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Thursday, 16 February 2017

A rainbow over Gaza / Md. Enamul Kabir: Coexistence and Love, Dhaka (Clark Coolidge: Home)

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GAZA STRIP - A Palestinian boy stands at the entrance of his family's impoverished house in Beit Hanun. #AFP @mohmdabed: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 16 February 2017


Conversación después de la lluvia al atardecer en una calle del campamento de refugiados de Shati en la Franja de Gaza #AFP @mohmdabed: image via Agence France-Presse @AFPespanol, 13 February 2017


GAZA CITY - Palestinians ride donkey carts through a wet street after the rain at the Al-Shatee refugee camp in Gaza City. Photo @mohmdabed #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 14 February 2017


Re Israel-Palestinian peace accord: “I’m looking at two states and one state,” said President Trump,“I like the one that both parties like.": image via Stephen Crowley @Stcrow, 15 February 2017



Meeting Israel's Netanyahu, Trump avoids commitment to a two-state solution: image via Reuters Top News @Reuters, 15 February 2017 


Palestinians react with dismay as U.S. appears to back off two-state solution.: image via New York Times World @nytimesworld, 15 February 2017


GAZA CITY - Palestinians walk through a wet street after the rain at the Al-Shatee refugee camp in Gaza City. Photo @mohmdabed #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 13 February 2017


And we're off: image via Olivier Knox @OKnox, 15 February 2017

    With Netanyahu, Trump makes most robust pro-Israel statement of any president in years but says “both sides will have to make compromises.": tweet via Peter Baker @peterbakernyt, 15 February 2017

    Also here are Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.: tweet via Peter Baker @peterbakernyt, 15 February 2017

    Melania Trump enters the East Room with Sara Netanyahu, the first time the new first lady has made an appearance at a press conference here.: tweet via Peter Baker @peterbakernyt, 15 February 2017
    Melania Trump and Sara Netanyahu are at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, per pooler @anniekarni: tweet via Jennifer Epstein @jeneps, 15 February 2017

    Bibi: "There is no greater supporter of the Jewish state and the Jewish people than President Donald Trump. I think we should put that to rest": tweet via Jennifer Epstein @jeneps, 15 February 2017

    Trump starts answer to Q about anti-Semitism by saying: "We are very honored by the victory we had": tweet via Jennifer Epstein @jeneps, 15 February 2017

    "You are going to see a lot of love, a lot of love," Trump says, ending response that didn't really address post-election anti-Semitism: tweet via Jennifer Epstein @jeneps, 15 February 2017

    Trump cites Ivanka and Jared's Judaism, adds "you're going to see a lot different United States of America over the next 3, 4 or 8 years": tweet via Jennifer Epstein @jeneps, 15 February 2017

    Palestinians "have to get rid of some of that hate" that "they're taught at a very young age," Trump says: tweet via Jennifer Epstein @jeneps,15 February 2017

    Bibi: “Jews are called Jews because they come from Judea”: tweet via Zeke Miller @ZekeMiller,  15 February 2017

    Tfw the Israeli prime minister's visit to the White House isn't the biggest White House story of the day: tweet via Jennifer Epstein @jeneps, 15 February 2017

    Dear colleagues in the Israeli press corps: Please ask Donald Trump about Russian contacts if you're called on at today's press conference.: tweet via Reid J. Epstein @reidepstein, 15 February 2017



President Trump to hold joint press conference with Israeli PM Netanyahu at the White House today. #BlairHouse: image via Stephen Crowley @Stcrow, 15 February 2017



A barefoot Palestinian girl poses for a picture in el-Zohor slum, in KhanYounis, southern Gaza Strip: #KhalilHamra: image via khalil hamra @khalil_hamra, 30 June 2016



GAZA CITY - View of a rainbow appearing over Gaza City. Photo @mohmdabed
: image via Fréderique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 15 February 2017

Reince and Bannon emerged from Spicer's office just now, looked at scrum of reporters. Bannon: "The opposition party, all lined up.": tweet via Julie Davis @juliehdavis, 15 February 2017

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Md. Enamul Kabir: Coexistence and Love, Dhaka (Clark Coolidge: Home)

Sex in the City | by Md Enamul Kabir

Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 29 July 2016

Sex in the City | by Md Enamul Kabir

Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 29 July 2016

Sex in the City | by Md Enamul Kabir

Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 29 July 2016

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 10 February 2017

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 10 February 2017

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 10 February 2017

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 30 January 2017

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 30 January 2017

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 30 January 2017
Clark Coolidge: Home

The observatory waited on tracks
a lit bulb spun in an empty room
the children approached with stones

