Boston Globe’s Big Picture

You have to check out The Big Picture, The Boston Globe’s amazing photo blog.

As we approach the end of the year, and reflect on all the year has brought, it is natural to focus on our own struggles and triumphs.   So I appreciated this reminder of the big, beautiful, complex world we live in.

Images help us remember that everywhere, people are working to build lives of dignity and purpose, no matter what their circumstance.

Take a minute out of your day and look at these.  They are just incredible.

(You can subscribe to The Big Picture in an RSS Reader).

Here’s just one of the photos.  Really, check it out.  This is absolutely worth it.

Kenyan athletes train at Eldoret's Chepkoilel stadium
Kenyan athletes train at Eldoret's Chepkoilel stadium

(hat tip to my friend James on this one).

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And, speaking of photography, if you are in New York and haven’t had the chance to see Susan Meiselas’ photos at the International Center of Photography, it’s well worth a visit.  Here is one of her more well-known photographs, of a Sandanista, taken in Nicaragua in 1979.

Sandanista at the walls of the Esteli National Guard headquarters
Sandanista at the walls of the Esteli National Guard headquarters

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