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Pitt, Palin, Jolie and the Photography Behind It All


Two interesting bits from the good folks over at the photojournalism hub, PDN Pulse. First up is their story on Sarah Palin‘s Newsweek cover, which the site has researched and found that the photo used, showing the VP pick holding a shotgun over her shoulder, was a piece of stock from 2002. Nothing strange there, as magazines use stock photos all the time. It’s just an odd phenomenon to have a need for it with someone so high profile (see: guarded from the media). In the post, they also spend some time talking about the other covers Newsweek and Time have run recently, talking to the worn out photographers who landed the assignments to shoot them.

Second up comes a tip from a reader who sent us along to this interview with Getty photographer Brent Stirton, the award winning photojournalist who also landed the assignment to shoot Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s new kids (a subject he’s also not supposed to be talking about). Here’s that:

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