The first part of David Schonauer’s press review is reserved for the the capture of Bin Laden, “After Abbottabad.” One week after his capture, President Obama’s approval ratings increased by 10 points, going from 46 to 57%. Stephen Crowley from The New York Times photographed the President after his speech in front of the troops at Fort Campbell in Kentucky.
The residence of Bin Laden in Abbottabad has become a tourist attraction. Aqeel Ahmed (New York Times) shows an example of this by photographing a woman who poses her granddaughter in front of the main entrance of the residence.
In the second part, David Schonauer shows several photographs taken in Afghanistan, like those of James Nachtwey for Time that show a country not only ravaged by war, but also by opium and heroin.
The third part shows images taken in Yemen, like those by Hani Mohammed (New York Times) where we see a child brandishing his point, yelling and imitating the rage of the adults.
The last part is a continuation of impressive images. In Ukraine, Pavlo Palamarchuk, brings to life a crazy scene from the Godfather, and in Missouri, David Carson photographs an apocalyptic scene.
But also photographs a bit more touching, like those of Christopher Anderson. In an homage to Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, he asked several photojournalists to pose for him. Among them: Yuri Kozyrev; Tyler Hicks; Michael Kamber; Lynsey Addario, Ashley Gilbertson; and Alan Chin.
The last two images are those of the covers of Men’s Health magazine, with Illinois congressman, Aaron Schock’s pectorals in their best light (photographed by Martin Schoeller), and of Vanity Fair with Katy Perry photographed by Annie Leibovitz.