10 July 2006

Reporters sans frontières/Reporters Without Borders Benefit: "100 Football Photos for Press Freedom"

Like many Americans, I am more or less indifferent to the World Cup. I do know that Italy prevailed over France (on penalty kicks!) in the finals and even that Germany defeated Portugal for third place. That is about it, however. Oh yeah, I also know that the French star (whose name escapes me) was tossed from the final game on a "red card" (why the official cannot simply point to the door like umpires in baseball do I am unsure - even though I am pretty much indifferent toward baseball too!).


Having now confirmed my parochialism, I want to mention an opportunity to support freedom of the press while also treating your withdrawal symptoms if you have developed a World Cup addiction. Buy a copy of 100 Football Photos for Press Freedom with Agence France-Presse which is the latest in a series of photo publications produced to support Reporters Without Borders; all proceeds from sales will go to help underwrite the organization and its work.

(Thanks to an anonynous commenter for brinnging this to my attention.)

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Given the subject of your blog, you may enjoy a review by Bob Thomson in today's NYT - "A Murky Picture Developed and Enlarged." It is a review of "Mohr: A Novel" a new work by Frederick Reuss. The novel, and the review, point to interesting "uses" of photography - photographs as illuminating politics and actions.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/09/AR2006070900881.html

10 July, 2006 12:01  
Blogger Jim Johnson said...

Thanaks for the suggestion. I will have to track down a copy of the book - which may be difficult in a town with NO independent bookshops to speak of. I will be surprised if the local Borders or B&N carry this. I will probably order it from the Seminary Coop (see the sidebar!).

The relationship of images and memory is importat for politics. But I do not have much to say about it myself at this juncture. A future project!

10 July, 2006 18:51  

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