Picture Hunt

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Quite transfixed by this sad and powerful (probably cropped) image on today’s Huffington Post blog.

Inspired a contest for blog readers. Find the following and win a signed 8×10 print from me.

• the photographer
• whether or not the image was cropped
• is subject getting evicted or moving
• date picture was made
• location
• other publications image appeared in, if any

First one to post all 3 (with sources) wins!

Please only post if you have answers to all questions. Thanks


  1. Michael Gerrity
    Posted February 24, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    Photographer: John Moore
    The Image was Cropped
    The subject is getting evicted
    The picture was taken December 11 2008
    Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado

  2. Posted February 24, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    the photographer – JOHN MOORE
    whether or not the image was cropped – IT WAS CROPPED
    is subject getting evicted or moving – EVICTED
    date picture was made – December 11th, 2009

    location – BOULDER, COLORADO
    other publications image appeared in, if any – Life Magazine

  3. Posted February 24, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    oh and the sources:



  4. Posted February 24, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    Looks like Michael got it! Amazing!

    Thanks for the links as well. An example of one of the better and more compelling series of photographs in response to recent events.
    Ofer, Michael care to share your search?

  5. Posted February 24, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    1. John Moore (awesome photojournalist)
    2. Yes (the original is in both source links)
    3. Evicted (another shot of the man crying at the edge of his bed, receiving the notice from the sheriff is especially powerful)
    4. 12/11/2009
    5. Boulder, CO
    6. Zimbio.com; if there are others online, they haven’t properly credited him.

    Sources: http://www.webpark.ru/comment/57871, http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/I_XbynerBIB/Unemployment+Fuels+Evictions+Foreclosures

  6. Jon Maxson
    Posted February 24, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Series here
    Sheriff’s deputy Seth Poe escorts Harvey Lesser, 58, from his apartment after serving him with a court order for eviction on December 11, 2009 in Boulder, Colorado. Lesser, an unemployed software developer with chronic health problems related to obesity, said he stopped making rent payments after all of his savings were spent. Evictions and foreclosure rates nationwide soared in 2009, as millions of unemployed Americans were unable to pay the bills.
    (December 10, 2009 – Photo by John Moore/Getty Images North America)

    Also here:


    Given the nature of the image it’s probably all over the place.

    I picked all this up in a couple of minutes using TinEye http://www.tineye.com/.

    And it’s cropped.


  7. Posted February 24, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    I started here:


  8. Posted February 24, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    I see I am late to the game, but TinEye can find the image, one of the pages it finds you gives you the photographer’s name and says it comes from Getty, and then searching Getty gives you the rest of the answers:

    Oh, internet, so much information.

    Maybe I’ll be faster next time.

  9. Posted February 24, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    The next one is going to have to be a lot harder…. 😉

  10. Kjartan
    Posted March 2, 2010 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    You have to do more obscure images, something that can’t be found by Tineye, next time. This was too easy.

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