Sunday, February 21, 2010

Photography Is Not a Crime, Houston Center for Photography, Korrie

Vote for Photography Is Not a Crime

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 08:06 AM PST

Photography is Not a Crime is one of the most compelling publications in the blogosphere. Its editor, Carlos Miller, was arrested for exercising his First Amendment right to photograph police officers in a public place. He turned that experience into a one-man crusade to push back against overreaching law enforcement. He is [...]


Sunday Evening Lecture
with Eli Reed
February 21, 2010
5:30 p.m.
at Houston Center for Photography
Free and Open to the Public
Join us at HCP this Sunday for a evening lecture with UT professor and Magnum photographer Eli Reed as he talks about his projects and travels over the years. Reed will highlight this informal lecture with recent projects of his time in Nigeria, the Obama election, and other bodies of work from the past decade. The lecture will be followed by a Q & A.
Photographer Eli Reed is known for his strong empathy and ability to convey complex subjects with powerful simplicity. In 1982, Reed's photographs of conflict-torn countries in Central America attracted the attention of Magnum, where Reed was invited to become a nominee in 1983 and full member (and the agency's first African-American photographer) in 1988. Along with his coverage of conflicts in Beirut, Haiti and Panama, Reed has published Beirut, City of Regrets and Black in America, and directed a international award winning documentary, Getting Out. Reed, who has lectured and taught extensively, has received numerous awards for his work.

From The London Times: A Well-Planned Retirement Outside England 's Bristol Zoo there is a parking lot for 150 cars and 8 buses. For 25 years, its parking fees were managed by a very pleasant attendant. The fees were 1 for cars ($1.40), 5 for buses (about $7).

Then, one day, after 25 solid years of never missing a day of work, he just didn't show up; so the Zoo Management called the City Council and asked it to send them another parking agent.

The Council did some research and replied that the parking lot was the Zoo's own responsibility. The Zoo advised the Council that the attendant was a City employee.. The City Council responded that the lot attendant had never been on the City payroll.

Meanwhile, sitting in his villa somewhere on the coast of Spain or France or Italy ... is a man who'd apparently had a ticket machine installed completely on his own and then had simply begun to show up every day, commencing to collect and keep the parking fees, estimated at about $560 per day -- for 25 years.

Assuming 7 days a week, this amounts to just over $7 million dollars ...... and no one even knows his name.
Millions of Unemployed Face Years Without Jobs
By PETER S. GOODMAN The social safety net was built for short-term gaps between jobs, but work may be scarce for years, even as the American economy shows signs of a rebound.



Getting Hyer: Mayor Arrested for Selling Pot

Olympia Mayor Pro Tem and incoming Thurston County Treasurer Joe Hyer was arrested this week for allegedly selling pot on the side. Hyer, 37, was arrested after a two-month investigation that involved both undercover agents and an informant.
Continue reading ‘Getting Hyer: Mayor Arrested for Selling Pot’

The defense lawyer for professor Amy Bishop has been under fire from lawyers for surprising statements made shortly after his appointment to represent her. Roy Miller told the press that Bishop was a “wacko” — a statement that he now says “went overboard.”

Continue reading ‘Amy Bishop’s Lawyer Expresses Regret For Calling His Client “A Wacko”’

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