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Why JP Morgan Looks So Mean

He got ticked off at the photographer shooting it

(Newser) - The photograph that's become the defining image of 19th-century financial titan JP Morgan makes him look almost a caricature of a hard-hearted robber-baron. As Smithsonian magazine explains, part of the reason is simple: After the young photographer shot a photo of Morgan in his usual pose, he had the nerve... More »

Ernest Withers Informed on Martin Luther King to FBI

Famed civil rights photographer a spy

(Newser) - Ernest Withers, the famed “original civil rights photographer” and close confidant of Martin Luther King, was secretly a paid FBI informant, cluing the government in on all the Civil Rights Movement’s activities, according to a two-year investigation from the Memphis Commercial Appeal . Withers tailed King for the feds... More »

Ansel Adams Trust Sues Over Garage Sale Negatives

Action taken to fight 'scam photos,' says director

(Newser) - The surprise discovery that negatives bought for a pittance at a garage sale might be by Ansel Adams is turning into more of a headache than a treasure. The famous photographer's trust is suing the California man who bought the glass negatives, charging trademark infringement and false advertising, and demanding... More »

Photog Killed as Wedding Couple Poses With Guns

One of them turned out to be loaded

(Newser) - A wedding photographer in Italy who convinced the couple to pose with guns got shot to death when one went off. The bride's parents, who provided the weapons, face charges of negligence for not making sure they were unloaded, reports the Daily Mirror . The 45-year-old victim was filling in for... More »

LiLo's Dating This Cougar

Photographer Indrani finds Lindsay 'super-hot'

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan has a new girlfriend, delightfully termed a “cougar” by the New York Post . The 23-year-old trainwreck has been dating Indrani, a 36-year-old photographer and reality show star, since they worked together last fall. And it couldn’t possibly be a publicity stunt, despite the fact that both... More »

Woman: I Posed for 'Charming' Dating Game Killer

On a NYC rooftop with Rodney Alcala, and lived to tell the tale

(Newser) - Judy Cole posed for a serial killer and lived to tell the tale. Cole and eight other women came forward this week after police released a trove of pictures taken by photographer-turned-serial-killer Rodney Alcala, also known as the Dating Game killer , who was sentenced to death last month. Cole tells... More »

Loan-Finder Firm Sues Leibovitz for $800K

Photog owes fee for $40M loan: company

(Newser) - An investment firm that claims it saved celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz from financial ruin is now suing her for failure to pay the company $800,000 in service and finder fees. Brunswick Capital Partners wasn't paid after finding a private equity group to advance a $40 million loan to bail... More »

Photog Sues Sean Penn Over Alleged Death Threat

Paparazzo claims actor broke his camera, menaced him

(Newser) - Sean Penn is already facing criminal charges in the wake of a run-in with a photographer in October, and the actor is now the defendant in a civil case about the incident as well. Jordan Dawes alleges that the volatile actor kicked him and broke his camera, then said, "... More »

Civil Rights Photographer Charles Moore Dead at 79

His riveting images sparked national outrage

(Newser) - The photographer credited with helping make the civil rights struggle a national issue has died. Charles Moore, 79, a news photographer for the Montgomery Advertiser and Life between 1958 to 1965, often placed himself in harm's way to capture shocking images of police attacking protesters. He began covering the movement... More »

Ansel Adams' Family Sues Museum Over Prints

Fresno Met trying to sell prints to pay off debt

(Newser) - Ansel Adams’ family is suing the bankrupt Fresno Metropolitan Museum over its attempts to auction off six prints the photographer donated before he died. The museum closed in January and is now furiously trying to sell off artwork to pay off its estimated $4 million in debt. But Adams' relatives... More »

Alec Baldwin Attacks NY Post Photog

'They're scum of earth,' says actor after hospital stop

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin's ugly came out yesterday after his brief stint in a hospital when he grabbed a New York Post photographer. "This guy! This guy!" the actor yelled as he rushed from his apartment building lobby to grab lensman Tim Wiencis' collar before police pulled him off, reports... More »

Scott Brown Had 'Excellent Hands:' Rep

'Drop-dead gorgeous' senator-elect was also a 'little full of himself'

(Newser) - Some in the male modeling business look back fondly on the career of Senator-elect Scott Brown—his “excellent hands” in particular. “He was drop-dead gorgeous,” says a former rep who, to be fair, now represents Brown’s daughter, Arianna. “He did a lot of hand work,... More »

Afghan Blast Kills UK Journo, US Marine

Mirror correspondent Rupert Hamer slain, photographer wounded

(Newser) - A roadside bomb blast in southern Afghanistan yesterday killed the Sunday Mirror's defense correspondent and an American Marine. Rupert Hamer, 39, was the first UK journalist killed while covering the war in Afghanistan. "He was a gregarious figure ,a wonderful friend who was hugely popular with his colleagues,"... More »

LiLo Involved in LA Hit-and-Run

Lindsay Lohan's driver becomes subject of assault probe

(Newser) - A car in which Lindsay Lohan was a passenger struck and injured a paparazzo early this morning outside a Los Angeles nightclub, then quickly left the scene, police say. The BMW "sped away at a high rate of speed and hit a paparazzi photographer causing an injury to his... More »

French Vogue 'Black Face' Sparks Row

October edition triggers debate on racism

(Newser) - A Dutch model painted black from face to toe in French Vogue has triggered angry charges of racism. The photos of model Lara Stone, taken by US photographer Steven Klein, are part of the magazine's October issue honoring models and photo shoots through history. What French Vogue and the photographer... More »

US Lensman Captures Life-Size Whale Pics

Photog praises 'gentle, friendly' beasts

(Newser) - A US lensman who has opened an exhibit of life-size whale photographs in Norway calls the great beasts "the most friendly and inquisitive carnivores on the planet." Bryant Austin spent five years, including days diving with "exceptional individual" whales he could touch, to collect enough photos to... More »

Photogs Sue Tom, Gisele Over Bodyguards' Gunshots

(Newser) - Two photographers have sued Tom Brady and his supermodel wife for $1 million, saying they were shot at during a party in Costa Rica. The two men, one from AFP and the other from a Costa Rican newspaper, say Gisele Bundchen's bodyguards shot at their car and just missed their... More »

Italian Photog Says Leibovitz Stole His Pics

He sues for $300,000, adding to her troubles

(Newser) - An Italian photographer is suing famed celebrity shutterbug Annie Leibovitz for $300,000, claiming she stole two of his photos, the New York Daily News reports. Paolo Pizzetti says Leibovitz’s associates hired him to scout locations in Italy for a limited-edition calendar Leibovitz was putting together for Lavazza coffee.... More »

How Annie Leibovitz Got Underwater

(Newser) - Photographer to the stars Annie Leibovitz is in a widely reported financial pickle, but it really comes as no surprise to those close to her, New York reports. Leibovitz is now engaged in baroque legal wrangling over her catalog, but her troubles started earlier. Insiders say a suspected “contract... More »

Leibovitz Sued Over $24M Loan

(Newser) - A financial firm is suing Vanity Fair photographer Annie Leibovitz for failing to cooperate to repay a $24 million loan, reports the Telegraph. Leibovitz last year put up her photographs and two homes as collateral for the money to pay off debts. But now Art Capital Group said the 59-year-old... More »

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