The Big Picture
June 2, 2008 7:59 AM   Subscribe

The Big Picture
A photo blog on (from the Boston Globe). Updated semi-regularly, entries in The Big Picture will consist almost entirely of a series of large, quality, news-worthy photos from wire feeds and other varied sources - each tied together by some related storyline.

Tired of smaller sized click-next-click-next news photo galleries, or smaller sampled "photo of the day" sites, I set out to create a platform to display and celebrate the high-quality news photography happening around the world right now. Possible subtitle: "There will be scrolling"
posted by kokogiak (10 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by mathowie on June 2, 2008: The Big Picture

Holy crap, this is awesome. A great idea and a great looking blog.
posted by mathowie at 8:00 AM on June 2, 2008

Actually, I liked it so much I posted it to mefi.
posted by mathowie at 8:06 AM on June 2, 2008

[this is good]
posted by sciurus at 8:33 AM on June 2, 2008

Oh no, double threads!
posted by cortex at 9:04 AM on June 2, 2008

Very nice. This is a problem I never realized existed until the solution appeared.
posted by stbalbach at 9:11 AM on June 2, 2008 [1 favorite]

This is great. Added it to my list of sites that I check semi-daily.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 12:40 PM on June 2, 2008

AWESOME! This is one of my biggest gripes about the newspaper and online news sites. It makes since that newspapers had to print relatively small images, but with the internet there's no reason NOT to publish giant pictures. Nothing annoys me more than seeing a great photo attached to an article and having to squint to make out the details.
posted by youthenrage at 12:53 PM on June 2, 2008

Great idea, and simplified execution. Beautiful images that I would never have gotten to see otherwise. Added to my 'daily' list (and there were only 4 thus far).
Thank you kokogiak/Alan T.

Hmm...I should add Projects too...
posted by neetij at 9:38 PM on June 2, 2008

I've been following this for a week or so now. I had no idea there was a MeFite behind it. Nice work!
posted by mds35 at 5:59 PM on June 8, 2008

Yeah, I had no idea a MeFite was involved. This is my favorite site of the year, and brought me to the most intimate moments in Mumbai, Greece, and even on a pilgrimage to Mecca. Looking forward to seeing what turns up in the new year. (Please do Kashmir!)
posted by ageispolis at 3:31 PM on December 30, 2008

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