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Notes Photo April 27, 2016

How A Confederate Flag Can Be Meaningless

How is it that the Confederate flag symbol could leave people ... feeling nothing?

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Notes Photo June 29, 2014

Between an Electrifying World Cup and Bodies on the Ground: Mario Tama in Brazil

What Mario has done this deep into the tournament, and with Team Brazil riding high, is to graft together the social and political with the sport and the spectacle.

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Notes Photo June 12, 2014

World Cup Optics: Mario Tama on Brazil Vs. Brazil

Instead of the social stories functioning as due diligence, as preamble and warm up act, what if the coverage over the next four weeks did simultaneous justice to both the thrilling sports spectacle and the social cost?

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Notes Photo April 3, 2012

Trayvon Through Another Black Man-Child: Three Views From Photographer Mario Tama

Likely close in age to the eleven-year-old Tayvon Martin in the widely adopted photo of the dead seventeen-year-old, these photos of Seminole County resident Jayden Jackson by Getty photographer Mario Tama draw out different dimensions of the tragedy.

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Notes Photo October 6, 2011

Wall Street Occupation: Looking Down on Mr. Tambourine Man

To the surprise of just about everyone now, however, what both sides are realizing, more so with each passing day, is how much each has skin in the game.

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Notes Photo September 10, 2011

Our 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Portrait … Going the Other Way

Thankfully, friend and brilliant photographer, Mario Tama, sent me this a couple days ago, a photo unique out of the 9/11-remembrance constellation, if for one thing, by simply managing not to take itself too seriously.

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Notes Photo June 22, 2011

Mario Tama: Spicy Tuna, Giant Clam and Radiation Roll

This photo from a N.Y. sushi restaurant takes on a different sense given that the ocean off Japan will likely soon up its glow, and those domestic nuke plants we've been rock-bottom assured are bulletproof might not be.

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Notes Photo January 11, 2011

The Haiti Earthquake +1

Mario Tama has been commemorating ritual anniversaries by returning to specific places and re-photographing scenes he had captured before. On this one year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, the images quietly express the overarching present reality of an event that so galvanized the world a year ago.

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Notes Photo October 24, 2010

Mario Tama: Dan Choi

With DADT still ambiguous at best, there's more in play here than just a pleased Dan Choi after he, to his surprise, was able to re-enlist.

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Notes Photo August 30, 2010

Katrina: Faces Of The Storm

The day of the anniversary itself: Alan Chin, Stanley Greene, Andy Levin, and Mario Tama in New Orleans.

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Notes Photo August 29, 2010

Katrina: Five Years Passing

Lee Celano, Alan Chin, and Mario Tama: Eyes on Katrina, Five Years Passing

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Notes Photo September 8, 2009

School Skirmish: "Oh Brother" Vs. "Big Brother"

I'm rather proud of this image, given how the Administration deflected the latest wingnut flak.

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Notes Photo August 15, 2009

Woodstock's 40th. (Righteous!)

The Woodstock 40-year anniversary music festival offers the chance for reflection, nostalgia... and time out from the haters.

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Notes Photo July 1, 2009

Geither Watch: Tim 2.0

After a bit of a rocky start, the Tim Geithner reboot hits pay dirt.

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Notes Photo June 1, 2009

The Horror

Even if it's just an odd glance, the fact Fritz looks aghast -- as well as sealed in the hybrid -- lets me feel a major horror went down today.

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Salon Photo April 5, 2009

BagNewsSalon: Since Katrina with Mario Tama

Looking Since the Storm A BAGnewsNotes Salon featuring Getty Photographer Mario Tama Sunday, April 5, 2009 5:00 - 6:30 pm PST, 8:00-9:30 pm EST

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Notes Photo April 4, 2009

Reflecting On The Meltdown

In this photo from yesterday's anti-capitalist demonstration in New York's financial district, Getty photographer Mario Tama captures America's split between anger and denial and haves and have nots.

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Notes Photo February 4, 2009

Ground Zero 2009

I find this image from Mario Tama particularly fitting given Obama's crack down today on executives whose firms have been scoring bail-out dollars.

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