All of Leslie’s compliments to Ann
This is by far my favorite tweet ever.
MARY FUCKING SHELLEY. ’oh, i’m a nineteen year old female in a world where females are basically valued only as mothers, grieving over the loss of my child, disowned by my father, in dire financial straights, stuck in a country that’s not my own, ignored and cheated on by my…
photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.
when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”
approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.
cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts
This is better to see than white people with African animals.
A mix inspired by Edward Hopper’s renowned painting ‘Nighthawks’ and the unknown lives of its late-night diners. The mix begins by welcoming listeners into a night of energetic swing-style tunes, and slowly dwindles into the mellower melodies of the late night hours. While exploring the many possible personalities behind these well-known faces, the music selections put a modern twist on some old fashioned things.
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Desiree Dolron was born in 1963, Netherlands. She’s acute vision meshes traditional reportage photography and computer enhancement to create a richer version of a genre that many believe to be tired and overused. The stillness and subtlety that is evoked by her seamless work has created a 21st century vision at odds with traditional photographic practice. Her references are obvious, but the outcomes are a revelation.The outstanding Dutch artist Desiree Dolron has produced a new series of images which has been three years in the making. Entitled Xteriors, this group of nine seamlessly constructed works have the quality of Old Master paintings, although they are in fact digital photographic composites of several different faces. The portrait Katya, seen here, is one of the first pieces made for this series and shows us the definitive direction that the project has taken. The series will be finally revealed in its entirety at the Michael Hoppen Gallery.