January 2, 2011

BagStravaganza! Raffle Winners and Revelry!

From all of us at BagNews, a BIG thank you to everyone who supported our end-of-year fund-raising drive. More than sixty of you came out to Brooklyn on a night when the streets were still blanketed by the blizzard, and many more of you who couldn’t make it in person contributed online. It is gratefully appreciated, and together we will continue to grow our mission dedicated to visual politics and the analysis of news images.

video by Yunghi Kim

The Winners of our raffle featuring signed prints and books from BagNews contributors and friends:

JUSTIN ELLIOTT: B+W print by Alan Chin, 11×14 inches, Lady In Flag, New Orleans

PETER CALVIN: color print by Nina Berman, 8.5 x 11 inches, Homeland

ANNA LOPRIORE: book by Mario Tama, Coming Back New Orleans Resurgent

AMY IMOSSI: book by Peter Van Agtmael, Second Tour Hope I Don’t Die

CARA FINNEGAN: book by Nina Berman, Homeland

RITA LEISTNER: book by Jason Eskenazi, Wonderland

WAYNE DICKSON: book by Robert Hariman/John Lucaites, No Caption Needed

Justin Waldstein, Katja Heinemann, Melissa Winkler, and Rita Leistner. Photograph by John Trotter

Special thanks to BagNews contributors in attendance, including photographers Nina Berman, Brendan Hoffman, Stephen Ferry, Mario Tama, Chris Hondros and Spencer Platt, to Emily Shevenock for running the door, to Ida Benedetto for gracefully pulling out the winning raffle tickets, to Jason Eskenazi for co-hosting, and Yunghi Kim and John Trotter for taking pictures and video, while everybody else was off-duty…

We look forward to organizing more public events and hope to see you at the next one!

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