I have always been fascinated by these ‘world of 100 people’ things, I remember spending hours thinking through the ones on a poster at church when I was 9 or so. It really, really makes some really important stuff so blindingly clear, in numbers we can understand. And it should, I hope it does, inspire us to act.
Corycian Cave, in whose depths the ancients imagined the giant Typhon to have been imprisoned by Zeus. A subsidence caused by an underground stream, has created a canyon with almost vertical sides about 200 feet deep. The bottom is thickly wooded, predominantly with judas-trees which create a lake of brilliant colour in the spring, and at one end the cave itself, vaulted with stalactites, plunges steeply down towards the clamour of an invisible torrent in the depths of the earth below.
November is American Indian Heritage month. Did you know that there are at least 562 federally recognized tribal nations in the U.S.?
Matika Wilbur is attempting to photograph every one. Wilbur, of the Swinomish and Tulalip in Washington State, sold everything she owns to travel the nation taking portraits of her people. She calls the series Project 562 and aims to debunk myths about American Indian culture. “I’m not a Halloween costume. I hope to encourage a new conversation of sharing and to help us move beyond the stereotypes.”