This fantastic photo attached to the story Immigration Shifts Could Provide Opening for Compromise was on the lead image on the nytimes.com site this morning when I first visited- switched to the global site and found it there. Then I switched to the chinese edition and there was this horrifying photo from Syria which was the 3rd photo on the lens blog yesterday. No link to the story on the lens blog but I did find the story after hitting the ‘world’ tab. Reading the paper online always feel a bit random to me.
After going back to the US edition, the photo of Obama on the laptop is gone and has been replaced by changing photos from the congressional hearings on gun violence.And here is the ‘paper’ front page photo which is the same as the first photo on yesterday’s lens blog.
I love that Yoko continues to gives us this gift in the New York Times. It also rewards those of us who still read the paper version since it does not appear on nytimes.com. In the past, she has offered downloads on the imagine peace website.
Another view out the window with a nod of course to Robert Heinecken:
Watching Syria’s War – NYTimes.com Videos and images of the continuing conflict in Syria
The New York Times is tracking the human toll of the conflict in this feature. The primary source is the online video that has allowed a widening war to be documented like no other, and posts try to put the video into context.
the news becoming pointing/linking
** In thinking about these warnings, I realize you are not given an obvious way to skip the image. Most people use the next button and the only way to skip is go to numbers down below to pick the one after next. Also warning never seems to appear in the full screen view.
“When I get the paper, I read it through and through..” Neil Young – refrain on song “Get a Job” in new Americana album. [lyrics] Granted, he is talking about reading the classifieds (that don’t exist) but still like that he is singing about the newspaper.
ESPECIALLY since I am listening to this as I sort through papers.
In looking through papers from past four months, big categories for front page photo are MEN WITH GUNS (mostly from Middle East), DISTRESSED WOMEN (mostly from Middle East and Southeast Asia), POLITICIANS (mostly men), SPORTS. It is election time and most of the sports are Olympics so that explains the size of them. More analysis needed and then of course how to transform all this into photographs.
In March 1999 when NATO started to bomb Serbia, I decided to start saving the front section of The New York Times. My idea was to have a stack of newspapers that signified a war. When the cease-fire was signed, a true resolution had not been reached, so I kept collecting. The World Trade Center was attacked, and I kept collecting. I have not stopped. Until Tuesday, June 19, the 5,000 sections of newspapers were in my studio.
On June 19, the newspapers were moved to Photoville.
See more photos – thanks to all who made this happen.