Posts Tagged 'Hurricane Katrina'

Photography Link Roundup


Photo by Richard Misrach

• There’s something poetic about the post-Katrina graffiti, so it makes sense that photographer Richard Misrach compiled his findings in the book “Destroy This Memory.”  [Good]

• Do you have to be young and beautiful to get attention even as a victim of war? Writer Liz Jones opines on the controversial Time magazine cover girl.  [Daily Mail]

• After two tours in Iraq, a veteran finds photography helps ease his PTSD. [Newark Advocate]

• Photo editor/photographer Stella Kramer reviews the Afghanistan war documentary Restrepo. [StellaZine]

• This is cool: Vote for the Best Covers of the Year in American magazines. [Amazon.com]

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Photography Link Roundup


Photo by John F. Conn

• Sean Kernick of the online magazine 24 Flinching collected some classic photos of New York City subways circa the 70s and 80s – back when graffiti ruled and Rudy Giuliani’s “Quality of Life” initiatives weren’t even a glimmer in his eye. [24 Flinching]

• To mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans’ Ogden Museum of Southern Art is hosting the Telling Their Stories exhibit of 50 photos of the aftermath of the storm by Gulf Coast photographers. [Telling Their Stories]

• Houston Chronicle photographer Brett Coomer, who has a photo in the show, talks about his experiences photographing Katrina: “Every time I am called upon to cover a storm, I base almost all of my decisions on what I learned during my time in New Orleans following the 2005 storm.” [Houston Chronicle]

• The trust representing Ansel Adams’ estate filed a suit against Rick Norsigian, the man claiming to have bought $200 million worth of glass-plate negatives at a garage sale. They say: “I’m sure Ansel never would’ve imagined a scam on this scale.” [AP]

• Despite repeated warnings that Facebook is public, some people are slow to learn. Massachusetts State Police are investigating an incident that had Sergeant William Nasuti posing on duty and in full uniform with underage girls and alcohol. One of the girls in the photo posted it on Facebook; someone complained. [My Fox Boston]

• The online magazine formerly called 48 HR (until the show got all mad) is now Longshot, and the second call for submissions goes out this Friday at noon PST. Stay tuned for the theme and then get your story in in 24 hours. [Longshot]

Photography Link Roundup


Photo Courtesy of WellesleyPDPhoto.com

• Terrorists “sick of being treated like photographers.” [NewsArse.com]

• The LA Times launches a new photography and video blog to focus on visual storytelling. [Framework]

• The Denver Post has some of the only color photographs from the Great Depression up on its photo blog. The images, taken by photographers from the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, cover four years in small-town rural America. [Denver Post]

• Delving into police abuses that took place after Hurricane Katrina, The New Orleans Times-Picayune uncovers evidence that police beat up two citizens and a photojournalist from the Toronto Star. [Times-Picayune]



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