Friday, February 11, 2011

Photos of the Week: Eqyptians Revolt, Minka Kelly Plays, and the Gipper Laughs Once More

You can find my weekly roundup of pictures from magazines and newspaper at Le Lettre, which as I said before you should be looking at daily if you're interested about what's going on in photography. Here's a peek at a few I included, plus a couple I didn't.

1. The Armored Revolution

The images from the uprising in Egypt continued to stuff this week. I began to notice a recurring visual motif: Tanks. As the anti-Mubarak demonstrators filled Cairo's streets and the Egyptian army rolled in to establish control, the story of the revolt-or at least the story that pictures were telling--focused on the confrontation between people power and armored power. In this really remarkable picture, which ran on the front page of the New York Times, protesters held a candlelight vigil that swirled around a tank. Photo by Emilio Morenatti/AP

An Egyptian soldier is seen sleeping inside an armored personnel carrier parked in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Here we glimpse the hidden humanity that is surrounded by tons of steel. Photo by Tara Todras-Whitehill/AP

And here the situation is reversed: A protester finds a place to rest on the wheels of a tank in Tahrir Square. What if it was the same one the the soldier was sleeping inside? Photo by Emilio Morenatti/AP

Pull back a bit and we learn that protesters have turned the army's armored cordon into a camp for themselves. Photo by Emilio Morenatti/AP

 2. The Super Bowl

Good game, really enjoyable, and congrats to the Pack and MVP Aaron Rogers. It was snowy and icy in Dallas, but Cowboys Stadium has a roof, so the only thing falling after the game was confetti. Packer linebacker Diyral Biggs enjoyed it. I wish I could have found a shot of Cameron Diaz feeding popcorn to A-Rod. Photo by John Biever for Sports Illustrated

 3. Minka vs. Minka

Speaking of A-Rod, his teammate Derek Jeter goes out with actress Minka Kelly, right? And she was named by Esquire magazine as the sexiest woman alive last October, yes? Now she's appearing in GQ. What a magazine rivalry! Okay Esquire got her first (above). Photos by Yu Tsai

But GQ answered strongly, and, for me, better, 'cause she looks more playful. What do you think? Photos by one of the great photographers of playful, sexy women, Ellen Von Unwerth

 4. Why Is This Man Laughing?

Oh, wait, it's not's the Gipper, President Ronald Reagan, who would have turned 100 this past week. Time magazine has a great portfolio on its website with pictures and stories about the Reagan years from legendary White House photographer Diana Walker. Here is what she says about this picture: "After Walter Cronkite's last interview with the President as the anchor the CBS Evening News, there was a little celebration in the room off the Oval Office. White House staffers, including Vice President Bush, enjoyed a good laugh over a joke that hase never become public." Those were the days.

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