As the sun goes down tonight, the city of Lyon, France will light up. The Festival of Lights, a tradition that hearkens back to 1852, illuminates the entire city for four nights every December. In honor of this year’s festival, which starts today and runs through December 9, lighting designer Hervé Audibert is adding a burst of color to the still-under-construction Musée des Confluences.
Before They Pass Away | Jimmy Nelson
The purity of humanity exists. It is there in the mountains, the ice fields, the jungle, along the rivers and in the valleys. Jimmy Nelson found the last tribesmen and observed them. He smiled and drank their mysterious brews before taking out his camera. He shared what real people share: vibrations, invisible but palpable. He adjusted his antenna to the same frequency as theirs. As trust grew, a shared understanding of the mission developed: the world must never forget the way things were.
The Chilean Andes - from Antofagasta to the clouds hanging high over the Amazon basin. Lovely to see, and remember.
Climber near the Aiguille du Midi. I know this rock has a name…but I can’t remember what it is called.
A look at photos from “Spasibo,” a monograph and exhibition by the Italian photojournalist Davide Monteleone, which examines Chechen identity after centuries of violence and conflict between Chechen separatists and Moscow: http://nyr.kr/HAPMRy
Top: Rada, a fourteen-year-old, is trying a wedding dress, designed by her sister, during the rehearsal for a movie about Chechen deportation.
Bottom-Left: A new central market in Grozny.
Bottom-Right: A group of activists in the main square of Grozny.