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May 2009 Archives
May 26, 2009
WORTH A GANDER
Check out Stephanzirwes.com for the sweeping majesty of one man’s personal approach to aerial photography.
…And the recently launched, full-screen photo blog, Lens, one of the freshest offerings yet from the New York Times’s Website.
May 12, 2009
AIR FORCE ONE PHOTO FLAP II
The Obama administration, acknowledging its errant ways in this rare slip-up, shares with the public the boneheaded "flyover" photo (see description in previous posting, below). Some say a picture is worth a thousand words. This shot, according to news reports, cost taxpayers a cool three hundred thousand. Dollars, that is.
WHITE HOUSE PHOTO
May 5, 2009
AIR FORCE ONE PHOTO FLAP
What does it say about political operatives’ and marketers’ regard for image over substance when a White House official is so keen on getting a photo op (and so insensitive to the feelings of New York residents) that he green-lights a flyover of Lower Manhattan by Air Force One merely for the camera’s sake? Didn’t we learn enough from George Bush’s "Mission Accomplished" debacle?
And why on earth is the Obama administration, which says it values transparency, now declaring those photographs “classified,” refusing to release them?