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The photo isn’t amazing, the subject is. India emerging as a superpower…ok, maybe.
Visit BagNewsNotes: Today’s Media Images Analyzed
Bag’s Take-Away:Smartest “protest poster/political+economics-op-ed” I’ve seen in some time (even if he wasn’t sandwiched between 2 suits, and also situated like the church caller).
(photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP caption: A participant in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrates as finance workers try to get to work around Wall Street, in New York, September 19, 2011. Hundreds of demonstrators took to the street to protest against the US capitalist system.)
When it comes to protest signs, first I’ve seen this… #hashtag #InterestingHashtag #flashmob? #occupywallstreet
from: Wall Street Protest Begins, With Demonstrators Blocked (NYT/City Room)
(photo: Robert Stolarik for The New York Times caption: Protestors gathered in lower Manhattan for what they called a Day of Action Against Global Capital.)
Bag’s Take-Away:Here’s what you can do with your digits? If the message is plain and simple, it’s a classic example of a world-wide trend.
(photo: AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE caption: A sculpture by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan depicting a middle-finger gesture faces Milan’s stock exchange on July 11, 2011. Italy moved to curb financial speculators the same day as the Milan stock market dropped and Italian bond yields hit record highs on investor worries that Europe’s sovereign debt crisis is spreading.)Via : Charlotte Observer.
From my reader, Tom, in Greece (clearly with an eye to the aesthetics): “There is so much contrast — color, clothing, posture — and the other photographer looks great.” From my end (though I do love the photog’s custom riot helmet), I see: hippy punching goes international.
(photo: AP via Spiegel Online)