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Portrait of John Kiriakou Jailed Cia Whistleblower by Andres Serrano

August 8th, 2017
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    (Portrait of John Kiriakou by Andres Serrano)
    Torture, Andres Serrano
    June 3 – October 8, 2017
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    “It’s easy to torture people when you have power over them.” – Andres Serrano

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    (Photo by Andres Serrano)

  • Democracy Now – Formerly Jailed CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou: Jeff Sessions Is Extending Obama’s War on Leaks

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    Jay Leto interviewed John Kiriakou who was Jay’s High school teacher.

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    Kiriakou on Snowded at Democracy Now (youtube)

    Photo Journalist Felipe Dana Takes Us to an Inside View of the Battle for Mosul

    April 17th, 2017
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    Guardian (April 13, 2017)

    Felipe Dana has spent the past three weeks photographing the Mosul offensive. He spoke to us about his experience.

  • Felipe Dana is from Brazil – (homepage)

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    In Iraq, hundreds of US troops have been sent to reinforce the assault on Mosul, with many more waiting in the wings

    Click and see Children play inside a damaged car amid heavy destruction in a neighborhood recently retaken by Iraqi security forces from Islamic State militants on the western side of Mosul, Iraq.
    (Instagram – Felipe Dana)

  • Felipe Dama won Pulitzer Prise for photo journalism

  • Leila Alaoui – the Photographer was killed by Jihadists – (10 July 1982-18 January 2016)

    January 22nd, 2016
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    Photo by Leila Alaoui

    Leila’s homepage – see her works.

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    Leila Alaoui,photographer, born 10 July 1982; died 18 January 2016

    Alaoui was in Ouagadougou to work on a photography project for a women’s rights campaign called My Body My Rights for Amnesty International.

    The Artist who was killed by jihadists and what she was trying to tell the world.

    Family and colleagues pay tribute to a talented young photographer, shot dead by four heavily-armed thugs in an al-Qaeda attack on a popular café in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

    The Moroccans

    See a photo from Lebanon November 2013

    Portrait of Brando by Margaret Bourke White

    June 14th, 2014
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    Margaret Bourke-White (June 14, 1904 – August 27, 1971)

  • See some great photos here Women at Work

    Margaret Bourke-White (1904–1971) was a woman of firsts: the first foreign journalist allowed to take pictures of industries in the Soviet Union; the first female photographer hired by Life magazine and its first female war correspondent. In fact, her work graced the first Life cover in November 1936. Bourke-White’s interests ranged far and wide, from photographing the drought victims of the Dust Bowl to chronicling the combat zones of World War II and the violence of the India/Pakistan partition.

  • Camille Lepage – Young Photo Jounalist Killed In Central Africa

    May 14th, 2014
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    Bearing witness, losing her life (Lens blogs NYtimes)

    French photojournalist Camille Lepage killed in Central African Republic
    French president orders immediate despatch of team to ‘shine light on circumstances of assassination’ of 26-year-old

    Seeking justice for Camille Lepage

    Camille Lepage (Portfolio)

    Remembering Camille Lepage (New Yorker – slideshow )

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    2nd week of August 2013, South Sudanese professional and amateur models gather to be cast to participate in a catwalk at Festival for Fashion and Peace (FFPA) in Juba, South Sudan. © CamilleLepage_hanslucas.com

    See more photos here -We Call it Fashion

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    See more photos here – Vanishing Young

  • R.I.P Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014)

    April 5th, 2014

  • One of Anja’s final photos.
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  • R.I.P Anja Niedringhaus October 12, 1965, Germany – Died: April 4, 2014
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    Fujimoto – War Tourist with a Camera

    January 3rd, 2013
  • Fujimoto Deliberate tourist, a thrill-seeking photog, dodges Aleppo snipers (Japan times)

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  • Malcolm Browne – Photographer of Burning Monk Dies

