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Found a link on Flickr to a very interesting article today by “security guru” Bruce Schneier called “The War on Photography”. In it Schneier talks about how terrorists from Timothy McVeigh to the IRA to the 9/11 hijackers weren’t known to photograph their targets yet there is now a culture where photographers are seen as a threat to world security.
Schneier’s conclusion is that the reason for this is “Because it’s a movie-plot threat” that can be “vivid in our minds“.
Read the article at http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2008/06/the_war_on_phot.html. The comments after the article are also worth checking out.
Originally Posted by Brooklyn Museum
The Brooklyn Museum have uploaded a bunch of photos to Flickr’s “The Commons”. It includes a small collection of “Lantern Slides” from Egypt, one of which is shown here.
Check out the full Brooklyn Museum collection on their Flickr page.
Today the New York Times have an excellent slide show called “The Fallen” which depicts photographs by Paul Fusco taken on June 8th 1968 from the train carrying Robert F Kennedy’s body New York City to Washington DC.
I got an survey via e-mail yesterday from the Lomographic Society (LSI) called “Analogue versus Digital â€“ Pre-Survey Brainstorm“. In it LSI asked for what comes to mind when you hear the words “Analogue” and “Digital”, positives and negatives for both but the last question asked what digital products should LSI get involved with.
Apparently there will be some announcement at Photokina which will be in September this year.
Are LSI going digital?
The Daily Mail Newspaper online yesterday published a story about a photographer jumping between two outcrops at the Grand Canyon. What is unusual about this story is that it includes photographs that were posted to Flickr nearly two years ago by another photographer who caught the action with his camera.
It should also been mentioned that while the feat is still dangerous it is not nearly as dangerous as it is described. You can read more about it here on snopes.com.