In Photos: Portraits by photographer Jalani Morgan.
It’s always strange and a bit surreal to me when I look at a photograph of strangers and somehow manage to feel as though the person behind the lens has so aptly managed to capture the essence of those pictured. Perhaps it’s a bit of romanticism on my part, but I can’t help but feel that way when looking at the work of photographer Jalani Morgan. What may on the surface seem to be a simple portrait becomes an intensifying three-way relationship between the subject, the photographer and viewer. A two-dimensional image is brought to life and in a matter of seconds, upon gazing at Morgan’s portraits, I have no option but to feel a close connection to the unknown faces captured by his lens.
Jalani Morgan is a portrait, fine art and documentary photographer.
Born in Toronto, Ontario, and raised in Scarborough. He was influenced by his parents’ teachings of the African Diasporas and politics and through that is interjected into his art.
He produces work that investigates the representation from the African diaspora.
Currently he is studying at York University in Toronto obtaining his degree in Anthropology and African Studies.
How is this “science news”?
Bahaha, how is most of ‘popular media news outlet news’ news? Last night I saw Brian Williams show a to tending image of a little boy with his hand on the easter bunny’s junk.
Network news is to help you feel informed and to validate the popular world view.
It does not teach, it does not challenge, it entertains.
Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It's Not a Democracy
Scientists have proven that our government is far from what we believe.
I actually have a headache from how demonstrably stupid this is. First, I find it kind of stunning that people at Princeton and Northwestern don’t know that the US is not a democracy. We’re a constitutional republic (a phrase never used once in their “study”). I mean seriously, read a fucking book, they’re those rectangle things behind your desk. The reason we don’t just have a straight majority rules scenario is because that is step below tyranny. If we didn’t have a constitution to guide us and just voted, slavery would likely never have ended, segregation would also have had a much harder time ending, gay marriage wouldn’t be making progress in the court system, and abortion would likely be illegal in many, many states. Public opinion is important but to say it’s the be all, end all of what our country should look like. Half our country doesn’t believe in evolution, should we just ignore science and let the majority rule to allow intelligent design into the classroom?
Also, calling this proof is laughable. This is correlation at best. These guys had an idea in mind and clearly selectively cherry picked data to get the results they wanted. Benjamin I. Page (one of the study authors) wrote a piece 5 years ago about this same subject, so clearly these ideas were already engrained in his mind.
This is not how one conducts research. Correlation is not proof. The fact that anyone could take this seriously is maddening.
I’d be interested to seeing what others think about woodulisten's response to this article. I'm not educated enough on the topic to respond one way or another. But I'm sure some of you are. It's an interesting topic. If you respond, please keep the discourse scientific and civil.
Great response. Not really interested in the article since it’s headlined with buzzfeed flair and claims to be something other than gifs of kittens.
But we’re not even close to a true democracy, and as the above points out, true democracy isn’t the best idea anyone’s ever had.
Who really benefits from the pink ribbon campaigns: the cause or the company? In showing the real story of breast cancer and the lives of those who fight it, this film reveals the co-opting of what marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause.”
Everyone should take the time to watch the documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc.
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National tragedy, start making flags! People got cancers? Make things pink!
Give people the emotional satisfaction of feeling like they did something or are showing concern AND TURN A BUCK! YEYUH!