Early photography pioneer Julia Margaret Cameron: art and chemistry

What makes a truly great photograph? Is it the skill of the photographer or the nature of the subject matter? Sometimes there are stories behind great pictures. And this one involves two pioneers who helped shape the history of photography itself: Julia Margaret Cameron and Sir John Herschel. Cameron, the most significant female photographer of Read more…

Vinegar ☯ …Frayed Knot version (piano, bass, drums added)

Siddhartha saw each suffering breath Desire, despair, disease and death Follow Buddha’s blessed math The Four Great Truths, the Eightfold path To reach Nirvana, no more pain Jammin’ out with Kurt Cobain The vinegar is bitter The vinegar is bitter How do I find out what this life is? The vinegar of bitterness Has it Read more…

How the Saudis ended up with so many American weapons

On August 9, 2018 a fighter jet dropped a bomb on this street in Dahyan, Yemen. It exploded here, near a busy marketplace. Killing 40 children on a school bus. The plane was from a coalition led by Saudi Arabia. They have conducted thousands of airstrikes in Yemen since 2015 – many aimed at civilian Read more…

Pete Souza On Throwing ‘Shade’ At Trump | All In | MSNBC

>>>PRESIDENT OBAMA’S OFFICIAL>>>PRESIDENT OBAMA’S OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHER HAS HAD WHITE HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHER HAS HAD A FASCINATING PUBLIC LIFE. A FASCINATING PUBLIC LIFE. HIS PHOTOGRAPHS WHICH HE POSTS HIS PHOTOGRAPHS WHICH HE POSTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND INSTAGRAM, ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND INSTAGRAM, YOU PROBABLY HAVE SEEN. YOU PROBABLY HAVE SEEN. THEY GET THOUSANDS AND Read more…

Illuminating photography: From camera obscura to camera phone – Eva Timothy

Translator: Andrea McDonough Reviewer: Bedirhan Cinar Let me guess, you’ve got Facebook albums full of photos. You have photos on your computer desktop, on your mobile phone, on your bedroom wall. You see photos in magazines and newspapers, on the side of buses, and of course, in your family albums. We take photos for granted Read more…

Why White People are Called Caucasian (Illustrated)

– [Announcer] This program is presented by University of California Television. Like what you learned? Visit our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest UCTV programs. (upbeat electronic music) – I’m Waldo Martin, Professor of History here at Cal and a member of the Jefferson Memorial Lectures Committee. Read more…

The Curious Life of a Mars Rover | Nat Geo Live

( intro music ) ( applause ) Kobie Boykins: Tonight what we are going to try to do… we are going to take an exploration, an exploration of the planet surface of Mars. And we are going to look at that planet through the eyes of Rovers. And the first Rovers we’re going to talk Read more…

History vs. Genghis Khan – Alex Gendler

He was one of the most fearsome warlords who ever lived, waging an unstoppable conquest across the Eurasian continent. But was Genghis Khan a vicious barbarian or a unifier who paved the way for the modern world? We’ll see in “History vs. Genghis Khan.” “Order, order. Now who’s the defendant today? Khan!” “I see Your Read more…

Introducing the photography collection

The V&A Photography Collection is a huge collection of photographs from the very beginnings of photography right to the present day which began back in the 1850s when the museum was founded. The way that we define photography here incorporates all kinds of styles from fashion to photojournalism, to advertising, to experimental photography. The Royal Read more…

How a K Became the UK

Hi, I’m an American. But I do know some things about Not-America. So today on Knowing Better we’re going international and talking about the history of the United Kingdom. Since the history of Britain is like, five times longer than that of America, I’m going to have to skate over some stuff, but mostly just Read more…