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Posted: 07 June 2007 08:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Actually, I’d rather have you being a nutter than our usual ones… you’d be nicer about it!
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Posted: 08 June 2007 03:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Kathleen - 07 June 2007 10:28 PM

I think Acci covered my thoughts on the Iwo Jima one
Though I think the photo is still famous even if staged

It really, really, really wasn’t staged. Sorry to keep going on and on about it, but staged means “posed.” Staged means “faked.” It was neither. It’s real. It is exactly what it appears to be: five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising a flag over Iwo Jima and a photographer happened to catch the magical moment. As the photographer himself said over and over again—it just broke his heart when people called it “staged,” which is I guess why I do keep going on and on about it—if he’d staged it, he would have ruined it.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raising_the_Flag_on_Iwo_Jima

http://www.iwojima.com/raising/raisingc.htm

First flag was small and not photographed, a bigger one was placed for all troops to see. That was photographed.

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Posted: 08 June 2007 03:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Sharruma - 07 June 2007 10:19 PM

The migrant mother one is photoshopped, I believe the original can be found on this site
(It’s in the Hippo eats Dwarf book too I think)

I think Acci covered my thoughts on the Iwo Jima one
Though I think the photo is still famous even if staged

I’m sort of glad that guy commited suicide after leaving that starving child to fend for itself.
As for the photographer who left the girl to die in the water….

Some of these photo’s just don’t belong.

Again: they did not let the girl die. They simply couldn

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Posted: 09 June 2007 04:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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There’s two pictures I thought of.  One is a National Geographic photograph of a female refugee.  She has scarves wrapped around her, but the most beautiful eyes I’ve every seen.  Anyone know the one I’m talking about?  Just recently I believe the photographer went back and found the woman from the photograph.

The other one was a picture taken at 9/11 that showed one of the towers before it came down and there were people in the air falling from hundreds of stories up.

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Posted: 09 June 2007 05:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Razela - 09 June 2007 08:38 AM

There’s two pictures I thought of.  One is a National Geographic photograph of a female refugee.  She has scarves wrapped around her, but the most beautiful eyes I’ve every seen.  Anyone know the one I’m talking about?  Just recently I believe the photographer went back and found the woman from the photograph.

I know the one you’re talking about.  I don’t have that copy, but I do have the edition where they went back to track down the girl.  Apparently she’s doing well enough, has plenty of children, and is very surprised that anybody would be interested in her!

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Aha!  I found an article from National Geographic about her.

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Posted: 09 June 2007 05:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Razela - 09 June 2007 08:38 AM

There’s two pictures I thought of.  One is a National Geographic photograph of a female refugee.  She has scarves wrapped around her, but the most beautiful eyes I’ve every seen.  Anyone know the one I’m talking about?  Just recently I believe the photographer went back and found the woman from the photograph.

Yup, Boo actually has a poster of this, and I liked it so much, I did take a photo of the poster when I was there…

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Posted: 09 June 2007 05:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Other famous photos I can think of:

Pearl Harbor burning

Dewey Defeats Truman

The Challenger

Billy the Kid

Soviets leaving Afghanistan

Anne Frank

The fall of Saigon

Norgay and Hillary

Raquel Welch

And, of course, the infamous picture of our very own dear Smerk wearing her smallest thong!!!

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Posted: 09 June 2007 06:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Accipiter - 09 June 2007 09:49 AM

And, of course, the infamous picture of our very own dear Smerk wearing her smallest thong!!!

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Posted: 10 June 2007 12:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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By the way, that National Geographic book with the Afghani girl on it is a fantastic book for those of you who love photography.  I was enraptured by every picture.

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Posted: 10 June 2007 02:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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Ah yes, Steve McCurry.
He’s a fantastic photographer.
When I worked for the Art Centre, we had an exhibition of his photos, and they were astounding.
I love his use of colour.

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Posted: 11 June 2007 12:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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Kathleen - 08 June 2007 12:02 AM

And if I do occasionally begin to verge on nutterosity, you have my promise that I will nonetheless (1) punctuate properly, (2) eschew writing in all caps, and (3) forswear telling anybody, even a real nutter, that he or she “sucks.”

Hurrah! In that case, welcome to the forum. wink grin

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