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Homage to Thoreau
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,” wrote American author and philosopher Henry David Thoreau, born July 12, 1817, in Walden, “to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” Today we bring you naturally beautiful places of quiet contemplation, inspired by Thoreau’s time on Walden Pond. KENT, England—A small pond, 2001.
Book of the Week
RFK Funeral Train
by Paul Fusco
Thirty-nine years ago this week in Los Angeles, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. A funeral train carried his body from New York City to Washington, D.C. In RFK Funeral Train, Paul Fusco documents the funeral train procession. Despite the hot weather, hundreds of thousands of people stood along the train tracks waiting to pay their respects.
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By choosing a precise intersection between subject and time, [the photographer] may transform the ordinary into the extraordinary and the real into the surreal.