Sonorous Silence
  • manpodcast:

    These are five of the seven pictures Dorothea Lange took of Florence Thompson in Nipomo, Calif. in February, 1936. Thompson was a pea-picker and mother of seven children. Ever since Lange took her iconic photograph of Thompson — shown above in the best-known form, and at bottom in un-modified form (note the thumb in the lower right) — she’s been known as the Migrant Mother. These are five of the seven known Lange photographs of Thompson. Each is in the collection of the Library of Congress. 

    Tonight most PBS stations will premiere an "American Masters" documentary on the life and work of Dorothea Lange. Titled "Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning," the film looks at Lange’s life from her upbringing outside New York City, to her emergence as a major American photographer. Lange is best-known for her work chronicling the Dust Bowl era, but her oeuvre includes much more, including pictures of Depression-era labor strife, the internment of Japanese-Americans and early environmentalist documentary photography. Such was Lange’s stature that just after she died in 1966 the Museum of Modern Art devoted just its sixth retrospective of a photographer’s career to her work. 

    Taylor was the lead guest on last week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast. She and host Tyler Green discussed the documentary and Lange’s life and work.

    How to listen to this week’s show: Listen to or download this week’s program on SoundCloudvia direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:

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  • imbrittsimpson:

    postracialcomments:

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer was charged Friday with 16 counts including first-degree rape and sexual battery after being accused of assaulting at least eight women while on patrol.

    Daniel Holtzclaw, 27, also faces charges of forcible oral sodomy and indecent exposure. Holtzclaw, a former standout football player in high school and college, was arrested Aug. 21. He remained in custody on a $5 million cash bond Friday, according to jail records.

    He is accused of stopping women, who were all black and between the ages of 34 and 58, while on duty in Oklahoma City. Prosecutors allege that he raped two women and either fondled others or forced them to expose themselves, and police said there may be more victims.

    Source

    Justice for Daniel Holtzclaw GoFundMe

    Justice for Daniel Holtzclaw Facebook

    "Former standout football player in high school and college"

    "He only assaulted older Black women"

    *39 people raise over $7,000 to defend him*

    Alternatively titled: how we discuss and treat white male criminals (rapists) in the United States

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  • red-lipstick:

    Nicolas Demeersman aka Pretty Punk (b. 1978, Seclin) Worldwide ongoing Fucking Tourist series 2009-2014 Captures The Resentment Of Locals With A Simple Gesture. (Info with each pic)

    (Source: jolipunk.over-blog.com, via charismatism)

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  • pankurios-templeovarts:

    Book illustrations of a different kind - dark and haunted worlds by Stephen Gammell.

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  • megachikorita:

    you kids these days with your rapidly growing concern for the state of the world and your knowledge of important issues at increasingly younger ages despite having been told your opinions don’t matter by the adults who put you in these situations

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  • liar-liar-blonde-hair-on-fire:

    Basically what’s happening in ferguson.

    (Source: majiinboo, via notemmasblog)

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  • owning-my-truth:

    intellocgent:

    …just in case you forgot #WakeUp #GoodMorning

    If you read the report from “Operation Ghetto Storm” it’s actually a black PERSON not a black MAN that is killed every 28 hours. That means that black women (and non gender binary folks) are also included in that statistic. Can we please stop pretending like black women’s bodies especially aren’t also criminalized and that they aren’t also subject to vigilante antiblack violence. The Renisha McBride case literally just ended and the media is still criminalizing her body.

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  • lovelyandbrown:

    ohhsweetinsanityy:

    "True peace is not merely the absence of tension, it is the presence of justice."

    this actually is a gorgeous, powerful shot.

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  • oxfamgb:

    No, you didn’t read that wrong – 81%. If you’re living in a poorer country, you’re more vulnerable when disaster strikes – at greater risk of losing your home, your livelihood, your life.

    This week, we’re talking about disasters, and how we can help to reduce the likelihood and impact of disasters, helping many thousands of people in the process.

    We believe every person should be protected against disaster, whatever their postcode and paypacket. Please REBLOG this post if you agree.

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  • truyorkbity:

    AvaLynn was attacked by another student on the school playground. We are fighting for answers and for greater supervision at school.

    My friend Lacey Harris’s 5 year old daughter was brutalized by another child on the playground at school this week, in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Her face is swollen and bruised beyond recognition, and the only thing the school can tell her is that they “are investigating”

    This sweet little 5 year old girl is terrified to return to school. She is in pain and she has been MAIMED. This needs IMMEDIATE media attention. The school and local news are ignoring the mother’s and loved ones’ cries for help. This family needs justice for what has been done to their poor little angel, and not just to be swept under the rug, as the school district is attempting to do. PLEASE shine some light on this situation and force school administration and news media to get some answers!

    The mother has started a GoFundMe page to request help for paying medical bills and legal fees, as it looks as though she’s going to have to pursue this route in order to get any justice at all for her little girl. Please, please, share this link on your page. Even if people are unable to donate, please just help us get the word out on what is going on with this poor family.

    This is really heartbroken for me and extremely hard to look at.

    This is the link to Ava’s donation page.
    Please donate and share and PRAY!
    God bless you all!

    http://www.gofundme.com/doid6w

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  • iamatinyowl:

    cat—beard:

    #ferguson

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  • iwriteaboutfeminism:

    Ferguson Mayor James Knowles is making no friends at tonight’s Town Hall. Part 2

    [part 1]

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