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Notes Photo June 5, 2015

A Demanding Photo from Lynn Johnson’s National Geographic Cannabis Feature

What's powerful about the photo is how it functions as testimony.

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Notes Photo December 21, 2014

Ode to Light: Making Street Photography in a Cynical Age — by Amy Touchette

I know that if I’m to continue making photographs of the general public, I need to be aware of the context in which we live. I’m ready to explain to people that they are beautiful, that they are unique, and that they are worthy of being recognized, even if...

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Notes Photo March 28, 2014

Lynsey Addario and that Audi Commercial: Reframing the War Photographer — (Postscript Added)

My first and second thoughts on a set of commercials featuring a famous war photographer.

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Photo August 6, 2013

Stacy Kranitz: The Spectacle of Violence (GRAPHIC)

I awoke late that afternoon to find everyone begging to see pictures of Scott’s bloody hand. I could not fault them for their obsession. This is what my photographs are about, fetishizing violence.

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Salon Photo January 10, 2013

BagNewsSalon: "Unnecessary Roughness: Football as a Reflection of American Culture"

This BagNews Salon features a distinguished panel of sports scholars and photojournalists analyzing a select edit of media photos dealing with football and American culture.

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Notes Photo June 15, 2012

"Victim of Beauty": Glamour of Violence (Once Again)

Given the dismal commonness of images like these, the only thing “cutting edge” about them is the cuts that are left on the edges of the models’ skin.

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Notes Photo September 18, 2006

Fashion Of The Times

Courtesy of this livejournal community, we have access to the fashion spread from September's Vogue Italia.  One person who wrote me described the images as evoking rape fantasies and, conversely, the expression of female power.  Well, I think that misses the point.  What we have here is a very...

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