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Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation
Jack Kerouac’s birthday is March 12. Today we remember the Beat writer and his friends: “the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing ... but burn, burn, burn like roman candles across the night.” NEW YORK CITY—American poet and writer Jack Kerouac, 1953.
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.
Join the Fray
To find pictures, I just try to stay attentive to my curiosity... One of the great things about being a photographer is that it gives you an excuse to investigate things that you are curious about.