Rape in Rotherham. Thoughtful editorial in the New York Times by Ross Duthat

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/07/opinion/sunday/ross-douthat-rape-and-rotherham.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=c-column-top-span-region&region=c-column-top-span-region&WT.nav=c-column-top-span-region&_r=0

VII Print Sale

Dear Friends
 
Please spread the word. Only four days left with the seven pictures x 7 days x @VIIPhoto print sale!
 
 
VII Photo is offering an unprecedented opportunity to purchase signed prints by VII Photographers for $100. Each 8”x10” photograph is printed on museum grade archival C-Type paper at one of New York Cities top labs, backed and sleeved in archival materials, and embossed with the VII logo. All prints come with a certificate of authenticity.

The sale begins on May 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM and concludes on June 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

Founded in the turmoil of 9/11, VII is an agency of contemporary photographers and storytellers who relentlessly chronicle modern history, eschewing decisive moments in favour of documenting defining issues.

The prints will be sent to buyers using the United States Postal Service, and will take between three to four weeks from the end of the sale to arrive.

Use coupon code FLASHSALE for free shipping.

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Canon Workshop in East Africa

Very excited to sneak this preview out there for a new education initiative I am building with Canon in East Africa:

http://www.garyknightphotography.com/#mi=1&pt=0&pi=15&p=-1&a=0&at=0

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NY Times Innovation Report

NY Times Innovation Report

The NY Times Innovation Report. Some useful insights and information. GK

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BJP Article on VII

BJP Article on VII

Video

▶ Stunning 65mm film from Magidson and Fricke’s ‘Samsara’

▶ Ron Fricke’s Samsara – YouTube.

The Peregrine by J.A.Baker

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I was at a dinner last week in Zurich after the opening of the World Press Photo Award exhibition hosted by my friends at Keystone. During the dinner I asked my companions if they had any suggestions for one thing – perhaps a book, a work of art, a musical arrangement –  I should experience in my life that was familiar to them but not to me. I offered The Peregrine by JA Baker.

“From fall to spring, J.A. Baker set out to track the daily comings and goings of a pair of peregrine falcons across the flat fen lands of eastern England. He followed the birds obsessively, observing them in the air and on the ground, in pursuit of their prey, making a kill, eating, and at rest, activities he describes with an extraordinary fusion of precision and poetry. And as he continued his mysterious private quest, his sense of human self slowly dissolved, to be replaced with the alien and implacable consciousness of a hawk. It is this extraordinary metamorphosis, magical and terrifying, that these beautifully written pages record.”

The suggestions I received back were varied, beautiful and thoughtful and included, a 9ft Stewart surfboard, a painting by Leonardo da Vinci, a work of Swiss fiction – more on that list when I have experienced them all.

GK