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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Forty years ago, and now

This year’s recently announced World Press Photo prize winner, a photograph by Anthony Suau that was done on assignment for Time magazine and published last March online, is entitled “US Economy in Crisis: Following eviction, Detective Robert Kole must ensure residents have moved out of their home, Cleveland, Ohio, 26 March.” Forty years ago, the [...]

Of Copyrights and Copyrights

Perhaps this is one lens on the current economic mayhem: America’s extraordinary portrait photographer, Annie Leibovitz, as collateral for millions of dollars of loans, was reported in today’s New York Times to have “essentially pawned every snap of the shutter she had made or will make until the loans are paid off.” Apparently needing to consolidate [...]

Trolling the Web

In the vastness of the Web where it is so rare to find an author’s voice, particularly a voice that is not a copy of something that has already been published in another medium, I highly recommend days with my father. Phillip Toledano’s simple, understated journal of his relationship with his 98-year-old father, formerly an [...]