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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]

$200m Find at Garage Sale

UPDATE: The AP is reporting the Adams family claims the negatives are fakes.

Garage sale hunting paid off for Rick Norsigian. In 2000, he bought two boxes of negatives at a Los Angeles warehouse sale for $45 (bargained down from $70) and kept them under his pool table for two years before he realized they might be worth something. After years of research and testing, they’ve now been authenticated as early Ansel Adams prints … worth $200 million.

Article from CNN

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