Stranded on the Roof of the World
Photos by Matthieu Paley
(via Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor - Photo Gallery - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine)
“Edward Curtis gave up a life as a prominent portrait photographer to start his Indian epic, and spent more than 30 years producing the 20 volumes of “The North American Indian.” It was called “the most gigantic undertaking since the making of the King James edition of the Bible” by The New York Herald.
….Curtis was looking for the authenticity that the early 20th century was crushing. He urged Indians, many of them his friends, to show him the dances and ceremonies that the government was then trying to outlaw. In essence, he was an accomplice to a crime – urging people who were not yet citizens to show him the old ways.”
Koskimo person wearing a full-body fur garment, oversized gloves, and mask of Hami (“dangerous thing”) during the numhlim ceremony, circa 1914
A visitor to the F.D.R. Memorial, in Washington, is confronted by these words from Roosevelt’s second Inaugural Address, etched in stone:
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide for those who have too little.”
-The New Yorker endorses Barack Obama
Noam Chomsky (via thegoldscare)
I reblog this in reference to the current debate, and our “opposing” candidates.
If you are terrified of snakes then I suppose this beautiful Serpents series by Paris based artist Guido Mocafico isn’t really your cup of tea.
Major Lazer - Get Free ft. Amber of the Dirty Projectors
© Bruce Weber