The Oldest African American Cemetery west of the Mississippi River, Quinette Cemetery.
Kirkwood Missouri has the distinction of and regarded as having the oldest African American Cemetery west of the Mississippi River. Quinette Cemetery is a historic landmark located in Kirkwood Missouri, a suburb of the city of St. Louis.
It is one of only five slave burial grounds in Missouri and the resting place of many African American Civil War soldiers. It is believed there are 125-150 slaves and soldiers buried here, and most in unmarked graves. On a recent walk through this wooded oasis in Kirkwood, I saw blue birds and a lone hawk flew over calling out. I stopped to read the plaques at the gate and there is a nice memorial inside with a bench to sit and be thoughtful of the five known veterans who are buried here.
South African photographer David Goldblatt is famous for his reportage during the apartheid. In 1975 he started an original series depicting detailed photographs of body parts which were published in the book, "Particulars." As a tribute to this great artist, I'll show you a series of close-up photographs of hands. Stay tuned!
The Science Museum in London is set to play host to a showcase of some of the earliest known images taken by photography pioneers, selected from the collection of the world's oldest surviving photographic society.
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In 1966, American artist Dan Graham published an article about typical one-family homes in ordinary American suburbs built after World War II. He used a cheap Kodak Instamatic camera, with a deliberately amateur approach. In this article, I wrote a tribute to him with a series of photos taken in the suburbs of my city, Como, using my pretty Diana Mini camera. Read more after the jump!
Exactly 40 years ago in 1974, American photographer Dennis Stock took a series of photos of a crosswalk in Tokyo. For the anniversary of his reportage in Japan, I dedicated to him this article, with a series of photos of one of the most populated crosswalk in my city, Como. Take a look after the jump!