Bag’s Take-Away:
One of the major and most serious developments in news gathering over these past few years has been the targeting of photojournalists by police. It’s not often, though, we get visuals of it. Photos like this one from Portugal, of an attack on an AFP photographer, are important to be seen to raise the awareness of press freedom and “visual rights” especially in the this age of crackdowns against social media-infused protests.
via  Reuters Photos Editor’s Choice
( credit: Hugo Correia/Reuters caption:  A policeman strikes AFP photojournalist Patricia Melo during the Portuguese general strike in Lisbon March 22, 2012. Portugal faces a general strike by workers angered by austerity measures imposed as a condition of a 78-billion euro bailout last year but doubts remain as to whether Thursday’s stoppage will receive widespread support.) 
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Bag’s Take-Away:

One of the major and most serious developments in news gathering over these past few years has been the targeting of photojournalists by police. It’s not often, though, we get visuals of it. Photos like this one from Portugal, of an attack on an AFP photographer, are important to be seen to raise the awareness of press freedom and “visual rights” especially in the this age of crackdowns against social media-infused protests.

via Reuters Photos Editor’s Choice

( credit: Hugo Correia/Reuters caption: A policeman strikes AFP photojournalist Patricia Melo during the Portuguese general strike in Lisbon March 22, 2012. Portugal faces a general strike by workers angered by austerity measures imposed as a condition of a 78-billion euro bailout last year but doubts remain as to whether Thursday’s stoppage will receive widespread support.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Juxtaposition of the Day

In the U.S. women are spoken down to while, currently, in Myanmar, of all places, they reach across to be heard.

Both photos are interesting for the position of women in the photo….I like the first one especially for that and for the fact the flowered bra (the most feminine aspect outside the women themselves) is at eye level for the men speaking down to them.

The second photo is quite lovely for an expression of power and femininity as Aung San Suu expresses her position on a more equivalent level.

Top Photo: via The New York Times Bottom Photo: via The New York Times Lens Blog

(top photo credit: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Photos caption: Protesters argued with Santorum supporters outside a hotel in Gettysburg, Pa. bottom photo credit: Ye Aung Thu/Agence France-Presse—Getty Images caption: The leader of Myanmar’s democracy movement, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, addressed supporters at a campaign rally on the outskirts of Yangon on Wednesday. Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi is running for a seat in Parliament in elections being held April 1.)

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