By Amanda Hopkinson
Picture editor, writer and key figure in the world of photojournalism who believed that the way to oppose war was to show its full horror
John Morris, who has died aged 100, was a leading figure in the photojournalism of his native US and in his adopted homeland, France. His career included spells at Life magazine, the Washington Post, the New York Times and National Geographic, and his close association with Magnum Photos dated almost to its foundation in Paris in 1947. In addition, Morris was a prolific reporter on his own life and times, producing more than a dozen books, including two autobiographies and what he described as “a personal history of photojournalism”, Get the Picture (1998).
A lifelong Quaker and pacifist, Morris believed that the way to oppose war was to change minds by showing its full horror. It was at Morris’s insistence that graphic images of the Vietnam war taken by two Associated Press photographers made the front page of the New York Times: in 1968, Morris challenged official policy and the supposed requirements of good taste with Eddie Adams‘s image of a Vietcong prisoner at the moment of his execution by a South Vietnamese police officer; and in 1972 he used a similarly arresting image by Huynh Cong (“Nick”) Ut, of a naked nine-year-old Vietnamese girl fleeing the US napalm attack that had burned off her clothes.
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Source: John Morris obituary
By Oliver Wainwright
Nominations for 2017 highlight designers’ contributions to protest movements, gender campaigns and humanitarian issues
The knitted pink pussyhat, a pro-European Union poster campaign and a lending library of protest banners have been named some of the best designs of the year by the Design Museum in London, part of a 60-strong list that reflects a tumultuous time of global political unrest and creative popular resistance.
The nominations represent the most politically charged and socially engaged selection of projects on the tenth anniversary of the Beazley awards. The selections highlight designers’ role in activist movements and the power of images and objects in disseminating campaign messages.
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Source: Beazley design awards feature Brexit, refugees and political activism
From mystical mountains to snowy passes, from samurai swordsmen to sex workers in shop windows, two woodblock artists in the 1830s depicted the astonishing sights on the ancient route from Edo to Kyoto
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Source: Brothels and blossom: Japan’s grandest journey – in pictures
By Bernard Keane
Australians’ wages continued to stagnate in the June quarter, with none of the growth promised by the government and economists yet showing up.
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Source: Congratulations Australia — your wages still aren’t growing
By Emily Watkins
Pauline Hanson’s demands for cuts to the ABC are nothing new. Our national broadcaster has a long history of being bandied about for political ends and revenge.
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Source: As a political football the ABC’s pretty tattered
By Guy Rundle
Donald Trump all but rescinded his initial condemnation of the Charlottesville horrors. Knowingly or otherwise, his actions are playing into a white, Christian nationalism that has a deep rooted history in America.
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Source: Rundle: Trump giving voice to America’s white nationalist past (and present)
By Glenn Dyer
Fairfax media, like News Corp, is trying to separate their profitable real estate listings business Domain from their struggling news media operations.
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Source: Fairfax shifts focus to listing Domain on ASX
Fairfax and News Corp are two of quite a few media organisations to have signed up to a new “free and open licence” for content. But as freelance journalist Asher Wolf writes, the new arrangement is neither free nor open.
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Source: Are you a journalist quoting a Fairfax or News Corp story? You may have just breached copyright
By Charlie Lewis
Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have been playing a dangerous game of brinkmanship. Can you identify which grandiose, terrifying statement comes from which egomaniac?
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Source: Who said it, Donald Trump or Kim Jong-un?