People on the cover of the New York Times Magazine generally wear clothes. Not so Sunday. With the subhead “When in Estonia … How families around the world spend their vacations,” the magazine’s cover depicts a family alighting on an alpine pond without the encumbrance of swimsuits. It is one of many beautiful images in the photo essay, which documents the trip of Mariann and Henry Liimal and their children to the Mooska smoke sauna in Vorumaa, Estonia.
And yes, some New York Times subscribers were offended by the immersion journalism. “I got an email last night from somebody saying, ‘I’m appalled that the New York Times stooped to such lows to titillate its audience,’” says Jake Silverstein, the magazine’s top editor. Another thought that the photo choice was offensive because the magazine goes out to subscribers with families, said Silverstein. Families, that is, who presumably do not skinny-dip in the Estonian sticks. Cont…Read full original article…
Source: Washington Post
30 September, 2017, 5:20 pm