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Pictures and history of a family that photographed the early years

In 1903, at the height of the Northern gold rush, the Lomen family of Minnesota relocated to Nome, Alaska. Rather than pan for gold, they sought other commercial opportunities in the booming Alaskan economy.

lots more at Mashable:Pictures and history of a family that photographed the early years


Migrant Mother

Florence Owens Thompson with daughters Ruby and Norma.

Image: Dorothea Lange/Library of Congress

Dorothea Lange’s 1936 photograph of a worried migrant mother is the single most iconic image of the Great Depression, and one of the most famous pictures of all time, yet for decades after it was taken, almost nothing was known about its subject.

In 1903, Florence Leona Christie was born in Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma, the daughter of Cherokees displaced from their native tribal land.

She married her first husband at 17, and started a family while working in the farms and mills of northern California. She gave birth to her sixth child in 1931, six months after her husband died of tuberculosis.

She had another child by a California businessman, and ultimately three more with Jim Hill, a bartender and butcher from Los Angeles. She worked a litany of jobs, day and night, to keep them fed.

I worked in hospitals. I tended bar. I cooked. I worked in the fields. I done a little bit of everything to make a living for my kids.
Florence Owens Thompson

In March of 1936, she, Hill and the children were driving on Highway 101, hoping to find lettuce-picking work near Watsonville, when their car broke down near Nipomo.

They pulled into a camp of nearly 3,500 pea pickers, who had come seeking work but were left stranded when the crops were ruined by freezing rain.

While Hill and her sons went into town to get parts for the car, Florence and her daughters waited in a crude lean-to. There, they were approached by a woman hefting a Graflex 4 x 5 camera.

I saw and approached the hungry and desperate mother, as if drawn by a magnet. I do not remember how I explained my presence or my camera to her, but I do remember she asked me no questions.
Dorothea Lange

rest of article over at Retronout




22ND MAR, 2016


If the internet was to ban photographs of abandoned places or funny dog videos, I really don’t know which one I would be more upset about. Both get my clicks every time. But of course the internet would never do that; it just keeps on giving. Take this photo project for example, by Dutch photographer Alice van Kempen, who went road-tripping around Europe exploring abandoned places with Claire, a 3-year-old bull terrier as her companion.


Together, they crawled under fences, climbed walls, jumped through windows and sometimes just walked through the front door.

“Finding a new location is great fun but getting inside is where the real fun starts,” Alice tells Caters News. “Once we’re inside we check the building from top to bottom and I always start photographing the best spot in the house first.”



This Cat Has The Most Beautiful Eyes Ever





more pics and stories at BoredPanda







This is the life I had ordered but it’s out of stock,there will be complaints to the management straight after my death

This is the life I had expected ,the confidence of youth.Still I can appreciate the beauty and am glad at heart someone is living these colourful lives.For lots more photographs and chat go there if this is your thing 🙂







Intensely Inuit: Photographer captures life in remote Alaska

A four wheeler kicks up dirt driving through the rural Alaska village of Quinhagak.
Courtesy Brian Adams
 Sometimes success begets success, so Anchorage photographer Brian Adams will spend a full year visiting two dozen villages to document the people and places of rural Alaska.

Sound familiar? It should.


Adams’ 2013 book “I Am Alaskan” was a provocative mix of portraiture and fine art that depicts the people who make up the Alaska mosaic. Few of the photos are straightforward portraits. Adams paid as much attention to the settings and backgrounds as he did to the people. Viewers get a sense of both the person and the place. Adams calls it “environmental portrait photography.”

Now he’s taking that effort a step further with help from the Inuit Circumpolar Council, which commissioned Adams after seeing “I Am Alaskan.” Before long, “I Am Inuit” was born.

Kelly Eningowuk of the Alaska arm of the ICC liked the idea of combining Adams’ portraiture approach with the street photography style ofHumans of New York. Humans of New York is a series that includes interviews with everyday New Yorkers, and photographer Brandon Stanton gained a measure of popularity with his series on social media, which has gone on to become something of a nationwide phenomenon.

Taking a cue from Humans of New York, Adams will turn his focus to selected groups of Alaska Native people — Inupiat, Yup’ik, Cup’ik and St. Lawrence Island Yupik — living in remote villages, capturing them in their everyday environment along with quotes from interviews.

“What I’m looking for is usually people in their landscape, their place,” he said. “I’m basically exploring who lives in Alaska and where they choose to live. That’s very interesting to me.”

full story at Alaska Dispatch News







I’ve Spent 5 Years Hunting For The Perfect Lights To Show The Real Beauty Of Budapest  by Makro86

I took these photos through the last five years when I was searching for the perfect moment and the perfect lights over Budapest, Hungary.

For me, the most beautiful moment is when the sun comes up the horizont and the day begins with a couple of colourful minutes. Also the last lights of the day for me symbolize a special moment, a “thank you” from nature for a beautiful day.

To search for such amazing moments for me is a great challenge and experience, sharing it with friends and later with other people. The beauty of nature and the lights is a great gift for us from mother Earth. It doesn’t need more words, I’ll just let the pictures speak.

full article and a lot more stunning pictures at BoredPanda





Killer whales photographed off Lewis by Shetland fisherman

Killer whales

A Shetland fisherman has captured pictures of killer whales in action off the west of Lewis in the Western Isles.

Martin Ramsay photographed the orcas on 18 January.

He has previously been lucky enough to photograph the animals, which are the world’s large species of dolphin, on other trips to sea.

Scotland provides habitat for the UK’s only known resident population of killer whales, which contains eight older animals.

Earlier this month, an orca found dead on Tiree was identified as a member of this group.

The carcass was found on 3 January and later identified by specialists from the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust as “Lulu”, a female member of the small population.

killer whalesImage copyrightMartin Ramsay
Killer whalesImage copyrightMartin Ramsay
Killer whale pictured in a previous yearImage copyrightMartin Ramsay
Image captionOne of Mr Ramsay’s photographs of an orca pictured off Scotland’s coast in a previous year








This is turning into a five Fennec day and that is a very good think.Treasure their warmth,the calmnes after the storm,all is in balance and you finly exhale and begin breathing again.The window to the world is open once again 🙂

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