The Inevitable Minor Fires

An ongoing search for hidden truths within the gigantic lie of The Future combined with an ongoing endeavour to derail that planned obsolescence while reviving the finest examples of living already revealed.
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"Just This Side of Normal" by Alice Gao
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See her look on Styld.by.

Shoddily made slave-labor pantaloons don’t disintegrate when you leave them hung over a chair and have a famous owner of expensive camera gear take their picture.

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"Just This Side of Normal" by Alice Gao

#Styldby #DressNormal

See her look on Styld.by.

Shoddily made slave-labor pantaloons don’t disintegrate when you leave them hung over a chair and have a famous owner of expensive camera gear take their picture.

I think the notion that we have all the democracy that money can buy strays so far from what our democracy is supposed to be.

—Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in an interview with The New Republic, on the Citizens United v. FEC decision. (via campaignmoney)

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Happy Birthday, Lewis Hine 

These haunting child labor photos are only a fraction of the thousands taken by investigative photographer Lewis Wickes Hine, born one hundred and forty years ago on September 26, 1874.  Hine used his camera as both a research tool and an instrument of social reform.  In 1908 he was hired as the photographer for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) and spent a decade documenting child labor in American industry to aid the NCLC’s lobbying efforts to end the practice.  Hine worked tirelessly, staying out at all hours to capture images of children working on city streets, or bluffing his way into mills and factories where he would not have been welcome otherwise.   

National Child Labor Committee Photographs taken by Lewis Hine, ca. 1912

Other examples of Hine’s work can be found in his series of photographs for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), documenting life in the mountains of eastern Tennessee, and for the Works Progress Administration’s (WPA) National Research Project, highlighting changes in industry and their effect on employment: