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Sunday, June 5, 2011, 8pm EST / 5pm PST
Hosted by Open-i
Location: Wimba Webinar RoomThe "Security Room" photo of the White House National Security team generated days of analysis throughout the internet. The unreleased photograph of Osama Bin Laden’s corpse generated polarizing discussions over the visual politics of his death. At this BagNews Salon, an expert panel will analyze images of one of the most anticipated moments in American international politics over the past decade. How was it visualized by the government and the media, and what does that coverage reveal about domestic politics, political and media biases and long building expectations for this event? The BagNewsSalon brings together the eyes and voices of the world’s leading photojournalists, visual academics and other highly-informed observers to analyze select edits of news photographs in a 90 minute on-line discussion format. Discussants include: Pete Brook — Lead blogger Wired’s Raw File. Publisher, Prison Photography Kenny Irby - Senior Faculty / Visual Journalism & Diversity, The Poynter Institute Justin Elliott - reporter, Salon Jared Keller - Associate editor for The Atlantic and The Atlantic Wire Loret Steinberg, Professor of Photojournalism and Documentary Photography/R.I.T. Lindsay Beyerstein - Investigative journalist, photographer, blogger at Big Think/Focal Point. Alan Chin, Editor & Contributing Photographer, BagNews Originals Michael Appleton, freelance photojournalist Michael Shaw, Publisher, BagNewsNotes Cara Finnegan Professor of Communication – U. of Illinois, Co-editor: Visual Rhetoric: a reader in communication and American culture), publisher, first efforts, Moderator, BagNews Salon
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Not only did the Hasid’s erase Laura Bush from this magazine photo in 2008, that’s an oven behind her!
(Credit/ backstory via Ben Smith/Politico. photo: Joyce Boghosian/White House via CrownHeights.info)
How Visual Media is Framing bin Laden…
For The Economist, it’s in terms of the billion dollars he cost, along with the thousands of terror and war visuals he spawned. (If you squint, you can tell that would also include more than a fair share of Economist covers.)
Bag’s Take-Away:Suddenly in CYA mode, GOP terror war icons looking lame today.
(photo: Getty Images caption: Former Michigan Governor John Engler (L) and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld walk through the halls of the U.S. Captiol May 3, 2011 in Washington, DC. The politicians were in the Capitol at the same time that CIA Director Leon Panetta was briefing members of Congress about the killing of Osama Bin Laden during a commando raid Sunday in Pakistan.)