Audiences will have another opportunity to view the work of Vivian Maier. The shutterbug was a nanny in Chicago’s northern suburbs. Equipped with a keen eye and a camera, Maier took tens of thousands of photographs on frequent trips into the city.
Japan is still reeling from the 9.0- magnitude earthquake and tsunami — and series of aftershocks — that have left the country in disrepair. According to the AP, thousands are missing or dead, entire cities lie in ruin and the fear of radiation still looms.
Just after a New York blizzard last December, Todd Bieber decided to strap on his old skis and trek across Prospect Park in Brooklyn."While I was out there skiing around, I stopped at one point, just to catch my breath," Bieber tells All Things Considered weekend host Guy Raz.
"How do you make a picture of something that's basically nonexistent?" NPR photographer David Gilkey mused aloud on the phone yesterday. In Japan it was about 11:30 pm, and he had just spent the day trying to capture the devastation in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture — or what remains of it.
In 1960, there were 400,000 lions living in the wild. Today, there are just 20,000."That represents a 90 to 95 percent decline," says National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dereck Joubert. "Unless we start talking about this, these lions will be extinct within the next 10 or 15 years."