E-Photo
Issue #19  9/15/2000
 
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The New York Museum of Modern Art has settled with its 20-week strike with its union.  The strike ended after a 15-hour marathon negotiation, which led both sides to claim victory, but it doesn’t look like the museum has much to celebrate about…The International Center of Photography's 94th street facility has been sold for $17.5 million and is being turned back into a home.  The center is moving its operation to ICP Midtown at Sixth Avenue and 43rd Street, which is currently undergoing renovations and is scheduled to reopen with four exhibitions: "Reflections in a Glass Eye: Works from the ICP Collection," "Annie Leibovitz: Women," "Lorie Novak: Collected Visions" and "New Histories of Photography 1: Daguerreotypomania," all running Nov. 3-Dec. 31… An attempt to sell an autopsy picture and crime scene photographs of three slain boys has prompted eBay to change its policy on graphic photos.  Under the new policy, “eBay may in its discretion, remove items and refund listing fees when the item or description graphically portrays violence or victims of violence, and lacks substantial social, artistic or political value. For example, eBay may disallow sales of explicit crime scene photographs or morgue photos, while permitting military documentaries or photographs of war victims. Further, eBay will remove any listing and suspend the users involved where it appears that a person convicted of a violent felony is attempting to use eBay (directly or through another person) to benefit financially from his or her criminal notoriety.”  The change came after a mother saw her dead eight-year old son in a picture being sold on eBay and after the national victims' rights organization Parents of Murdered Children complained.