Perspectives

#ToumaniDiabate makes this entire album into a beautiful journey. “Tunkaranke” - Taj Mahal and Toumani Diabate. Album- Kulanjan.

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olio-ataxia:

'The Afghan landscape, seen from the crew chief's window of a 10th Combat Aviation Brigade UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter during a training flight, Sept. 18, over Kabul, Afghanistan.' U.S. Army/Capt. Peter Smedberg

olio-ataxia:

'The Afghan landscape, seen from the crew chief's window of a 10th Combat Aviation Brigade UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter during a training flight, Sept. 18, over Kabul, Afghanistan.' U.S. Army/Capt. Peter Smedberg

awkwardsituationist:

founded in 2007 by james balog, the extreme ice survey (eis) is an innovative, long-term photography project documenting climate change with 28 cameras deployed at 13 glaciers throughout the world. each camera takes about 8000 photos a year, which are edited into stunning time lapse videos that reveal the pace and effects of climate change. balog and eis were the focus of the 2012 documentary, chasing ice.

1. columbia glacier, columbia bay, alaska - 2006 and 2012. the glacier has lost two miles of ice in six years, and the rate of its retreat is accelerating. since 1980 it has diminished vertically an amount equal to the height of new york’s empire state building, and has retreated 13 miles.

2. stein glacier, switzerland - 2006 and 2012. if the trend of hotter and drier summers persists in the high country, many alpine glaciers could lose as much as 75 percent of their bulk by century’s end or even vanish, imperiling the region’s water supply.

3. bridge glacier, british columbia - 2009 and 2012. retreating roughly five feet a day during melt season, the 10.5 mile bridge glacier suffers both lower snowfall in winter and hotter temperatures in summer.

#climate change

awkwardsituationist:

the men behind the dear world project, robert fogarty and ben reece, traveled to jordanian refugee camps with the relief organization care international and asked syrians to write messages to the world on their arms.

said robert, “i felt like i knew them because i’ve heard stories like these before. longing - that pit of your stomach feeling - is the same in any language. i live in new orleans and…new orleanians described how they missed their city so badly it hurt. syrians said nearly the same things. …you dream about home, your life is on hold and there are clear limits to how you can shape your future for you and the ones you love.”

salam kanaan, director for care international in jordan, said: “the suffering that syrian refugees endure is appalling and heartbreaking. through this project we wanted to highlight the voices of ordinary, innocent men, women and children whose lives have been devastated by this conflict. we hope these pictures with their simple messages make the world sit up and take notice.”

staff at care’s refugee support centres in jordan are working to provide families with urgent relief such as food, clothing and even money for medicine. (to help, click the source or here)

every day at least 4,000 people - and over two million in total - flee syria for saftey. “we have not seen a refugee outflow escalate at such a frightening rate since the rwandan genocide almost 20 years ago,” u.n. high commissioner for refugees antonio guterres warned last july.  

awkwardsituationist:

in 2003 don bartletti chronicled the 1500 mile migration route through mexixo, known as “the beast” for its life threatening hazards, made by hondurans trying to reach the united states.

to avoid authorities, migrants (fourth photo) hide until the train picks up speed, risking the chance of slipping on the gravel or falling under the wheels. others, like santo antonio gamay (eighth photo) risk falling off from the fatigue of having held on for fifteen hours.

experts estimate that almost 50,000 children make this journey every year without either parent. as photographer don bartletti notes, “only the brave and the lucky reach their goal.”

but bartletti also describes how In the chiapas countryside he photographed a boy and girl race their horse alongside the train. “the fleeting scene brought a few moments of joy to young honduran stowaways who have learned to fear the worst from people along the rails.”

doctorswithoutborders:

Photo by Ashley Gilbertson/VII PhotoAt MSF’s cholera treatment clinic in the Carrefour area of Port-au-Prince, the head doctor, who comes from Ghana, treated this emergency patient on Wednesday. People continue to deal with this deadly disease that first appeared in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. The photographer said: “It’s inspiring, though, knowing that every single person in the hospitalization ward will survive because they’re receiving medical attention. It’s been some time since I’ve worked with MSF, and I forgot how much I respect the organization and how moved I am by their work.”

doctorswithoutborders:

Photo by Ashley Gilbertson/VII Photo
At MSF’s cholera treatment clinic in the Carrefour area of Port-au-Prince, the head doctor, who comes from Ghana, treated this emergency patient on Wednesday. People continue to deal with this deadly disease that first appeared in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. The photographer said: “It’s inspiring, though, knowing that every single person in the hospitalization ward will survive because they’re receiving medical attention. It’s been some time since I’ve worked with MSF, and I forgot how much I respect the organization and how moved I am by their work.”

dynamicafrica:

When speaking about Africa’s most iconic photographers, the name Jacques Touselle is rarely, if ever, mentioned. Touselle, whose career spans over 40 years, established his own photo studio, Studio Photo Jacques, in 1970 in Mbouda, Cameroon where, like many other photographers at the time, he photographed everyday people - from children and families, to elders and couples.

Above are a few personal photographs of Touselle and some portraits taken by him in his studio and elsewhere.

September: Highlighting African Photographers

(via endilletante)