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Ronald McNair grew up in Lake City, SC. He grew up to become an astronaut. Tragically, he was on the Challenger mission, which exploded seconds after takeoff on January 28, 1986. This is the actually funny story of how he started his journey, in a time of great racial strife, as told by his brother to StoryCorps. And despite the tragedy, there's a little bit of a happy ending.
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Grammar lessons for the Street PhotographerGrammar lessons for the Street Photographer by myraincheck
Loosely based on "About Looking" by John Berger en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ber…
If you look them up in any dictionary of modern occidental language you'll find out that the two verbs 'to see' and 'to look' mean two different cognitive actions, complementary but somehow opposite. The definition in the dictionary shows it clearly: 'to perceive with the eyes' (to see) opposed to 'to direct one's eyes in a given direction or on a given object' (to look) which still implies employing one's sight.
There are many factors contributing to the distinction:
- First of all is the 'intention'. To look presumes a will, an intention, that seeing doesn't necessarily entail.
- The 'orientation'. The eyesight can be general and unfocused, while the gaze is focused on something, even when we stare into emptiness.
- The 'duration'. 'To see' do
Ze French ConnectionJan 19 - 2014, on a Sunday, while wandering aimlessly on the streets of Deira in Dubai, I noticed a crowd - and rather noisy one at that - had gathered on 9-A Street.Ze French Connection by MARX77
Now one wouldn't normally expect any kind of commotion coming from that area in particular, considering that this is where the Naif Police Station is located; so naturally I was intrigued enough to get off my usual route and investigate.
A group of French street performers had gathered at the entrance to the police station and decided to put on a little show.
I'm not entirely sure as to why the street performers were there in the first place, but they appeared to be waiting for something.
The two men and the woman in the center (part of the troupe management) were having a heated discussion.
My initial guess at the time was that the mini show may be in relation to the 'Dubai Shop
Robert Franck: The AmericansThe Americans, by Robert Frank, was a highly influential book in post-war American photography. It was first published in France in 1958, and the following year in the United States. The photographs were notable for their distanced view of both high and low strata of American society. The book as a whole created a complicated portrait of the period that was viewed as skeptical of contemporary values and evocative of ubiquitous loneliness.Robert Franck: The Americans by PatriceChesse
With the aid of his major artistic influence, the photographer Walker Evans, Frank secured a grant from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 1955 to travel across the United States and photograph its society at all strata. He took his family along with him for part of his series of road trips over the next two years, during which time he took 28,000 shots.
Only 83 of those were finally selected by him for publ
Who's this guy?!The truth is, I don't know.. I followed his work for some years now and he manages to keep a very low profile. Pictures in his gallery come and go. They never stay too long. Yet they stay imprinted in my mind.Who's this guy?! by lightdrafter
I took the liberty and questioned Jure on behalf of :iconthepeopleavenue: and out of my curiosity. I hoped to find out more about the person behind the photos, but when I read the answers to my questions I had goose bumps and decided to leave the answers open ended, perhaps as Jure intended. There were questions popping up in my mind, not sure though to what end. So, dear reader, I would like you to address your questions directly to to him.
Meet Jure, aka Kmetjurec :iconkmetjurec:
Would you introduce yourself to me? Who are you? Where you come from? What do you do? Solomon Islands? Really?
Hi. You know, this is the internet. I don't spell my name out, post true birth date/place and so on. I regularl
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