Photo Essays, Spot News and Stock Photography

BABY FORMULA

We’re strong. We can take it. Just look at the Ukrainians to understand the meaning of sacrifice.

Shoe Shine Man

SHOELACES TOO ?

I fully understand supply chain problems, but shoelaces are another matter. Sneaker laces too. Recently, I attempted to purchase sneaker laces in a nation-wide pharmacy as I have done for decades. Finding none on the shelf I went to one of their competitors and was told we don’t carry them any more. Yesterday, I located a pair (not really what I was looking for) in Walmart and so I grabbed them. Does one have to search online for shoelaces these days? It’s getting a bit ridiculous I think. “Shoe Shine Man“; Massachusetts c.1925

Secretariat Redux

1:59.40

1:59.40! That was the winning time for Secretariat in the 1973 Kentucky Derby. If and when Rich Strike can equal or beat that time I will take my hat off to him. Still, it was an amazing accomplishment. Secretariat was a very special horse and we salute his career in “Secretariat Redux”; Wyoming (July 19, 1961). Of course Secretariat was not born until 9 years later and the markings don’t match. Maybe this is Stewball !

Battle of Okinawa

HELLCATS OF THE PACIFIC

Navy people help us out on this. We believe – we believe that this photo dates from 1945. Hellcat fighters are seen lashed to the deck of an aircraft carrier during a storm. Most probably during a typhoon off the coast of Okinawa during the Battle of Okinawa. That is our assessment with a high degree of probability. The remaining question is to identify the carrier. Thirty-nine carriers took part in the invasion, 35 American and 4 British. We do not conclude that the photo shows the deck of one of the British carriers. Of the 39 total only 19 were assigned Hellcats. Other aircraft included Avengers and Corsairs. We further argue that the photo does not show one of the fleet carriers, the Enterprise, Yorktown or Hornet. that leaves us with 15 possible carriers, the support carriers. On some of these ships the superstructure was toward the bow not amidship, and we eliminated those from consideration. All we can say is that we are looking at the deck of one of the support carriers during a typhoon. If you really want to hazard a guess as to which carrier this is try the USS Santee.

 

Hellcats“; in the Pacific off the coast of Okinawa (April 1945)

UKRAINE – RUSSIA WAR !!!

“Glory to Ukraine”. “Glory to the Heroes”. Sean Work traveled throughout Ukraine in the summer of 2014. He contributed his work to DPI in July 2015, and it has been a main feature on our website to include our homepage. Since the war began we have been featuring Sean’s photos on our Twitter page every day and will continue to do so until the conclusion of the conflict. Presented in this blog are 14 selected photos taken from Sean’s essay. They include photos taken in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Sloviansk in the Donbas. View the complete essay at: dispatchpressimages.com/photographers/sean-work/photos.

On the line between Springfield, Colorado through Boise City, Oklahoma to Dalhart, Texas.

DUST BOWL: BLACK SUNDAY

Just another dust bowl photo? Maybe, but previously unpublished ones are getting more difficult to find. This is the latest addition to our collection: “Dust Bowl: Black Sunday” taken on April 14, 1935 of course. Research indicates that the exact location is somewhere on the line that runs through Springfield, Colorado in Baca county thence through Boise City, Oklahoma in the strip and then through Dalhart, Texas in the panhandle.

 

Reminder: You can now download DPI’s stock images for personal, non-commercial use. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL- $19.95 per image. Offer good until June 30, 2022. Plus 8.63% sales tax for New York State residents. Hi-res w/o watermark. Details: info@dispatchpressimages.com

The weary, haunting stare of a Depression era shopkeeper.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

We are making our collection of “stock” images available to the public for personal use only. Those images created by our contributing photojournalists are excluded. You are not authorized to use a personal use download for reproduction of any kind in print or digital media. Those purposes require the purchase of a license. The download will be a hi-res image of 300dpi without any watermarks. DPI’s shopping cart was not designed to operate when making a purchase for personal use, only for a license. Until such time as we can modify the shopping cart we suggest that payment be made in the following manner. PayPal is preferred. Payment to be made to info@dispatchpressimages.com. Major credit cards are also accepted. In either case please wait for a confirmation email that we have located your selection. Payment by check or money order is possible, but will delay the sale.

  • Register on our homepage. Be sure to include your name, mailing address, telephone number and email address.
  • Email us at info@dispatchpressimages.com and include the photo’s title and reference number.
  • Wait for the confirmation email

By way of example the photo displayed for this blog is “Shopkeeper”, ref: # 571f6e39cff7a278775550.

 

Sales price at this time is $19.95 per image. Offer expires June 30, 2022. New York State residents pay 8.63% sales tax. Discounts available for multiple purchases.

 

 

 

Texas c.1970

WHAT’S THE STORY ?

You fill in the blanks. You write this story. Accident? End of a robbery and police chase? Drug deal gone bad. A homicide perhaps? Looks like it could be from a scene in “No Country for Old Men” (2007) or “Hell or High Water” (2016). Maybe none of the above. “Trail’s End“; Texas c.1970.