Monthly Archives: September 2011
Paolo Patrizi | European Starlings

Starlings are notoriously difficult to “control.” The story is told of a man who was bothered by starlings roosting in a large sycamore near his house. He said he tried everything to get rid of them and finally took a shotgun to three of them and killed them. When asked if that discouraged the birds, he reflected a minute, leaned forward, and said confidentially, “Those three it did.”

– Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Quartiere Giuliano Dalmata, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Quartiere Giuliano Dalmata, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Murmuration #5, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Murmuration #5, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

E.U.R., Rome, Italy,2009  © Paolo Patrizi

E.U.R., Rome, Italy,2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Lungotevere Marzio, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Lungotevere Marzio, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Murmuration #9, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Murmuration #9, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi


Mug Shot | Stokely Carmichael

Now that they’ve taken Dr. King off, it’s time to end this nonviolence bullshit.

– Stokely Carmichael

Stokely Carmichael mug shot from the Freedom Riders summer of 1961. He had been arrested for entering a white only cafeteria. He was nineteen.

Stokely Carmichael mug shot from the Freedom Riders summer of 1961. He had been arrested for entering a white only cafeteria. He was nineteen.

Stokely Carmichael was the youngest of the Freedom Riders in the summer of 1961, arrested for entering an “all white” cafeteria and disturbing the peace. He was nineteen years old.


Alex Majoli | Libya 2011
TUNISIA—Refugees of different nationalities who'd been residing in Libya cross the border into Tunisia, February 2011. © Alex Majoli / Magnum Photos

TUNISIA—Refugees of different nationalities who'd been residing in Libya cross the border into Tunisia, February 2011. © Alex Majoli / Magnum Photos

TUNISIA—At the Ras Jedir border crossing, Egyptian workers who had been residing in Libya cross the border into Tunisia, March 2011. © Alex Majoli / Magnum Photos

TUNISIA—At the Ras Jedir border crossing, Egyptian workers who had been residing in Libya cross the border into Tunisia, March 2011. © Alex Majoli / Magnum Photos

TUNISIA—At the Ras Jedir border crossing, foreign workers who had been residing in Libya cross the border into Tunisia. Among them were Egyptians, Bangladeshis, Chinese, Vietnamese and Sudanese, March 2011. © Alex Majoli / Magnum Photos

TUNISIA—At the Ras Jedir border crossing, foreign workers who had been residing in Libya cross the border into Tunisia. Among them were Egyptians, Bangladeshis, Chinese, Vietnamese and Sudanese, March 2011. © Alex Majoli / Magnum Photos

RAS LANUF, Libya—Rebels drive toward the front line after pro-Qaddafi forces retook Ras Lanuf, March 2011. © Alex Majoli / Magnum Photos

RAS LANUF, Libya—Rebels drive toward the front line after pro-Qaddafi forces retook Ras Lanuf, March 2011. © Alex Majoli / Magnum Photos

LIBYA—The road between Ras Lanuf and Benghazi, 2011. © Alex Majoli / Magnum Photos

LIBYA—The road between Ras Lanuf and Benghazi, 2011. © Alex Majoli / Magnum Photos


Philippe Halsman | Hitchcock, Truffaut

But the cinephile is … a neurotic! (That’s not a pejorative term.) The Bronte sisters were neurotic, and it’s because they were neurotic that they read all those books and became writers. The famous French advertising slogan that says, “When you love life, you go to the movies,” it’s false! It’s exactly the opposite: when you don’t love life, or when life doesn’t give you satisfaction, you go to the movies.

— François Truffaut

Blondes make the best victims. They’re like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.

— Alfred Hitchcock

LOS ANGELES—French film director François Truffaut (left) and Hitchcock, 1962. © Philippe Halsman / Magnum Photos

LOS ANGELES—French film director François Truffaut (left) and Hitchcock, 1962. © Philippe Halsman / Magnum Photos