28 July, 2007

Tributes

I often read a news article without noticing the byline or the names of those who contributed to the reporting. It's the nature of journalism, I suppose, impartiality, anonymity.

However, I noticed the names on this article from today's New York Times. Khalid W. Hassan was killed July 13. This article, about something as simple and yet complex as ice, is a tribute to his work.

Also, I was fortunate to see the photo exhibit Unembedded this week before it ended its run in Atlanta. The exhibit is headed to New York City through October. The works of photographers Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, Kael Alford, Rita Leistner, and Thorne Anderson are not to be missed. If you can see the exhibit in person, be sure to look at the images on the web site. For those of you in the U.S., this is what you aren't seeing on the news. Some of the images may be difficult, but this is reality for millions of people and those stories need to be told.

Salaam.

1 comment:

Hillary said...

FYI http://www.nowpublic.com/end_iran_iraq_war_and_u_n_resolution_598 Thought you might find it interesting. I haven't had a chance to read the referenced article. Happy Pre-Birthday! I miss you!