    August 28th, 2012
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    Malcolm Browne’s decision not to intervene and prevent Thich Quang Duc’s self-immolation haunted him for many years. He felt that in those seconds he could have saved the monk’s life but he chose to take photographs instead.
    Perhaps by doing so and helping to show the world what was happening in Vietnam Malcolm Browne, in his small way, hastened the end of the war thereby saving many other lives at the cost of Thich Quang Duc’s.
    Of course, Thich Quang Duc must be given far more credit for changing the world’s perception of the Vietnam War, after all, his was the ultimate sacrifice.
    It is said that the only part of Thich Quang Duc’s body that wasn’t burnt was his heart, even after his body was subjected to ritual cremation, and it is kept at the Reserve Bank of Vietnam as a holy relic.(via)

    Malcolm Browne (wiki)

    Burning Monk Photographer Malcolm Browne Dies + BBC in pictures

    Browne chats with David Halberstam of the New York Times (left) (Read more: here.)

  • WWII – Courageous Women, Nancy Wake & Lee Miller

    August 8th, 2011

    Heroine Wake a ‘role model for courage’

    “They could not catch her,” he said.
    “Whenever somebody dobbed her in, they would go there and she would be gone. Nancy would get away from them.
    “The world offered a reward for anyone who could catch The White Mouse. They grabbed her husband, Henri, and the Gestapo tortured him to death.”

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    Farewell to Nancy Wake, the mouse who ran rings around the Nazis
    The WW2 resistance heroine, who has died aged 98, was ‘a force of nature’ who topped the Gestapo’s most-wanted list

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    The story is thought to be based on the exploits of Nancy Wake, codenamed the white mouse, a member of the resistance in war time France and Pearl Cornioley, a British secret service agent.

  • Lee Miller Lee Miller photograph by Man Ray (repost) by Man Ray
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    Lee Miller taking a bath in Hitler’s bathroom.

    Portrait of Max Ernst by Lee Miller

    Tim Hetherington, Chris Hondros – In Memoriam

    April 20th, 2011

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    Time by Paul Moakley

    Today, the devastating news arrived that Tim Hetherington had been killed in Misratah, Libya. He was many things: a journalist, a photographer, a filmmaker, an artist and friend. He recently won popular acclaim after the documentary Restrepo, which he directed, was nominated for an Oscar.

    New Yorker with photo -slideshow

    “The media landscape is in flux, and so am I,” said Hetherington. “Who knows what the future holds.”

    The Documentary Blog Recommends: Diary by Tim Hetherington
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    His homepage

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    Milton Margai School for the Blind. Sierra Leone. (Photograph by Tim Hetherington)

    Restrepo trailer

  • R.I.P Chris Hondros

    Earlier today, April 20, photojournalist Chris Hondros was killed on assignment in Misrata, Libya. He was 41 and recently engaged to be married.
    His long list of awards — from being nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for breaking-news photography (2004), to winning the Robert Capa Gold Medal (2005) for “best published photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise” — attest to Chris’s skill and legacy as a photographer

    R.I.P Christian Poveda

    September 4th, 2009

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    R.I.P Chrstian Poveda

    A French film-maker and photojournalist who spent years researching a documentary on the criminal underbelly of El Salvador’s gang culture has been found dead in the Central American country, police said today. More, here from Guardian.

    Did he die for his art? (Independent)

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  • See La Vida Loca photos by Chrisitan Poveda

    R.I.P Philip Jones Griffiths

    March 20th, 2008

    A Welsh photojournalist renowned for his coverage of the Vietnam war has died at the age of 72. (BBC)

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  • From 1966 to 1971, Mr Jones Griffiths reported on the Vietnam war, publishing a photojournalism book focused on the suffering of civilians.
    Vietnam Inc galvanised the anti-war movement in the United States and helped to turn public opinion against the war.
    It is now hailed as a classic of photojournalism.

    In an interview with the BBC news website published in 2005, Mr Jones Griffiths said: “The only thing we photographers really want more than life, more than sex, more than anything, is to be invisible.”