The War in Liberia

Bronx Documentary Center, Bronx, NY

I went to see Michael Kamber’s slideshow and discussion on Photographing the Liberian War at the Bronx Documentary Center a few weeks back. A fascinating discussion from Kamber, who was there and some Liberians in the audience. Afterwards we perused an exhibition with stark and dramatic photographs of the war by the late Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington, as well.

Chihuly I

Dale Chihuly

Born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington, Dale Chihuly was introduced to glass while studying interior design at the University of Washington. After graduating in 1965, Chihuly enrolled in the first glass program in the country, at the University of Wisconsin. He continued his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he later established the glass program and taught for more than a decade… more

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Cloacal Captures

While in Seattle we took the ferry to Bainbridge Island and visited the historical museum. Bainbridge Island was host to a vibrant Japanese community and was the source of the first internees during WWII. They had an exhibit of portraits by Ansel Adams who later felt like his work had been misused for propagandist purposes.

Also, an exhibit of a local portrait photographer’s work in the bathroom… (space was at a premium, I guess)

Bainbridge Island, Washington