Bag’s Take-Away:

I’m thoroughly grateful for the way the great Christopher Morris captured post-9/11 and “War on Terror” America. To be honest, though, I’m not sure he exactly nailed Campaign ‘12. If you take a look at his at “On the Road” slideshow
 at TIME, I see it expressing a little more of the anxiety, pensiveness and “Stepford USA” of the Bush campaigns. 

Nevertheless, this one photo is smashing. I’m not sure if I’ve seen a better take on Romney, the Two America, and how thoroughly disconnected the man demonstrated himself to be from Main Street than this photo taken the day of his sham “non-campaign” hurricane food drive.

But, why post this now, Campaign 12 already consigned to the history books? Because of the challenge of keeping focus on the disconnect as we launch ahead.

(photo: Christopher Morris—VII for TIME caption: Oct. 30, 2012. Supplies donated to the Red Cross at a campaign stop in Kettering, Ohio.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

I’m thoroughly grateful for the way the great Christopher Morris captured post-9/11 and “War on Terror” America. To be honest, though, I’m not sure he exactly nailed Campaign ‘12. If you take a look at his at “On the Road” slideshow at TIME, I see it expressing a little more of the anxiety, pensiveness and “Stepford USA” of the Bush campaigns. Nevertheless, this one photo is smashing. I’m not sure if I’ve seen a better take on Romney, the Two America, and how thoroughly disconnected the man demonstrated himself to be from Main Street than this photo taken the day of his sham “non-campaign” hurricane food drive. But, why post this now, Campaign 12 already consigned to the history books? Because of the challenge of keeping focus on the disconnect as we launch ahead.

(photo: Christopher Morris—VII for TIME caption: Oct. 30, 2012. Supplies donated to the Red Cross at a campaign stop in Kettering, Ohio.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

We’ve seen plenty of body paint and human flags, but this takes “the wearing” of the Arab revolution to the whole next level.

via: TIME Lightbox - Pictures of the Week: February 24 – March 2

(photo: Yasser Al-Zayyat—AFP / Getty Images caption: Feb. 24, 2012. A Kuwaiti woman wears a contact lens in the colors of her national flag in Kuwait City on the eve of the Gulf state’s 51st Independence Day, and ahead of the 21st anniversary of the end of the Gulf War with the liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi occupation.



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Bag’s Take-Away:

We’ve seen plenty of body paint and human flags, but this takes “the wearing” of the Arab revolution to the whole next level.

via: TIME Lightbox - Pictures of the Week: February 24 – March 2

(photo: Yasser Al-Zayyat—AFP / Getty Images caption: Feb. 24, 2012. A Kuwaiti woman wears a contact lens in the colors of her national flag in Kuwait City on the eve of the Gulf state’s 51st Independence Day, and ahead of the 21st anniversary of the end of the Gulf War with the liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi occupation.

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Tara Godvin at TIME finds marvellous pic I missed from House contraception fiasco. That story’s got legs!

via: TIME Political Pictures of the Week, Feb. 18-24

(photo: Luke Sharrett / The New York Times / Redux caption: Catholic Bishop William Lori and the Rev. Matthew Harrison testify before a House committee on the Obama administration’s contraceptive policy for employees at religious institutions in Washington, Feb. 16, 2012.)



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Bag’s Take-Away:

Tara Godvin at TIME finds marvellous pic I missed from House contraception fiasco. That story’s got legs!

via: TIME Political Pictures of the Week, Feb. 18-24

(photo: Luke Sharrett / The New York Times / Redux caption: Catholic Bishop William Lori and the Rev. Matthew Harrison testify before a House committee on the Obama administration’s contraceptive policy for employees at religious institutions in Washington, Feb. 16, 2012.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
At first, I couldn’t see photog Christopher Morris in Libya, his style so wonderfully satiric and dark. But Ghaddafi is actually great material for him, especially this shot combining humor (“insane dictator as merch”) and a wistfulness over the fragile hopes of Libya’s youth.
(photo: Christopher Morris for TIME caption: Topper: A young man sports a Gaddafi hat.
Full photo gallery: http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,2057558_2252638,00.html
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Bag’s Take-Away:

At first, I couldn’t see photog Christopher Morris in Libya, his style so wonderfully satiric and dark. But Ghaddafi is actually great material for him, especially this shot combining humor (“insane dictator as merch”) and a wistfulness over the fragile hopes of Libya’s youth.

(photo: Christopher Morris for TIME captionTopper: A young man sports a Gaddafi hat.


Full photo gallery: http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,2057558_2252638,00.html

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