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The state of photography today and yesterday...

A few items of recent note from the Intertubes:

  • British picture agency chief Neil Burgess says further resuscitation efforts are pointless, photojournalism is dead. Steven Alvarez, whose blog is always worth checking out, says National Geographic is still the exception.
  • Journalism organizations may have trouble funding real photojournalism these days, but they can post wonderful images on their web sites, such as these color photos on the Denver Post photo blog made from 1939 to 1943 by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, described as some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. Found via another photo site worth checking regularly, The Online Photographer.
  • Meanwhile, also out of Britain, we learn that terrorists are "sick of being treated like photographers..."

 

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