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This Massive Chart Shows The War In Afghanistan As A Numbing Litany Of Death And Destruction

This Massive Chart Shows The War In Afghanistan As A Numbing Litany Of Death And Destruction | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Follow each attack, explosion, and death in this massive visualization that captures the unprecedented scale of the leaked data.

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2014 Aperture Porfolio Prize Winner

2014 Aperture Porfolio Prize Winner | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Amy Elkins submitted two portfolios of work for the Aperture Portfolio Prize, each distinct in form and content but both stemming from her explorations of the issues surrounding capital punishment and her participation in letter exchanges with inmates serving death-row sentences.

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Meet The Photographer Who Spent Four Years In A Forensic Morgue

Meet The Photographer Who Spent Four Years In A Forensic Morgue | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

All workplaces are understandably reticent to allow reporters and other outsiders to come in and investigate what goes on during their workday. And that anxiety is even more heightened for the work of preparing dead bodies. But German photographer Patrik Budenz was able to convince the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences in Berlin to allow him to spend four years researching and taking photographs of their workplace. Budenz is also the author of two books on the subject, "Post Mortem" and "Quæstiones Medico-Legales".

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Breast Cancer Photo Essay: Man documents his wife's brave battle with the disease

Breast Cancer Photo Essay: Man documents his wife's brave battle with the disease | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Angelo Merendino, a New York-based photographer, describes the photo essay as an attempt to "humanize the face of cancer." He writes that the photographs "show the challenge, difficulty, fear, sadness and loneliness" and that "most important of all, they show our love."

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Death has never looked so decadent as in Paul Koudounaris' nuts photos

Death has never looked so decadent as in Paul Koudounaris' nuts photos | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Well, if you were a so called “catacomb saint”, it may well have been the final option, with a hefty haul of jewels brightly jazzing up your afterlife. These incredible photographs by LA-based historian and photographer Paul Koudounaris show the decadent little figures discovered in Rome in 1578, a rather flashily attired bunch of characters assumed to be early Christian martyrs.

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Please write to Massimo Vignelli!

Please write to Massimo Vignelli! | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

It's been reported that the 83-year-old designer is gravely ill, and has been discharged from hospital to spend his final days at home. During this period his son, Luca says that his father would like to receive letters from fellow designers or admirers who have been inspired by Vignelli or tweets using the #dearmassimo.

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'The Most Beautiful Suicide': A Violent Death, an Immortal Photo

'The Most Beautiful Suicide': A Violent Death, an Immortal Photo | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In May 1947, LIFE magazine devoted a full page to a picture taken by a photography student named Robert Wiles. The photograph is extraordinary in several ways — not least because it remains, seven decades later, one of the most famous portraits of suicide ever made. Along with Malcolm Browne’s 1963 image of a self-immolating Buddhist monk and a small handful of other photos of men and women seen before, during, or after their own self-slaughter, Wiles’ picture graphically and unforgettably captures the destruction — both literal and figurative — that attends virtually all suicides.

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The power of photography: time, mortality and memory

The power of photography: time, mortality and memory | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

We take thousands of pictures nowadays, but do we still cherish them? We asked writers and artists, including Grayson Perry and Mary McCartney, to pick a shot they treasure – and tell us the role photography has played in their lives.

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