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Alan Taylor
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Last reminder, all +In Focus photo posts on Google+ have a new home, an official G+ page here: https://plus.google.com/107085352415573984468 -- and there's a new one today, in honor of Earth Day.

I won't be posting any more news photos here, on my personal G+ page. Many thanks to those who have followed me here, come join me on the official page, and I'll continue with more and better to come!

-Alan
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Just a reminder, all In Focus photo posts on Google+ have a new home, an official G+ page here: https://plus.google.com/107085352415573984468 -- and there's a new one today.

I won't be posting the photos here, on my personal G+ page any longer. Many thanks to those who have followed me here, come join me on the official page, and I'll continue with more and better to come!

-Alan

(I may repeat this message a few times, sorry)
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Moving Day! Starting today, all In Focus photo posts on Google+ have a new home, an official G+ page here:
https://plus.google.com/107085352415573984468
I won't be posting the photos here, on my personal G+ page any longer. Many thanks to those who have followed me here, come join me on the official page, and I'll continue with more and better to come!

-Alan

(I may repeat this message a few times, sorry)
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Thank you!
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The Moscow-Protest Photo That Wasn't What It Seemed - http://theatln.tc/xKvdzE - How a case of mistaken identity led to the discovery of manipulation in an image from the end of the Soviet era. That Moscow protest news photo being passed around last week? It was really from 1991 -- and it turns out it had been altered.
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Alan, Thanks for being willing to discuss this issue with us.
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I'm trying a new experiment, taking requests - Is there a subject you'd like to see a good photo from? A photo you've already seen somewhere else, but would like to see a higher-res version? A particular photographer, event, or theme? If I have access and can find it, I'll try to post it. First 40 requests I'll find & post. Full details here: http://theatln.tc/zG6Vnv The requests for this experiment will be posted in an entry tomorrow morning.

Got a request? Post it in the comments below and I'll see what I can do!
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I really enjoy following your page! I would love to see some good consert photos!
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Day 25 of 2011 Hubble Advent Calendar - Thousands of Galaxies - Merry Christmas! - http://theatln.tc/sfE0Gt
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Merry Christmas +Alan Taylor !
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Just a reminder, all In Focus photo posts on Google+ have a new home, an official G+ page here:
https://plus.google.com/107085352415573984468 -- and there's a new one today.

I won't be posting the photos here, on my personal G+ page any longer. Many thanks to those who have followed me here, come join me on the official page, and I'll continue with more and better to come!

-Alan

(I may repeat this message a few times, sorry)
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Last year marked the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, commemorated by the Atlantic in a special issue. Although photography was still in its infancy, Civil War photographers produced thousands of images, bringing the harsh realities of war to those on the home front in a new and visceral way. As brother fought brother and the future of the United States was uncertain, the public appetite for information was fed by these images. Today's collection is part 1 of 3, covering the places of the Civil War: the battleships, prisons, cities and farms where history was made. Keep in mind, as you view these photographs, that they were taken 150 years ago -- a glimpse of the United States, which was only 85 years old at the time.
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Hard to believe, the camera was made. Before our country was civil.
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A couple of In Focus Announcements: 1) A call for submissions: We invite you to share your photos of "America at Work" http://theatln.tc/xnhDHM , and 2) I will be online for a Live Chat on Monday, Jan. 23 @ 4 pm Drop by, ask anything http://theatln.tc/ybgkG2 Many thanks, -Alan
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+paula layton getting your picture on In Focus!
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Day 24 of 2011 Hubble Advent Calendar - The Wings of Sh2-106 - http://theatln.tc/sfE0Gt
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Whoosh !,
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Day 23 of 2011 Hubble Advent Calendar - An Enigmatic Cloud - http://theatln.tc/sfE0Gt
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Storyteller, Photo editor, a little web-dev work
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  • Atlantic Magazine
    Senior Editor, 2011 - present
  • The Boston Globe
    Web Developer / Photo Editor, 2005 - 2011
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heidelberg, germany - san diego, ca - spokane, wa - bellingham, wa - anchorage, ak - valdez, ak - seattle, wa - natick, ma
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Photo Editor, Web Developer, Student, Storyteller
Introduction
I'm currently the editor of In Focus, a news photo blog for the Atlantic Magazine. Back in 2008, I created a photo blog named "The Big Picture" for the Boston Globe. I moved over to the Atlantic in February, 2011.

I spent the previous 13-odd years working as a web developer at msnbc.com, monster.com and amazon.com
Education
  • Western Washington University
    English Lit / Philosophy, 1991
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