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Wisdom, Impression, Sentiment by Kuroda Seiki, 1900

Wisdom, Impression, Sentiment by Kuroda Seiki, 1900

Chinese Couple Takes Wedding Photos in Gas Masks to Protest Beijing Pollution | Via Daily Mail UK / Image credits: HAP/Quirky China News/REX

Your wedding day is a testament of hope and commitment to the future. This clever Chinese couple decided to use their wedding day to make another testament, too. They donned gas masks for their wedding day to illustrate the horrible state of pollution in Beijing and throughout China. The images are both creatively memorable and an eerie statement against air pollution. Pollution in Beijing has reached high enough proportions that citizens must wear paper masks to avoid breathing in particles that can enter their bloodstream.

This couple’s bold move is a powerful statement to China and the world that pollution needs to be stopped to have the futures we all dream of. Hopefully this couple does not become victim of oppression now that they used their creativity to showcase China’s problems to the world.

visual-poetry:

»the prestige of terror«

Café Kiss, by Ron Hicks

Café Kiss, by Ron Hicks


Vaintas (detail) by Leo Putz (1869-1940)
oil on canvas, 1896

Vaintas (detail) by Leo Putz (1869-1940)

oil on canvas, 1896

Fountain of Youth, Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1546

Fountain of Youth, Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1546

showslow:

Dreams (Fleetwood Mac Cover) by Bastille & Gabrielle Aplin

Like a heartbeat drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering what you had
And what you lost

portraitsofmiddleeast:

Back to school in Gaza: As hundreds of thousands of Palestinian children returned to school in Gaza on Sunday, Azhar recited a poem eulogising her father, killed by Israeli shelling in the enclave’s recent conflict.

"Daddy, what can I tell you, if I say I love you it’s not enough," the nine-year-old, who was beginning the fourth grade, read to a classroom of teary children."Today is the first day of school, so even though my dad was martyred in the war — I’m happy," she told AFP with a smile.

Azhar’s father Tamer Jundiyeh was killed in an air strike on the Shejaiya neighbourhood, orphaning her and her five younger siblings.

"I’m scared the war will start again," she told AFP, recalling the missiles from Israeli aircraft that hit her house and killed her father.

Azhar’s classmate Isra shook as she spoke of the Israeli raid that killed her grandfather and aunt.

"The martyrs and wounded were lying in front of us, we were very scared," the nine-year-old told AFP. "My grandfather and auntie Layla were killed, I saw them in our house."

Another classmate, Doa, had lost her school uniform after her house was destroyed, and came to class wearing regular clothes.

The Blue Arch of a Mosque in Esfahan
Photo and caption by Tandis KhodadadianPhotographed April 2013, Esfahan, Iran

The Blue Arch of a Mosque in Esfahan

Photo and caption by Tandis Khodadadian
Photographed April 2013, Esfahan, Iran

commanderspock:

ashoutintothevoid

Emma Sulkowicz is on the cover of this month’s New York Magazine and that is the coolest thing wow

commanderspock:

ashoutintothevoid

Emma Sulkowicz is on the cover of this month’s New York Magazine and that is the coolest thing wow

tsabe:

72 Degrees in the shade.
The Animated Self Portrait 
T.S Abe

tsabe:

72 Degrees in the shade.

The Animated Self Portrait 

T.S Abe

Ed Ruscha, “I Don’t Want No Retro Spective”

Ed Ruscha, “I Don’t Want No Retro Spective”


A full moon rises over the skyline of New York as seen from the Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, New Jersey on August 10, 2014. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

A full moon rises over the skyline of New York as seen from the Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, New Jersey on August 10, 2014. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

"Less is More" by Cristina Troufa