26 June 2009
"Frankly, I find the obsequious attitude of some members of the White House staff toward Mr. Jackson’s attendants, and the fawning posture they would have the President of the United States adopt, more than a little embarrassing.
It is also important to consider the precedent that would be set by such a letter. In today’s Post there were already reports that some youngsters were turning away from Mr. Jackson in favor of a newcomer who goes by the name “Prince,” and is apparently planning a Washington concert. Will he receive a Presidential letter? How will we decide which performers do and which do not?"
Title: Michael Jackson with President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan at the White House, Washington D.C., 1984
Published caption: Nancy Reagan looks on as Michael Jackson waves to the big crowd at the White House
Publication: Los Angeles Times
Publication date: May 15, 1984
Subjects: African American musicians
African American singers
Jackson, Michael, 1958-2009
Reagan, Nancy, 1923-
Reagan, Ronald, (U.S. President : 1981-1989)
Genre: News photographs
Phys. descr.: 1 photograph : b&w negative ; 35 mm.
Source: Los Angeles Times photographic archive, UCLA Library. Copyright Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
Photo ID: uclalat_1429_b1685_300347-2
Los ANgeles Times Photo Archive (UCLA)
24 June 2009
21 June 2009
15 June 2009
11 June 2009
The following images are from images via: Saatchi-gallery.co.uk
Thanks to: billy!
"I further researched this certain artseries and i found this, if you are interested:
"Her Qajar Series (1998-2001) consists of small studio portraits of women dressed in the nineteenth-century Qajar style. Many of the women photographed are Ghadirian's friends and family The backgrounds of these portraits resemble those found in photographic studios of that period. However, the artist has added some modern anomalies or dissonances, such as a mountain bike, a newspaper, or a Pepsi-Cola can. Ghadirian plays with these juxtapositions and contrasts, thus expressing the difficulties women face in Iran today - torn between tradition and the modernity of globalization. These composed portraits depict women unsure to which era they belong."
*what i wouldn't do to see this in person. (hillbilly)
10 June 2009
09 June 2009
Girl rodeo performer, San Angelo Fat Stock Show, San Angelo, Texas.
Lee, Russell, 1903- photographer.
United States--Texas--Tom Green County--San Angelo.
06 June 2009
05 June 2009
"(...)To be blunt: recent events suggest that the Republican Party has been driven mad by lack of power. The few remaining moderates have been defeated, have fled, or are being driven out. What’s left is a party whose national committee has just passed a resolution solemnly declaring that Democrats are “dedicated to restructuring American society along socialist ideals,” and released a video comparing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to Pussy Galore.
And that party still has 40 senators."