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Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed/ Garry Winogrand.

Garry Winogrand was one of the most famous street photographers of the 20s century. Winogrand depicted life of ordinary Americans. His pictures are recognizable and remarkable. Winogrand managed to depict the most significant and important events of the American history of the 20s century. At the same time Winogrand had very peculiar point of view regarding to photography. He was sure that “a photograph is not what was photographed, it’s something else”. At first sight his pictures are very simple but they catch your attention and you are ready to spend some time trying to scan the images to see more details. Many of his pictures are narrative. Fairly enough they could be compared with cinematographic shots. At the same time he admitted that his photos did not have any narrative content as “they only describe light on surface”.

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The Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was received political asylum by Ecuador. This gesture was widely criticized by British and Swedish politicians.In 2010 Julian Assange was accused of sexual assault of two women in Sweden. Assange assumed that “the charges were without basis and their issue [at the moment] was deeply disturbing”. Nowadays Swedish authorities require to extradite Assange to Sweden. Assange is afraid that Sweden would extradite him to the USA where he might be inflicted death penalty. His attorney Mark Stephens believes that Sweden cooperates with the USA. “We are hearing that the Swedish are prepared to drop the rape charges against Julian as soon as the Americans demand his extradition”. At the same time the United States assure that they are not going to interfere in the case as it concerns mainly Sweden and Britain.

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