Thursday, June 14, 2007

On June 14, ...

... 1904, Margaret Bourke-White, "one of the most famous photojournalists of the 20th century," was born in the Bronx, New York. In 1929, she became the 1st Western photographer permitted in the Soviet Union. In addition to landmark photos of the Dust Bowl tragedy during the Depression, Bourke-White is known: for her work in Czechslovakia just before World War II; as the 1st woman accredited as a U.S. Army war correspondent, in North Africa, Italy, and liberated concentration camps; and for her photographs of Gandhi hours before his assassination, of South Africa under apartheid (left), and of the Korean War. She died in Connecticut in 1971.
... 2007 (today), the blogosphere celebrates the 4th annual International Weblogger's Day, a so-far-unofficial effort to bring together bloggers across the globe. This year's theme is "solidarity" (right); organizers ask great questions:

How can bloggers get together to overcome some of the problems we face in the real world? Can we police acts of hate, intimidation, and sexual violence with what we write? Or do bloggers only inflame what otherwise would be unknown?

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