Great site for making up a good profile and getting yourself out there...I am very impressed at the site...I hope to put my updates here for Twitter...and post some other updates for others to read.


Syria calls on foreign journalists to report to the government


Syria’s information ministry said foreign journalists illegally inside the country should report to the government on Tuesday, hours after bombardment of a rebel neighbourhood in Homs killed two foreign journalists smuggled into Syria.

“The ministry asks all foreign journalists that have entered Syria illegally to go to the nearest centre for immigration and passports to resolve the situation according to the laws in force,” the ministry said in a statement on Syria TV.

Journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik were killed by a security force assault on the battered opposition district of Baba Amro in central Homs, heart of an 11-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.

Read more of this report filed by Erika Solomon

Alive: One Art by Elizabeth Bishop


The art of losing isn't hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster. Lose something every day. Accept the fluster
of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
The art of losing isn't hard to master. Then practice losing farther, losing...

Just Add Duck Fat: Beetroot gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce


It was only the next day after cooking this for dinner that I noticed I had actually made a vegetarian meal. This was so good that I hadn’t even noticed the lack of meat.

I had only made gnocchi once before, which had been a complete failure. Bad gnocchi turns into stodgy dense little starch…

Book Stalker: “The Anti-Foodie Foodies: Has Food Worship Jumped the Shark?”: Erica Wildes, Amanda Hesser, James Oseland, Annia...


So my notes from this meta-ish “anti-foodie foodie” event at Housing Works Tuesday night are a bit nonsensical (“fetishization of eating,” what?), but I wanted to mention panelist Tracie McMillan’s new book: The American Way of Eating. In the book, Tracie records her attempts to uncover…

Postcards From The Void: Falling


He hurts me. In this way that I can’t describe. It’s a good kind of hurt, most of the time. Like he’s taunting the beast a little. He’s rattling my cage; poking and prodding me back to life. He stirs me up, and beats off my lethargy. I’m reminded of how hungry I am. My capacity to want… to want to…

When you are recognized for your talents as well as your ability to advance your career is extremely humbling and gratifying. Making something like the PDN 30 that much more of a honor. Since graduate school I’ve strived to consistently make new, exciting work. I wanted to carve my own career path. The thing is, I’m not the only one. With the way this industry is, having a camaraderie amongst peers is so important. These are not people taking away jobs from you, or the spotlight. These are artists who are trying to have the same existence you have. Appreciating that, and not taking those relationships for granted, is just as important as anything else. I’m so happy that photographers whose work I’ve been impressed and inspired by are within my company in the PDN 30 this year. Jake Stangel, Daniel Shea and JUCO especially. I’ve been following their careers for quite some time, and to be recognized in the same place is really awesome.

Briefly, Ryan Pfluger: Words of thanks and explanation. ( a sensitive ryan pfluger post) 

Love seeing so many fantastic photographers on Tumblr in the PDN 30 this year. Keep up the incredible work, Ryan et al!

(via matthew)