For this series, photographer An-Sofie Kesteleyn traveled from Ohio to Texas to photograph kids with guns. Crickett rifles are designed for children between the ages of five and twelve. The .22-calibre guns are lightweight, made to smaller proportions, and come in a variety of colors. For me, the innocence and potential of youth is a clear symbol of hope – and a gun, no matter what its size or color, is a symbol of death and destruction, the very antithesis of hope.
Photo credit: An-Sofie Kesteleyn
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“Scott Dalton, winner of the 2011 Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography grant, will present his award-winning project So Close, So Far: Daily Life and Cartel Violence in Ciudad Juárez. Dalton’s project explores daily life in the border city of Ciudad Juárez, a city in the midst of a vicious cartel drug war. Averaging over 3,000 murders a year, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, has become one of the most dangerous cities on earth.
Photo credit: Scott Dalton
Dog donating blood. Blood transfusions have many uses and can be critical, life-saving procedures even for dogs. Dogs like humans, have blood groups and can be blood typed. Ideally, donor and recipient should be type matched. An ideal blood donor is a friendly, healthy, clinically animal that is not pregnant or has not produced a litter if unspeyed. Blood is usually taken into standard human blood bags or syringes that contain anti-coagulant. A large accessible vein is needed-this is typically in the neck or, sometimes, the cephalic vein on the front of the foreleg. The area is usually clipped and cleaned and aseptically prepared before insertion of the needle. A standard blood donation in the dog is 450ml (‘one canine unit’) and this can safely be obtained from a 25kg dog; smaller amounts may be obtained from smaller dogs.
“The cost of sanity in this society, is a certain level of alienation”
– Terence Mckenna (via obeytheprophecy)
Sophia Nilsson by Nicolas Guérin for Vestal Magazine
Nirvana played on Halloween October 31, 1993 at James A. Rhodes Arena. Kurt Cobain dressed as a drunk Barney with a bottle of Jack Daniel’s in his hand, which he chugged through the mask’s mesh mouth.
Baked fettuccine with marinara and zucchini, topped with artichoke, oregano and ground pepper, with a side of tasty soft homemade oregano bread sticks brushed with olive oil and salt. The perfect dinner.