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Tuskegee airman[edit]

Original - Portrait of Tuskegee airman Edward M. Thomas by photographer Toni Frissell, March 1945.
Reason
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American pilots in United States military history; they flew with distinction during World War II. Portrait of one of the airmen by notable photographer Toni Frissell, the official photographer of the Women's Army Corps. Restored version of File:Tuskegee airman.jpg.
Articles this image appears in
Tuskegee Airmen, Toni Frissell, Military history of African Americans
Creator
Toni Frissell
  • Support as nominator --DurovaCharge! 21:20, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Comment I'm going to commit blasphemy against Toni Frissell by suggesting that the photo be cropped for ENC purposes. Spikebrennan (talk) 15:00, 8 January 2009 (UTC)
    • Same thought crossed my mind, but it couldn't be rotated without losing the context in the bottom of the door frame. Consider another FP by the same photographer. It looks like the composition is artistic intent, but if you'd like to propose an alternative please do. DurovaCharge! 00:08, 9 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support a great restoration, a relevant subject. GerardM (talk) 20:45, 8 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support. It poses an interesting question... why assume artistic intent for Toni Frissell, but not for an unknown photographer? I guess being by Toni Frissell is part of the encyclopedic value of this and that aspect would be compromised by cropping, while even if a (to our eyes) awkward composition was intentional on the part of an unknown photographer, that doesn't contribute much to EV.--ragesoss (talk) 17:05, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
    • Look in close on the face and the rest of the compositional choices fall into place, at least to my eye. DurovaCharge! 18:57, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Not promoted --Wronkiew (talk) 07:32, 16 January 2009 (UTC)