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Description of Pictures: Various:
* The Trabant was there for the Berlin Wall anniversary.
* Pam D'Arcy's last day.
* Sign for Michel du Cille
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Wikipedia Description: Newseum
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The Newseum is an interactive museum of news and journalism under construction in Washington, D.C. It opened at its first location in Rosslyn, Virginia, on April 18, 1997. Its stated mission is "to help the public and the news media understand one another better." In five years, the Newseum attracted more than 2.25 million visitors. The Newseum's operations are funded by the Freedom Forum, a nonpartisan foundation dedicated to "free press, free speech and free spirit for all people."
In 2000, Freedom Forum decided to move the Newseum across the Potomac River to Washington, D.C. The original Newseum was closed on March 3, 2002, in order to allow its staff to concentrate on building the new, larger museum. The new museum, built at a cost of $450 million, will open its doors to the public on April 11, 2008.
After obtaining a landmark location at Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street NW, the Newseum board selected noted exhibit designer Ralph Appelbaum, who had designed the original Newseum in Arlington, Virginia, and architect James Stewart Polshek, who designed the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, to work on the new project.
This design team had the following goals:
* To design a building that would be an architectural icon, easily recognized and remembered by visitors from around the world;
* To create a museum space three times as large as the original, with the capacity for more than two million visitors a year; and
* To celebrate the First Amendment to the United States Constitution — in particular, its freedom of the press and free speech protections.
Highlights of the building design unveiled October 2002 include a façade featuring a "window on the world", 57 ft × 78 ft (17 m × 24 m), which looks out on Pennsylvania Avenue and the National Mall while letting the public see inside to the visitors and displays. It also features t ...More...
Specific picture descriptions: Photos above with "i" icons next to the bracketed sequence numbers (e.g. " ") are described as follows:
NEWS_141025_02.JPG: Benjamin Bradlee
Legendary Editor of The Washington Post
"The role of the press in a free society is to find out the truth and print it."
-- Benjamin Bradlee, 1990
Benjamin Bradlee, the editor who led The Washington Post through some of the most momentous stories of the 20th century, has died. He was 93.
During his 23 years at the helm of the Post, Bradlee oversaw the newspaper's history-making coverage of Watergate, the scandal that led to President Richard M. Nixon's resignation in 1974. The Post was awarded the Pulitzer Prize gold medal for public service, journalism's highest honor, for its Watergate coverage.
Under Bradlee, the Post joined The New York Times in 1971 in publishing stories based on the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret report revealing that the government had lied about progress in the Vietnam War. The battle over publication resulted in a major First Amendment victory in the US Supreme Court.
In 2013, Bradlee received the President Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.
NEWS_141205_02.JPG: Pam D'Arcy's last day
NEWS_141213_01.JPG: Michel du Cille
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Washington Post Photographer
"Michel had been witness to history and to human struggle and, as always, his photographs constituted storytelling of uncommon power."
-- Washington Post publisher Frederick J. Ryan, Jr.
Michel du Cille, a Washington Post photojournalist and three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his powerful images of human struggle, died of an apparent heart attack while covering the Ebola crisis in Liberia. He was 58.
Du Cille spent weeks in West Africa this year dedicated to exposing the human suffering caused by the deadly Ebola outbreak, pictured above. He collapsed there while returning on foot from a reporting assignment in a rural village in Liberia.
During his career, he reported from some of the world's most dangerous places, including Afghanistan, where he came under fire in a region controlled by the Taliban in 2013.
While at The Miami Herald, he won the Pulitzer twice, for his 1987 coverage of the crack epidemic and for his photos of a volcano eruption in Colombia in 1985. In 2007, he shared the Pulitzer Prize for public service -- journalism's most prestigious award -- for his photographs of veterans being treated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
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2014 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used my Fuji XS-1 camera but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year: three Civil War Trust conferences (Winchester, VA in March; Nashville, TN in May, and Atlanta, GA in September), Michigan to visit mom in the hospice before she died (June), annual trip out west for San Diego Comic-Con (including Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, Sacramento, Oakland, and Los Angeles) (July), and Michigan for mom's tribute event (July).
Ego strokes: Paul Dickson used one of my photos as the author photo in his book "Aphorisms: Words Wrought by Writers".
Number of photos taken this year: just over 470,000.