love this place (at Whitney Museum of American Art)
I was recently commissioned to photograph five generations of descendants of Solomon Northup, author of “12 Years a Slave”. The feature can be seen in this week’s newsstand ‘Oscar’s Edition’ of The Hollywood Reporter as well as here.
However small, I feel honored to play a role in the sharing of Solomon Northup’s legacy. It was definitely an experience that I’ll always treasure. Enjoy!
Frosty Bird: cardinal barrel rested gin, Lille blanc, fennel-honey syrup, fennel foam & bruised rosemary. That’s right, I said fennel foam. #divine #flavors (at Soul Gastrolounge)
"next time someone tells you Muslim countries oppress women, let them know Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Turkey, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, and Senegal have all had female Presidents or Prime Ministers and 1/3rd of Egypt’s parliament is female but the US has yet to even have a female vice president and can’t say “vagina” when discussing female reproductive rights"
museumofmodernerotica asked: Maybe this is a crazy question, but how did Europeans know what Africans looked like? I know that some of the paintings here are of North Africans/Middle Easterners, but others clearly depict people born south of the Sahara. I've heard of Prester John but I never imagined that medieval Europeans were aware that Prester John would have had brown skin. Am I missing something?
Like. There are a lot of things I could say here. But I’m just going to do my best to answer your question, and the answer is either very simple or very complicated, depending on your current point of view.
1. “They” knew what people with brown skin looked like because people with brown skin had been there literally THE ENTIRE TIME. Some (and father back, ALL) of “them” had brown skin themselves.
2. “People with Brown Skin” and “Europeans” are not separate and mutually exclusive groups.
3. No matter how far back you go, the mythical time that you’re looking for, when all-white, racially and culturally isolated Europe was “real”, will continue to recede from your grasp until it winkles out the like imaginary place it is.
We can just keep going back. In every area, from all walks of life, rich and poor, kings and peasants, artists and iconoclasts, before there were countries and continents, before there were white people.
The time when “EVERYONE” in Europe was White does not exist. They knew what people with brown skin looked like because they were there. They knew what “Africans” looked like because they were there, and they weren’t “they”, they were us, or you. I think what you’re missing is something that never existed.
roommate teaches jazz voice. don’t mind coming home to this. #livingroomconcert #cityliving #infromthecold
Pregnant, Cecilia carries a weapon and her unborn child near the Firestone Plantation during the civil war in Liberia in 1990. She is a member of an elite unit of Charles Taylor’s rebels called the “Scorpions.” She said she is fighting for a better future for her child. Photo by Cheryl Hatch.
office window #snow #ny (at The Woolworth Building)
#tbt #shiplife black sand beaches of Guatemala, 2012
the place #home #bigsexy #new
#nofilter bc she didn’t have one, #nofilter bc she didn’t need one. Always love you, Whitney! #twoyearstoday