Weegee, Vice and Voyeurism

Weegee, The Gold Painted Stripper, 1950 “The Gold Painted Stripper”. It’s the kind of caption that is descriptive, pragmatic and to the point. We see a woman, dressed in a bikini, drinking a glass of water in, what appears to be, the backstage area of a strip club. She is photographed in profile thus accentuating…

Protest and Identification

Guillaume Bertrand/Reuters, official caption in the New York Times reads “scuffles were reported between rock-throwing students and riot police firing tear-gas in the outlying neighborhoods of Nanterre and Mantes-la-Jolie.” 19th of Coctober, 2010. It’s October 2010 and the protests against the pension reforms in France are turning violent. The visual representation of these manifestations, or…