Links to Sites that Inspire Me
Ted Talks; This site is not a photography site, although they have 58 videos where photography is a core part of the theme. This is the most thoughtful site I know of and of great inspiration to me, photographically and otherwise.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:40:07 +0000Don't feel sorry for refugees -- believe in them | Luma Mufleh"We have seen advances in every aspect of our lives -- except our humanity," says Luma Mufleh, a Jordanian immigrant and Muslim of Syrian descent who founded the first accredited school for refugees in the United States. Mufleh shares stories of hope and resilience, explaining how she's helping young people from war-torn countries navigate the difficult process of building new homes. Get inspired to make a personal difference in the lives of refugees with this powerful talk.
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:03:26 +0000A celebration of natural hair | Cheyenne CochraneCheyenne Cochrane explores the role that hair texture has played in the history of being black in America -- from the heat straightening products of the post-Civil War era to the thousands of women today who have decided to stop chasing a conventional beauty standard and start embracing their natural hair. "This is about more than a hairstyle," Cochrane says. "It's about being brave enough not to fold under the pressure of others' expectations."
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:03:28 +0000Why design should include everyone | Sinéad BurkeSinéad Burke is acutely aware of details that are practically invisible to many of us. At 105 centimeters (or 3' 5") tall, the designed world -- from the height of a lock to the range of available shoe sizes -- often inhibits her ability to do things for herself. Here she tells us what it's like to navigate the world as a little person and asks: "Who are we not designing for?"
Lenscratch; This site is all over the place photographically. Aline Smithson must be super human. I don't know how one person can curate so much great content. I come here for inspiration and for reference when I am starting out on a new project.
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:00:08 +0000Amy Friend: Assorted Boxes of Ordinary LifeAmy Friend has a long practice of using vernacular photographs as a way to create art. Her unique approach to photography has garnered her placement in the Critical Mass Top 50 for three years in a row resulting in a monograph of her Dare alla Luce series. “I aim to use photography as a medium