Tag Archives: 2021

Views: ‘2021 Sony World Photography Awards’

Presented by British art historian Jacky Klein and entertainer Nish Kumar, A Year in Photos from the Sony World Photography Awards 2021 celebrates the work of the top winners in one of the world’s biggest photography competitions. Including interviews and behind-the-scenes footage with distinguished photographers, rising talents, and industry-leading experts, this 60-minute feature takes viewers on a journey across the globe to explore powerful contemporary stories and artistic excellence. View our full digital programme by visiting our website at https://www.worldphoto.org/announceme…

News: The Top 5 Stories For April 9, 2021 (Video)

Five stories to know for April 9: Britain’s Prince Philip dies at the age of 99, the fate of the Dakota Access pipeline is at stake, Friend of Matt Gaetz expected to plead guilty in sex trafficking case, Derek Chauvin’s trial continues and a gunman opens fire at a cabinet-making plant in Texas

1. Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth and a leading figure in the British royal family for almost seven decades, has died aged 99.

2. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will lay out its recommendations on the Dakota Access oil pipeline at a federal court hearing and the industry has grown worried that President Joe Biden’s administration will decide to shut it.

3. A friend of embattled Republican U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida is expected to plead guilty in a sex trafficking and fraud case in a federal court in Florida, two law enforcement officials said.

4. Medical experts used anatomical diagrams and charts to testify on Thursday that George Floyd was killed by police pinning him to the ground, not a drug overdose, challenging a key assertion by former police officer Derek Chauvin in his murder trial for Floyd’s deadly arrest.

5. A gunman opened fire at a cabinet-making plant in Texas where he worked, killing one person and wounding six others before he was taken into custody in the latest of several mass shootings in the United States over the past three weeks.

News: Top Stories – April 1

Five stories to know for April 1:

1. The fourth day of the Chauvin trial continues after prosecutors presented jurors with several pieces of video evidence on Wednesday detailing the minutes before and after George Floyd’s death.

2. Four people were killed, one of them a child, in a shooting at an office building in suburban Los Angeles before the suspect, wounded in an exchange of gunfire with police, was taken into custody, police reported.

3. President Joe Biden called for a sweeping use of government power to reshape the world’s largest economy and counter China’s rise in a $2 trillion-plus proposal that was met with swift Republican resistance.

4. Myanmar activists burned copies of a military-framed constitution two months after the junta seized power, as a U.N. special envoy warned of the risk of a bloodbath because of an intensified crackdown on anti-coup protesters.

5. President Emmanuel Macron ordered France into its third national lockdown and said schools would close for three weeks as he sought to push back a third wave of COVID-19 infections that threatens to overwhelm hospitals.

Architecture & Culture: Harvard Design Magazine ‘American Paradigm’ (2021)

The latest issue of Harvard Design Magazine reveals full redesign and new editorial model as it assesses the establishment, and reconsideration, of the paradigm of “America”.

Harvard Design Magazine 48: America marks a turning point for the magazine as the first issue under new editorial director Julie Cirelli, featuring Mark Lee and Florencia Rodriguez as guest editors. This issue also debuts a full redesign by Alexis Mark, the Copenhagen-based graphic design firm. Publishing this month, the issue gathers contributions from leading figures across the fields of architecture, design, urban planning, fashion, art, and governance, including Maurice Cox, Shaun Donovan, Michèle Lamy, Sylvia Lavin, and Marc Norman. Join Lee, Rodriguez, and Norman, alongside contributors Paul Andersen, Neeraj Bhatia, and Maite Borjabad Lòpez-Pastor, for a virtual launch event next Tuesday, March 23, 7:30pm ET.

Harvard Design Magazine 48: America reflects on the theme and definition of “America” through lenses of cultural production, racial justice, and architectural and design practice. In the 20th century, a paradigm of America characterized by progress, openness, and democracy was perpetuated—but with an ominous underbelly of exclusion, racism, and inequity left unexamined. While viewpoints on America’s story and history differ, if not reject one other, what is widely shared is a sense of 2020 as a breaking point—or, “a consciousness of an imminent existential threshold,” as write Lee and Rodriguez.

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Trailer: ‘The Last Cruise’ – Covid Nightmare On The Diamond Princess (Video)

Using intimate footage recorded by passengers and crew, The Last Cruise is a first-person account of the nightmare that transpired aboard the ill-fated Diamond Princess cruise ship, which set sail from Japan on the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The HBO original documentary The Last Cruise premieres March 30 on HBOMax.

Alpine Views: ‘Skiing The Backside In Norway’

Joy of the Mountains, Off Piste Skiing Alone in Norway, Backside of Hilleknuten & Grubba, Gopro vlog, Sirdal 4k, Gopro Hero 9, Superwide mode, POV Been spending a lot if time in the snowy mountains of Norway this winter, skiing, hiking and backpacking, so I made this little video of the downhill skiing down the backsides of a couple of my favorite mountains in south western Norway in beautiful March weather.

Future Of Travel: How ‘Health Passports’ Work

Health passports were something we had barely heard of a year ago, but now, everyone is talking about them. Some form of passport or proof of health status is likely to be a lasting legacy of Covid-19. But what are they, how do they work, and how will they affect the way we travel?