Former United Press photographer to discuss book Aug. 25

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Photographer Gary Haynes will sign and discuss his book Picture This!: The Inside Story and Classic Photos of UPI Newspictures, at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25, at Borders Books and Music, 199 Dean Drive, Rockford.

Written and compiled by a veteran United Press International photographer and editor, Picture This! tells the stories behind the stories—and how some of the most iconic and revealing news pictures of the late 20th century came to be. There are powerful photographs of the Civil Rights struggles, the Vietnam War, and great moments in sports, entertainment and politics.

Picture This! follows the development of the wire picture services, the storied competition between smaller but scrappier UPI, and its far larger competitor, Associated Press, and how UPI’s 11.5 million-picture library ended up in a Pennsylvania cave, owned by Bill Gates’ Corbis.

Haynes spent 11 years on the world’s news fronts as a UPI photographer and manager. He lives in Oregon, Ill.

For more about Haynes’ visit at Borders, call (815) 399-2898.

from the Aug. 22-28, 2007, issue

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