photography http://kuow.org en Fighting Discrimination Against Disabled Kids In Nepal http://kuow.org/post/fighting-discrimination-against-disabled-kids-nepal <p>Steve Scher talks with Robert Rose, a Bellevue-area portrait photographer, about challenging Nepal's cultural bias against the disabled community. In 2005, he started the <a href="http://www.trifc.org/">Rose International Fund for Children,</a> a non-profit organization that seeks to assist children with disabilities in Nepal . Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:45:36 +0000 Steve Scher 30815 at http://kuow.org Fighting Discrimination Against Disabled Kids In Nepal Colin Powell's Vintage Selfie Is A Must See http://kuow.org/post/colin-powells-vintage-selfie-must-see We told you about the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/03/03/285202850/heres-ellens-star-stuffed-oscar-selfie-that-broke-twitter">star-stuffed Oscar selfie</a> taken by Ellen DeGeneres that broke Twitter.<p>It was cool and all, until <a href="http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304585004579417533278962674">we learned that it was a publicity stunt by Samsung</a>.<p>Well, today the former secretary of state and decorated Gen. Colin Powell threw down the gauntlet, posting a self-portrait taken 60 years ago. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:39:00 +0000 editor 30470 at http://kuow.org Colin Powell's Vintage Selfie Is A Must See 'Life' Photographer Showed Africa Through A New Lens http://kuow.org/post/life-photographer-showed-africa-through-new-lens Before World War II, many Americans got exaggerated ideas about Africa from movies like <em>Tarzan the Ape Man — </em>movies that were filmed on Hollywood sound stages<em>. </em><p>It took time to change that view. But after the war, <em>Life</em> magazine photographer Eliot Elisofon sought to shed a new light on the vast and variegated continent.<p>An exhibit of Elisofon's work is currently <a href="http://africa.si.edu/exhibits/africa-reviewed/index.html" target="_blank">on display at the Museum of African Art</a> in Washington, D.C. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:31:33 +0000 Susan Stamberg 28507 at http://kuow.org 'Life' Photographer Showed Africa Through A New Lens Photos Down Under: A Light Beams From Puget Sound http://kuow.org/post/photos-down-under-light-beams-puget-sound <p>Puget Sound, a spidery inlet of the Pacific Ocean, has often been derided as murky, toxic and so, so cold.</p><p>But <a href="http://kuow.org/people/ann-dornfeld">Ann Dornfeld, KUOW’s education reporter</a>, has come to love the Sound, where <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/anndornfeld/sets/72157616010753726/">she photographs marine life</a>. Her favorite marine invertebrate is a nudibranch. (Her favorite nudibranch is a Cockerell's dorid.) Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:01:26 +0000 Isolde Raftery 23417 at http://kuow.org Photos Down Under: A Light Beams From Puget Sound How To Levitate A Sandwich: 'Modernist Cuisine' Spills Photo Secrets http://kuow.org/post/how-levitate-sandwich-modern-cuisine-spills-photo-secrets Food porn or art? That's for you decide.<p>But one thing is for certain: The jumbo-sized images in <em>The Photography of Modernist Cuisine</em> are truly awesome.<p>In one, a ham and cheese sandwich levitates in midair. Then, a Weber grill gets sliced in half lengthwise to expose a pink burger cooking on another page. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 22:13:00 +0000 editor 23243 at http://kuow.org How To Levitate A Sandwich: 'Modernist Cuisine' Spills Photo Secrets Salty Tanzania Lake Turns Birds Into Stone-Like Statues http://kuow.org/post/salty-tanzania-lake-turns-birds-stone-statues <p><em>Correction 10/9/2013: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Lake Natron was 402 miles wide. The lake is 402 square miles. </em></p><p>A lake in Tanzania has come into the spotlight recently thanks to a series of eerie photographs released by photographer Nick Brandt. In his book, &ldquo;Across the Ravaged Land,&rdquo; Brandt shows the world what happens to some wildlife when it&rsquo;s submerged Lake Natron, and it&rsquo;s not pretty. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 18:49:49 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Christine Streich 21710 at http://kuow.org Salty Tanzania Lake Turns Birds Into Stone-Like Statues Women Who Broke The Rules In Nepal http://kuow.org/post/women-who-broke-rules-nepal Photojournalist <a href="http://www.arantxacedillo.com/">Arantxa Cedillo</a> has worked all over Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. But in 2011 she decided to spend a few years in Nepal. She says it interested her because it's a country in constant political turmoil, as well as "one of the most beautiful corners of the world."<p>While in Kathmandu, she heard numerous stories of discrimination against women and decided to pursue a project focusing on the strong women who had fought back against entrenched sexism there. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:31:22 +0000 Coburn Dukehart 21696 at http://kuow.org Women Who Broke The Rules In Nepal Photos: Enter A World Of Cupcake Sledding And Broccoli Lawns http://kuow.org/post/photos-enter-world-cupcake-sledding-and-broccoli-lawns Lots of us play with our food. But for photographer <a href="http://bigappetites.net/artist/">Christopher Boffoli</a>, it's become a full-time career.<p>Boffoli rose to fame a couple of years ago. You may have seen some of his photographs — amusing dioramas featuring miniature plastic figurines in dramatic settings crafted from food — when they went viral back in 2011. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:39:00 +0000 editor 20068 at http://kuow.org Photos: Enter A World Of Cupcake Sledding And Broccoli Lawns Micky Dolenz, Annie Leibovitz And "America In The King Years" http://kuow.org/post/micky-dolenz-annie-leibovitz-and-america-king-years <p><strong>Micky Dolenz On A Life In Show Biz</strong></p><p></p><p>George Michael “Micky” Dolenz, Jr., is best known for his role in the television sitcom, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImG5hd1gIbs">“The Monkees.”