PRINT December 2001

Lisa Liebmann


1 New York Times Photo Editing Beginning with local shots on September 12 and moving on to Afghanistan, with a steady succession of scenes involving soldiers of the Northern Alliance, refugees at the Pakistani border, and children in harsh surroundings, dire circumstances, and brilliant clothes, the New York Times’s images have been packing the dramatic and chromatic punch of paintings by Delacroix. Needless to say, many photojournalists deserve individual praise, but my year-end kudos goes to the paper’s photo editors and printers, whose decisions concerning scale, tone, and placement have served photographers and readers, as well as the ideals of empathy and reason, with fidelity and an eye.

2 Luc Tuymans (Belgian Pavilion, Venice Biennale) With a group of paintings addressing his government’s legacy in the Congo—the most purely craven colonial enterprise in modem European

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