August 20, 2014
to brighten my day || (100 Crazy Facts You Probably Don’t Know)

to brighten my day || (100 Crazy Facts You Probably Don’t Know)

August 20, 2014
La famiglia che vive nella “casa solitaria” a Fikirtepe, nella parte asiatica di Istanbul, ha bloccato per mesi il cantiere di trasformazione urbana del quartiere. Solo questa settimana è stato raggiunto un accordo con la compagnia di demolizione. || (Photos of the Week: 8/9-8/16 - In Focus - The Atlantic)

La famiglia che vive nella “casa solitaria” a Fikirtepe, nella parte asiatica di Istanbul, ha bloccato per mesi il cantiere di trasformazione urbana del quartiere. Solo questa settimana è stato raggiunto un accordo con la compagnia di demolizione. || (Photos of the Week: 8/9-8/16 - In Focus - The Atlantic)

August 19, 2014
brianmichaelbendis:

Constantine by Rafael Grampá

brianmichaelbendis:

Constantine by Rafael Grampá

August 19, 2014
http://youtu.be/lQlIhraqL7o || (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)

http://youtu.be/lQlIhraqL7o || (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)

August 19, 2014
heptagram:

Sarah Martinet

heptagram:

Sarah Martinet

August 19, 2014
andrea-the-great:
gui by jianjiagu

andrea-the-great:

gui by jianjiagu

August 19, 2014

ecosapienshow:

Are we in the midst of a sixth mass extinction?  -  NYT graphics editor Bill Marsh

(via we-are-star-stuff)

August 18, 2014
Just be honest (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)

Just be honest (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)

August 17, 2014

likeafieldmouse:

Jonathan May - La Vie, L’Amour, La Mort (2012)

Artist’s statement:

"Mauritania is considered to be one of the least visited places in the world. The country’s only real exposure to photography is through journalism, and unfortunately after many Al-Qaeda kidnappings of tourists the media has ruined any potential travelers’ plans by painting it as an extremely dangerous place to visit. This in turn makes photography in the country extremely difficult. Journalists spreading fear have ruined the tourism industry, and many people’s livelihoods.

Chinguetti, established in the 13th century as a trans-Saharan trade route is considered to be the 7th holiest city of Islam. Sunni pilgrims en route to Mecca gathered here annually to trade, gossip, and say their prayers in the mosque built from stone. Desert caravans were the source of Chinguetti’s economic prosperity, with as many as 30,000 camels gathering there at the same time. The animals, which took refreshment at the oasis retreat, carried wool, barley, dates and millet to the south and returned with ivory, ostrich feathers, gold and slaves.

Today’s Chinguetti is a shadow of the prosperous metropolis it once was, and with the tourism industry basically dead the town and a lot of its workers have fled to larger cities like Nouakchott to survive.

When drinking tea with a nomad in the desert you must drink three glasses: the first glass is for life, the second glass is for love, and the third glass is for death.”

August 17, 2014

fotojournalismus:

Dmitry GombergAkrak Vazha (The Shepherd’s Way)

Artist’s statement: 

"This is a story about Tusheti - mountain region in the Republic of Georgia. Tusheti lies near the Chechen border and it is culturally closer to Chechens than to Georgians.

The story is about shepherds who travel every summer to their ancestors’ land Tusheti and than return to spend the winter at the bottom of the mountain. Twice a year they travel with their sheep through the pass in the Caucasus which is 3,000 meters high. 

I was staying and documenting life of the Shepherds in the Caucasus mountains for 5 years. These people have been cheese makers since before Christ. Their life is simple and harsh, but beautiful.”

(via 5centsapound)