July 17, 2003
More wired.com jpgs

I'm just going, from time to time, to go on picking out the nicest photos from this collection until someone tells me to stop.

And given that I have wired.com to thank for this picture, in this batch, these are, appropriately enough, wired sculptures.

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But, we're getting awfully close to garage sale kitsch here. Not, as Dave Barry (currently on vacation – and supporting the art of poetry in his absence) would say, that there's anything wrong with that.

This, on the other hand, is a regular news photo. But the tiny version of it that I first found here makes it look like a Monet waterscape or something. It works both as real world reportage and abstract art artage, as representation and as misrepresentation.

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A refugee walks amongst washed clothes laid out to dry on the pitch at the Samuel K. Doe stadium in the Liberian capital Monrovia, Wednesday, July 16, 2003. The stadium is now home to over 30,000 refugees who have fled fighting in the war-torn West-African nation. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

If it's a Monet, then the refugee is walking on water.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 03:09 PM
Category: Photography