Photograph by Rodrigo Abd—AP
"For me this image sums up my feelings about the war in Afghanistan. The loneliness of the soldier in the midst of an unknown desert. The brutality of a war that left thousands of victims and that is increasingly unpopular. A country that, after ten years of military occupation, does not have a promising future."
—Rodrigo Abd, October 10, 2010
On the 12th Anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, revisit The Photographs That Moved Them Most on LightBox.
Featuring a 12.1MP High Sensitivity CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 6 image processor, the Canon PowerShot G16 Digital Camera’s combination of a 1/1.7” CMOS sensor and new image processor increases its performance capability compared with that of its predecessor, the G15.
The lighter side of life in Los Angeles
Photographer Mel Melcon has long been attracted to some of the stranger sites L.A. offers, and as you can see, the city offers plenty of opportunities for bizarre scenes.
As for the spectacular arrest of the amazing Spider-Man above, Melcon recounts the scene:
As they were about to put the handcuffs on the man, one of the officers grabbed my arm and stopped me from taking photos. I guess he thought it would be bad public relations if I caught them in the act of arresting a superhero.
Look through some more photographic oddities over at Framework.
Photos: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times
BREAKING NEWS: UPCOMING PHOTO EXHIBITION ON GOVERNORS ISLAND
Rising Waters: Photographs of Hurricane Sandy
Governors Island, Building 19, Nolan Park
August 24–September 29
In collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York, ICP presents a photography exhibition detailing the damage and recovery from Hurricane Sandy.
Drawn from an open call for submissions from the public that drew over 5,000 entries, the exhibition will include 100 works by more than 90 professional photographers, community members, and bystanders who photographed the effects of the devastating storm and the subsequent recovery efforts. The exhibition will also showcase video from Gideon Mendel’s Drowning Worldseries on flood zones around the globe, and a slide-show of the photo submissions from faculty, students, and alumni of the School at ICP.
Rising Waters: Photographs of Hurricane Sandy will be on view Saturdays and Sundays, 12–6 pm, and on Labor Day, Monday, September 2. The closing celebration will be held on Saturday, September 28.