Flickr Finds: Black History Through Vintage Magazines.

I've been enjoying Errol Morris' NYT blog. The post that sucked me in was back in July and asked the questions: Does a photo by itself without any words mean anything? Does it need context? Can different captions and positions alter its meaning? Up there right now is a post about altering photographs, specifically war photographs, specifically Roger Fenton's "The Valley of the Shadow of Death." He talks about the Susan Sontag essay where she says there are two versions of the photograph, one with added cannonballs and one without. He also interviews Ulrich Keller who Sontag named as her source for that information. THEN Morris actually goes to the site where the photo was taken. Good stuff.

Sex Advice from Booksellers. (via BookSlut)

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