NO CAPTION NEEDED
ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHS, PUBLIC CULTURE, AND LIBERAL DEMOCRACY

No Caption Needed is a book and a blog, each dedicated to discussion of the role that photojournalism and other visual practices play in a vital democratic society. No caption needed, but many are provided. . . .

September 14th, 2008

Sight Gag: Patriotic Porn

Posted by Lucaites in no caption needed, sight gags

Photo Credit:  Judy Patrick/Alaska Stock in Newsweek, September 15, 2008.

“Sight Gags” is our weekly nod to the ironic and carnivalesque in a vibrant democratic public culture.  We typically will not comment beyond offering an identifying label, leaving the images to “speak” for themselves as much as possible.  Of course, we invite you to comment … and to send us images that you think capture the carnival of contemporary democratic public culture.

8 Responses to ' Sight Gag: Patriotic Porn '

Subscribe to comments with RSS or TrackBack to ' Sight Gag: Patriotic Porn '.

  1. Jenny said,

    on September 29th, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    i’m having trouble finding this photo anywhere else on the internet. Do you know if it is digitally available in its original context?

  2. Lucaites said,

    on September 30th, 2008 at 6:58 am

    I could not find it on-line either. I scanned it from Newsweek and the citation is above. If you do find it I’d appreciate it if you could let us know. Thanks.


  3. on August 8th, 2009 at 9:59 am

    [...] A commenter points out a picture of Palin wrapping herself in the flag that was reprinted in Newsweek and taken by Wasilla, Alaska, photographer Judy Patrick, who has [...]


  4. on December 10th, 2009 at 9:30 am

    [...] by violating the U.S. Flag Code in this picture. She was also seen wearing the flag like a shawl over here. (I bet she can’t wait for the Snuggie/Slanket version.) § 8 (b) The flag should [...]

  5. Dixon Webb said,

    on June 14th, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Newsweek has a spotty history of using airbrushes and other enhancements on their photos to make a point. It makes me wonder about the authenticity of this picture. Newsweek has had such an anti-Palin slant in the recent past, perhaps it’s just another political lie? Who took it? When? Has the photo been retouched?

    Bump

  6. LW said,

    on July 27th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Taken in Fall 2001 per:

    http://www.alaskastock.com/preview.asp?image=351PL%20EX0009%20001&imagex=1&searchnum=0002

  7. alaskan said,

    on July 27th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Newsweek has an “anti-Palin slant”? Really? They do? Wow, I’m not seeing it.
    With enemies like that, who needs friends!
    Palin is indulged, fete’d, flatteringly photographed by top photogs (at the magazine’s expense, of course), whether she deserves it or not.
    Frankly, I’m a weary of the complaint that she’s treated unfairly or in some way more harshly than…what…politicians? Celebrities? The president of the United States? Foreign heads of state?

  8. JD Fielding said,

    on December 19th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Maybe people should READ the code before slamming Palin. If you read the code itself you will realize that the code is violated ALL THE TIME by everyone.

    http://www.usflag.org/uscode36.html

Leave a reply


FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains images and excerpts the use of which have not been pre-authorized. This material is made available for the purpose of analysis and critique, as well as to advance the understanding of rhetoric, politics, and visual culture.

The ‘fair use’ of such material is provided for under U.S. Copyright Law. In accordance with U.S. Code Title 17, Section 107, material on this site (along with credit links and attributions to original sources) is viewable for educational and intellectual purposes. If you are interested in using any copyrighted material from this site for any reason that goes beyond ‘fair use,’ you must first obtain permission from the copyright owner.