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What to Do Before You Hire or Create a Social Presence

Did you read What To Know Before You Hire or Create a Social Presence? Do you understand WHY the following list is beneficial to you and your clients, ideal target market, to those you serve and want to establish relationships? If yes, read on. If not, please read What To Know Before You Hire or Create a …

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Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange was Full-Blooded Cherokee

DO you know this FAMOUS photo? “Migrant Mother,” during Great Depression, taken by Dorothea Lange. Seen in books, posters, clothes and so much more. Would this image be so widely accepted and famous if the truth known? The woman is 100% Full-blooded CHEROKEE from Oklahoma, but photographed in California. Would white Americans have cared about her …

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Early “Black is Beautiful” Photos by Kwame Brathwaite

Powerful, beautiful, mesmerizing historical photos. I loved the fashions, earrings and headdress, hair, the poses. The images are beautifully composed by a very talented photographer, Kwame Brathwaite. Most of all, LOOK at the beauty and pride in everyone’s faces. THIS was before Nixon, GOP and FBI took down Black power and organizations. What the conservatives …

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The Sweet Flypaper of Life

Illuminating Black Joy, Black Love and Resistance in Harlem. Photographer Roy DeCarava and poet Langston Hughes collaborated in this historically moving book about daily life in Harlem in the early 1950s. IF you care about street scenes and family life, please check out “The Sweet Flypaper of Life.” Look closely at interior images. Shallow ‘depth of field’. …

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Beyond the Shadows Images of Holocaust without People

Why words and photos matter. Interesting timing, on the eve of Hanukkah, first battle over religious freedom. Judy Glickman Lauder’s revealing images in “Beyond the Shadows: The Holocaust and the Danish Exception,” from Aperture, might make a person stop and think. Ya think?  I also LOVE infrared film. The only roll I ever shot was stolen …

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Dennis Hellwig Natural World Traveller Photographer

Living in rather warm Los Angeles, ‘city of electric lights,’ to quote my fave punk band, X (I have a long history with them), it’s hard to see stars. I often look up and wish I could see more than a small handful of stars. A neighbor once drove us a bit north of LA. Not …

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Madonna: Visionary Recycling Classic Images and Icons

Facebook pal posted this small photo. Sharing my comment. Madonna is a shape-shifting recycler of vintage icons and a great role model for all creatives. She transformed HER reality, and ours, by knowing art and cultural history, especially fashion, photography, early movies, and of course, music. Bits of the past mixed in the best of …

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