Posts tagged with ‘New York Times’
The New York Times has just launched a Tumblr blog called ‘ The Lively Morgue’ showcasing great photographs from their archives, accompanied by the notes that appear on the back of each one.
According to NYT social media editor Liz Heron, the blog “draws from the historical riches of [their] photography morgue” which houses some 5 to 6 million prints and 300, 000 sacks of negatives.
More interesting are the details that readers often don’t get to see—the scribbles and stamps on the reverse side of each photo that tells you when and how often a photo was used and in what context.
Watch out! I see you, ma’am. That’s fantastic.
A Son Returns to the Agony of Somalia
24/25 September 2011
It looks like I misunderstood. The K’naan article is also online on the NYTimes website, with the accompanying artwork I contributed for the piece. You can access it now. The print version goes out on newsstands and front-door steps today as well.
Chinese sculptor Lei Yixin and architect Ed Jackson Jr. are helping Martin Luther King Jr.’s ideas take shape. Literally.
This Sunday, August 28th, the 30ft statue of King and the surrounding grounds (including a bookstore, cherry trees, and a wall of King’s quotes) will be dedicated in a ceremony marking the 48th anniversary of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
The New York Times describes the statue: “The design gave form to a line from Dr. King’s “Dream” speech — “With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope,” said Mr. Jackson. In the memorial, he noted, Dr. King is seen emerging from the stone of hope. The two towering mounds set slightly behind him, forming a sort of passageway to the statue, are mountains of despair.”
Read the entire article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/23/us/23mlk.html?_r=1&ref=arts