reply to post by TrainDispatcher
While on topic with the thread, it is not about the original photograph, but still relevant.
It is about another photograph altogether, an important one, you might say.
I was home schooled for high school and we had a guest speaker come one day.
He was a photographer, Cecil Stoughton, and he brought many photo's with him.
One in particular had a story to go with it, it was the one he took, of Johnson being sworn in, after the J.F.K. assassination, with Jackie Kennedy
standing next to him.
Remember, if you know the story, Jackie Kennedy cradled J.F.K.'s head in her lap.
Photo Courtesy of Cecil Stoughton on Antiques Roadshow
Cecil Stoughton on Antiques Roadshow
This was on Air Force One and the reason why this story stuck with me will become clear soon enough.
His editor bitched, complained, and screamed at him, when he originally took the photo.
Because Jackie's dress had blood and brain matter splattered all over the front of it.
The editor did not think they could use the photo as it would have been devastating.
The photographer told us he recommended that the editor crop out her dress.
Now, remembering the story, I cannot tell you why the editor did not think of this, unless he was new, upset because of the incident, or just plain
stupid, I forget.
But think about that photo and the times you've seen it where Lydon B. Johnson was sworn in, and how it might have changed your mind, about the
conspiracy, about the official version, and about the Government in general, if the editor had not edited that photo to crop out the blood and brain
You sure might have thought differently I assure you.
I know knowing this particular story I've always thought differently.
The power of editing, cropping, and selectively showing imagery is powerful.
[edit on 23-2-2010 by SpartanKingLeonidas]