Public Art Takes Flight – The New York Times

The artists are spray-painting professionals, paid modest fees, and not graffiti vandals. Louise Jones set up last week with her eye on the mammoth task of painting two grosbeaks on a stone-hard canvas 70 feet tall and 100 feet wide — the wraparound sides of a church on West 149th Street off Amsterdam Avenue. Ms. Jones is so accomplished at her special art that she arrived as a fully certified operator of a powered lift-boom she uses to extend her eye and hand 100 feet high.

Aftermath of War, Through Photographers’ Eyes – The New York Times

No art form lends itself to current events as immediately as photojournalism. The greatest photojournalists are on the front lines of history, creating iconic images that shape the interpretation of those events.