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Letter Of The Day: RNLI Appeals For Donations In Flooded Datchet

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AS BERKSHIRE residents deal with flooded homes and raw sewage (think of the rats) Chris Spence @tophlammiepie spots a note pushed through his through his postbox this morning in Datchet (see photo above). It’s  a “special appeal to the people of Berkshire from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution:

 

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The RNLI has four lifeboat stations along the River Thames: Chiswick; Gravesend; Teddington; and Tower.

Posted: 11th, February 2014 | In: Photojournalism, Reviews | Comment


The Best News Pictures Of February 11, 2014: James Herbert Does Somerset

THE Anorak’s pictures of the day brings you the very best images of February 10, 2014, from around the UK and the rest of the world.

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Posted: 11th, February 2014 | In: Photojournalism, Reviews | Comment


The Best News Pictures Of The Day – February 10, 2014

THE Anorak’s pictures of the week brings you the very best images of February 10, 2014, from around the UK and the rest of the world.

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Posted: 10th, February 2014 | In: Photojournalism, Reviews | Comment


Flashback: Feeding Soup To The Orphans In Canning Town Soup 1931

FLASHBACK Photo: A 1931 picture of children eating soup at a Children’s Home in London’s Canning Town.

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Posted: 29th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, Photojournalism | Comment


Face of The Day: Looting Muslim Homes In The Central African Republic

FACE of the Day: A Christian man looks for goods to loot in a Muslim house in the PK13 district of Bangui, Central African Republic, Saturday Jan. 25, 2014. Christian Anti-Balaka militias and civilians have virtually flushed all Muslims from the area, claiming their property, looting and dismantling their houses. Christian militiamen killed a prominent Muslim former government minister who supported last year’s rebellion, officials said, raising the spectre of further sectarian bloodshed . Graffiti reads ‘house occupied’.

 

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Posted: 28th, January 2014 | In: Photojournalism, Reviews | Comment


Face of The Day: An Elephant Blesses A Hindu At Sangam

FACE of the Day:  A Hindu devotee receives blessings of an elephant at the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna, during the annual month-long Hindu religious fair “Magh Mela” in Allahabad, India, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus are expected to take holy dips at the confluence during the astronomically auspicious period of over 45 days celebrated as Magh Mela that began Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

The chain on the elephant’s leg symbolises things too deep for us to comprehend.

 

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Posted: 27th, January 2014 | In: Photojournalism, Reviews | Comment


Murmuration Marvels: Photographer Islolates The Paths Of Starlings In The Mob

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ANORAK loves a good murmuration.  Dennis Hlynsky, a professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, wondered what flight paths each bird takes.

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Posted: 22nd, January 2014 | In: Photojournalism, Strange But True | Comment


Exploding toilet leaves injured man too scared to flush (with epic local news photo)

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STOP the show. We have a new contender for the Greatest Local News Photo of the year. Brooklyn resident Michel Pierre is pictured flushing his toilet for a safe distance.

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Posted: 12th, October 2013 | In: Photojournalism, Reviews, Strange But True | Comments (2)


News in photos – September 25 2013: Pearly Kings, Fulham evict Michael Jackson and Liverpool’s Luis Suarez is back

NEWS in photos – September 25 2013: Pearly Kings and Liverprool’s Luis Suarez is back:

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Posted: 25th, September 2013 | In: Photojournalism, Reviews | Comment


News in photos – September 24 2013: death in Nairobi, Damien McBride’s collars and Ben Johnson’s foot

NEWS in photos – September 24 2013: death in Nairobi, Damien McBride’s collars and Ben Johnson’s foot:

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Posted: 24th, September 2013 | In: Photojournalism, Reviews | Comment


A day in the life of the KKK – in photos

A DAY in the Life of the KKK, by Anthony S. Karen, updates our pictorial history of the KKK.

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The son of an imperial wizard of a North Carolina–based Klan realm

 

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Posted: 14th, August 2013 | In: Photojournalism, Reviews | Comments (3)


The Documerica Project: photos of Chicago’s black community in the 1970s

IN the 1970s, the US Government created Documerica Project (1971-1977). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hired freelance photographers to capture images relating to environmental problems, EPA activities, and everyday life in the 1970s.