</a> He became the drummer and a lead vocalist for the band created for the show. But Micky Dolenz spent much of his life in the show biz. Back in 1993, Steve Scher talked with Micky Dolenz about his path to music and the many other projects Micky worked on over the years.</p><p></p><p><strong>Annie Leibovitz On The Stories Behind Her Photos</strong></p><p></p><p>Annie Leibovitz began taking photographs for Rolling Stone in 1970. By 1973, she was its chief photographer. In addition to magazine editorial work, Leibovitz has created successful advertising campaigns for American Express, Gap and the Milk Board, among others. Exhibitions of her work have appeared in museums and galleries all over the world. What are the stories behind Annie Leibovitz's iconic photos? Steve Scher talked with Annie Leibovitz in 2008 about what it’s like to photograph queens, presidents and the like.</p><p></p><p><strong>Taylor Branch On Martin Luther King</strong></p><p></p><p>Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch has written a three-volume history of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement, “America In The King Years.” Steve Scher talked with Taylor Branch in 2006 about King’s legacy, democracy and nonviolence.</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 weekday 18669 at http://kuow.org Micky Dolenz, Annie Leibovitz And "America In The King Years" Mapping Health Care Access, Around The Water Cooler, And Photographing Pine Ridge http://kuow.org/post/mapping-health-care-access-around-water-cooler-and-photographing-pine-ridge <p><strong>Mapping King County’s Uninsured</strong><br>In 2011, more than 200,000 adults living in King County had no health insurance. Now officials are mapping where they live. Why? We talk with King County Public Health director, Dr. David Fleming.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Around The Water Cooler</strong><br>The sunny days are dwindling. Are you making the most of your summer? We hear attendance at Seafair was down this year. Did you go? Musicians Choklate Moore and John Roderick and The Stranger’s David Schmader join us around the <em>Weekday </em> water cooler to talk over these stories and more.</p><p><br><strong>Photographing The Pine Ridge Reservation</strong><br>National Geographic’s <a href="http://www.aaronhuey.com/#/national-geographic-magazine---pine-ridge/Press_NG_cover">Aaron Huey spent years on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation </a>photographing the Lakota tribe. His new book is called “Mitakuye Oyasi: All My Relations.” Mon, 12 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 18336 at http://kuow.org Mapping Health Care Access, Around The Water Cooler, And Photographing Pine Ridge Haunting Images Chronicle 165 Years Of A World At War http://kuow.org/post/haunting-images-chronicle-165-years-world-war D-Day soldiers landing on Omaha Beach. A naked Vietnamese girl running from napalm. A Spanish loyalist, collapsing to the ground in death. These images of war, and some 300 others, are on view at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., in an exhibition called <a href="http://www.corcoran.org/warphoto" target="_blank">WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath</a>. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:04:14 +0000 Susan Stamberg 18409 at http://kuow.org Haunting Images Chronicle 165 Years Of A World At War Seattle's History In High Resolution http://kuow.org/post/seattles-history-high-resolution <p>Ever wondered what Seattle looked like after the Great Fire or what Dick's looked like in the 1950s? <a href="http://www.vintageseattle.org/">Vintage Seattle</a> is piecing together Seattle's history with beautiful, high-resolution images of its architecture, landmarks and historical events. The blog's stated mission is to "help us find our way forward by looking back."</p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:06:00 +0000 grace drone 16811 at http://kuow.org Seattle's History In High Resolution 'A Lovely Feeling': Celebrating Older Women With Fabulous Style http://kuow.org/post/lovely-feeling-celebrating-older-women-fabulous-style <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4rppAHskqQ</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:15:00 +0000 Ina Jaffe 10695 at http://kuow.org 'A Lovely Feeling': Celebrating Older Women With Fabulous Style Best Of The Conversation http://kuow.org/post/best-conversation <p>On today's show, we bring you some of our favorite segments of the year. We talk about vulnerability, photography and The Boss.</p><p></p><p><strong>Is There Power In Vulnerability? </strong></p><p>Being vulnerable and open to failure makes us uncomfortable, but according to the research of Brene Brown, we can’t have success without vulnerability. Ross Reynolds discusses the power of vulnerability with University of Houston Professor Brene Brown.</p><p><strong>Seattle-Based Artist Goes Small Then Large To Highlight The Big Picture</strong></p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 18:01:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 4010 at http://kuow.org Photographer Matika Wilbur On Documenting Native America http://kuow.org/post/photographer-matika-wilbur-documenting-native-america <p></p><p></p><p>Photographer <a href="http://www.matikawilbur.com/blog">Matika Wilbur</a> is a member of the Tulalip Tribe raised on the Swinomish Reservation. Her work explores themes of Native American identity and cultural duality, and has appeared in the Royal British Columbia Museum of Fine Arts, The Nantes Museum of Fine Arts in France, the Seattle Art Museum and the Burke Museum. She joins us to talk about her new project&nbsp;to photograph Native Americans from all 562 tribes in the United States.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 3201 at http://kuow.org Photographer Matika Wilbur On Documenting Native America