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Tiananmen Square Still Haunts Photographer Brothers After 25 Years

Tiananmen Square Still Haunts Photographer Brothers After 25 Years | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

David Turnley was in Paris when he got the call. His brother Peter was in Beijing to cover the visit of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to China but was on the line with different, more exciting news. A small group of students had taken to the streets in protest in Tiananmen Square—and their numbers were swelling.

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saint hoax dresses political leaders for war drags you out

saint hoax dresses political leaders for war drags you out | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

in a political critique with a cutting comical tone, artist saint hoax has created a series of short animated gifs, which transform international political leaders into elaborately dressed-up drag queens.

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Mandela Memorial Photographer Defends Obama's "Selfie"

Mandela Memorial Photographer Defends Obama's "Selfie" | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The photojournalist who captured President Barack Obama snapping a self portrait with the leaders of Britain and Denmark at Nelson Mandela's memorial service said the "selfie" seen around the world shouldn't be panned as inappropriate.

Agence France-Presse photographer Robert Schmidt said in blog post Wednesday titled"The story behind 'that selfie'" that the moment was not as sordid as some in the media have made it out to be.

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Nelson Mandela, une vie au cinéma

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Danny Glover, Sidney Poitier, Morgan Freeman et maintenant Idris Elba : une galerie des portraits du président sud-africain sur grand écran.

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Danny Glover, Sidney Poitier, Morgan Freeman and now Idris Elba: a gallery of portraits of South African President on the big screen.

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Jack Ruby's shove, and a missed shot

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When Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald in November 1963, he shoved Frank Johnston out of the way. Johnston, a former Washington Post photographer, shares the story of the moment he almost captured on film.

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Graphic designer clicks for peace

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“Iranians, we will never bomb your country. We ♥ you.”

Iranian nationals were undoubtedly perplexed when a digital poster, containing these words superimposed on a photo of a smiling Israeli man holding his daughter, suddenly appeared on the Internet in March 2012.

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Robert Kennedy Assassination: Photographs by Bill Eppridge, June 1968

Robert Kennedy Assassination: Photographs by Bill Eppridge, June 1968 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Bill Eppridge died Oct. 3, 2013. In tribute to one of the 20th century's greatest photojournalists, LIFE.com remembers Eppridge through perhaps the signature moment and picture of his extraordinary career: the assassination of Robert Kennedy in the kitchen of a Los Angeles hotel in June 1968.

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From Kiev to Simferopol by Rafael Yaghobzadeh

From Kiev to Simferopol by Rafael Yaghobzadeh | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

This young journalist is currently on assignment in Crimea for the agency Abaca Press. He’s traveled to the Ukraine three times in 2014. 

In late January, Rafael Yaghobzadeh left at the same time as Benjamin Girette and Arnaud Brunet for Kiev, where they met up with other young photojournalists: Juliette Robert, Corentin Fohlen, Emeric Folhen, Xavier de Torres. Almost all of them got their start during the Arab Spring.

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Mandela Poster Project Collective

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In May 2013, a group of South African designers came up with an idea to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela by collecting 95 exceptional posters from around the world honouring Madiba's lifelong contribution to humanity.

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Why Photographers Need More Access In The White House

Why Photographers Need More Access In The White House | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Six highly skilled, professional photographers dash into the Oval Office, a sense of practiced urgency in their assessment of how to make the most telling photo of the president, in about a minute, as he signs a document or chats with someone before continuing the real business of his job.

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Photo Oops: History's Worst Political Photo Ops

Photo Oops: History's Worst Political Photo Ops | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
As author Josh King recounts in “Dukakis and the Tank,” the first rule of political photo ops is: Never put anything on your head.
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JFK and me: pictures of the president

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John F Kennedy's untimely death has meant that the president remained for many a symbol of youth and promise, frozen in time in a series of iconic photographs. To mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination we ask those whose paths crossed his to choose the photograph of him that means most to them – and to tell us why.

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Historic Kennedy assassination photo to be auctioned

Historic Kennedy assassination photo to be auctioned | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Mary Ann Moorman photographed the exact moment Lee Harvey Oswald's first bullet hit President John F. Kennedy. Fifty years later her Polaroid is going up for auction Nov. 15, 2013.

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Tiananmen Square photographer says iconic 'Tank Man' image was a 'lucky shot'

Tiananmen Square photographer says iconic 'Tank Man' image was a 'lucky shot' | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Jeff Widener, the photojournalist behind one of the most recognizable (and meme-worthy) images in modern media, has spoken out about how he came to create "Tank Man" during the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989.

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