You learn something new every day. I must confess I had never heard of Perla Siedle Gibson a/k/a the “Lady in White“. Read all about her and what she accomplished. This rare photo is unretouched and shows her at dockside in Durban, South Africa c.1942 complete with her megaphone
We present this issue from a humanitarian viewpoint not a political one. There are people living in similar or even much worse conditions in other parts of the world. We have been most fortunate to be able to show these images taken by Mohamed el-Saife who is a resident and talented photojournalist living in Gaza. If anything, DPI’s guiding principle remains toleration. It is through images such as these whether they be in Syria, Bangladesh, Dafur, Somalia, in this case the Gaza Strip or any area where conflict prevents the supply of basic necessities of life that you will observe scenes like these.
DPI is proud to welcome our latest contributing photojournalist, Mohamed el-Saife, who is based in Gaza in the Gaza Strip. His photos covering the life of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip show the struggle for survival. The lead photo for this blog is: “A Child Refills Drinking Water From Rain in Cold Weather“; Khan Yunis, Gaza Strip (Palestine), Novemer 26, 2020.
Something to keep in mind during your next cup of morning coffee. “Sugar Cane Field Worker“; Florida/Louisiana c.1923.
An image that speaks for itself. Calming, in these troubled times. “Spanish Moss“; New Orleans, Louisiana (1913).
He was my friend, Alan Parry. “Christmas – 1966“; South Vietnam (December 12, 1966). He served as a LRRP (Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol), a sniper in Cambodia. Alan took his own life when he returned to the United States. Honor and remember our servicemen and servicewomen far from home today and every day.
Who knows? The Shadow knows. I believe that the shadows in this photo make it happen. Something to keep in mind when you’re shooting. Try to make effective use of the lighting. Without these shadows would this photo still be as effective? “The High Chair“; U. S. c.1937.
A now iconic image symbolic of the COVID19 pandemic has become the infrared thermometer. I must admit that I had incorrectly assumed that they were only available to medical professionals. That is until my son bought me one as a present at a local store. I can just see it now. You meet a stranger and say, “Hi, my name is …. Please just hold still for a moment.” Then you whip out your infrared thermometer and zap his forehead. “O. K., thank you, now we can talk”. We could all carry one in a devised holster like in the Old West. Bizarre, perhaps, as if from some science fiction movie, but if you really want to be sure when you meet a stranger, what the heck!
We mourn the passing of Harriet Gumbs a/k/a/ Princess Starleaf of the Shinnecock Nation here on Long Island. I had the opportunity to meet this grand lady some years ago at the Shinnecock Powwow. One could not fail to be impressed by her grace. I have also met several times with one of her sons, Lance, who has been a trustee of the Shinnecock Nation. She was much accomplished in life. You can read her obituary in Newsday 12/4/20. She will be missed.