The Focus of Life Photography

I have no idea how I made it through Easter.

I have no idea how I made it through Easter.

rylutz:

Nature; the most beautiful and serene is often the most ruthless and destructive

(Source: stars-in-streams, via black-footed)

lastrealindians:

Native Easter greetings in the style of Andy Everson.

lastrealindians:

Native Easter greetings in the style of Andy Everson.

winnememwintuvoice:

Support Winnemem Wintu Cultural Survival!
SIGN the petition and SHARE.  PETITION LINK:http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/support-winnemem-cultural-1 Then write your congress representatives directly!  No matter what state you live in, your federal legislators will vote on this.  Tell them to vote NO on raising Shasta Dam!

This is not a drill.  This is as real as it gets.

winnememwintuvoice:

Support Winnemem Wintu Cultural Survival!

SIGN the petition and SHARE.

PETITION LINK:
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/support-winnemem-cultural-1

Then write your congress representatives directly!  No matter what state you live in, your federal legislators will vote on this.  Tell them to vote NO on raising Shasta Dam!

This is not a drill.  This is as real as it gets.

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wocinsolidarity:

kathereal:

buzzfeed:

This Indian actress shut down a reporter for telling her to keep quiet about women’s rights.

THE INTERNATIONAL CLAPBACK

still important!!!

(Source: BuzzFeed)


No one mourns the wicked!

No one mourns the wicked!

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adoptpets:

Who’s a pretty boy? You are, yes you are!

Bee covered in pollen resting in the heart of a crocus flower.

Nature-loving photographer, Boris Godfroid, uses macro photography for close-up shots, posted to his website boris.godfroidbrothers.be



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arabamolsamontgiymezdim:

Vietnam by  Le Quang Thai

arabamolsamontgiymezdim:

Vietnam by  Le Quang Thai

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kamglez:

De primera calidad…

kamglez:

De primera calidad…

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5centsapound:

Zanele Muholi: Of Love & Loss (2014) - Currently showing at Stevenson Gallery in Johannesberg (South Africa) from 14 February - 4 April 2014.

The opening coincides with the presentation of a prestigious Prince Claus Award to Muholi.

Gallery Statement:

In times of increasingly homophobic legislation enacted by African countries and in a climate of intolerance towards homosexuals in the Western world, South Africa distinguishes itself with a Constitution that recognises same-sex marriages; yet the black LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) community is plagued by hate crimes. Black lesbians are particularly vulnerable and are regularly victims of brutal murders and ‘curatives rapes’ at the hand of neighbours or ‘friends’.

Since 2013 Muholi has been documenting weddings and funerals in the black LGBTI community in South Africa, joyful and painful events that often seem to go hand in hand. The show features photographs, video works and an installation highlighting how manifestations of sorrow and celebration bear similarities and are occasions to underline the need for a safe space to express individual identities.

As Muholi writes:

Ayanda Magoloza and Nhlanhla Moremi’s wedding in Katlehong took place four months after Duduzile Zozo was murdered in Thokoza. Promise Meyer and Gift Sammone’s wedding in Daveyton took place on 22 December in Daveyton, 15 days after Maleshwane Radebe was buried in Ratanda. Six months earlier, Ziningi and Delisile Ndlela were married in Chesterville, Durban. Many in the area attended the ceremony, blessed the newlywed couple and prayed for them and their children. We long for such blessings as we continue to read about the trials and tribulations that LGBTI persons experience in their churches, where homosexuality is persecuted. In 2014, when South African democracy celebrates its 20 years, it seems more important than ever to raise again our voice against hate crimes and discriminations made towards the LGBTI community.

The exhibition includes also a series of autobiographical images, intimate portraits of Muholi and her partner taken during their travels, a tender counterpoint to the tension still generated in South Africa today by same-sex and interracial relationships.

see her past work here.

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isaacjlouie:

luna-nix:

whoufflesoufflegirl:

the-treble:

willowpedia:

crazymolerat36:

ewitsmichelle:

not just followers, everyone.

same

I’m here if any of you need to talk<3

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The best part is, this post actually does something, it offers support, unlike one of those useless “reblog if you care” posts.

Exactly. Which is why I’ll reblog this one.

When I took a suicide intervention course put on by my college’s health & counselling centre, they shared a statistic that has stayed with me: of girls/women aged 14-24, 75% of hospitalizations are a result of attempted suicide. Not half, not 2/3’s, but 3/4’s of all hospitalizations.

(Source: cali4niadreaming, via black-footed)

selchieproductions:

Kalli Edmo, designer, boxer and Miss Shoshone-Bannock 2010.

selchieproductions:

Kalli Edmo, designer, boxer and Miss Shoshone-Bannock 2010.

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