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Autumn Leaves: Ends and Odds

I rarely find myself returning to a news photograph for its nuances. But Saul Loeb’s image of Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, and Jared Kushner from a Cabinet Meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC, October 16, 2017, proves an exception. […]

Diana’s Death, Revisited (3)

Photographers have rights, which must be identified and protected. They also enjoy privileges that can be withdrawn at any time by widespread public agreement and legislation. The subjects of photographs also have rights, which also must be identified and protected. And some of those rights of subjects absolutely supersede the rights of photographers. […]

Diana’s Death, Revisited (2)

[Reminded by a news story that we’ve reached the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana, I recalled that I’d written something about it a few years later, which I published in August 2000 in a bi-weekly column I then ran in a local giveaway newspaper, the Star-Reporter chain, which had a circulation of […]

Diana’s Death, Revisited (1)

The death of Princess Diana has so far had one potentially beneficial consequence: it has foregrounded, brought to international attention, and sparked serious and widespread public debate over the question of the right to privacy in relation to the behavior of photographers in public places. […]

Images of America Today

Unlike our unpresident, who adores and enables these “blood and soil” fascists because they adore and enable him, I don’t flinch from calling this by its rightful name: radical Christian terrorism. Avowedly and unequivocally, the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally constituted a white Christian show of force, and Christians of all stripes need to recognize, and acknowledge, and own it, and deal with it as such. […]