1. vanityfair:

    RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

    Photograph by Helmut Newton.


  3. mamaneedsabigidea:

    A post on Jezebel today declares, “America now has more baby girls named Khaleesi than Betsy.”

    Which got me thinking about the saga I have been calling “Two Copywriters and a Baby: The Battle for Naming Supremacy.

    See, getting two people to agree on a name for their baby is a tough process…

  4. dynamicafrica:

    In Photos: Portraits by photographer Jalani Morgan.

    It’s always strange and a bit surreal to me when I look at a photograph of strangers and somehow manage to feel as though the person behind the lens has so aptly managed to capture the essence of those pictured. Perhaps it’s a bit of romanticism on my part, but I can’t help but feel that way when looking at the work of photographer Jalani Morgan. What may on the surface seem to be a simple portrait becomes an intensifying three-way relationship between the subject, the photographer and viewer.  A two-dimensional image is brought to life and in a matter of seconds, upon gazing at Morgan’s portraits, I have no option but to feel a close connection to the unknown faces captured by his lens.

    Jalani Morgan is a portrait, fine art and documentary photographer. 

    Born in Toronto, Ontario, and raised in Scarborough. He was influenced by his parents’ teachings of the African Diasporas and politics and through that is interjected into his art. 

    He produces work that investigates the representation from the African diaspora.

    Currently he is studying at York University in Toronto obtaining his degree in Anthropology and African Studies.


  5. "If nature has made you for a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart; and though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that—warm things, kind things, sweet things."
    — Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess (via larmoyante)

    (via illuminatedreverie)

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  7. "Science works on the frontier between knowledge and ignorance. We’re not afraid to admit what we don’t know. There’s no shame in that. The only shame is to pretend that we have all the answers."
    — Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (via we-are-star-stuff)

    (via aniltejani)

  8. coolchicksfromhistory:

    For over 40 years, Vivian Maier worked as a nanny and spent her free time as a street photographer.  Intensely private, she never showed her work to anyone, but left a legacy of over 100,000 negatives.  These negatives were discovered by a local historian at an auction house in 2007 and since then her prints have been exhibited at museums from Los Angeles to Oslo.  Lanny Silverman, a curator at the Chicago Cultural Centre, believes that  “the best of [Vivian’s] work ranks up there with anybody. She covers humanist portraiture and street life, she covers children, she covers abstraction and she does them all with a style that I think digests the history of photography.”

    Above are some examples of Vivian’s work.  The photo at the top left is a self portrait taken in 1953.  Vivian Maier: Street Photographer, the first book of her photography was published in 2011.

    (via vivianmaier)

  9. bitch-media:

    For decades, Vivian Maier worked as a nanny around the Midwest. As she led children on outings around their hometowns, she always carried a Rolleiflex camera around her neck, snapping photos of workers, kids, police, and trashcans alike. She was essentially a self-employed journalist of the era and once described herself to a stranger as a “sort of a spy”; she was fiercely protective of her privacy, often giving out fake names. Over the course of her life taking care of kids and constantly shooting photos, she amassed over 100,000 negatives and undeveloped film rolls, which she piled in towering boxes that filled her small quarters. She never showed her photos to a soul. When she died in 2009, John Maloof unwittingly bought her life’s work at a storage unit auction. Once he saw what he’d stumbled upon, Maloof set out to uncover this photographer’s life and get her mainstream attention and respect. 

    Read the rest of Sarah Mirk’s review of new documentary “Finding Vivian Maier” at BitchMedia.org


  10. "We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing."
    — Charles Bukowski (via thatkindofwoman)

    (Source: observando, via thatkindofwoman)