Sepulveda in custody.
Paul Bass. The New Haven Independent publisher wrote a balanced article last week about an incident he has every right to be more than concerned about. David Sepulveda, a photographer for the Independent, was recently hand cuffed and stripped of his camera by New Haven police at a crime scene. Bass fairly lays out the confrontation from both sides, but the incident highlights a growing trend in our ever more security focused world. There is a growing tendency among police – who should know better – and some security workers – who often do not know better – to view a camera as a security threat that must be neutralized.
Larry Kudlow. The Connecticut resident and often talked about potential candidate for statewide office, who has never pulled that particular trigger, is reportedly being vetted to chair the Council of Economic Advisors for the incoming Trump administration. Kudlow is one of several cable TV news personalities who seem to have made a favorable impression on Trump in recent years and is now being considered for a job.
Gretchen Carlson. The Greenwich resident makes clear in a recent interview that she is seeking a return to television. The former Fox News host made news this year when she filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes that led to his eventual dismissal. Carlson says, since the suit was filed, she has been contacted by 10,000 women with similar workplace concerns.
Geoff Fox. The former Connecticut TV weatherman continues his recovery from pancreatic cancer. He tells Randall Beach of the New Haven Register that things are going well, but could “change on a dime.” We wish him continued good luck with his recovery.
Speaking of Photojournalism…Two recent photo essays caught our attention this month and we thought we’d pass them along ICYMI. The first one is disturbing and may not be for all readers.
Daniel Berehulak produced a chilling essay for the New York Times last week on the government sanctioned drug murders taking place in the Philippines. Over 35 days he documented 57 homicides. Though vastly different in context, one wonders what the political implications might be if the same editorial treatment were given to urban violence in this country?
Dorothea Lange. The iconic photographer known best for her work for the Farm Security Administration during the Great Depression, made news last week when a trove of her unpublished photographs of World War II Japanese relocation camps was released. An essay accompanied by the never before seen images was published by the website AnchorEditions.