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January 24, 2012

BagNews Salon Preview: What makes Win McNamee’s Newt/Callista Candy Store Photo as Sweet as it is? 

Temptations and indulgences — the Newt storyline?  Kids in a candy store?  She could eat no fat, he could eat no lean? You say “Newt,” I say …”Fudge?

The question is, what makes Win McNamee’s photo from this New Hampshire candy store as sweet as it is?

We’ll be looking into the photo with an expert cast of photographers, visual academics and political analysts as part of Sunday’s BagNews “Campaign Mania” Salon.  It’s 9 photos in 90 minutes. Hope you can join us!

Date: Sunday, January 29th

Time: 10 am PST/ 1 pm EST / 6pm London (running for 90 minutes)

Location: Online Webinar - http://bit.ly/BagNewsSalon

(Best to sign in 10 minutes early. Not accessible on Chrome Browser)

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Host: Michael Shaw, Publisher, BagNewsNotes
Moderator: Cara Finnegan, Professor of Communication – U. of Illinois, Co-editor: Visual Rhetoric: a reader in communication and American culture

Discussants:

Nina Berman – Documentary Photographer, NOOR, and Contributor – BagNewsOriginals
Janis Edwards – Associate Professor, Communication Studies, University of Alabama
Justin Elliott – Reporter, Salon.com
Brendan Hoffman – Freelance Photographer; Co-Founder of Prime Collective; covering Campaign ‘12 for TIME and NY Times
Chip Somodevilla – Staff Photographer, Getty Images
Loret Steinberg – Professor of Photojournalism and Documentary Photography/R.I.T.

Salons are co-edited and produced by Ida C. Benedetto

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(Photo: Win McNamee/Getty. Caption: Republican presidential candidate, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R) and his wife Callista (C) browse fudge samples with owner Jim Alden (L) while visiting Chutters Candy Shop – home of the ‘World’s Largest Candy Counter’ – during a short tour of Main Street January 5, 2012 in Littleton, New Hampshire. After finishing 4th in the Iowa Caucus, Gingrich continued his campaign in New Hampshire for the upcoming, first in the nation primary.)

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