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January 22, 2009

The Immortalizers


If the NYT found this an amusing moment to profile on Thursday’s front page — perhaps to tide us over until a one-day-old White House gets its footing — it functions symbolically, as well (at the expense of these photographers), as an indictment of the media, and its tendency to become overwhelmingly focused on the politically trivial.

(image: Doug Mills/NYT. January 21, 2009)

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