Demystifying Conducting

Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic, demonstrates and discusses the role of a conductor.

SILVER & LIGHT (by Ian Ruhter)

This project was created with the same spirit that america was founded on. Our intentions are to connect everyone in america through the lens of this camera and social networking sites. We can’t do this without you. We want to tell your story and show your city or town through photographs of you, and people you know. As we travel around america looking for people and places to shoot you will be able to keep track of where we are going and help us decide where we go next.

prom - dates (by Falkland Road)

Prom is an American tradition—a rite of passage and one of the most important rituals of American youth; a day that is never forgotten—a day full of hopes and dreams for the future. For four years, from 2006-2009, filmmaker Martin Bell and photographer Mary Ellen Mark travelled around the country and documented proms.  They went to twelve high schools in 10 cities, covering a wide range of ethnic and economic groups.

More: official site, lens.

Rowing the Atlantic Ocean: Sea Fever (by Alastair Humphreys)

An attempt to give some of the flavours of the ocean and try to explain what motivates me to relish challenges such as rowing across the Atlantic Ocean.

Beyond the Gardens: The Fungarium (by LONELYLEAP)

Most people know Kew Gardens as home of the world’s largest living plant collection but are not aware that it is also the location of an internationally important botanical research and educational institution. 

Aesthetics of Catastrophe (by Aric Mayer)

Aric Mayer discusses the problems and possibilities in photographing New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Aric was the lead photographer covering the storm for The Wall Street Journal.

The Best Thing I Ever Done HQ (by Margaret Emily MacKenzie)

Hailed as the “godfather of Brooklyn pizza,” for forty five years Domenico DeMarco, Italian émigré and father of seven, has been slinging pizzas in his legendary corner shop, Di Fara. Employing five of his children, Dom works tirelessly from morning until night hand crafting each and every pizza himself while his kids take orders and manage the mob of devoted pizza aficionados.

Still making it in America (by The Roanoke Times)

him, John D. Bassett III did something few other manufacturers did: He fought back.

Check out the full interactive: “Picking Up The Pieces.”