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America's Vanishing Rest Stops
The rest stop is a man-made oasis. Some are fancier—WiFi is now offered at many, along with various fast food and gas options—but the primitive set-up of a bench and shade (and sometimes a random barbecue pit) can bring tears to the eyes after a hundred...
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Tom Blachford's Latest "Midnight Modern" Photographs
There is a long list of place around the world that have been so extensively photographed one wonders if it's even possible to cast them in new light, present something new, or keep the mythos alive. Palm Springs falls upon that list with its decades...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. How Empowerment Became a Purchasable Product Originally used by social workers to encourage marginalized communities to rise up from poverty and oppression, the term “empowerment” has taken on completely different definitions in recent years...
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Tom Blachford's New Midnight Modern Photos
Debuting during Palm Springs Modernism Week 2015 (a 10-day cultural event celebrating mid-century modern design, architecture, fashion and culture), photography exhibition "Midnight Modern" captures the sublime essence of lunar illumination. Melbourne...
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Conventional Wisdom: Merfest
Among the many wondrous gatherings we've explored in our Conventional Wisdom series—a trek through unique conventions across the US with photographer Arthur Drooker, as he prepares for a photography book on the subject—nothing is quite like Merfest...
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Conventional Wisdom: World Clown Association
Just putting on an oversized, colorful suit and slapping on some makeup does not a clown make. There's a deep understanding of comedy, coupled with zany performance abilities and an acceptance that the role is a historic one. The roots of clowning...
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Edward Burtynsky: Water
The importance of water in our lives and the development of civilization cannot be overstated. In his new series "Water," prolific large-format photographer Edward Burtynsky explores the ways in which industry and people shape it in the natural environment...
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Conventional Wisdom: Fetish Con
Where photographer Arthur Drooker has gone, we've followed. We were in awe of the openly eccentric and colorful BronyCon, but his latest venture into the world of convention attendees delivers an entirely different wow factor. This next stop—en route...
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Interview: Elliott Erwitt
Even if you are not familiar with his name, you've seen his photography. Elliott Erwitt's work captures historic moments, famous faces and breathtaking landscapes. For over 50 years the NYC-based photographer has been amassing culture defining imagery...
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Conventional Wisdom: BronyCon
BronyCon, the annual convention for fans of Hasbro's animated television series "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic," took over the Baltimore Convention Center for four days this August and photographer Arthur Drooker was there with his camera in...
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