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The Power of Books

Photography by Mladen Penev (Click)

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Books Will Never Be This Beautiful Again

Untitled by Anna Gay

Untitled by Anna Gay

Clicking on the image will take you to Georgia creative photographer Anna’s Gay’s posting on Flickr and I just discovered that she has a blog as well where she posted about this scan of a chromogenic print here.

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More Time to Read

1st Prize Contemporary Issues Single – Micah Albert/USA/Redux Images – April 3, 2012, Nairobi, Kenya. Pausing in the rain, a woman working as a trash picker at the 30-acre dump, which literally spills into households of one million people living in nearby slums, wishes she had more time to look at the books she comes across. She even likes the industrial parts catalogs. “It gives me something else to do in the day besides picking [trash],” she said.

A 2013 World Press Photo Contest winner.
See more amazing photos at Boston.Com.

Via: TYWKIWDBI (where it’s always worth reading the intelligent comment streams)

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Think: About Crediting the Creator

Maybe it was the master of 9GAG.COM, but who was the artist? I searched for the original without success. It’s all over the ‘Net and if the artist chose to share it without credit – as so many generously do – I hope they are aware of and enjoy its popularity.


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Reading in Colour Circa 1910

This image is from a very interesting post at Kuriositas about colour photography in the early 1900’s.

I wonder how long the elegantly boutonniere’d subject had to hold up this hefty volume for this pose. He must have had strong hands. He wears a look of what could be impatience dissolving into annoyance, which may have been staged (serious countenances being de rigueur for formal photographs at the time), or perhaps it was the strain of the pose after all. I tried to make out the title of the book to no avail. Let me know if you can identify it or anything else about this intriguing photograph.

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Man Reading

Public Domain Review


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Do you read during your break?

From The Library Time Machine, via Edwardian Era

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