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Joan E. Bauer: W. Eugene Smith in Minamata, Japan 1971

Smith frames: Tomoko Uemura in Her Bath
The mother cradles Tomoko, her misshapen daughter.
Light through a dark window.
A post-modern pietà.

May 13, 2020 · 2 Comments

Video: Birds of the Mississippi Delta

John Fitzpatrick, Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, takes us on a bird-tour of the Mississippi River Delta. The Louisiana wetlands that they call home are fast disappearing.

April 5, 2020 · 1 Comment

George Monbiot: The Gift of Death

Pathological consumption has become so normalised that we scarcely notice it. There’s nothing they need, nothing they don’t own already, nothing they even want. So you buy them a solar-powered … Continue reading

November 26, 2018 · 1 Comment

George Monbiot: Smoke and Mirrors

Pollution, as scandals on both sides of the Atlantic show, is a physical manifestation of corruption. In London, the latest figures suggest that it now kills more people than smoking. … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

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