"Why would I watch the wedding? I couldn’t take any of that seriously," he said in an interview with BBC Radio 4. “I don’t think the so-called Royal family speak for England now, and I don’t think England needs them.
"We shall see each other then in the world. We shall meet before I am thirty, when I shall begin to turn aside from the cup. Father doesn’t want to turn aside from his cup till he is seventy, he dreams of hanging on to eighty in fact, so he says He means it only too seriously, though he is a buffoon. He stands on a firm rock, too, he stands on his sensuality— though after we are thirty, indeed, there may be nothing else to stand on… . But to hang on to seventy is nasty, better only to thirty; one might retain ‘a shadow of nobility’ by deceiving oneself…"
In contrast to traditional photojournalism, an upcoming exhibit about life in post-earthquake Haiti offers a powerful look inside the lives of women by putting cameras in their hands. “The Way We See It” is a collection of photographs shot by 30 Haitian women living in a devastated nation where privacy and security are nearly nonexistent. Spearheaded by Abby Goldberg of Digital Democracy, the program started with the mission of shedding light on the issue of gender-based violence, which has become increasingly prevalent in the camp lifestyle resulting from the 2010 natural disaster.
After teaching the women how to use digital cameras, co-curators Erin Kornfeld and Erica Leone of Elk Studios narrowed down the thousands of images with the help of participants to a total of 48. The resulting collection is a striking portrait of the women’s daily life, documenting communities as they survive day to day in tents, plywood lean-tos and the other makeshift shelters that make up neighborhoods in the wake of the destruction.
The American Dream is familiar enough territory, but what of the allure of the West? The group show “A Place in the Sun: Picturing California” highlights Los Angeles photographers, some native and others transplants, who explore the Caliifornia dream.
Images cast a collective portrait of the Golden State as a place where promises are alternately fulfilled, deferred and denied—a vision that’s not too far off from the reality of the U.S. What defines the work of these talents (among them Sam Comen, Emily Shur, Alex Tehrani, Katrina Dickson, J. Wesley Brownand Chad Ress) ;is a shared distinct sensibility. Their approach lies in the beauty and awkwardness of trying to feel at home in a vast region founded on prosperity— not to mention the photographers’ commercial gigs.
“I’ve said it before, but when it comes to something creative or even general like how you live your life, you have to love what you’re doing. You need to want to do it for your own personal reasons.”—DJ Neil Armstrong
Millions of gallons of potentially hazardous chemicals and known carcinogens were injected into wells by leading oil and gas service companies from 2005-2009, a report by three House Democrats said Saturday.
The report said 29 of the chemicals injected were known-or-suspected human carcinogens. They either were regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act as risks to human health or listed as hazardous air pollutants under the Clean Air Act.