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Notes Photo April 25, 2013

Lipstick on an Administration: Reading Eric Draper’s "Front Row Seat" Photos of George W. Bush

What's more interesting about the retrospective photos of Bush by Eric Draper is how defensive they are.

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Notes Photo February 24, 2013

Sensitivity to Abuse in a Photo Award: Time to Rethink the Impact of These Prizes?

My purpose today is to speak to two stories. The first involves a photographer's sensitivity in documenting a profound and deadly threat to our society. The second involves editing stories to win prizes.

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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 May 29, 2012

Obama Reflects on the Fallen … and Vice Versa

Somehow, I doubt the White House communications people -- having ID'd their stylish picture -- stopped to think how much Obama reflects on the fallen so much their memory is used to reflect on him.

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Notes Photo June 5, 2008

A Matter Of Size

How hard is the McCain campaign working to compensate for the "audience gap" between their man and Obama?  The other night, "the McCain people (were) telling the AP they had McCain speak before a tiny audience 'by design'."

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