Clark Coolidge: Home, from Life Forms Here, 2017

#23 | by Md Enamul Kabir

#23 Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 6 January 2017

#23 | by Md Enamul Kabir

#23 Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 6 January 2017

#23 | by Md Enamul Kabir

#23 Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 6 January 2017

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 12 November 2016

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 12 November 2016

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 12 November 2016

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 12 October 2016

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 12 October 2016

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 12 October 2016

Dhaka, Bangladesh | by Md Enamul Kabir

Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 15 September 2015

Dhaka, Bangladesh | by Md Enamul Kabir

Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 15 September 2015

Dhaka, Bangladesh | by Md Enamul Kabir

Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 15 September 2015

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 10 February 2017

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 10 February 2017

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 10 February 2017

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 21 January 2017

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 21 January 2017

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 21 January 2017

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 3 December 2016

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 3 December 2016

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 3 December 2016

Dhaka, Bangladesh | by Md Enamul Kabir

Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 9 April 2016

Dhaka, Bangladesh | by Md Enamul Kabir

Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 9 April 2016

Dhaka, Bangladesh | by Md Enamul Kabir

Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 9 April 2016

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 14 August 2014

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 14 August 2014

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 14 August 2014

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 20 August 2015

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 20 August 2015

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 20 August 2015

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 25 September 2016

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 25 September 2016


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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 25 September 2016

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 4 November 2014

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 4 November 2014

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 4 November 2014

Policing the Moral Police | by Md Enamul Kabir

Policing the Moral Police. Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 25 August 2016

Policing the Moral Police | by Md Enamul Kabir

Policing the Moral Police. Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 25 August 2016

Policing the Moral Police | by Md Enamul Kabir

Policing the Moral Police. Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 25 August 2016

Dhaka,Bangladesh | by Md Enamul Kabir

Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 16 January 2015

Dhaka,Bangladesh | by Md Enamul Kabir

Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 16 January 2015

Dhaka,Bangladesh | by Md Enamul Kabir

Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 16 January 2015

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 12 June 2015

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 12 June 2015

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 12 June 2015

Coexistence and Love | by Md Enamul Kabir

Coexistence and Love. Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 29 July 2016

Coexistence and Love | by Md Enamul Kabir

Coexistence and Love. Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 29 July 2016

Coexistence and Love | by Md Enamul Kabir

Coexistence and Love. Dhaka, Bangladesh: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 29 July 2016

3 comments:

Tom Palmer said...

Hello Tom,
How does it work? I'm inspired and often made heart sick by the extraordinary care and precision of your work here. There is nothing like it. Help me understand why my emotions sink to such desperation at the images of domestic pets. I see the next images of the man's damaged chest and the horror and pain of the blood laden foot from Dhaka. It's gut wrenching. But the animals? Why do they make me wail so? Also, my condolence on the recent passing of your friend. I'm sorry.
Best,
Tom

TC said...

Tom,

Very grateful when anybody looks long enough to take thought. To me this means the image contains a lot of reality. These Dhaka photographers are following a discipline that has certain rules. First of all, no lying. The objective is the capture, the arresting of a moment of reality. The photographer in the previous post here, also a person much devoted to animals (a pediatrician in fact), is known among his peers for precisely that. His search is for the decisive moment, the moment when things can go either way. With the photographer in this post (who is locally famous for his love of dogs, which is visible in the wonderfully funny shot of the two happy young people people with the grinning dog), the two images that seem most challenging in the way you suggest are both images of dogs. In one case, the two dogs face-a-face -- are they really fighting, or just playing? And then the shot of the plainly immobile dog in the street. It's hard for me to imagine that someone who does not care about animals could have taken that extremely affecting shot.

Maybe we should also keep in mind the fact that the phrase "domestic pet" may have very different meanings in different cultures. There are places and cultures in which, for animals, the street is home. This does not necessarily means that no one cares about them.

For many years we've sheltered stray animals that had once been domestic pets but were abandoned by their (dare one say the word) owners. The street here is very busy and an avenue to mayhem at the best of times. These creatures have been forced out onto the roads of life, as the saying goes. They have had to manage as best they can, after being in effect thrown away. My guess is that they'd probably have approximately the same chance of making it without help here on the freeway feeder as would the street animals of Dhaka, on those streets.

And another thing -- with this kind of photography, that decisive moment of the capture, is usually a moment that catches something of the mystery of what it is to be alive. And mystery isn't always easy.

(By the way, the photographers sometimes give away a certain amount of information in comments, but I try to steer away from explaining on their behalf when their proper captioning info is minimal, as is often the case. Thus if they don't explicitly talk about Eid or Kurbani or Ashura, I don't do so on their behalf, under the fools rush in clause.)

I think the motive of this blog all along has been to discover a picture language, in which each picture is a word.

(That shot titled "Policing the Moral Police", by the way, surely has to do with the shadowy presence of another kind of dog altogether.... what, watchdog?)

Tom Palmer said...

This is so good, Tom.. How can I respond? I have to sit with it and read it again and again. Thank you. Teri, my animal activist house mate of nearly 40 years, will love this. That piece I told you about was published here yesterday: http://bigskyjournal.com/Features/Story/risky-business. The 'dedication', I'm certain, is in my brief bio, but I haven't seen the book yet. No need to post this link. Please, I just want you to know it's out there.
Best,
Tom