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, 18 Jan 2019 16:08:42 +0000The political progress women have made -- and what's next | Cecile RichardsWomen have made enormous progress over the last century -- challenging the status quo, busting old taboos and changing business from the inside out. But when it comes to political representation, there's still a long way to go, says activist Cecile Richards. In this visionary talk, Richards calls for a global political revolution for women's equality and offers her ideas for how we can build it.
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:40:48 +0000How music crosses cultures and empowers communities | LADAMASinging in Spanish, Portuguese and English, LADAMA brings a vibrant, energizing and utterly danceable musical set to the TED stage. In between performances of their songs "Night Traveler" and "Porro Maracatu," they discuss how cross-cultural musical collaboration can empower communities.
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:45:41 +0000A life-saving device that detects silent heart attacks | Akash ManojYou probably know the common symptoms of a heart attack: chest and arm pain, shortness of breath and fatigue. But there's another kind that's just as deadly and harder to detect because the symptoms are silent. In this quick talk, 17-year-old inventor Akash Manoj shares the device he's developed to stop this silent killer: a noninvasive, inexpensive, wearable patch that alerts patients during a critical moment that could mean the difference between life and death.
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.
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:10:53 +0000CENTER Awards: The ME&EVE AwardCENTER recently announced the new ME&EVE Award for women 40 years of age or over, who use their cameras to address social justice issues. The award also welcomes submissions from transgender and non-binary individuals. I was curious as to how this award came about and about Dorie Hagler, the documentary photographer, public artist, and social