Photographs and Fodder. Compiled by Meg Handler. I am a photographer, and I have made my living as an editor and researcher. I live in Chicago. My website is, www.meghandlerphotography.com.
pulitzerfieldnotes:

From Pulitzer Center grantee David Rochkind’s Instagram:
“Health check-up of an anonymous #HIV patient at the #health clinic in Sambo Creek. #pulitzercenter #Garifuna by drochkind http://instagr.am/p/U6kk6kyFX0/”
David Rochkind and Jens Erik Gould are in the field reporting on the Garifuna, an Afro-Caribbean people in Honduras with a unique language and culture, who are fighting the highest rate of HIV in the western hemisphere. See more of their field notes here.

pulitzerfieldnotes:

From Pulitzer Center grantee David Rochkind’s Instagram:

“Health check-up of an anonymous #HIV patient at the #health clinic in Sambo Creek. #pulitzercenter #Garifuna by drochkind http://instagr.am/p/U6kk6kyFX0/

David Rochkind and Jens Erik Gould are in the field reporting on the Garifuna, an Afro-Caribbean people in Honduras with a unique language and culture, who are fighting the highest rate of HIV in the western hemisphere. See more of their field notes here.

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The Reconstructionists: Celebrating Badass Women

What do Buddhist artist Agnes Martin, Hollywood inventor Hedy Lamarr, and French-Cuban author Anaïs Nin have in common? Their names may not conjure popular recognition, and yet, for Lisa Congdon and Maria Popova, these women represent a particular breed of cultural trailblazer: female, under-appreciated, badass. They are “Reconstructionists,” as the writer-illustrator duo call them — and for the next year, they’ll be celebrated on a blog of the same name. Every Monday for 12 months, The Reconstructionists will debut a hand-painted illustration and short essay highlighting a woman from fields such as art, science, and literature. The subject needn’t be famous, but she will, as Popova, the creator of Brain Pickings, puts it, “have changed the way we define ourselves as a culture.” We spoke with Popova, and illustrator Congdon, about the inspiration behind their project.

How’d you come up with the name ‘Reconstructionist’?

Maria Popova: It’s very challenging to celebrate women without pigeonholing the project into some stereotypical and alienating feminist corner, the most dangerous part of which is the preaching-to-the-choir quality that many such projects tend to have. So when it was time to come up with a title for the project, it couldn’t be something too literal or too obvious. After sifting through hundreds of letters, diaries, autobiographies, and other writing, I suddenly remembered something Anaïs Nin had written in a 1944 diary entry — about “woman’s role in the reconstruction of the world.” It was perfect. It was the only common denominator between those women – they aren’t all artists, or all writers, or all to be expected in the pages of a tenth-grade history book. They are simply all reconstructionists.

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BagNews Salon: “Unnecessary Roughness: Football as a Reflection of American Culture”

Yesterday, BagNews Salon, co-sponsored by The International Association for Communication and Sport (IACS), featured a distinguished panel of sports scholars and photojournalists analyzing a select edit of media photos dealing with football and American culture. Moderated by Michael Butterworth of Bowling Green and featuring top photographers Ken Jarecke and Scott Strazzante, we hope you’ll take a look.

usatoday:

npr:

(via 5-11 alarm fire — Chicago Tribune)
A wild image of an iced-over abandoned warehouse that caught fire in Chicago on Tuesday night. That white stuff is not weather related — the water that firefighters used to put out the blaze froze. — Heidi
Photo: John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune

Wow.

usatoday:

npr:

(via 5-11 alarm fire — Chicago Tribune)

A wild image of an iced-over abandoned warehouse that caught fire in Chicago on Tuesday night. That white stuff is not weather related — the water that firefighters used to put out the blaze froze. — Heidi

Photo: John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune

Wow.

f-featherbrain:

Steel Globe Tower, Coney Island

Early in 1906 advertisements appear in New York papers announcing “a ground floor chance to share profits” in “the largest steel structure ever erected … the greatest amusement enterprise in the whole world … the best real estate venture,” the Globe Tower. It will cost $1,500,000 to erect. The public is urged to invest. The stock will pay 100 percent interest annually.
Rem Koolhaas, Delirious New York, 1978

f-featherbrain:

Steel Globe Tower, Coney Island

Early in 1906 advertisements appear in New York papers announcing “a ground floor chance to share profits” in “the largest steel structure ever erected … the greatest amusement enterprise in the whole world … the best real estate venture,” the Globe Tower. It will cost $1,500,000 to erect. The public is urged to invest. The stock will pay 100 percent interest annually.
Rem Koolhaas, Delirious New York, 1978

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heidilender:

my two cents (and finished series) on the gun debate: LOADED. here 

heidilender:

my two cents (and finished series) on the gun debate: LOADED. here 

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