Sep 19, 2010

Pictures of the Day: Mozambique and Elsewhere

The pictures are off the immediate news but add graphically to our knowledge of Mozambique. Goran Tomasevic of Reuters has transmitted pictures of gold prospectors panning on rented land. In “The Gold Slaves of Mozambique” (March 24, 2008), Spiegel Online described the prospectors’ lot:

The soft, green hills surrounding the provincial capital Manica have been transformed into giant, squalid camps. Small settlements have sprung up along the Revue River, collections of huts made of plastic tarps, corrugated metal and bamboo. But many people simply sleep on the ground, wrapped in rags and covered with moth-eaten blankets. Their diet consists of roots, grass and insects.

During the day, they crawl across the loamy ground, digging with their bare hands. A few have spades and pickaxes. Many begin work at 4 in the morning. Some just lose their minds here, others lose their lives.

Aug 30, 2010

Anyone Need a Ride? - Tremendous Thailand: Land of Smiles - Photo Gallery - LIFE

Long-tail boats, used to ferry tourists around the island and to other small islands, rest on the shore of Koh Phi Phi's main beach.

Aug 25, 2010

50 Years Ago: Photographs of an Antarctic Odyssey

For the 100th anniversary of Roald Amundsen’s and Robert Falcon Scott’s race to the South Pole, Mr. McCabe has published a book of photographs and journal entries called “DeepFreeze! A Photographer’s Antarctic Odyssey in the Year 1959.”

In Mongolia, the Horse-Headed Fiddle Rides Again

“Mongols really like horses,” explained B. Bayaraa, a dean at the Mongolian University of Culture and Arts. “The morin khuur really reflects the feeling, the spirit of the Mongols — it was the main musical instrument.”

May 31, 2010

Apr 25, 2010

Unprecedented Frida Kahlo exhibition in Berlin


"The exhibition at the Martin-Gropius-Bau is the most comprehensive to date, bringing together more than 150 paintings and drawings by the award winning artist. The two largest Kahlo collections will be on display together for the first time, alongside important loans from 30 Mexican and 15 North American museums and private collections."

Frida Kahlo « Rhi Johnson's Blog


“Autoretrato con Collares de Espinas y Colibri”
"The majority of Kahlo’s works are self portraits because, as she herself said: “I paint self portraits because I am the person I know best.” She painted mostly with oils, and her paintings are full of bright colors, and were often reminiscent of Mexican folk art."

Museum for African Art: Travelling Exhibitions

Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria, a landmark exhibition devoted to the art of Ife, the ancient city-state of the Yoruba people of West Africa (in present-day southwestern Nigeria), began its international tour at the Fundación Marcelino Botín, in Santander, Spain, on June 17, 2009. The exhibition features more than 100 extraordinary bronze, terra-cotta, and stone sculptures, ranging in date from the ninth to the fifteenth centuries. Many of these have never been on display outside of Nigeria.

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Jan 16, 2010

Images from the Jan 15 2010 Annular Eclipse of the Sun

On Friday, 2010 January 15, an annular eclipse of the Sun is visible from within a 300-km-wide track that traverses half of Earth. The path of the Moon's antumbral shadow begins in Africa and passes through Chad, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, and Somalia. After leaving Africa, the path crosses the Indian Ocean where the maximum duration of annularity reaches 11 min 08 s. The central path then continues into Asia through Bangladesh, India, Burma (Myanmar), and China. A partial eclipse is seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes eastern Europe, most of Africa, Asia, and Indonesia.
Source: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEmono/ASE2010/ASE2010.html

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Jan 11, 2010

The Third & The Seventh

"A FULL-CG animated piece that tries to illustrate architecture art across a photographic point of view where main subjects
are already-built spaces. Sometimes in an abstract way. Sometimes surreal."

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