Friday, December 29, 2006

Portuguese Government

I find that there is something very expressive about having one's hand on a face. Some years back I started noticing how and how often people do this. Many times it is tied to moments of intense feeling or concentration, either with the surrounding or with inner thought. I begun collecting images with this connecting theme, which I'll begun compiling here.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

A sign posted by Hezbollah on the ruins of a building reads, "Made in USA trademark, the Divine Vic[t]ory " in the southern suburb of Haret Hreik in Beirut, Lebanon. Many Lebanese are coming to the destroyed neighborhoods in Beirut to witness the damage, so extreme that residents of the areas can not return home. (Getty Images)

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

August 14, 2006 | A motorist braves a bombed-out bridge in Damour, Lebanon. Displaced residents are heading home by the thousands despite Israel's declared travel ban. Israel meant to break Hezbollah with its month-long offensive, but instead the militant organization has been strengthened politically in Lebanon.
(Photo: Patrick Bax / AP)

Sunday, July 30, 2006

July 26, 2006 | Medea Benjamin is led away by Capitol Hill police after she interrupted the address of Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki at a joint meeting of Congress in Washington. Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK: Women for Peace and Global Exchange, stood up from the gallery and shouted, "Iraqis want the troops to leave, bring them home now! Listen to the Iraqis!" Benjamin repeated the statement several times before she was forcefully lifted from her seat and handcuffed. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Israel attacks

From Angry Arab News Service (July 16th):
«Hanady Salman, a friend and editor at As-Safir in Beirut, sent a batch of pictures (some above) and this message:
"Dear friends and colleagues
The list is longer today .the pictures are from everywhere . The scope of shelling was terrible today. They're hitting everywhere, killing everywhere. Apologies if it turns out to be inconveniant and many thanks to all of you who responded and offered to help.
Hanady Salman"