Jill Greenberg Update
There continues to be interest in my previous posts on the Jill Greenberg issue, so I felt a few more links would be a useful resource to those who are researching the topic.
Photo Business News and Forum wrote about it all here and here. The latter post is worth a read for her moderate coverage of a viewpoint that goes decidedly against the mainstream thinking – that Jill Greenberg did nothing wrong. Another blogger who holds that point of view (though immoderately – she is even more outspokenly liberal than Greenberg had been) is Zoe Strauss, who writes that she doesn’t “see what the big deal is.”
Update: I should have been more clear in my comments about Zoe’s post. As she makes clear in her Comment below, she does not think Greenberg is faultless – merely that the images themselves aren’t that big a deal. In this, she and I aren’t too far apart – I personally think the images themselves are too immature and silly to be worth the consternation they’ve caused. I also should have made it clear that the “immoderate” part of her post should probably be seen as personal POV. If Jill Greenberg had been as up-front from the beginning about her feelings about Sen. McCain, we may have all been better served.
I’ll continue to post updates on the issue as long as it remains on the front burner.