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North Korea Threatens Again To Call Off Trump Summit, Warns Of ‘Nuclear Showdown’

North Korea Threatens Again To Call Off Trump Summit, Warns Of ‘Nuclear Showdown’North Korea has escalated its war of words with the U.S., repeating a threat




POSTED MAY 24, 2018 4:20 AM

Medical examiner releases CDC doctor Timothy Cunningham's official cause of death

Medical examiner releases CDC doctor Timothy Cunningham's official cause of deathThe death of a CDC employee whose body was found in an Atlanta river last




POSTED MAY 22, 2018 3:45 PM

Southern Baptist Leader Who Said Abused Women Should Just Pray Is Removed From Post

Southern Baptist Leader Who Said Abused Women Should Just Pray Is Removed From PostA prominent Southern Baptist Church leader who is known to have made




POSTED MAY 23, 2018 8:00 AM

Up Close and Personal with the Hawaii Volcano Spewing Lava

Up Close and Personal with the Hawaii Volcano Spewing LavaABC News' Matt Gutman is in Hawaii, where Kilauea, the volcano that began erupting almost three weeks ago, exploded again Monday evening.




POSTED MAY 23, 2018

In a philosophical mood, Congress debates freedom of speech on campus

In a philosophical mood, Congress debates freedom of speech on campusA congressional hearing on free speech and political correctness on campus turns both philosophical and confrontational.




POSTED MAY 23, 2018 11:16 AM

ACLU Fighting To Release Gay Man In ICE Detention Since January

ACLU Fighting To Release Gay Man In ICE Detention Since JanuaryThe American Civil Liberties Union is fighting to end the monthslong detention




POSTED MAY 22, 2018 7:04 PM

Royal Wedding Guests Selling Gift Bags on eBay Days After Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Nuptials

Royal Wedding Guests Selling Gift Bags on eBay Days After Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's NuptialsLucky guests who attended Prince Harry‘s nuptials to Meghan Markle are selling their gift bags for lucrative prices.




POSTED MAY 22, 2018 1:29 PM

Daughter of Poisoned Russian Ex-Spy Says Recovery Has Been 'Slow and Extremely Painful'

Daughter of Poisoned Russian Ex-Spy Says Recovery Has Been 'Slow and Extremely Painful'Yulia Skripal and her father Sergei spent weeks hospitalized in critical condition




POSTED MAY 23, 2018 1:54 PM

Missile that downed MH17 came from Russian military: investigators

Missile that downed MH17 came from Russian military: investigatorsInvestigators probing the 2014 downing of flight MH17 said Thursday for the first time that the missile which shot down the plane over eastern Ukraine travelled from a Russian military brigade. The Joint Investigation Team "has come to the conclusion that the BUK-TELAR that shot down MH17 came from 53rd Anti-aircraft Missile Brigade based in Kursk in Russia," top Dutch investigator Wilbert Paulissen said.




POSTED MAY 24, 2018 5:54 AM

Paris, May 1968 — a view from the barricades by Gökşin Sipahioğlu

Paris, May 1968 — a view from the barricades by Gökşin Sipahioğlu

Fifty years ago, as France exploded in mass protests, words scrawled on the walls of the Sorbonne summed up the revolutionary zeal of the time: “Run free, comrade, we’ve left the old world behind!”

Half a century later, the May 1968 demonstrations that brought millions of idealistic students and striking workers to the streets remain a watershed moment in France’s cultural history.

Sexual liberation, artistic creativity and anti-capitalism were the order of the day. For those who were there, it was an unforgettable time.

The protests swept through a France that was still ruled by the strict conservatism of Gen. Charles de Gaulle, who was then president and banned the concerts of French rocker Johnny Hallyday for causing scenes of mass hysteria.

The aftershocks of the protests would be felt for years to come. (AFP)

Gökşin Sipahioğlu, a Turkish photojournalist and one of the father figures of photojournalism, covered news stories from the 1956 war in the Sinai Peninsula to Mao’s revolution in China, the Cuban missile crisis, the 1972 Munich Olympics killings, and the Prague Spring and Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.

As a correspondent for the Turkish daily Hürriyet, he came to Paris to cover the May 1968 student uprising. While many photojournalists were on the streets, Gökşin brought his curiosity, audacity, uncanny anticipation of events, and keen eye to the frontlines to freshly illuminate the quickly unfolding events. He remarked at the time:

“At first I did not understand what was going on. For hours on the first day of rioting the police allowed the students to do as they liked. The students wrecked everything, ripped up paving stones, chopped down trees, erected barricades, set cars on fire. Later, in a matter of minutes, the CRS [riot police] charged the students. I asked myself, ‘Why hadn’t they charged earlier?’ I soon understood why. The authorities wanted the public to see the devastation.”

While in Paris, Gökşin realized that a network was sorely needed for distribution of news photos, and he founded Sipa Press photo news agency in 1973 with American journalist Phyllis Springer. Encouraging young photographers and giving many their first chance, Gökşin created a generation of photojournalists.

Photography by Gökşin Sipahioğlu/SIPA

“May 68, photographs by Gökşin Sipahioğlu,” is on view at Galerie Basia Embiricos and Photo 12 Galerie in Paris through May 25, 2018. It was curated by Ferit Duzyol in collaboration with Sipa Press. 

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POSTED MAY 22, 2018 5:06 PM

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