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Photography Link Roundup

Photo by Dean Terry

• A man with a blog examines some daguerreotypes of the Cincinnati waterfront from 1848 and, with the help of a reader, unearths one of the first photos of humans — ever. [Boing Boing]

• The British Journal of Photography awarded its International Photography Award to Michelle Sank’s image of a man lying face down in the grass. People were dismayed and confused. One of the judges explains the decision. [BJP]

• Seven years of taking the same shot out his office window, and Andy Kyle finally got the big one — a double rainbow over the River Dart in Dartmouth, Devon. The double rainbow guy would be apoplectic. [Daily Mail]

• Critical Mass announces their Top 50 and the Lucie Awards were given out last night. Cheers to all. [A Photo Editor]

• Cameraman Mike Skiff is suing Sacha Baron Cohen for assaulting him at a Prop 8 rally (in character as “Bruno”) in LA in 2008. He wants $25K to make it all better. [E! News]

Giving Props – Hundreds Turn Out For/Against 8

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Photo by discarted
Here in California we have a hotly contested measure on the ballot, Prop 8, which seeks to eliminate gay couples’ right to marry. On Sunday hundreds turned out in front of LA’s City Hall to voice their support for the measure – in other words, for banning gay marriage. Predictably the crowd seemed to have been organized by hundreds of Southern California church groups.

Across the street a “No on Prop 8” group assembled, swelling in size as the demonstration went on (they had a few other rallies that day). It was all fairly civil and peaceful (the “Homosexuals are the Anti-Species” banner notwithstanding), and the cops didn’t have to get Rodney King on anyone.

And then there was Sacha Baron Cohen, who crashed the event in character as Bruno, apparently filming scenes for his upcoming movie. Bruno of course is a flamboyant gay man, so he was up to his usual tricks with the very earnest, straight-laced “Yes on 8” supporters. Baron Cohen’s crew, however, was pretty handsy, manhandling anyone trying to photograph/film them, which we’ll post on shortly.

As for Prop 8, it doesn’t affect me either way, but I am loath to support any measure that is about intolerance and discrimination.

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