Did the Smithsonian come under political pressure to "revise" a photo exhibition of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?
"[Subhankar] Banerjee and the book's publisher say members of the Smithsonian told them that the museum had been pressured to cancel or sharply revise the exhibit of birds, caribou, musk oxen and other images he had photographed...Smithsonian officials are angered and embarrassed at being in the middle of a Congressional fight over whether to open the refuge to oil and gas drilling...Mr. Banerjee used his life savings and cashed out his retirement account to pay for the 14 months he spent in the refuge with a digital camera.Smithsonian officials say that no pressure was applied..."
Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan
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