Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/10/23

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: Re: [Leica] Eddie Adams Photo/ Jim Nachtwey in Israel
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 10:11:10 -0400
References: <005701c03ce0$c840ba80$58131840@computer> <>

Glad you made this point, Ted. I believe the napalmed little girl was also filmed
by a t.v. crew. While a single photo is not necessarilly worth 1000 words, in
terms of dramatic impact, I'll take a single frame any time over 1000 frames of
the same incident or event: the still image stays with you - the moving sequence
rarely does.

B. D.

Ted wrote:

> "Sal DiMarco,Jr." wrote:
> > >>>>>>Arthur,
> >     Your statement about the Eddie Adams "Street Corner Execution" is
> >     Eddie says there was no warning about what was going to happen. It just
> > did.
> >     FYI- There is network movie footage of the whole thing, but it is not as
> > dramatic as the still photo.<<<<<<<<<<
> >
> Hi Sal,
> In this particular event, the TV footage because it's a "moving picture" isn't
> anywhere near as attention holding as Eddie's "stopped action" image.  Even
> though TV images show the VC lying on the ground with blood spurting 2 feet in
> the air through the hole in his head from his last dying heart beats.
> It is quite dramatic, however, not as long lasting as the still photo!  Once
> again illustrating how valuable still photography is when locked on a page!
> ted

In reply to: Message from "Sal DiMarco,Jr." <> ([Leica] Eddie Adams Photo/ Jim Nachtwey in Israel)
Message from Ted <> (Re: [Leica] Eddie Adams Photo/ Jim Nachtwey in Israel)