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Photos We’re Moved By: Sixty-Six Years Since Hiroshima/Nagasaki

August 8, 2011 by


Pause. Sixty-six years ago August 4, in 1945, the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs. The first was in Hiroshima. The second was in the city of Nagasaki. These two events are the only use of nuclear weapons in war to date. The role of the bombings in Japan’s surrender and U.S.’s ethical justification for them, […]

Photos We’re Moved By: Bikini-Wearing Pregnant Momma

July 22, 2011 by


Jezebel ran a piece called, “Pregnant and Pulling a Deuce Because I Can.” Apparently, it’s a real thing. It means breaking two hundred pounds during pregnancy. Seventeen years ago when I was pregnant for the first time, nobody joked about weight gain. And there were few bikini-clad- mommas to-be at the beach. I was out there. But […]

Photos We’re Moved By: Migrant Mother

July 15, 2011 by


This is a photo of a 32-year-old Florence Owens Thompson and her seven children in 1936. Thompson was a migrant worker in the California fields during the great depression. Look at her children’s hair. The cuts. The color of her skin coming through the black and white photo. And those eyes. There’s so much more […]