June 13, 2011 |
HOUSTON - Photos of a smiling Rep. Gabrielle Giffords gave the nation its closest look yet at the congresswoman's remarkable recovery less than six months after she was shot in the head at point-blank range. The pictures posted yesterday on Facebook were the first clear photos of the Arizona congresswoman who was wounded when a gunman opened fire on her in January as she met with constituents outside a supermarket in Tucson. Six people were killed and 13 wounded. But the images left unanswered many questions about her cognitive abilities and when - or even if - she will be able to resume her job in Congress.
December 29, 2010 |
Authorities yesterday released new photos in the case of missing Bucks County resident Diane Corado as they awaited the signing of a governor's warrant to extradite a man accused of kidnapping her. Kenneth Patterson, 48, is jailed in Mount Holly, Burlington County, charged with kidnapping and assault, but is fighting extradition to Bucks County to face those charges and isn't cooperating with police on locating Corado, his ex-girlfriend. "We have serious concerns, obviously, about whether she's dead or alive," First Assistant Bucks County District Attorney Michelle Henry said at a late-afternoon news conference in Falls Township.
April 10, 2012 |
Four weeks ago, photos surfaced depicting some state troopers arrayed behind a stash of drugs and weapons, apparently seized in Camden, with one of them holding aloft a Puerto Rican flag. At the time, Latino activists decried the images as disrespectful, and the state police opened an investigation. On Tuesday, Camden City Council weighed in on the issue. Councilman Luis Lopez, who is Puerto Rican, introduced a resolution, which passed unanimously, encouraging a thorough inquiry, which "will go a long way in helping allay community concerns.
November 27, 1987 |
It started at 7 p.m. as "the Negro swimmers were quitting the pool on schedule and the white swimmers were going in. " Some whites dunked a 14-year-old black into the public pool at 26th and Master streets and that started the North Philadelphia race riots of July 1941. It took 300 policemen to quiet things down. It's all there for anyone to read in the envelope marked "Riots: Race. Philadelphia, Prior to 1949. " A short walk away, in the file marked "Philadelphia: Organ Grinders" is a series of 8-X-10 glossy photos of Antonio Campanoro of S. 7th Street and his monkey at a "dental operation to make him (the monkey)
June 22, 1990 |
In 1938, fresh out of Lehigh University with a degree in economics, young Bill Gottlieb snared a job in the ad department of the Washington Post. "In order to keep my hand in at writing, and to spread the gospel of jazz," a much older Bill Gottlieb was reminiscing the other day, he began to submit a weekly jazz column to the Post's Sunday editions. For the first few weeks, they assigned a staff photographer to go along on his late-night/early-morning rounds of the places where jazz was played in the D.C. area.
November 24, 1991 |
In their 60 pictures on view at Haverford College, Venetian photographers Carlo Jacobi and Orestre Bertani use working methods that make other photographers look superficial by comparison. Their pictures rely on the witnesslike ability of the camera. They contain exquisitely rendered documentary detail. Jacobi and Bertani give constant attention to information and the use of straightforward, familiar forms and conventions as well as to composition that includes human figures going about their daily rounds.
April 1, 2012 |
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - When he was shot, Trayvon Martin was not the baby-faced boy in the photo that has been on front pages across the country. And George Zimmerman wasn't the beefy-looking figure in the widely published mugshot. Both photos are a few years old and no longer entirely accurate. Yet they may have helped shape initial public perceptions of the deadly shooting. "When you have such a lopsided visual comparison, it just stands to reason that people would rush to judgment," said Kenny Irby, who teaches visual journalism at the Poynter Institute, a journalism think tank in St. Petersburg, Fla. The most widely seen picture of Martin, released by his family and evidently taken a few years ago, shows a smiling, round-cheeked youngster in a red T-shirt.
November 29, 2001 |
Inspired by the events of Sept. 11, students at Friendship Elementary School in the Coatesville Area School District are capturing on film slices of American life that make them proud. "Proud to be American" is a school project that has photos lining hallways. The children were given cameras donated to the school by teachers and parents to take pictures of everyday events depicting why the students are grateful to be an American. One photo was a food-laden breakfast table with the caption: "I can eat a big breakfast every day. Some kids can't.
July 18, 1986 |
Prowling the back alleys of the city in search of photo galleries (which is getting harder and harder with all the trash piling up), I fail to find any new ones. But I have come across something Philadelphia has lots of: restaurants. True, but irrelevant, you say? Wrong, for restaurants happen to be a great source of wall space. And a lot of them fill it with photography. We photophiles would love to think that the city's restaurateurs are grand proponents of the photographic medium, taking up the slack where the galleries often fail us. But the art shows that hang in restaurants are little more than afterthoughts to the owners, proud as they may be of them.