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   

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Well, it was hardly avoidable, especially as TV zoomed in closer on the pair. In the background of the Obama - Romney White House pic, the boxing gloves stand out at the not-so-vanishing point like an alarm. It wouldn’t have anything to do with Obama coming out swinging after Nov 7, would it? On the table, by the way, is the white turkey chili that was on the menu. Serving (a) white turkey, get it?? And then another nice touch: in the Today piece there is actually quote from the Majority Leader (and former boxer) about the photo. Reid said he liked it.

(photo: Pete Souza/White House caption: President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talk in the Oval Office following their lunch, Nov. 29, 2012.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

American pies and Veep candidate Paul Romney Jr. aside, I’m a sucker for any photo that shows Mitt with his wallet out fondling the benjamins. (In this case, I also wasted a good five minutes of Google Image time having fantasized that that was a Social Security card in his wallet when it was actually American Express.)

via:Zimbio

(photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images caption: Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney purchases pies at Homemades by Suzanne during a campaign stop August 11, 2012 in Ashland, Virginia. Mitt Romney kicked off a four day bus tour with an announcement of his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

American pies and Veep candidate Paul Romney Jr. aside, I’m a sucker for any photo that shows Mitt with his wallet out fondling the benjamins. (In this case, I also wasted a good five minutes of Google Image time having fantasized that that was a Social Security card in his wallet when it was actually American Express.)

via:Zimbio

(photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images caption: Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney purchases pies at Homemades by Suzanne during a campaign stop August 11, 2012 in Ashland, Virginia. Mitt Romney kicked off a four day bus tour with an announcement of his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Michelle Obama in London not not getting along with the locals. Far cry from Mitt’s tug-o-war.

via: Daylife

(photo: Getty Images caption: US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) plays tug-of-war during ‘Let’s Move-London’ event at the Winfield House in London on July 27, 2012, hours before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Michelle Obama in London not not getting along with the locals. Far cry from Mitt’s tug-o-war.

via: Daylife

(photo: Getty Images caption: US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) plays tug-of-war during ‘Let’s Move-London’ event at the Winfield House in London on July 27, 2012, hours before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Although I find it extraordinarily clever (see caption, and especially the title of the statue), I’m sure many will see this as the once-proud Empire calling it a day. 

via: Charlotte Observer

(photo: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP caption: The newly-unveiled sculpture by artist duo Michael Elmgreen, of Denmark, and Ingar Dragset, of Norway, is seen on the Fourth Plinth in central London’s Trafalgar Square, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. The 4.1m high golden sculpture of a young boy riding a rocking horse is entitled: ‘Powerless Structures, Fig. 101’. The plinth was originally built to house a bronze equestrian statue of William IV that was never installed. The project is commissioned by the Mayor of London as part of the rolling programme of contemporary art commissions for the empty Fourth Plinth.)


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Bag’s Take-Away:

Although I find it extraordinarily clever (see caption, and especially the title of the statue), I’m sure many will see this as the once-proud Empire calling it a day.

via: Charlotte Observer

(photo: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP caption: The newly-unveiled sculpture by artist duo Michael Elmgreen, of Denmark, and Ingar Dragset, of Norway, is seen on the Fourth Plinth in central London’s Trafalgar Square, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. The 4.1m high golden sculpture of a young boy riding a rocking horse is entitled: ‘Powerless Structures, Fig. 101’. The plinth was originally built to house a bronze equestrian statue of William IV that was never installed. The project is commissioned by the Mayor of London as part of the rolling programme of contemporary art commissions for the empty Fourth Plinth.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Is there some trepidation on Obama’s part in his manner and placement below the group of burley white guy public sector workers or does it just strike me that way because of the odd entitlement to be disrespectful to the President floating around?

via:NYT pictures of the day

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Is there some trepidation on Obama’s part in his manner and placement below the group of burley white guy public sector workers or does it just strike me that way because of the odd entitlement to be disrespectful to the President floating around?

via:NYT pictures of the day

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Sunday, June 5, 2011, 8pm EST / 5pm PST
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Location: Wimba Webinar Room


The "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
» Visit the Wimba Webinar Room to join in at 8pm ESTm/ 5pm PST on June 5th. «
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JOIN US THIS SUNDAY FOR THE NEXT BAGNEWS SALON: The Fall of Bin Laden

Sunday, June 5, 2011, 8pm EST / 5pm PST

Hosted by Open-i

Location: Wimba Webinar Room

The "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 BrookLead 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

» Visit the Wimba Webinar Room to join in at 8pm ESTm/ 5pm PST on June 5th. «

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Bag’s Take-Away:

The sometimes volatile (visual) art of presidential travel. In this case, wind gust at Buckingham Palace can quickly cue thoughts of vicious tornados (as driven home by photo caption).


(photo: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images caption: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II (L), US President Barack Obama (2nd L), US First Lady Michelle Obama (3rd R) and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (2nd R) watch a Guard of Honour at Buckingham Palace, in central London, on May 24, 2011. US President Barack Obama Tuesday basked in the lavish royal pageantry of a state visit to Britain, given an extra dash of glamour by a brief encounter with Prince William and his bride Catherine. But the 24-hour demands that follow a US president everywhere shadowed the London pomp, as Obama took time out to say he was “heartbroken” at the toll of vicious tornados which ripped across the US midwest, killing 116 people. 
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Bag’s Take-Away:

The sometimes volatile (visual) art of presidential travel. In this case, wind gust at Buckingham Palace can quickly cue thoughts of vicious tornados (as driven home by photo caption).

(photo: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images caption: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II (L), US President Barack Obama (2nd L), US First Lady Michelle Obama (3rd R) and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (2nd R) watch a Guard of Honour at Buckingham Palace, in central London, on May 24, 2011. US President Barack Obama Tuesday basked in the lavish royal pageantry of a state visit to Britain, given an extra dash of glamour by a brief encounter with Prince William and his bride Catherine. But the 24-hour demands that follow a US president everywhere shadowed the London pomp, as Obama took time out to say he was “heartbroken” at the toll of vicious tornados which ripped across the US midwest, killing 116 people.

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Tags #Obama    #Michelle Obama    #Buckingham Palace    #Visual Politics    #Visual media    #media    #photojournalism    #disaster    #Joplin    #Queen    #Britain    #London   

Bag’s Take-Away (re: ongoing visual discrediting of Julian Assange):
Reading left-to-right (the way we normally do), notice how artwork illustrating Bill Keller’s cloak-and-dagger NYT Mag feature riding down Assange expresses that just beneath the surface (okay, maybe looks like he’s been crying), the guy’s a whack job.
Artwork by Jenny Morgan (left) and Daniel Gordon (right)
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Bag’s Take-Away (re: ongoing visual discrediting of Julian Assange):

Reading left-to-right (the way we normally do), notice how artwork illustrating Bill Keller’s cloak-and-dagger NYT Mag feature riding down Assange expresses that just beneath the surface (okay, maybe looks like he’s been crying), the guy’s a whack job.

Artwork by Jenny Morgan (left) and Daniel Gordon (right)

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