Archive for February, 2016

Winners of the 2016 World Press Photo Contest – The Atlantic

#25  People, first prize winner, stories. “Exposure.” The world’s worst nuclear accident happened on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Just 5 months after the disaster, a girl was born in Kiev just 100 km south from Chernobyl. The wind included a great amount of radioactive elements, and the girl became one of the victims of the tragedy. This series of pictures represent the last 30 years of the life of that invisible girl. All pictures taken on old Ukrainian color negative films, which were found in the city of Pripyat, located 5 km from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. “Recently, I just realized that I was not guilty. This is nobody’s fault. I’m working on it, and everything is much better. I understand that all the worst is over, and now I’m trying to reestablish contact with my parents. They thought that I grew up very strong and independent. But it is not so. Now it’s like I just came back to life and I’m a child again. It’s interesting for me to touch, feel, play, go on a picnic. I just learned how to ride a bike this year.” 

Kazuma Obara

 

Source: Winners of the 2016 World Press Photo Contest – The Atlantic

A Responsibility I Take Seriously : SCOTUSblog

The Constitution vests in the President the power to appoint judges to the Supreme Court.  It’s a duty that I take seriously, and one that I will fulfill in the weeks ahead.It’s also one of t

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Cyanotype, Photography’s Blue Period, Is Making a Comeback – The New York Times

A 19th-century photographic printing process is making a resurgence, notably in a show at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Mass.

Source: Cyanotype, Photography’s Blue Period, Is Making a Comeback – The New York Times

BOMB Magazine — Robin Coste Lewis by Matthew Sharpe

Detail of William Grainger’s 1794 engraving after Thomas Stothard’s painting The Voyage of the Sable Venus.

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BOMB Magazine — Margo Jefferson by Tobi Haslett

Margo Jefferson’s sister, Denise, contemplating her reflection, c. 1951. Courtesy of the author.

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Max Richter – Dream 3 (in the midst of my life) – YouTube

tUnE-yArDs | NPR MUSIC FRONT ROW – YouTube