Tuesday, January 24, 2006

BBC and photography

This is another photograph that shows the incredible power of image. I always find the drama, history and tension hidden in such pictures the essence of journalism. The quality of BBC stems from promoting top standards in everything they do. This includes their web-site and the excellent offer of images to match coverage. I could not resist posting this image as it resonates with anybody living in former communist countries. It has a bit of the old fashioned style of propaganda images used in the twenties and thirties. The twist of using St Basil Church as a background instead of the Kremlin and a red star is just perfect for today's Russia. There is melancholy and politics, freezing cold wind and a bit of nostalgia in the picture. Winter in Moscow, and what a winter it is ... Posted by Picasa

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