September 11 Digital Archive

RE: Devil in smoke photo/I am photographer

Title

RE: Devil in smoke photo/I am photographer

Source

born-digital

Media Type

email

Created by Author

yes

Described by Author

no

Date Entered

2001-09-18

September 11 Email: Body

Rest assured my brother,<br>I was not trying to mis-represent you in anyway and will get a follow-up piece on our site today.<br>Peace,<br>Kenny<br><br>>--------------------<<KFI>>>----------------------- Kenneth F. Irby, Visual Journalism Group Leader The Poynter Institute For Media Studies<br>>801 Third Street South * Saint Petersburg, FL 33701-4920 ONLINE* Irbyman@Poynter.org<br>>www.Poynter.org<br>>VOICE* (727) 821-9494, EXT. 297 or 456-2333 FAX * (727) 896-6703 or eFax(603) 462-2135 HOME* (727) 865-9005<br>>------------------------<<-30->>>---------------------- <br><br><br>>----------<br>>From: Mark D. Phillips<br>>Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 8:43 AM To: Kenny Irby<br>>Subject: RE: Devil in smoke photo/I am photographer <br><br>>Thanks Kenny. I am in a unique situation where I am defending my reputation on a worldwide basis. I was interviewed yesterday by the Boston Globe and today in her piece she called me a "sometime photojournalist." So if you are not a full-time member of the news media, even after 20 years of full-time work for different media organizations, I am called a sometime photojournalist by one of my peers. It is a terrible thing to feel your reputation is at stake.<br><br>>I'll be in my office most of the day and at home tonight. <br><br>>Sincerely,<br>>Mark<br><br>>>Thanks so much Mark,<br>>>I appreciate your comments. I did try to contact you last week but, it <br>>was<br>>>very problematic. I will call you this evening for a follow-up piece. <br>>>Understand that I do respect your good work. Peace,<br>>>Kenny<br>>>>--------------------<<KFI>>>----------------------- Kenneth F. Irby, Visual Journalism Group Leader The Poynter Institute For Media Studies<br>>>>801 Third Street South * Saint Petersburg, FL 33701-4920 ONLINE* Irbyman@Poynter.org<br>>>>www.Poynter.org<br>>>>VOICE* (727) 821-9494, EXT. 297 or 456-2333 FAX * (727) 896-6703 or eFax(603) 462-2135 HOME* (727) 865-9005<br>>>>------------------------<<-30->>>---------------------- <br><br><br>>>>----------<br>>>>From: Mark D. Phillips<br>>>>Sent: Monday, September 17, 2001 6:36 PM To: kirby@poynter.org<br>>>>Subject: Devil in smoke photo/I am photographer <br><br>>>>Kenny,<br><br>>>>As the photographer at the forefront of a controversy, I find it <br>>amazing<br>>>>that NO ONE has bothered to talk to me about this image and give me the opportunity to defend my reputation.<br><br>>>>I cannot explain how this image came to be. As a photographer for three newspapers, The Associated Press and Agence France-Presse, I am amazed that anyone could call my reputation into question. I was inundated <br>>with<br>>>>email through my company website, http://www.stellarimages.com, to the point where I had to put up an open letter bringing everyone back to <br>>the<br>>>>fact that it is a photograph, not a religious or moral statement. <br>>Everyone<br>>>>has to look at this photograph and decide on their own what it shows. <br><br>>>>Vin Alabiso still has not returned my calls. He is making statements <br>>when<br>>>>he never talked to me. I stand by my reputation of 25 years. I am no longer in the "news" business, starting an Internet company in 1994, <br>>but<br>>>>everyone I have worked with in the news industry knows the high <br>>standards<br>>>>I maintain.<br><br>>>>I invite you to read my open letter on http://www.stellarimages.com or http://www.markdphillips.com and would hope that you could contact me <br>>to<br>>>>discuss this. It has left a very bad taste in my mouth. <br><br>>>>Sincerely,<br>>>>Mark D. Phillips<br>>>>President, StellarImages<br>>>>718-858-8980 (work)<br>>>>718-522-1341 (home - here now)<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>

September 11 Email: Date

Tue, 18 Sep 2001 12:19:37 -0400

September 11 Email: Subject

RE: Devil in smoke photo/I am photographer

Citation

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