Tag: photos

Can a photo be sacred?

“Take a photo of us,” said Jem. She was sitting beside Henry (not their real names). Jem was his new friend, hoping to pick up some extra cash by throwing in with an experienced panhandler. As usual, I was walking with a camera slung around my neck. I always give Henry some change so stopped to chat. Photos as intrusion… Read more →

Happy dances and free e-cards

Sharing photos on Facebook makes me do a happy dance. I love taking my camera for a walk, then popping the photos onto my computer and seeing if I snapped any magic or captured any stories. Some of them make me grateful it’s so easy to delete digital photos. Others sit me down and say, “Let me tell you a… Read more →

Incredible resource thanks to New York Public Library

The Web is a richly generous place to hang out and has become even moreso thanks to the New York Public Library. As of January 2016 their Digital Collection contains 672,182 prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video and anything else that can be digitized and made available. I’m blown away by all the public-domain items I can access, download, and… Read more →

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