The Thailand Forum

The Thailand expat forum for Travel, Lifestyle and Fun.



Welcome to the TeakDoor.com The Thailand Forum.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view some discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us

TeakDoor Advertising Rates

Forum Home Donate Arcade Chat Room Gallery Blog Mark Forums Read
Go Back   TeakDoor.com - The Thailand Forum > Banal Banter > Arts & Entertainment
Home Register TD Links FAQ Members List Calendar Weather Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Arts & Entertainment "Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued." The written word, the spoken word, performance art, visual art. What is "Art?" From television advertising to opera, comic books to classic literature, vacation snapshots to the Sistine Chapel Frescoes; we are exposed to art every day. What is art to you?

Thai Dating  Savile Row Fashion Bangkok

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-08-2010, 12:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
PaulBunyon's Avatar
 
Last Online: 12-01-2011 10:58 AM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 795
PaulBunyon Thailand ExpatPaulBunyon Thailand ExpatPaulBunyon Thailand ExpatPaulBunyon Thailand ExpatPaulBunyon Thailand ExpatPaulBunyon Thailand ExpatPaulBunyon Thailand ExpatPaulBunyon Thailand ExpatPaulBunyon Thailand ExpatPaulBunyon Thailand ExpatPaulBunyon Thailand Expat
Powerful Photos from the world's press

Being a youtube junkie, I often stumble across all sorts of stuff. I came across this ivideo which really had an effect on me. It's just a collection of World Press Photos of the Year from 1955 - 2008. It's worth a watch if you have the time. For many it will bring back memories for others it will show events in history that they may not have been around for. Just powerful stuff. Turn the odd music down a bit and it will fade in the background as the pictures power takes over. Make sure you go full screen to see the pics.




I got to the above collection through this video from 1963...

PaulBunyon is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Thailand Company Registration
Gods of Thailand
Bangkok Escort
Old 07-08-2010, 02:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
Pedantic bastard
 
nidhogg's Avatar
 
Last Online: Today 04:23 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 8,353
nidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expat
^ Looked through the the first one. Interesting stuff. What struck me was how many of the earlier years photos were "iconic". Instantly recognisable, both with regards to the photo, as well as the "story" behind the photo. Noticably, I found many fewer of the more recent ones (mid 80s onward) recognisable, and indeed could not place either the image or the event. Reflective of how we (I?) get our (my) information maybe.
__________________
....and that would be the sweetest thing of all.......
nidhogg is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 10:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
PaulBunyon's Avatar
 
Last Online: 12-01-2011 10:58 AM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 795
PaulBunyon Thailand ExpatPaulBunyon Thailand ExpatPaulBunyon Thailand ExpatPaulBunyon Thailand ExpatPaulBunyon Thailand ExpatPaulBunyon Thailand ExpatPaulBunyon Thailand ExpatPaulBunyon Thailand ExpatPaulBunyon Thailand ExpatPaulBunyon Thailand ExpatPaulBunyon Thailand Expat
I had never seen the 50s-60s stuff. The clip of the soldiers firing machine guns in that parliament chamber was amazing. There's so much I don't know about history.
PaulBunyon is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2010, 05:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
I am in Jail
 
Last Online: 22-11-2011 07:27 AM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Christian Country
Posts: 15,067
Jet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand Expat
Txs. The Eddie Adams photo of the VC shooting that kid in the head...the little shrivelled hand in Mother Theresa's palm... So many memories. Thanks for this. I used to go see the Press Club exhibit every year. Many powerful photos.
Jet Gorgon is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2010, 05:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
Pedantic bastard
 
nidhogg's Avatar
 
Last Online: Today 04:23 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 8,353
nidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expat
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon View Post
Txs. The Eddie Adams photo of the VC shooting that kid in the head....
huh?

Could you run that by me again?
nidhogg is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2010, 08:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
I am in Jail
 
Last Online: 22-11-2011 07:27 AM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Christian Country
Posts: 15,067
Jet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand Expat
^ Sorry. Shooting a VC in the head. Freudian moment. I forget nothing pro American was ever shown in that war.
Jet Gorgon is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 13-08-2010, 11:07 AM   #7 (permalink)
Pedantic bastard
 
nidhogg's Avatar
 
Last Online: Today 04:23 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 8,353
nidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expatnidhogg Thailand Expat
^ A pivotal, and generally misunderstood photo. What Adams said after:

I won a Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for a photograph of one man shooting another … The general killed the Viet Cong; I killed the general with my camera. Still photographs are the most powerful weapon in the world. People believe them, but photographs do lie, even without manipulation. They are only half-truths. What the photograph didn't say was, "What would you do if you were the general at that time and place on that hot day, and you caught the so-called bad guy after he blew away one, two or three American soldiers?" General Loan was what you would call a real warrior, admired by his troops. I'm not saying what he did was right, but you have to put yourself in his position. …This picture really messed up his life. He never blamed me. He told me if I hadn't taken the picture, someone else would have, but I've felt bad for him and his family for a long time. I had kept in contact with him; the last time we spoke was about six months ago, when he was very ill.
I sent flowers when I heard that he had died and wrote, "I'm sorry. There are tears in my eyes."
--Eddie Adams


Vietnam Execution - FamousPicturesMagazine
nidhogg is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 13-08-2010, 12:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
I am in Jail
 
Last Online: 22-11-2011 07:27 AM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Christian Country
Posts: 15,067
Jet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand ExpatJet Gorgon Thailand Expat
^ Thanks much for that, Nid. Can't remember reading it before. Eddie is so right...a photo captures that "Isshun", the essence of a single second, so easy to misinterpret. That happens so much in the news.
Jet Gorgon is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 13-08-2010, 01:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
Thailand Expat
 
Last Online: Today 03:45 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: South coast UK
Posts: 2,287
Bower Thailand ExpatBower Thailand ExpatBower Thailand ExpatBower Thailand ExpatBower Thailand ExpatBower Thailand ExpatBower Thailand ExpatBower Thailand ExpatBower Thailand ExpatBower Thailand ExpatBower Thailand Expat
Sharp exhale after watching..........but thanks.
Bower is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Register Forum Home Donate FAQ Members List Calendar

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

TeakDoor Advertising Rates

All times are GMT +7. The time now is 08:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 PL2
Copyright ©2005 - 2013 by TeakDoor.com
Page generated in 0.14732 seconds with 22 queries