On the Road

I am a walking exhibit of all my heroes.

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aldelie penguins spend their (austral) winters in the seas surrounding the antarctic pack ice - about 4,000km from their southern spring breeding grounds - where they fatten on krill. the krill feed on phytoplankton beneath the icebergs, but warming waters due to climate change has reduced their numbers by up to 80 percent as the plankton, which are now unable to access cold water nutrients, are dying off.

adelies are the most southern living penguin, but head north as the summer ends to escape the protracted darkness of the winter. a warming climate, however, has meant a reduced northern icepack, and has seen the encroachment of other penguins onto their southern summer territory who previously found it too cold. the adelie population northeast of the ross sea, for example, has declined by 90 percent.

as one adelie expert put it, these penguins face possible extinction not merely by a loss of habitat, but by an unshakable fear of darkness; adelies need light, if only twilight, to forage and navigate, and as comfort against predators. but as they are pushed further south they may ultimately find themselves trapped behind a curtain of polar night for which they have no hardwired strategy.

photos by (click pic) justin hofman, maria stenzel, david doubilet, tim laman, sergey kokinsky, and ralph lee hopkins

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I am clumsy.
Come at me Miley
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Joris Kuipers: Seven Years II/I (2010) (x)

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Pehdtsckjmba aka Catherine Hennessey (Canada) - La Fleur Du Mal, 2013      Paintings

red-lipstick:

Pehdtsckjmba aka Catherine Hennessey (Canada) - La Fleur Du Mal, 2013      Paintings

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Going for adventure!

“Songs are as sad as the listener.”

—   Jonathan Safran Foer (via fassadenmensch)

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Christopher Capozziello

"When there is suffering we often want to know why. We want answers. I want answers. I want explanations as to why some suffer and others do not. I want to know why some get better while others get worse. Is this fate or is this chance or is it just bad luck? How are we to deal with suffering? I have many questions and only few answers. I would like you to meet my brother. I have been drawn to photographing him for as long as I have been making pictures. The time I spend with him, looking through my camera, has forced me to ask questions about suffering, and faith and why anyone is born with disease. Nick has cerebral palsy. The pictures have been a way for me to deal with the reality of having a twin brother who struggles through life in ways that I do not.

"The younger twin developed Cerebral Palsy, causing his muscles to cramp and spasm at any moment, cramps that can last anywhere from minutes to days. Besides the cramps and spasms Nick can walk and speak at a functional level. "He understands enough about the world to know what he’s missing."

"When I look at him I feel lost. I wonder where the justice is in all of this. I am the brother who survives and has choices, and he is the brother who suffers and does not."

In his gripping black-and-white photographs, Capozziello captures an unromanticized yet love-filled portrayal of life with CP. Whether capturing the struggles experienced in a chaotic medical procedure or a lone trip up a staircase, Capozziello depicts pain and strength with unflinching honesty. When not donning hospital garb, Nick wears leather jackets, flannel shirts and the occasional earring, painting him as an individual and not a symbol of his disability.

Capozziello is currently in process of turning his photo series into a book, titled “The Distance Between Us.” Head to his Kickstarter page to get involved.

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