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catherine leroy…

 The Greatest War Photographer You’ve Never Heard Of

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Very few women went to Vietnam as journalists, and even fewer as dedicated war photojournalists. In fact, for most of the 1960s, there were only two: Dickie Chapelle, who was killed by a grenade in 1965, and Catherine Leroy.

Leroy was widely considered the most daring photographer in Vietnam. She almost certainly spent the most time in combat — in part because she had no money, having traveled from her native France to Vietnam as a freelancer in 1966 with no contracts and a short list of published work. Living with soldiers meant that she could eat rations and sleep in the countryside.

Leroy faced no shortage of sexism. After she parachuted into combat during Operation Junction City, in early 1967, rumors circulated that she had slept with a colonel in exchange for permission. In fact, she had earned her parachutist license as a teenager, and had already jumped 84 times. Still, she developed a reputation as a photographer quickly, selling photos to The Associated Press and U.P.I.

At one point during the Tet offensive, in early 1968, she was captured by the North Vietnamese Army while with the French journalist Francois Mazure. There was a young lieutenant that they could converse with in French. They explained that they were journalists and would do no harm, so the soldiers decided to let them go. But first she persuaded them to let her take photos, saying that it was important because only one side of the story was being seen. The photos ran as a cover story in Life magazine, which she wrote herself.

Leroy never promoted herself or her work, which is one reason she remains largely unknown among the war photographers of the day (though not forgotten: In 2015 the writer and filmmaker Jacques Menasche completed a documentary about her career, “Cathy at War”; a clip from the film is available here). But she was one of the Vietnam War’s most lauded photojournalists, winning Picture of the Year from the George Polk Awards and, for her later work in Lebanon, the Robert Capa Gold Medal.

Later in life, Leroy ran a vintage clothing website. She died in Santa Monica, Calif., in 2006.

DAQUI

bom domiNgo…

Original footage was mono, songs were out of sequence, many scenes were out of sync to the music. many songs had entire segments missing (incomplete), all the color was tinted orange and green, all the contrast was washed out, picture was grainy and noisy. Numerous audience scenes showed the audience looking bored or distracted (probably filmed during the opening support acts)
I have corrected all these issues. Stereo audio replacing mono audio, songs restored to correct sequence of actual concert, out of sync shots have been adjusted to be in sync, missing footage has been carefully replaced by creating all new slow motion effects and photo montages, the overall orange and green tint has been colour corrected, flat washed out contrast has been adjusted, video noise has been addressed with noise reduction (although the result is not perfect). Inappropriate and boring audience scenes have been removed. Any slow motion effects and photo montages were added with care to retain as much actual performance footage as possible.
Kurt Max ~ 2015

é bom lembrar que o experience acabou quatro meses depois, em junho1969

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temporada2…

D+D+D+D+!

a estréia é segunda que vem no canal BIS (NET 120), às 19h, com várias reprises!

pelo andar da carrocinha, essa nova temporada chegará desgarrada do padrão hype/”tô desbundadinho com vinil” que,

compreensivelmente, norteou os primeiros – e britânicos – 13 capítulos da série!

comentei no roNca sobre a excelência do “minha loja de discos”… mas lamentei a excessiva padronização das lojas.

tirando umas três (sounds of the universe/souljazz, uma de birmingham e outra que não lembro), todas as outras foram apresentadas do mesmo jeito: somos um espaço diferenciado/apoiamos a música local/frequência descolada & o diabo A4.

como se tudo fosse, literalmente, uma grande novidade! ok, muitas são fresquinhas, mas a maioria das lojas está lá bem antes

da (re)descoberta do vinil… e o principal: a grande “novidade” que envolve o vinil é processada há séculos!

felizmente, pelas presenças dos entrevistados, a prosa da nova série – made in U.S.A – parece ter mudado.

afinal, como já disse, é pra lá de compreensível a nova abordagem… não só pelo melhor entendimento da relação loja/cliente mas de tudo que está em volta… inclusive o desbunde!

tomara que eu volte a encontrar com o rodrigo para comemorar a segunda temporada… e saber quando será a terceira!

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o ruivo…

“Essas imagens foram feitas por meu pai e minha mãe em 75 e 76 durante o carnaval em Saquarema, município do estado do Rio de Janeiro. Essas pessoas que se vêem aqui são minha família, meus pais e avós, tios, primos e amigos, gente maravilhosa, meus grandes heróis na infância. Todo ano eles formavam esse bloco chamado Saquarema de Banda. Dá pra ver muito claro porque ao invés de chamar de Banda de Saquarema eles inverteram o nome. Todos eles de banda, alguns mesmo entortados, todos palhaços, crianças em espírito. Foi assim que eu cresci e tão logo eu consegui segurar uma baqueta passei a tocar com eles no bloco. Esses foram os momentos mais felizes da minha infância e eu e minha irmã fomos pra sempre marcados por essa época, essas pessoas. Minha irmã, com quem dirigi e editei esse vídeo é hoje ritmista da Estação Primeira de Mangueira e foi pra ela que eu escrevi essa música. Maná é a graça, a benção, e Má é ela, Marcela. Esse vídeo é uma homenagem à todos que fizeram parte desse bloco, especialmente os mais velhos que faziam tudo acontecer, uma prova de que apesar de nos sentirmos muito modernos e livres no século 21 nossos pais e avós eram muito menos caretas do que somos. Bom, pelo menos os meus.”  Rodrigo Amarante

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