for ten years now, leonid tishkov has traveled the world with his moon. here we see him in arctic svalbard magdalene fjord (1,5,7), new zealand, near rangitito (second photo, taken by marcus williams), the tian shang observatory near the border between china and kyrgyzstan (third photo, by po-i chen) and moscow (4,6,8, taken by boris bendikov)
"the moon is a shining point that brings people together from different countries, of different nationalities and cultures - and everyone who gets in its orbit does not forget it ever. it gives fairytale and poetry in our prosy and mercantile world," leonid writes. "the moon helps us to overcome our loneliness in the universe by uniting us around it."
leonid adds, “the ancient ural peoples who lived in my home told a fairy tale about how a shaman goes into the next world, illuminating the path of the moon. so in all of my photos, i can be seen in my late father’s cloak, because he travels with me in this way.”
I think a lot of diasporic South Euros get confused about being POC because we get called that & related slurs by anglos/nords commonly, and until very recently it was widely held we were a separate race. But that doesn't make it true; the use POC and related terms as insults (THAT part is racist but not to us) otherwise just xenophobic thinking we dirty their race, & anti-immigration. Don't let bigots tell us it's true and don't throw immigrants and POC under the bus to "prove" we're white!
it is september 20th, the technical start of the autumn season. you sigh to yourself, letting the baseball cap in your hands fall to the ground. it’s no longer summer. your hat is off your head, and not worn backwards. it is no longer time to fucking party.
I remember watching some talking head show, when a guy from the CCPA (naomi klein’s bro actually) told some right wing hack “you get your stats from the Fraser Institute, I get mine from StatsCan” and the hack shut up cuz he knew the pile of shit he was using. Of course that’s why Harper eviscerated StatsCan and got rid of the long-form census.