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“Love every morsel of the people in your life.” – Jennifer Merendino
Over the course of learning about this woman’s amazing story, I found myself swiping at my eyes and just being all the more thankful for another day. We have all heard about the devastating disease that is cancer, but not many are aware of the struggles and emotions involved in the day-to-day activities of the people involved. Photographer Angelo Merendino painstakingly documented his wife’s battle with cancer and has shared their story with us in an effort to “humanize the face of cancer.”
The video displays photos at a rate of two photos per day, totaling to over 2000 photos. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) began their documentation of our closest star way back in Spring 2010. They meant to capture the sun’s ascent towards its “solar maximum” which signifies the height of solar activity in a regular 11-year cycle.
Backup is something that many photographers don’t give enough thought to. And we get that – it’s not nearly as fun as taking photos!
But here’s the problem. Every hard drive you own will FAIL at some point. They are mechanical devices that wear out. And when that happens, any photos on that drive will be gone.
Facial Paralysis is a condition where the facial muscles are paralyzed. Around 40,000 people in the U.S. suffer from this problem each year, a small portion of which are children. This condition affects one side of the face, hence the tendency to drool, the inability to blink in one eye, the excessive tears and the sensitivity to light. Photographer Sage Sohier’s insightful series of photos entitled About Face depict people dealing with this condition as they bravely expose their paralysis in a brief attempt to smile for the camera.
David Eulitt has been a photography buff ever since 1978 when he took that trip from Kansas to California together with a Polaroid Pronto B. The experience left an indelible relationship between him and cameras ever since. Eulitt was a grizzly 13. Since then, he has been a prolific lens man, and is the recipient of the 1993 Robert F. Kennedy award for his coverage of the 1992 Paralympic Games in Spain. He also won the 1995 NPPA Region 7 Photographer of the Year for his year-long portfolio. His recent work, Punching Back Time is a series on the 2nd Annual Ringside Masters Championship boxing tournament. It is an event for amateur boxers ranging in ages from 35 to 75 held in Kansas inside a hotel ballroom.