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Stuff We Don't Know

One of the great ironies of human existence is that, as we increase our knowledge of the world around us, we’re also discovering that — uh — we don’t actually know dick — about… 332 more words

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April 21: Conscience

April 21: Do photographs provoke conscience? 

Recently the media have conveyed the evidence of new atrocities in Syria. As veteran Iconic Photos blogger Alec Selwyn-Holmes reports, the chemical weapon attack on Khan Sheikhoun, a rebel-held town in Syria was vividly represented on the front page of… 1,261 more words

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The Pitfall of Natural Talent

My heart is heavy as I write this. Several days ago a young man, let’s call him Frank, with tons of pure talent died in a motorcycle accident running from the police making a routine traffic stop, and his girlfriend lies in a coma fighting for life. 1,066 more words

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Unfortunate Men's Fashion

I remember when men’s fashion consisted of the colour of  your shirt, the width of your lapel and the size of your tie.  We’ve come a long way since those heady days when nobody gave a damn  what men looked like.  374 more words

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Really?  Is there no end to the health warnings? Don’t drink alcohol. Don’t eat fried foods.   Don’t be overweight. Don’t eat tuna – it’s full of poisonous minerals. 131 more words


April 16: Honest

April 16: On the street, who are we?

An early practitioner of the street photograph was Paul Martin born on this date in 1864 (†1944), the same day of the year as Dutch master of the street,  2,004 more words

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April 14: Spatiality

April 14: Structuralism in both architecture and photography represents space as a social construct.

As always, today’s post is built on a temporal coincidence. In this case a portrait was taken of Mien Ruys this day in 1990 by Dutch architectural photographer  1,406 more words

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