Kevin McElvaney: from Agbogbloshie: the world’s largest e-waste dump (via The Guardian)
MOMENTS BEFORE THE WINTER CAME FOREVER ON A COLD LATE NIGHT. A TRUMPETER SWAN WAS ENJOYING 12ST BEACH ALL TO (T)HE(I)R LONESOME UNDER A LARGE MOON.
SHE WAS MAJESTIC IN THE FREEZING WATER. SO FRESH AND WHITE. I TRY TO PICTURE LIFE FROM HER EYES. WHAT HER WORLD MUST BE LIKE. HOW IT FEELS. HOW IT SOUNDS. FUNCTIONING LIKE CELESTIAL RYTHM FROM THE HEAVENS. CODED, PERFECTED AND IMPRINTED IN EARTH’S DATABASE… SHE POPS OUT. SHE DOESN’T ROCK DESIGNER. AND SHE POPS OUT. SHE’S SIPPIN IN THE LAKE AND YOU’RE NOT OUT. WINGS OF BREATH AND SHE KNOCKS OUT!
Beach Accident, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY, 1951
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"She is best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of Soviet industry, the first female war correspondent (and the first woman permitted to work in combat zones) and the first female photographer for Henry Luce’s Life magazine, where her photograph appeared on the first cover."