He’s a bridge between generations. Not too many people of Rooney’s age are still in the public eye, and that’s too bad. Many have a lot to offer. Remember when ice came from the iceman? We don’t either, but Rooney does, and he’ll tell you, and maybe the kids will learn something. People today mourn the loss of Oldsmobile and Pontiacs. Rooney’s memory of expired autos includes Hupmobiles. Did you even know there was a Hupmobile company? You do now.
Peter Grier mourns Andy Rooney’s impending retirement, expected to be announced this weekend.
Monitor photographers have been visiting the continent of Africa for decades. Next week the Christian Science Monitor weekly magazine will feature Africa and the myths that we hold about this very complex continent.
I was very excited to revisit the work we have done in the last decade and give it a new outlet. For better or for worse, many of these works are as relevant today as they were when we produced them. One of the things that I do not like about photojournalism, is that our work seems so perishable. We put our heart and soul into stories, work insane hours, just to see it pushed aside by the new story of the day. In many ways, I wish to go back to the stories, when the world has moved on to the new “crisis du jour”, and take a deep look at people and the great stories that develop with time. I think of places like Haiti, where the world focused so much right after the earthquake. Now we all pretend/expect/wish that things are OK. But are we looking?
I hope you enjoy this preview of what’s to come next week.
Alfredo Sosa - Director of Photography & Multimedia