photo, however. I thought it was quite powerful, but I can not find it anywhere on the internet or in any...
  • Porn Again. Nothing sells like kinky sex.

    05/21/2004 9:02:39 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 11 replies · 342+ views
    NRO ^ | May 21, 2004, 9:43 a.m. | Dennis Boyles
    In the long-ago '70s, the now-defunct Hearst paper in Los Angeles asked me to do a series of pieces about all those new-fangled ways people were watching movies. Not only could you rent a movie (at the time, a concept incredibly novel, and restricted to those who had hundreds to spend on big, heavy tape players), but in some places, you could sit at home and watch whole channels devoted to movies. Home Box Office had started transmitting hockey games and movies to a bunch of gadgeteers in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in 1972. Only a few years later, cable was going...
  • Change Atop Newsweek's Photo Desk

    06/12/2003 3:49:43 AM PDT · by rabidralph · 7 replies · 197+ views
    Photo District News' PDNewswire ^ | June 5, 2003 | Jay DeFoore
    NEW YORKSarah Harbutt, Newsweeks director of photography for the last three years, has been forced out of the magazine, according to sources within the magazine. After news leaked out last Friday that Harbutt was leaving, Newsweeks public relations department went into spin control. On Monday spokesperson Ken Weine refused to comment on what he called an "employee matter," although he insisted that Harbutt remained "a valued part of the Newsweek team." On Wednesday, Weine changed course, saying Harbutt has "resigned to pursue a book." Calls to Harbutt were not returned. Several of Newsweeks contributors believe Harbutt was pushed out, citing...