Mike Sinclair / ah, Twitter / Capa’s suitcase


Mike Sinclair

Mike Sinclair photographs the places people go for recreation. I especially liked the Fairgrounds series, and find that I prefer his photos of people and crowds by a slim margin to his landscapes.

Twitter’s involvement in the protests in Iran got me thinking – we text message in smaller and smaller packages, but size aside, a photo is the basic unit of visual communication. As the attention span for text declines into runic brevity, a picture is a picture is a picture.

Also, the ICP has scanned and uploaded some frames from the negatives in Capa’s Mexican Suitcase, which you’ll remember from the news stories early last year. The Times had a slideshow with some select frames a couple of months ago, but those photos are not in those that the ICP has uploaded so far. According to the FAQ, they will update the galleries as they scan more.

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~ by Jin on June 22, 2009.

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