Photos were an interesting part of the news recently. I love the picture of the fuzzy pink worm caught in the clenched fist of the littlest bridesmaid in Kate and William’s official wedding photo. I loved the incredibly moving picture of the firemen watching the news of bin Laden’s demise on the big screen in Times Square. And everyone has certainly, by now, seen the powerful picture of The Situation Room during the raid on bin Laden’s compound.
But that last one gets more intriguing. An article by Helen A.S. Popkin yesterday outlines several interesting things about the Situation Room photo, from how many times it was Photoshopped for humor (love the one of everyone wearing Beatrice hats and the one of “the Situation” of Jersey fame in The Situation Room — they’re both in the article) to the fact that a Hasidic paper completely Photoshopped Hilary Clinton out because the paper never features images of women in the newspaper. (The paper eventually issued an apology, but only to the White House because they’d changed the photo — not to women or Hilary Clinton or society as a whole because they managed to edit out a woman who has earned every right to her position.)
Anyway, “The Situation Room” photo — like the fireman photo and the official wedding photo — are among those iconic images that sum up a week to be remembered.
Worth a thousand words. …