Sydney Photo Scandal, NASA, Jets: Daily Photo Feed 1/10

Posted by David Ozanich — 10 Jan 2011

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  • The NY Daily News was "head over heels" for this Lyons/Getty image of Braylon Edwards celebrating yesterday's win by the Jets.

  • Also taking place yesterday was the Improv Everywhere's annual No Pants Subway Ride event wherein about 3500 New Yorkers ride the subway in their underwear. Yes, not only does that happen, but it happens annually! Gothamist has a gallery of photos by Katie Sokoler.

  • Those spacey shutterbugs at NASA have released another cool photo from the International Space Station. The shot below was taken from the cupola observation deck. "The six windows of the cupola are fitted with shields to protect them from space debris. The observation deck provides 360° views of the station, enabling the crew to direct operations outside the space station."
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  • Attention Swedes: Here is the moose jumping away from a Volvo photo you've been waiting for.

  • Instructions for DIY Lady Gaga video glasses.

  • The Photography Blog reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5: "Boldly promoted as an alternative to a DSLR, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 is a new mid-range compact camera with a wealth of advanced features."

  • The Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation cancelled a charity auction featuring some Australia's most prominent artists after the photo below, by Del Kathryn Barton of her 6-year-old son, was rejected because he's posing shirtless. The Age reports on the controversy:

    Tamara Winikoff, of the National Association for the Visual Arts, said the decision was ''absurd and tragic.''


    She said that after the Henson scandal, when photographs of naked children prompted media outrage and a police investigation, public authorities were scared to associate themselves with any images of children. ''In our zeal to protect children we are erasing them entirely,'' she said.

    Ms Winikoff said nudity was being conflated with pornography, even though representations of nudity had been part of our artistic tradition throughout history.

    The offending photo is below.


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