Posts tagged MSNBC Photoblog
Posts tagged MSNBC Photoblog
Luke Wesley Price has designed a new photo book of five NASA space shuttle missions called Space Shuttle: A Photographic Journey 1981–2011.
NBC News’s PhotoBlog has ten pretty radical space shuttle photos in its short post about the book. It implies but doesn’t actually say the photos are all actually from the book, but even if they’re not, it’s still a collection of neat shots and I can dig it.
The photo accompanying this post is from NASA:
Atlantis emerges through a mountain of smoke after a successful launch from Kennedy Space Center on Nov. 16, 2009. The eleven-day mission featured three space walks and focused on providing new equipment to the International Space Station, including a spare gyroscope
NBC News’s PhotoBlog has a story on an 1800s book of photography that was recently auctioned for £10,500:
"In or around 1877, photography was mainly about beautiful landscapes or portraits of the wealthy, but these images [photographer John] Thomson deliberately set out to take were those of the Victorian underclass," John Trevers of auctioneers Dominic Winter told NBC News. "This was the first time those in abject poverty scratching out a living on the streets of London were photographed."
That’s Colin and me sitting on the bench.
Here’s a cool thing I’ve never heard of before: the Festival of Lights in Berlin. Every year, artists from Germany and abroad shine lights and project images on Berlin landmarks. It’s pretty neato.
This shot is from October 9 and shows the Berlin Cathedral. Britta Pederson took this for the European Pressphoto Agency.
I took this photo from NBC News’s PhotoBlog, which has five more pictures from this year. The Festival of Lights’s site also has some photos from this year, and past years’ galleries are available from the top menu.
Astronauts (left to right) Zhang Xiaoguang, Nie Haisheng and Wang Yaping salute after returning to earth in the re-entry capsule of China’s Shenzhou-10 spacecraft at its main landing site in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 26, 2013.
I really, really like this photo.
A spectacular colorful mosaic dating to the Byzantine period (4th–6th centuries CE) was exposed in recent weeks in the fields of Kibbutz Bet Qama, in the B’nei Shimon regional council. The mosaic was discovered within the framework of an archaeological excavation the Israel Antiquities Authority is carrying out prior to the construction of an interchange between Ma’ahaz and Devira Junction, undertaken and funded by the Cross-Israel Highway Company.
The photo here is by Yael Yolovitch for the European Pressphoto Agency and I snagged it from NBC News’s PhotoBlog.
Richard Copley was just 22 when he got his first paid job as a photographer. But that assignment propelled him into one of the most significant historical events of the 20th century — and his career.
As the photographer for the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union, Copley was initially asked to attend the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March 18, 1968, speech in Memphis, Tenn., where the civil rights leader spoke to thousands of sanitation workers who were fighting for better pay and improved safety standards after two Memphis garbage collectors were crushed to death by their truck’s trash compactor.
Copley talks about his experiences, and several of his photos accompany the piece. The one attached to this post is called “Dignity,” and it’s his favorite.
Here’s a thing that totally happened a couple of days ago, photographed by Jason Mojica for VICE Media via the Associated Press and pasted by me from NBC News’s PhotoBlog:
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and former NBA star Dennis Rodman watch North Korean and U.S. players in an exhibition basketball game at an arena in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Thursday. Rodman arrived in Pyongyang on Monday with three members of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team to shoot an episode on North Korea for a new weekly HBO series.
Truly basketball is the great equalizer.
NBC News’s PhotoBlog posted an excellent set of photos from President Obama’s trip on Thursday to a preschool in Decatur, Georgia. This photo by Brendan Smialowsky for AFP/Getty Images was my favorite. The girl is pouring on a tremendous amount of disdain.
Cool photo taken by Mary Altaffer for the Associated Press of subway construction happening beneath New York City. Verena Dobnik writing for the AP:
Sixteen stories below Grand Central Terminal, an army of workers is blasting through bedrock to create a new commuter rail concourse with more floor space than New Orleans’ Superdome, just one of three audacious projects going on beneath New York City’s streets to expand what’s already the nation’s biggest mass transit system.
The most dramatic project will result in a sort of 21st century, underground Grand Central Terminal mirroring the century-old Grand Central Terminal above —a 350,000-square-foot, $8.3 billion commuter rail concourse with six miles of new tunnels. It will accommodate Long Island Rail Road trains that now bypass Manhattan’s East Side as they roll east through Queens and straight to Pennsylvania Station on the island’s West Side.
The photo comes from NBC News’s PhotoBlog, which has a few more for your perusal.
Photo by Ints Kalnins for Reuters, via NBC News’s Photoblog, of… what exactly is this?
Fredrik Hjelmquist shows the CataCoffin in Stockholm Jan. 18. Music and video equipment store owner Hjelmquist said his hi-fi coffin would entertain the dead and provide solace for grieving friends and relatives by making it possible for them to alter the deceased’s playlist online.
Oh, well of course.