In Australian media, there is no shortage of coverage of the Aboriginal population. And, according to photographer Amy Toensing, the coverage is not always favorable."On paper, the truth is there’s some really hard stuff going on [within the Aboriginal population] — like with alcoholism and education," Toensing says over the phone from New York.
So when she convinced National Geographic in 2009 to invest in a long-term documentary about Aboriginal culture, Toensing decided to take a different approach:
"It’s about people and how they are still connected to the land," she says of her work. "The moment you start spending time in Aboriginal communities … you can tell there’s this really powerful connection to the Australian landscape."
Nearly four years after starting the project, Toensing’s work has culminated in National Geographic's June issue. The article takes a comprehensive look at life in Aboriginal communities today — and includes a few striking facts, like: “More than a half million Aboriginals currently live in Australia, less than three percent of the [original] population.”
Although stories like these often emphasize “a community in decline,” Toensing’s photos celebrate what has endured. And although the story has gone to print, for Toensing it’s to be continued.
Ok I just wanna talk about how beautiful Attack on Titan’s artwork is
I mean look at that
the sky’s so pretty
and the scenery
you can see the waves in the water and the texture of the trees
and you can see all the details on the buildings
and the animation
is so smooth
Snowy as hell in Portland but the turn out for the first night of the One Show was amazing. I’m so stoked to have been able to bring Pandora even though the going was a little tough.
I do love Portland, look at those crazy folks who rode to the show in the ~5 inches of snow.
ILLUMINATED CODE FROM SPACE
Bioartis Haari Tesla (behance) - "Macrocosm and microcosm is an ancient Greek Neo-Platonic schema of seeing the same patterns reproduced in all levels of the cosmos, from the largest scale (macrocosm or universe-level) all the way down to the smallest scale (microcosm or sub-sub-atomic or even metaphysical-level). In the system the midpoint is Man, who summarizes thecosmos." - I was doing some researches and I found experiment with miniatures of space so I decided to try my own. The result has been nebulae, galaxies and supernovae transformed into microorganism.
- globally, 77,600,000 girls do not attend school
- there are 33,000,000 fewer girls than boys in primary education
- girls with secondary education are 6 times less likely to be married as children
- a girl with 7 years of schooling in the developing world will have 2.2 fewer children
- a child born to a literate mother is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5
- two thirds of the 775,000,000 illiterate adults, and 63% of illiterate youth, are female
- literate mothers are twice as likely to immunize their children and send them to school
- a girl who completes basic education is 3 times less likely to contract HIV
- a girl earns 20% more as an adult for every additional year of education she receives
- a nation’s GDP rises an average of 3% when 10% more its girls attend school
- less than 2% of international development funds are specifically allocated to girls
- school is not free in over 50 countries
photos: (1) malala yousafza before addressing the un; (2) joey l. of a school for the hamar tribe in ethiopia; (3) beawiharta in jakarta of students who risk life crossing a collpased bridge to get to school; (4) muhammed muheisen in pakistan; (5) altaf gadri of an unofficial school run for slum dwellers held under a bridge in new delhi; (6) paula bronstein of burmese refugees in thailand at a school in their refugee camp; (7) noah seelam in hyderabad, india; (8) per anders pettersson, uganda; (9) lana slezic in afghanistan; (10) roberto schmidt in afghanistan, where acid attacks and poisoning of water by the taliban is on the increase at schools for girls