Photos of the World’s Surviving Tribes

Rajasthan and Gujarat nomad. © Terri Gold

Terri Gold uses infrared film and now converted digital cameras to capture these indigenous tribes. I’m not a huge fan of IR for people, but it works to a degree here. I like it when it’s dialed back a bit and the images have more of a b&w feel. Great images nevertheless.

“Photographer Terri Gold says she wants to find “the grace notes” of humanity. She has vivid memories of spinning an old-fashioned globe as a child, and as an adult, she dreams of faraway places and the secrets they keep hidden.

Gold has devoted much of her life to visiting the Indigenous tribal communities of our planet. The longterm project Still Points in a Turning World has taken her to Namibia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, India, and China.”

Source: Featureshoot

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The lost photos of Barcelona

“In the summer of 2001, American Tom Sponheim was vacationing in Barcelona with his wife. On their way to the cathedral of Sagrada Familia, they wandered through the bustling flea market of Els Encants.

Sponheim spotted a stack of photo negatives on a table, and after checking that they were decently exposed, asked the vendor how much. She asked for $2.50 for an envelope of the shots. He paid her $3.50.

Upon returning home, Sponheim scanned the negatives and discovered that he had stumbled upon the work of an unknown but immensely talented photographer.”

Source: Mashable

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Biomedical Companies Are Bleeding Horseshoe Crabs to the Brink of Extinction

I’ve always found horseshoe crabs scary, creepy, living-fossil type creatures. They scuttle around at night, often gathering by the score. Sometimes a fisherman will inadvertently capture one and, lying on their backs with their legs madly pedalling the air, one is reminded of the Geiger creature in Alien.

But every single one of us could depend on their blood once it is processed into an indicator for the deadly E-Coli bacteria.

“The cost of crab blood has been quoted as high as $14,000 per quart.

Their distinctive blue blood is used to detect dangerous Gram-negative bacteria such as E. coli in injectable drugs such as insulin, implantable medical devices such as knee replacements, and hospital instruments such as scalpels and IVs. Components of this crab blood have a unique and invaluable talent for finding infection, and that has driven up an insatiable demand. Every year the medical testing industry catches a half-million horseshoe crabs to sample their blood.”

More: Esquire

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Music’s most iconic album art

The imagery of my youth. The only reason I would ever get back into vinyl would be for the covers. They should make CD’s with 12″ covers. I think people would like them.

Hipgnosis were one of the few designers that I was aware of. And I fantasised that would be a great way to earn a living, so I, kind of, followed a graphic career. The photography used was mostly amazing and some still looks fantastic today.

Pink Floyd, “Dark Side of the Moon” (1973)

Vinyl. Album. Cover. Art., a new book published by Thames & Hudson, celebrates the collective’s work from their 14-year tenure between 1968 – 1982. The book presents the Hipgnosis catalogue together in its entirety for the first time ever, featuring all 373 of their celebrated, pre-digital designs. During their height, the group were collaborating with some of music’s most iconic names, including the likes of AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Peter Gabriel, The Police, Genesis, Led Zeppelin and Paul McCartney – as well as the aforementioned Pink Floyd.

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Princeton’s Ad-Blocking Superweapon May Put an End to the Ad-Blocking Arms Race

A proof of concept is now available for Chrome, but is not fully functional (as in, it only detects ads, it doesn’t block them): “To avoid taking sides on the ethics of ad-blocking, we have deliberately stopped short of making our proof-of-concept tool fully functional—it is configured to detect ads but not actually block them,”

I’m trying out the extension and it’s really quite good. The next step is to have it remove ads entirely. I understand how we probably need advertising to keep content free, but it would be nice to know what’s click-bait and what isn’t.

Source: Princeton’s Ad-Blocking Superweapon May Put an End to the Ad-Blocking Arms Race – Motherboard

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Cultivating Serendipity: A Visit to the New York Times ‘Morgue’

Jeff Roth, the last remaining clip filer in The New York Times’s “morgue.” Credit Stephen Hiltner/The New York Times

“The numbers alone are staggering: Five million to seven million photographic prints are stored here, along with tens of millions of clippings. (The Times’s collection of about 10 million photographic negatives is housed elsewhere, some in the newsroom and some in a separate underground library.)”

Source: Cultivating Serendipity: A Visit to the New York Times ‘Morgue’ – The New York Times

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