No other site reviews and critiques news images as well as publishes original photography — all in the name of helping you become a sharper “visual consumer.” Are you bombarded by powerful images from the world of news, culture and social media? Sign up for our “Week in Re-View” and let us help unpack them for you. Other sites read the words. We read the pictures.

Close
Archives About Staff BagNews is dedicated to visual politics, media literacy and the analysis of news images.
March 21, 2011

Gaddafi: Asking for Shrapnel

It might as well read: hit me.

Inspired by the ‘86 bombing of Libya, it keeps popping up in news vids and in the background of news photos, but the two-and-a-half decade old statue outside Gaddafi’s compound depicting a fist crushing a U.S. fighter plane could be the world’s poster child for irony right now. I like the scale here, though from this screen grab, it seems a lot more golden and shiny.

By the way, this piece of shrapnel collected from Gaddafi’s compound last night offers a fitting companion, if not a down payment.

(photo: Amr Nabil/AP Photo via Esquire)

Comments Powered by Disqus

Refresh Archives

Random Notes