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Reads tagged with “photography”

Charles Bukowski, Arthur C. Clarke, Annie Dillard, John Cage, and Others on the Meaning of Life
Charles Bukowski, Arthur C. Clarke, Annie Dillard, John Cage, and Others on the Meaning of Life

“We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”

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How Children Learn: Portraits of Classrooms Around the World
How Children Learn: Portraits of Classrooms Around the World

A revealing lens on a system-phenomenon both global in reach and strikingly local in degree of diversity.

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Green Card Stories: A Visual Catalog of Immigrants’ Triumphs and Tribulations
Green Card Stories: A Visual Catalog of Immigrants’ Triumphs and Tribulations

Poignant portrait of a system caught between hope and despair.

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A Girl and Her Room: Portraits of Teenage Girls’ Inner Worlds Through Their Bedroom Interiors
A Girl and Her Room: Portraits of Teenage Girls’ Inner Worlds Through Their Bedroom Interiors

“I was discovering a person on the cusp on becoming an adult, but desperately holding on to the child she barely outgrew, a person on the edge between two worlds.”

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Harry Benson’s Luminous Black-and-White Photographs of The Beatles, 1964-1966
Harry Benson’s Luminous Black-and-White Photographs of The Beatles, 1964-1966

From pillow fights to world domination, or what Beatlemania has to do with Jesus Christ.

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August 22, 1969: The Beatles’ Final Photo Shoot
August 22, 1969: The Beatles’ Final Photo Shoot

The Fab Four with Yoko Ono and Linda McCartney at Tittenhurst Park.

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The Burning House: What People Would Take if the House Was on Fire
The Burning House: What People Would Take if the House Was on Fire

A pictorial meditation on how we construct our identity through objects and material possessions.

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Emily Roebling and How the Brooklyn Bridge Was Built
Emily Roebling and How the Brooklyn Bridge Was Built

What wire-walkers and medical mysteries have to do with the world’s deepest pit and the secret female engineer behind an architectural icon.

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Women Are Heroes: A Global Portrait of Strength in Hardship by French Guerrilla Artist-Activist JR
Women Are Heroes: A Global Portrait of Strength in Hardship by French Guerrilla Artist-Activist JR

Poignant and powerful portraits of physical and emotional survival amidst atrocity.

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How the Hubble Space Telescope Captured the Cosmos
How the Hubble Space Telescope Captured the Cosmos

From black holes to star births, or what decades of cosmic awe have to do with the future of space exploration.

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