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June 26th, 2009

Photo News: Weegee live – Kodachrome dead – Farrah remembered – War photographers “endangered”

Posted by Melissa Dubasik

Ted Barron at the Boogie Woogie Flu blog posted two very cool MP3 tracks of Weegee and Henri Cartier-Bresson speaking about photography. The Online Photographer also pointed us to some other audio clips of radio interviews with Weegee from 1945, including an explanation of how he got his name.

Kodak announced on Monday that they will retire the 74-year old Kodachrome film because, quite simply, it’s not selling. Is it ironic or perfect timing that National Geographic Museum’s new exhibition, which runs through September 7, is “Kodachrome Culture: the American tourist in Europe“?

The best-remembered Charlie’s Angel Farrah Fawcett died of cancer on Thursday at the age of 62. The New York Times had a nice tribute, and Bruce McBroom, the photographer behind the actress’ iconic poster, shared the story of the serendipitous shoot.

With the recent Iran media ban, there is a growing concern for the lack of professional conflict coverage. Paul Melcher had a great piece on why war photographers are rarer than ever. A timely wake up call for anyone who really cares about photojournalism.

One Comment

  1. March 8th, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Graeme Rigby

    Just thought you might be interested in a new documentary, Weegee the Famous, on SideTV in March and April (, bringing together Amber Films' interview with Weegee's widow Wilma Wilcox (done in the early 80s) with recent interview with/footage of the veteran New York printer Sid Kaplan (who printed most of the Weegee prints in Amber's collection). Some interesting insights into Weegee's work.

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