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GUSTAVE MARISSIAUX

Marissiaux est une des grandes figures belges et internationales de la photographie d’art, l’un de ses grands pionniers. Il est l’un des maîtres du pictorialisme. Né à Marles en 1872, il meurt à Cagnes-sur-Mer en 1929.

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Sanzoku no Musume Ronja - Directed by Goro Miyazaki

(Source: hooray-anime)

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Gizmodo : Though it played out on the international stage, the arms race between the United States and the USSR took place mainly in rural, isolated parts of the world. The Americans tested their nuclear bombs on a desolate patch of Nevada. The Russians chose a barren polygon-shaped patch of what is now Kazakhstan.

The photographer Nadav Kander was arrested twice while visiting this so-called Polygon—aka the Semipalatinsk Test Site, a desolate area as big as New Jersey where the USSR detonated almost 500 nuclear bombs between 1949 and the fall of the Soviet Union. Kander was visiting to shoot his latest book, Dust, which documents the places where Russia set up—and later abandoned—its nuclear program.

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Antoinette B. Hervey
Arches of the Municipal Building
New York, circa 1920
From Pictorialism into Modernism: The Clarence H. White School of Photography

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Antoinette B. Hervey

Arches of the Municipal Building

New York, circa 1920

From Pictorialism into Modernism: The Clarence H. White School of Photography

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A Bend in the River

My family was Muslim. But we were a special group. We were distinct from the Arabs and the other Muslims of the coast; in our customs and attitudes we were closer to the Hindus of the north-western India, from which we had originally come. When we had come no one could tell me. We were not that kind of people. We simply lived; we did what was expected of us, what we had seen previous generations do. We never asked why; we never recorded. We felt in our bones that we were very old people; but we seemed to have no means of gauging the passing of time. Neither my father nor grandfather could put dates to their stories. not because they had forgotten or were confused; the past was simply the past.

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