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Photo of the Day

Surma Tribe in Ethiopia

Today’s photo is from photographer Biljana Jurukovski’s Tribal Muse series. Jurukovski’s photographs hone in on the beauty of the women of the Surma tribe — more specifically the Suri.  If you are interested in this photographer and her work My Modern Met has a great interview with her.

 

 

 


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Photographing Spirituality

James Estrin, co-founder of the The New York Times Lens blog will be exhibiting a collection of his work documenting human spirituality at the 92nd Street Y on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan.

A woman performed a Hindu ritual in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. 2005.

Michael Winerip, who is familiar with Esterin’s work notes:

Having worked many, many 12-hour days with him, I can say firsthand that James Estrin’s photos definitely don’t happen by themselves. Beginning Jan. 7, a collection of his work documenting human spirituality will be exhibited in a solo show at the 92nd Street Y on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. It is a subject to which he has repeatedly returned since he started at The Times in 1987, and encompasses everything from photos at churches and synagogues to prison sweat lodges and childbirth suites.
While some of the worst atrocities in history have been committed by people warring over religion, Jim hunts for the commonalities among faiths.
Still, photographing spirituality is a tricky business.
“The challenge for me is capturing the essence of an invisible event,” he said.
He can see the invisible because he is spiritual himself, and knows where to look. Jim believes in God and man. “The earth was created imperfectly,” he said. “It’s our role to try and perfect it.”


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Anciet Marks – Chris Ranier

If you have some time, please stop by Chris Ranier’s website and view his video Ancient Marks.  He notes that we are “losing traditional cultures with their ancient ways of life and spiritual beliefs at a catastrophic rate.”  He hopes to “sustain and revitalize cultures on the edge” with his photography.


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Try It – It Works!

This picture was taken with a camera 70,000 x 30,000 pixels (2100 MegaPixels).

It can identify a face in a multitude.

The cameras are not sold to the public and are being installed in strategic locations.  (This one is in Canada)

Place the cursor in the multitude of people and left double click a couple times. It will continue to show the people much closer, when you double left click again or click more if needed.  Amazing!!

There were thousands of persons and yet one can spot and recognize any face…..both police and Army have it.

http://www.gigapixel.com/image/gigapan-canucks-g7.html