is a Croatian photography showcase intended to "educate the public in the field of war photography, to expose the myth of war and the intoxication of war, to let people see war as it is, raw, venal, frightening, by focusing on how war inflicts injustices on innocents and combatants alike." Search by Photographer, War, Award or Collection, though the site is obviously new-ish and has a small database. Here's a particularly stunning one
from their current collection
("A Decade of War").
posted by dhoyt
on Oct 16, 2003 -
A Rare View of 9/11, Overlooked
From the NY Times: "They did not even see the pale fleck of the airplane streak across the corner of the video camera's field of view at 8:46 a.m. But the camera, pointed at the twin towers from the passenger seat of an S.U.V. in Brooklyn near the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, kept rolling when the plane disappeared for an instant and then a silent, billowing cloud of smoke and dust slowly emerged from the north tower, as if it had sprung a mysterious kind of leak." I can't even look at the pictures, just too painful for me, but this will probably be a major development in the next week.
posted by billsaysthis
on Sep 6, 2003 -
The Memory Hole: doctored photo?
'On 9 April 2003, the front page of the London Evening Standard (circulation: 400,000) contained a blurry image supposedly showing a throng of Iraqis in Baghdad celebrating the toppling of Saddam Hussein. What we are really looking at is an incredibly ham-fisted attempt at photo manipulation. ' Opinions?
posted by plep
on May 5, 2003 -
creates the most incredibly detailed pictures using an Etch-A-Sketch. Call me a cynic if you like, but I can't help wondering if it's a fake ... (via b3ta
posted by ralawrence
on Nov 7, 2002 -
If you work in an office with lots of people, chances are that you work with a person who hangs pictures
up that their kids have drawn. The pictures are always of some stupid flower or a tree with wheels. These pictures suck; I could draw pictures much better. In fact, I can spell, do math and run faster than your kids.
posted by batboy
on Oct 18, 2002 -
American Family Pictures 2002.
"2002 was a pretty good year for the family. We made some new friends and re-sparked some old acquaintances. It didn't end on such a good note, but like granddad used to say, 'you can't will em all, even if you are undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.'"
posted by tranquileye
on Jul 24, 2002 -
Whomever said big things
come in small packages was dead on. While most of mankind focuses on building bigger homes, bigger weapons and bigger boobs the researchers at Sandia National Laboratories
think small. They are working on MEMS, or MicroElectroMechanical Systems.
It's amazing stuff - they're microscopic machines, with gears the size of human blood cells. For size comparisons they used pictures
and videos of a mite towering
over the gears.
posted by hidely
on Jul 17, 2002 -
In the long line of "take a picture of things" collaborative sites, we now have Snap Your Desk
, which takes a few design *cough*
from The Mirror Project
So show us your crap-covered geek pit.
posted by Su
on Jun 13, 2002 -
More than you ever wanted to know about snow
, from the physics of formation to just priddy pictures.
[Link via CuriousLee
posted by Su
on Jan 29, 2002 -
The Black Day, indeed.
Some amazing pictures in a classy site about Sept. 11. I read in the SF Chronicle (but can't find a link) that he set this up and sent it to a couple of friends, and now it's getting thousands of hits a day.
posted by aacheson
on Nov 9, 2001 -
of reactions from around the world. Seeing flags at half staff in other countries really gets to me. What do you think?
posted by campy
on Sep 14, 2001 -
Am I Hot or Not?
Beware of this link. If you click on it you will be sucked in for hours. The idea, rate people's looks on a scale of 1 to 10. The people? Anyone who uploads their picture to the site, both men and women.
I have never found a site more habit forming in my life. Like Dack (who I got the link from) I skipped food, drink and missed my bus.
posted by DragonBoy
on Oct 25, 2000 -
Creator of MetaFiler: Wedding Bliss,
As Matt's Brother, I can report to all here at MetaFilter, the Wedding went as picture perfect as they imagined!
No rain, Everybody was in time for the ceremony, Lucky no Television Reporters crashing or blocking streets, No helicopters hovering above.
It was a beautiful, simple gathering of friends and family
Here are the Exclusive Photo's only for the Metafilter Community:
Exchanging of Vows
and The Big Kiss!
Best of luck to Matt & Kay!!!
posted by Max's Daddy
on Oct 7, 2000 -
Sure, spud guns have been done, but sometimes we need reminders of the awesome power
of a flying tuber. I prefer this design, as it is powered by compressed air, whereas a buddy of mine just finished a device he calls "The Judge" powered by Acetylene and O2.
posted by plinth
on Jun 15, 2000 -