Bag’s Take-Away:

The photo and caption fronting Saturday’s NYT was as strong a combination as I’ve seen in some time. Whereas so many war photos these days are either impressionistic, only loosely connected to a story, or illustrating a story that has more of a human interest angle, this pair — accompanying a report about the rebels advancing in Libya — is on the money. It’s not only documents rebel action in the main square as they take Zawiyah, the way these guys situate themselves in the pickup conveys the make-shift nature of the operation while the presence of the captured tank lends a temporal dimension to the photo giving you a sense of rebel momentum going back several weeks. Solid work. 

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Bag’s Take-Away:

The photo and caption fronting Saturday’s NYT was as strong a combination as I’ve seen in some time. Whereas so many war photos these days are either impressionistic, only loosely connected to a story, or illustrating a story that has more of a human interest angle, this pair — accompanying a report about the rebels advancing in Libya — is on the money. It’s not only documents rebel action in the main square as they take Zawiyah, the way these guys situate themselves in the pickup conveys the make-shift nature of the operation while the presence of the captured tank lends a temporal dimension to the photo giving you a sense of rebel momentum going back several weeks. Solid work.

Topping LIFE.com’s 2011 list of Best Photo Blogs, follow us at: BagNewsNotes; BAG Twitter; BAG Facebook; Bag by Email.

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