"I’m embarrassed to say this, but I’ll say it. I’ve had a really hard time finding work, so I’ve been living with my grandmother. And she’s told me recently that she doesn’t have the money to feed me. So I’ve been eating at my friend’s house. I go over there, and I’m too embarrassed to ask for anything, but his dad always insists. He says: ‘Why aren’t you eating? Please, eat!’ This has really caused my idea of ‘family’ to widen. I’ve learned that your family can be anyone."
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)
French photographer Christophe Jacrot takes us out on the streets when most of us prefer staying sheltered. He captures the raw, stunning souls of Paris, New York and other cities in a different way, with artistic purpose in magical yet in-climate weather conditions.
1,225%. That’s how much the price of higher education has increased in the past four decades.
(via Cross Connect)
A cartoon by Farley Katz. Here’s a look at more cartoons from the magazine this week: http://nyr.kr/1pAm6nz
Coloring in the gray Areas with @andersonangelico
To see more of Anderson’s colorful São Paulo, follow @andersonangelico on Instagram.
São Paulo might be best known for its gray cityscapes, but local Instagrammer Anderson Angelico’s (@andersonangelico), photos tell a more colorful story. “It’s not easy to find color here, but if you pay close attention you can find it. Colors bring happiness and remind me of something childlike, says Anderson, who loves exploring hidden and winding streets. “My favorite colors are yellow and red, and the other day I was overjoyed to find a yellow building with red windows in São Paulo’s city center.” Whenever possible, he tries to place people in front of his urban scenarios. “Streets are incredibly inspiring to me. They are full of people, hidden colors and so many different situations just waiting to be captured.”
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Very cool images.
Pleasures and Terrors of Levitation, 1961
Gelatin silver prints, 27.9 x 26.1 cm (11 x 10 1/4 in.) each
Something that’s really cool … Papa’s dad was involved in the building of the Panama Canal. He traveled to Panama from Kansas in the early 1900’s. Papa has more details - I should make it a goal to write more down.
Mini paintings on cedar by Cathy McMurray on Etsy
"We’re trying to get to Grandma’s."
(Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan)
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