Tyeler Hicks Famine photo

Photo Makes Somalia’s Famine Front Page News : The Picture Show : NPR

On Aug. 2, when most U.S. papers ran a front page photograph of congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ return to the House, The New York Times went with Hicks’ photo from Banadir Hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia.

I don’t want to put the photo here – only the link. Hard to look/must look/

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Tyler Hicks people page on NYT

Joy and Terror in Two Sudans by Tyler Hicks, lens blog, July 8, 2011

Regret the Error – Mistakes Happen

Regret the Error reports on media corrections, retractions, apologies, clarifications and trends regarding accuracy and honesty in the press. It was launched in October 2004 by Craig Silverman, a freelance journalist and author based in Montreal.

>> Just heard about this on ‘On the Media’ with the story about Wall Street Journal publishing an online editorial blaming Norway bombing on Jihad extremists than quietly changing it without acknowledging error.
[original WSJ article here, and the edited one  here.]

Great On The Media with Brooke really going after Fact Check as she talks about fact checking debt ceiling debate.

entire July 29 OTM here

“Iraqi Child in Acclaimed War Photo Tries to Move On”

Face That Screamed War’s Pain Looks Back, 6 Hard Years Later

via Iraqi Child in Acclaimed War Photo Tries to Move On – NYTimes.com.

I am surprised that this photograph was shielded from her for 6 years. The story is cruel. It appears that she was shown the photograph for the time in in front of a camera (and hence strangers). And her story is not a happy one, and I can’t help but wonder how this article and attention will not re-inflict the pain. Will this help her “move on?’

Holding Photos – Presence of Absence

It’s a Saturday night and I am in my studio. With my new printer, I have been getting inspired to print from all the various little projects I have going. Since I started clipping/saving images from the newspaper, I have been moved by images of people holding photos of their loved ones. It is usually someone who has disappeared – missing or dead. The Madres de Plaza de Mayo helped make it a understood political act to hold the image of your missing child as public protest. Tonight I made a grid of images I have in my computer – scanned from newspapers, magazines and grabbed from the web. When see together, the gesture of the hands holding the images speak about the loss, love, anger, and the absence. I notice more.