I'm off on vacation next week - trying to catch the tail end of the summer, and enjoy some time on Boston's Harbor Islands with my family. If anything huge and photogenic happens next week, I'll try to do my best to wrap it up with my next entry on Monday, August 24th.
Until then, here are a few links and things I've been wanting to share for a while:
1. TBP is on Twitter, for those who don't already know - @big_picture
And more recently, a note about AP Photographer Emilio Morenatti, who was badly wounded in a roadside bomb attack Afghanistan last Tuesday, August 11th. Morenatti is a favorite photographer of mine (and of many), his photos have helped enrich and humanize many stories coming out of Pakistan, Afghanistan and more, and his injuries just bring home the risks many of these photographers take on a daily basis to bring those stories back to us in such a powerful and professional manner.
One other journalist, Andi Jatmiko, and two U.S. soldiers were also wounded in the attack, and now Morenatti and Jatmiko are in a medical center in Dubai. If you enjoy the photo reportage you find here, as I do, it's always good to give some thought to the people on both sides of the camera, seen and unseen. New York Times' Lens blog has a great wrap-up of this event here.
Enjoy yourselves over the next week, I certainly plan to.
All the best,
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