Newseum & FotoWeek DC -- Inside Media w/Susan Morgan Cooper ("Unlikely Weapon: Eddie Adams Story" screening):
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Description of Pictures: Inside Media: The "Unlikely Weapon" of Eddie Adams
Guest: Susan Morgan Cooper
In the middle of a Saigon street in 1968, famed photojournalist Eddie Adams snapped his camera shutter as a South Vietnamese police chief abruptly executed a Viet Cong prisoner. Adams captured the image in 1/500th of a second — and spent the rest of his life haunted by it.
On the final day of FotoWeekDC, join Susan Morgan Cooper, director of the new documentary film "An Unlikely Weapon: The Eddie Adams Story," for a discussion of the life and work of the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, who died in 2004.
In its Washington, D.C., premiere, "An Unlikely Weapon" will be screened in the Newseum's Documentary Theater.
"Inside Media" is produced by the Newseum and is open to all visitors. Seating is on a space-available basis.
The event was moderated by Maureen Freeman, from the Newseum.
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2009 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used the Fuji S100fs. I've also got a Nikon D90 and a newer Fuji -- the S200EHX -- both of which are nice but I still prefer the flexibility of the Fuji.
Trips this year:
Niagara Falls, NY,
New York City,
Civil War Trust conferences in Gettysburg, PA and Springfield, IL, and
my 4th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including Los Angeles, Yosemite, Death Valley, Kings Canyon, Joshua Tree, etc).
Ego strokes: I had a picture of a Lincoln-Obama cupcake sculpture published in Civil War Times and WUSA-9, the local CBS affiliate, ran a quick piece on me. A picture that I took at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium appeared in the National Archives' "Prologue" magazine. I became a volunteer with the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Number of photos taken this year: 417,000.
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