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February 5th, 2010

Photo News: Looking back at Haiti – Hetherington wins Sundance prize – Fairey faces criminal investigations – Google News dubbed ‘vampire’

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Now that the initial flood of images from Haiti is subsiding a bit, photographers and bloggers are taking the time to go back and analyze the coverage from a visual perspective. It seems indicative of our shortened news cycles that we’re already looking back a few weeks after the deadly earthquake, but we’re happy to see it nonetheless. The most focused analysis happens on the BAGnewsNotes blog on Sunday February 7, when creator Michael Shaw will be hosting a “salon” titled “Haiti Aftermath: A Look Back at the First Week” with professors Loret Steinberg, Nathan Stormer, and Fred Ritchen and photographers Alan Chin, Erin Siegel, Aric Mayer, Tim Fadek, Chris Hondros, and Willie Davis. Chris Hondros has also shared his reflections on his time in Haiti in this slideshow for Foreign Policy and Colin Finlay discussed working in the country during a live event Thursday on LinkedIn.

Photographer Tim Hetherington won the top jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival for the documentary Restrepo, which he created along with writer Sebastian Junger, PDN reported on Monday. In 2008 Hetherington won World Press Photo of the Year in 2008 for an image from the same project, which focuses on a platoon of American soldiers at an outpost in Afghanistan.

Shepard Fairey is once again in the news since a judge announced recently that he’ll face criminal investigations after admitting in October that he “knowingly submitted false images and deleted others during the case in an attempt to conceal the fact that the AP had correctly identified the photo that Fairey had used as a reference for his ‘Hope’ poster of then-Sen. Barack Obama,” according to The Los Angeles Times.

Copyright was also on the tip of Mark Cuban’s tongue on Tuesday as the outspoken billionaire called Google and other news aggregators “vampires” and urged newspapers and other content providers to block their content from feeding into them. Check out the full story from MediaDailyNews for other choice words from Cuban’s keynote speech at an OnMedia event in New York.

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  1. February 8th, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Tweets that mention Photo News: Looking back at Haiti - Hetherington wins Sundance prize - Fairey faces criminal investigations - Google News dubbed 'vampire' | RESOLVE — the liveBooks photo blog --

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by liveBooks Inc., liveBooks Inc., photo blog feeds, Justin Leighton, Justin Leighton and others. Justin Leighton said: RT @livebooks: Tim Hetherington wins top Sundance prize (via @pdnonline) Plus lots more PHOTO NEWS from the week… […]

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