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Feb 13, 2014 / 330 notes

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The New York Times Lens blog profiles the work of Shannon Jensen, who visited South Sudan’s Blue Nile region to photograph an underreported refugee crisis. After making standard documentary images that garnered little interest from international publications, she tried to find a different visual approach to telling the story.

While looking at her images on her laptop she stopped at an image of three refugees carrying their shoes. She had “a gut feeling” that the shoes could be an effective way to tell the story. As refugees arrived she had noticed the state of their shoes, the care they took in repairing them and how much the refugees seemed to treasure them.

I think they started off as protection for their feet, but even when the shoes were so worn down that they weren’t comfortable to walk in, and seemed unrepairable, people were loath to discard one of the few things they owned.

She began photographing shoes. Hundreds of them.

Read more on Lens, and see more of Shannon’s work on the Reportage Web site.

This body of work is also among those featured in Moving Walls 21 by the Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project, which is open free-of-charge to the public from January 29 to October 3 in New York City.

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Feb 13, 2014 / 61,310 notes

calloway:

'little victories' by hanecdote

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Feb 13, 2014 / 149,714 notes

oceanflowerbird:

The best kinds of laughter:

  • Laughing so hard that your laugh becomes silent and you sit there clapping like a fucking seal
  • Feeling a six-pack coming up
  • Tears coming out of your eyes

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msnbc:

Another ban bites the dust.
Feb 13, 2014 / 107 notes
I’m fascinated by the awful, awful things that human beings do to each other.
Feb 13, 2014 / 792 notes
zombiehobbo:

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the-only-true-queen:

Against bullying of any kind!

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I’m against bullying period.

against any kind of bullying
Feb 13, 2014 / 238,609 notes

zombiehobbo:

askmaternalpinkiepie-and-volcus:

bronyman999:

the-only-true-queen:

Against bullying of any kind!

signal boost because this makes sense

I’m against bullying period.

against any kind of bullying

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Americans worry that our students are deficient in math and science. The subject I am more concerned with is history. The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington reminds us why it is important to know and honor the past so that we may improve the country’s future. But given some of the high profile events of 2013, I worry that August 28, 2013 will just be another day in the news cycle.
Aug 31, 2013 / 284 notes
People who think I’m gay, some part of me thinks it’s wonderful. Because I want to challenge people on their homophobia. I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I’m gay, and I say, ‘So what does it matter if I am? So be it. I hope you are not voting for me because you are making the presumption that I’m straight.’
Aug 31, 2013 / 56 notes
It’s comforting to know that we’re all going through the same thing. No matter what kind of a front someone puts up, they’ve still got the same worries as I do. And not just here in El Salvador, but Peace Corps around the world. There are Volunteers all over the world that are missing their families, dealing with communication issues, sh***ing their pants. We all experience “what the hell” moments, but it’s all part of an incredible experience.
Meghan
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Aug 31, 2013 / 102 notes
For asexuals, sex is like… a donut. When we see a donut, we do not have the urge to eat the donut. This does not necessarily mean we hate the donut, or think the donut is disgusting— many of us even like donuts. But we never have any urge to walk over there and eat it. Demisexuals will have the urge to eat the donut only if it their absolute favorite kind of donut in the whole world, and greysexuals sometimes will have the urge to get the donut, and sometimes not. Celibates are on diets.

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This is a fantastic analogy, can I marry it?

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Genius.

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REBLOGGING BECAUSE I HAVE THIS FUCKING MEMORIZED AND IT IS THE GREATEST EXPLANATION IN THE HISTORY OF EVER

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