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.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:48:44 +0000For survivors of Ebola, the crisis isn't over | Soka MosesIn 2014, as a newly trained physician, Soka Moses took on one of the toughest jobs in the world: treating highly contagious patients at the height of Liberia's Ebola outbreak. In this intense, emotional talk, he details what he saw on the frontlines of the crisis -- and reveals the challenges and stigma that thousands of survivors still face.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:58:55 +0000A rite of passage for late life | Bob SteinWe use rituals to mark the early stages of our lives, like birthdays and graduations -- but what about our later years? In this meditative talk about looking both backward and forward, Bob Stein proposes a new tradition of giving away your things (and sharing the stories behind them) as you get older, to reflect on your life so far and open the door to whatever comes next.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:57:45 +0000What if gentrification was about healing communities instead of displacing them? | Liz OgbuLiz Ogbu is an architect who works on spatial justice: the idea that justice has a geography and that the equitable distribution of resources and services is a human right. In San Francisco, she's questioning the all too familiar story of gentrification: that poor people will be pushed out by development and progress. "Why is it that we treat culture erasure and economic displacement as inevitable?" she asks, calling on developers, architects and policymakers to instead "make a commitment to build people's capacity to stay in their homes, to stay in their communities, to stay where they feel whole."
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.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:00:49 +0000Iran Week: Farzane GhadyanlooSome months back, Iranian curator and photographer, Kiana Farhoudi and I corresponded about photography in Iran. I invited her to share some of the new voices in Iranian photography and this week we feature a number of those photographers. – Aline Smithson Farzane Ghadyanloo could be considered as one of the stars of the Iranian