The Egyptian Book of the Dead: A guidebook for the underworld – Tejal Gala

Ani stands before a large golden scale where the jackal-headed god Anubis is weighing his heart against a pure ostrich feather. Ani was a real person, a scribe from the Egyptian city of Thebes who lived in the 13th century BCE. And depicted here is a scene from his Book of the Dead, a 78-foot Read more…

“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost

“The Road Not Taken” By Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps Read more…

Can you solve the bridge riddle? – Alex Gendler

Taking that internship in a remote mountain lab might not have been the best idea. Pulling that lever with the skull symbol just to see what it did probably wasn’t so smart, either, but now is not the time for regrets because you need to get away from these mutant zombies fast. With you are Read more…

Eye vs. camera – Michael Mauser

Watch the center of this disk. You are getting sleepy. No, just kidding. I’m not going to hypnotize you. But are you starting to see colors in the rings? If so, your eyes are playing tricks on you. The disk was only ever black and white. You see, your eyes don’t always capture the world Read more…

Hidden Cameras Film Injustice in Dangerous Places | Oren Yakobovich | TED Talks

I would like to start with the story of Mary, a woman from an African village. Her first memories are of her family fleeing violent riots orchestrated by the ruling political party. Her brother was murdered by the state-sponsored militia, and she was raped more than once just because she belonged to the wrong party. Read more…

My photographs bear witness | James Nachtwey

As someone who has spent his entire career trying to be invisible standing in front of an audience is a cross between an out-of-body experience and a deer caught in the headlights, so please forgive me for violating one of the TED commandments by relying on words on paper, and I only hope I’m not Read more…

The story of life in photographs | Frans Lanting

Nature’s my muse and it’s been my passion. As a photographer for National Geographic, I’ve portrayed it for many. But five years ago, I went on a personal journey. I wanted to visualize the story of life. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever attempted, and there have been plenty of times when I felt like Read more…

Edward Burtynsky photographs the landscape of oil

I started my journey 30 years ago. And I worked in mines. And I realized that this was a world unseen. And I wanted, through color and large format cameras and very large prints, to make a body of work that somehow became symbols of our use of the landscape, how we use the land. Read more…

Telling stories through photographs: Herb Snitzer at TEDxTampaBay

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Hello everyone. (Audience responds) I’m sorry. (Audience) Hello. You know, I was going to start by saying that when I walk into a classroom of kindergarten children, and I say, “Good morning, children,” they jump up and down, they say, “Good morning, Mr. Snitzer.” Oh, they’re all Read more…

How photography connects us – David Griffin

[Music] [Applause] let’s just start by looking at some great photographs this is an icon of National Geographic an Afghan refugee taken by Steve McCurry but the Harvard Lampoon is about to come out with a parody of National Geographic and I shudder to think what they are going to do to this photograph oh Read more…