From TIME Lightbox
Interesting story about this famous photograph and timely in that Tennessee is about to vote to reinstate the electric chair. Just voting on it is horrifying enough.
Daily News Front page. Extra Edition. January 13, 1928.
How the photo was taken: The New York Daily News knew that the prison was familiar with many journalists from their staff, so they hired someone from out of town, Tom Howard, a then-unknown local photographer from the Chicago Tribune. Knowing he would never be allowed in with a camera, Howard strapped a single-use camera to his right ankle and wired a trigger release up his pant leg. Remarkably, he was allowed in. From across the room, Howard pointed his toe at the chair and took but one photo as Snyder took her last breaths.
[Read more: The First Photograph of an Execution by Electric Chair - LightBox ]
… In my mind Andy Warhol used this photo for his Electric Chair series, but no.
re-blogging this from the Lens Blog. Want to remember the post and her.
Parting Glance: Anja Niedringhaus
Anja Niedringhaus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for The Associated Press, was killed in Eastern Afghanistan today when an Afghan policeman approached her vehicle at a security checkpoint and opened fire with a Kalashnikov assault rifle. The German native was 48 years old.
The front page of Friday’s edition of the International New York Times. An image by Anja Niedringhaus was published on the front page of the paper the same day she was killed while on assignment in Afghanistan.
> also article @ British Journal of Photography
> and collection of images @ The Atlantic
Viral Photo Of Syrian War Victims Comes To Times Square
First and last paragraphs of disturbing story about what is happening in Syria and the power and powerlessness of photography.
[from NPR Parallels blog] The image is epic. It shows thousands of desperate people waiting in a gray canyon of rubble framed by shattered buildings to receive food aid in Yarmouk camp, near Damascus. The photo was shared millions of times last month via social media, and on Thursday, the image appears on a big screen in New York’s Times Square in an effort to focus attention on besieged neighborhoods inside Syria and civilians who are literally starving to death.
And that brings us back to the photograph from Yarmouk camp, which sparked a social media campaign, generated international sympathy, made a debut in Times Square, but has done little to open the many other besieged neighborhoods in Syria. [link to full story and audio]
Launching the website did not make the migraines stop…
I’m ready to put my migraines out in the world.
100migraines has launched.
What a difference a space makes.
taken somewhere in NYC.
Sunday February 9 – Saturday February 15, 2014 – taking stock.
Some days I look at the front page of the NY Times, and I am struck by the pattern of the front page images. Today above the fold is a generic ice skater from the Winter Olympics and below the fold is a powerful image from Syria that has stayed in my mind since I saw it online yesterday.
Sunday, the Times celebrated the opening of the Olympics above the fold and the 50th anniversary of the Beatles on Ed Sullivan below.
Thursday and Friday weather moved the Olympics below the fold!
Shirley Temple and Sid Casear died this week and their former star selves smile at us from below the fold.
Only Monday did a hard news photo make it above the fold with an image from the escalating situation in Syria.
Sometimes you can learn a lot by just counting.
Beginning to make sense of the front page news photos. Almost 15 years in my studio.
Categorizing the front-page image above the fold:
Memorials, Celebrations, War, Aftermath, Crime, Daily Life, Holding/Taking Photos, Science, Grieving Women, Grieving Men, Men with Guns, Sports, Politicians, Protest, Weather, Natural Disaster, Man Made Disaster – categories keep presenting themselves.