John H White was one of nearly one hundred photographers hired for DOCUMERICA. His photographs captured the spirit and struggle of the African-American community in Chicago, Illinois in the early 70’s.

The captions are the original texts:

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Sidewalk Merchandise On Chicago’s South Side. Many Of The City’s Black Businessmen Started Small And Grew By Working Hard Today Chicago Is Believed To Be The Black Business Capital Of The United States, 06/1973

 

 

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Graffiti On A Wall In Chicago. Such Writing Has Advanced And Become An Art Form, Particularly In Metropolitan Areas. Black Artists Also Have Used Walls On Buildings In Black Communities In Chicago To Paint Outdoor Murals. They Feel It Is A Means Of Sharing Art With People In The Ghetto Who Don’t Go To The Museums. The Artists Also Have Given Painting Lessons To Community Groups By Decorating Walls On Some Buildings In Their Communities, 05/1973

 

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Street Scene On 47th Street In South Side Chicago, A Busy Area Where Many Small Black Businesses Are Located, 06/1973

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Black Beauties Complement A Float During The Bud Billiken Day Parade, 08/1973

 

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Isaac Hayes Dancers Perform At The International Amphitheater In Chicago, 10/1973

 

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Black Children Play Outside The Ida B. Wells Homes, One Of Chicago’s Oldest Housing Projects. There Are 1,652 Apartments Housing 5,920 Persons In 124 Buildings On The South Side. Many Buildings In This Part Of The City Have Been Systematically Vacated For Various Reasons. Even Though Many Are Salvageable, They Are Razed And Replaced With High Rent Highrises Which Have Little Or No Appeal To The Area’s Previous Residents, 05/1973

 

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Worshippers At Holy Angel Catholic Church On Chicago’s South Side. It Is The City’s Largest Black Catholic Church. The Pastor Is Father George H. Clements, A Leader In The Black Community, 10/1973

 

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Illinois Governor Dan Walker Greets Chicago Constituents During The Bud Billiken Day Parade, 08/1973

 

 Black Products And Services Was One Of The Themes At The Annual Black Expo Held In Chicago. Also Present Were Black Art And Culture, Education, Talent, A Voter Registration Drive And Other Aspects Of Black Consciousness. The Aim Is To Make Blacks Aware Of Their Heritage And Capabilities, And Help Them Towards A Better Life, 10/1973

Black Products And Services Was One Of The Themes At The Annual Black Expo Held In Chicago. Also Present Were Black Art And Culture, Education, Talent, A Voter Registration Drive And Other Aspects Of Black Consciousness. The Aim Is To Make Blacks Aware Of Their Heritage And Capabilities, And Help Them Towards A Better Life, 10/1973

 

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A Black Band Performs At The Lake Meadows Shopping Center In Chicago. Not Well Known, They Are Sharing Their Music At Home And Hope Their Start Will Lead To Greater Recognition, 08/1973

 

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Black Muslim Women Dressed In White Applaud Elijah Muhammad During The Delivery Of His Annual Savior’s Day Message In Chicago. The City Is Headquarters For The Black Muslims. Their $75 Million Empire Includes A Mosque, Newspaper, University Restaurants, Real Estate, Bank And Variety Of Retail Stores Muhammad Died February 25, 1975, 03/1974

 

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“The Fruit Of Islam”, A Special Group Of Bodyguards For Muslim Leader Elijah Muhammad, Sit At The Bottom Of The Platform While He Delivers His Annual Savior’s Day Message In Chicago, 03/1974

 

 

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson Speaks On A Radio Broadcast From The Headquarters Of Operation Push, At Its Annual Convention. One Of The Aims Of The Organization Is To Open The World Of Business To Small Black Owned Businesses. Rev. Jackson Is Credited For Helping To Make Chicago The Black Banking Capital In The Country. He Helped Persuade White Companies To Stop Taking Profits They Earned From Black Consumers To The White Suburbs, 07/1973

