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PHOTOJOURNALISM, PUBLIC CULTURE, AND LIBERAL DEMOCRACY



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By: Grav_

Mon, 23 Jul 2007 17:49:39 +0000

The first picture is so striking. The first thing that popped into my head was Wall of Thorns, like in the fairy tale where the castle gets swallowed up, the inhabitants are asleep and no one can get in.



By: lucaites

Mon, 23 Jul 2007 17:32:27 +0000

Bruce: There are some straight on photographs from the front -- go to the AP website and the White House. What I found so interesting was that this was the angle that was featured by the AP wire story and the NYT AND then we find the same thing at the WH.



By: Bruce Gronbeck

Mon, 23 Jul 2007 16:35:24 +0000

I was interested in where photographers were allowed to stand in the Rose Garden while taking pictures. They obviously were given access to a side view for whatever reason. I raise the issue because this presidency carefully controls photographic perspective. The best example I can think of occurred in 2002 when President Bush was speaking at Mt. Rushmore. Photographers were penned in so that they would be shooting the President and the gallery against the mountain. The most famous picture from that event was Larry Downing's, which I have (along with others) at http://www.uiowa.edu/policult/bush/rushmore.html. --Bruce