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Ed Drew is an artist who’s studying at the San Francisco Art Institute, pursuing a BFA in sculpture with a minor in photography. He’s also a defensive heavy weapons and tactics specialist for the California Air National Guard.
When Drew was deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan this past April as a helicopter aerial gunner, he decided to bring his passion for photography with him. What resulted were the first tintype photos to be created in a combat zone since the Civil War.
The Brooklyn-born photographer tells us that his motivation for the project was to stay sharp and not get rusty while he was away from home. “I was really interested in making art while I was in Afghanistan so I wouldn’t lose my momentum in my absence from art school,” he says.
In case you missed my post earlier. this is so fucking awesome.
Characters are formed, not primarily in the big, short-lived, dramatic encounters in life, but more in the quiet, unobtrusive, common, daily living.
— Mike T. Indeed, God rules the mundane.
For this generation, I feel like we’re missing out on traditions. We missing out on keeping them, and we’re missing out on making new ones. I’m guilty of forgetting them and not following through with them. And my family hasn’t been very traditional as well, even with Chinese traditions which sometimes borders superstition and folklore.
Truth is that for me it takes discipline that I don’t have to keep up traditions. It takes a genuine thoughtfulness to maintain what the family has started.
Traditions involve people and history. And everytime you practice the tradition, it binds you to a history that is rich and awesome.
As, I’m starting a family of my own (getting married), I’m thinking about what traditions I will happen with my family.
I’m going to start with a rubber stamp collection.
The greatness of our power, the greatness of our identity is in the measure of our surrender.
— William Booth - founder of Salvation Army
This is pretty cool. I hope to do something like this someday, or at least help out with a technical solution for people, like mapping the data.
In this extended interview, Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, a local physician in Camden, N.J. explains why his unique approach — targeting care at the sickest and most expensive patients — can both lower costs and provide better care. “American health care doesn’t do a good job of taking care of sick people,” he tells FRONTLINE.
I know I am touching the living body of Christ…in the broken bodies of the hungry and the suffering.
— Mother Teresa
The truly courageous and powerful, never have to prove it. It will show in their actions.
— Adam Brown
Today, Armenian genocide is prompting me to pos this picture of a dark history of humanity.