 

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 Vote Registration Drive Was One Aspect Of Black Expo, An Annual Exhibit Of Black Talent, Education, Products And Other Aspects Of Black Consciousness Held In Chicago. The Aim Is To Make Blacks Aware Of Their Heritage And Capabilities, And Help Them Towards A Better Life, 10/1973

 

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 Black Man Operating A Newsstand In Chicago On The West Side The City Is Believed To Be The Black Business Capital Of The United States. Census Figures Show In 1970 There Were 8,747 Black Owned Businesses In The City That Grossed More Than $332 Million. But Black Capitalists Still Have More Trouble Staying In Business Once They Begin And The Main Reason Remains Racial Prejudice. Lack Of Capital Lack Of Business Expertise And Lack Of Support From The Black Community Are Other Factors, 06/1973

 

 

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Black Youngsters Performing On An Empty Lot At 5440 South Princeton Avenue On Chicago’s South Side At A Small Community Program Called “an Open Air Fashion And Talent Show” Presented By “the New Between The Tracks Council”, A Community Block Group. It Is One Of Many Block Clubs And Community Groups Organized To Help Youngsters “do Their Thing” During Special Weekend Programs In Empty Lots In The Black Communities, 08/1973

 

 

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 Black Beauties With Colorful Hair Grace A Float During The Annual Bud Billiken Day Parade Along Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Drive On Chicago’s South Side. Up To Half A Million People View One Of The Largest Events Of The Year, Held For Blacks Of All Ages And Economic Status. The Parade Also Includes Black Politicians, Black Businesses Displaying Their Products And Black Bands, 08/1973

 

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Chicago Ghetto On The South Side. Although The Percentage Of Chicago Blacks Making $7,000 Or More Jumped From 26 To 58% Between 1960 And 1970, A Large Percentage Still Remained Unemployed. The Black Unemployment Rate Generally Is Assumed To Be Twice That Of The National Unemployment Rate Published Monthly By The Bureau Of Labor Statistics, 05/1974

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Posted: 29th, July 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Photojournalism, Reviews | Comment


Replaced by a reporter with an iPhone a sacked photojournalist’s Tumblr life

WHEN Rob Hart lost his job at the Chicago Sun-Times, he was replaced by a reporter with an iPhone.  So. He took his iPhone, opened a Tumblr. On Laid Off Form The Sun-Times, he uses his skills as a photojournalist to report on his own life.

Not everyyone can take a good news photo. A camera can record the moment but not always tell the story:

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Posted: 4th, June 2013 | In: Photojournalism, Reviews | Comment


Pictures of people who mock me for being fat: one woman turns the camera on the sneering

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Posted: 26th, April 2013 | In: Photojournalism, The Consumer | Comments (2)


In photos: the hunt and capture of Boston Marathon bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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IN photos: the hunt and capture of Boston Marathon bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19 (see above). His brother,  Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, known as “suspect Number 1” was killed during a shootout in the Boston suburb of Waterton. He was one of five people killed in the drama.

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Posted: 20th, April 2013 | In: Photojournalism, Reviews | Comment (1)


In pictures: the 2013 Breaking News Photography Pulitzer Prize winners

THe 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography is won by Rodrigo Abd, Narciso Contreras, Khalil Hamra, Manu Brabo and Muhammed Muheisen, all of the Associated Press, for “their compelling coverage of the civil war in Syria”.  Photojournalism does not get better than this:

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Injured men are carried to a hospital during fierce fighting between Free Syrian Army fighters and government troops in Idlib, north Syria, Saturday, March 10, 2012. U.N. envoy Kofi Annan met with Syrian President Bashar Assad on Saturday in Damascus during a high-profile international mission to mediate an end to the country's yearlong conflict. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

 

 

Posted: 17th, April 2013 | In: Key Posts, Photojournalism, Reviews | Comment


Pig caught in Greensboro, North Carolina (photo)

TO Greensboro, North Carolina, where a pig has been captured:

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Posted: 12th, April 2013 | In: Photojournalism, Reviews | Comment