Friday, July 30, 2004

Reed speaks online today

If you have the time, here's something worth checking out today. Photographer Eli Reed, the first black photographer for Magnum, will be a guest on the Glenn Mitchell radio show today at 1 p.m. on KERA, 90.1. It will be broadcast live from the Central Library. You can listen online via streaming audio.

Reed will also give a free lecture on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St. (he is billed as co-lecturing with local photographer Carl Sidle). Finally, he will also speak Sunday at the DMA at 1 p.m., for $10, while announcing the winners of the Gordon Parks competition.

For the sake of juxtaposition, Canon ran an ad featuring the nine photographers of Agency VII. It's on News Photographer magazine (July, page 2.). It is a double truck ad featuring a homogeneous (all Anglo - two women) group of photographers posed in a French restaurant, looking defiantly into the lens. The text lauds their visual and combat prowess.

In the DMN scanning room somebody ripped the ad out and taped it on the wall with a single sheet of white paper separating the pages. On the paper is the word, "whatever." I laughed hard when I saw it.

Irreverentcy in the DMN photo department? No...

Enough for now,

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