Bag’s Take-Away:

I suppose there is another table, unseen to us, that says ‘uomini’, but I find it odd that Italians separate the vote — and least, in their list keeping — between men and women. Am I translating that wrong or do we have a great photo of the plasticized Berlusconi walking away from ‘women’ (donne) to cast his vote? 

via: Charlotte Observer


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Bag’s Take-Away:

I suppose there is another table, unseen to us, that says ‘uomini’, but I find it odd that Italians separate the vote — and least, in their list keeping — between men and women. Am I translating that wrong or do we have a great photo of the plasticized Berlusconi walking away from ‘women’ (donne) to cast his vote?

via: Charlotte Observer

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Tags #photojournalism    #Burlusconi    #voting    #visual politics    #news    #elections    #Italy   

Bag’s Take-Away:
I suppose that when Pompeii was buried no one was close enough to get this kind of look at the eruption of Mt. Etna. A telephoto lens gives this definitively awesome photo of an actual eruption.
via  The New York Times Lens
(credit: Francesco Pappalardo/European Press Photo caption: A view of fountains of lava and ash from a new crater southeast of Mount Etna, as seen from Montagnola, Italy. A decade after a series of eruptions forced evacuations from the area, the volcano is making news again.)
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I suppose that when Pompeii was buried no one was close enough to get this kind of look at the eruption of Mt. Etna. A telephoto lens gives this definitively awesome photo of an actual eruption.

via The New York Times Lens

(credit: Francesco Pappalardo/European Press Photo caption: A view of fountains of lava and ash from a new crater southeast of Mount Etna, as seen from Montagnola, Italy. A decade after a series of eruptions forced evacuations from the area, the volcano is making news again.)

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Tags #Geology    #Volcanos    #Science    #Mt. Etna    #Italy    #News    #Photography    #Photojournalism    #Pompeii   

Bag’s Take-Away:

Looking at a lot of the photos of the Concordia disaster, what’s striking are how amazingly Escher-esque the images are.


(photo: Gregorio Borgia/AP caption: Italian navy divers approach the cruise ship Costa Concordia Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, after it ran aground on the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, on Friday evening. Italian naval divers on Tuesday exploded holes in the hull of a cruise ship that grounded near a Tuscan island to speed the search for 29 missing passengers and crew while the seas remain relatively calm. The search intensified as prosecutors prepared to question the captain, who is accused of causing the wreck that left at least six dead by making a maneuver that the Italian cruise operator said was “unapproved and unauthorized.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Looking at a lot of the photos of the Concordia disaster, what’s striking are how amazingly Escher-esque the images are.

(photo: Gregorio Borgia/AP caption: Italian navy divers approach the cruise ship Costa Concordia Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, after it ran aground on the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, on Friday evening. Italian naval divers on Tuesday exploded holes in the hull of a cruise ship that grounded near a Tuscan island to speed the search for 29 missing passengers and crew while the seas remain relatively calm. The search intensified as prosecutors prepared to question the captain, who is accused of causing the wreck that left at least six dead by making a maneuver that the Italian cruise operator said was “unapproved and unauthorized.)

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Italy’s new welfare minister breaks down as she announces austerity measures and is unable to say the word “sacrifice.” She has a future. Maybe. But what a gift to her boss.  I won’t go into the gender politics of Monti having to step in and provide the word “sacrifice,” what matters to me is that the government bought at least temporary immunization from the type of public sentiment demonstrated in Greece.

(photo 1: abc news photo 2: Zuma Press caption:  Italy’s welfare minister, Elsa Fornero, started crying as she spoke during a press conference Sunday on the country’s new austerity package. Prime Minister Mario Monti and his government were outlining a new three-year, €30 billion ($40.17 billion) austerity plan.) 
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Italy’s new welfare minister breaks down as she announces austerity measures and is unable to say the word “sacrifice.” She has a future. Maybe. But what a gift to her boss. I won’t go into the gender politics of Monti having to step in and provide the word “sacrifice,” what matters to me is that the government bought at least temporary immunization from the type of public sentiment demonstrated in Greece.

(photo 1: abc news photo 2: Zuma Press caption: Italy’s welfare minister, Elsa Fornero, started crying as she spoke during a press conference Sunday on the country’s new austerity package. Prime Minister Mario Monti and his government were outlining a new three-year, €30 billion ($40.17 billion) austerity plan.)

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Tags #Photography    #News    #Euro    #Europe    #Italy    #business    #photojournalism   

Bag’s Take-Away:

Guy Fawkes, you’re not. …Can’t even say “things are looking up.”

via: Charlotte Observer

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Guy Fawkes, you’re not. …Can’t even say “things are looking up.”

via: Charlotte Observer

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Tags #Berlusconi    #photojournalism    #news    #Italy