Great video with a great song from M83.
Amazing Pics HERE.
There are some great pictures from National Geographic at THE BIG PICTURE.
On March 30, 1981, AP photographer Ron Edmonds waited for President Ronald Reagan outside the Washington Hilton Hotel. John Hinckley Jr. joined the crowd. Both men intended to shoot the president. One held a camera; the other, a gun.
Reagan appeared and started to wave. “I put my finger on the button,” Edmonds said. “The shots rang out. Through my lens I saw him grimace.”
Hinckley fired six pistol shots at the president. Secret Service agents shoved Reagan into his limo. Edmonds saw the wounded: press secretary Jim Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy, police officer Thomas Delahanty. “When you’re in those situations, it seems like an eternity because there is a lot going on,” the photographer said. “It was awful. Just awful. I have always believed in keeping my guard up. You never know what is going to happen until it does. Fortunately, I pushed all the right buttons.”
Go HERE to watch a brief video about it.
Hannah showed me these pictures of the oil spill from a photographer. It is different seeing kids in this junk. Go HERE to see more.
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I am doing a series called Famous Photos.
This picture is called Saigon Execution and it was taken by Edward Adams.
Jan. 30, 1968: North Vietnam’s Tet offensive brought fighting into the U.S. Embassy in Saigon. Two days later, on Feb. 1, AP photographer Eddie Adams and an NBC crew came upon two South Vietnamese soldiers and a prisoner.
“And out of nowhere came this guy who we didn’t know.” Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan, chief of South Vietnam’s national police, walked up and shot the prisoner in the head. His reason: The prisoner, a Viet Cong lieutenant, had just murdered a South Vietnamese colonel, his wife and their six children.
The peace movement adopted the photo as a symbol of war’s brutality. But Adams, who stayed in touch with Loan, said the photo wrongly stereotyped the man: “If you’re this general and you just caught this guy after he killed some of your people … how do you know you wouldn’t have pulled that trigger yourself? You have to put yourself in that situation … It’s a war.” Adams died in 2004.
You can watch Adams talk about the photo below: