Photo News Aggregate 02/26/10

02/26/10 Dramatic photos taken from NYPD helicopters on 09/11 of the Twin Towers’ destruction were released in response to a Freedom Of Information request by ABC News . . . Bankrupt Polaroid is liquidating it’s vast photo collection – images taken by some of the world’s greatest photographers . . . Vote here if you like New York Magazine’s cover photo of Christina Hendricks in a corset . . . Magnum photo agency has moved it’s entire collection from NY to the University of Texas, Austin. The price of the sale was undisclosed but estimated at $30 million  . . . Don McCullin slideshow “Shaped by War” . . .  Reuters photographer released . . .Slideshow from the ‘Snowpocalypse‘ which hit Washington, DC in mid-February . . . Uproar over Haiti photo workshops in the wake of the devastating earthquake . . . Interactive portfolio about the civil rights era from The New Yorker . . . In case you were wondering: “Why The Swimsuit Issue Matters” . . . Another story on the “re-birth” of photo-j . . . And finally, actor Drew Carey has joined the Board of Directors of the National Press Photographer’s Association which caused some grumbling by members of a “publicity stunt” but was greeted with enthusiasm by many others.

[Drew Carey at the '03 White House Correspondent's Dinner]

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Otoko Naki

02/24/10 An emotional Akio Toyoda, president and CEO of Toyota Motors, thanked Toyota employees for their support at an event held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  following a day of grueling congressional testimony.

Dealers

02/24/10 Tamara Darvish of DARCARS in Silver Spring, MD rallied with Toyota dealers from across the country at the U.S. Capitol to tell Congress that (among other things) the recall record of the Japanese automaker is much better than that of its Detroit rivals.

Saturday’s Open Studio Re-cap

02/21/10 Yesterday’s Open Studio went well and I want to thank everyone who came out. It was a fun shoot which included photographing an author who is writing a children’s book about a super hero she is portraying. She had a custom made costume which included a cape! We took a lot of pix of her running, punching and jumping.

It will take me a while to photo edit all the images but here’s one of Roxy. She’s one of my favorite models . . .

Model: Roxy

Makeup: LaT