LOVE this look. Wish i could pull it off this well. Totally my style.
Lana Del Rey for Vogue Italia, Aug. 2012
Fun Facts: After the whale shark, the basking shark is the second largest living fish, and can grow up to 32 feet long. These sharks are often mistaken for plesiosaurs, a group of long-necked, predatory marine reptiles that lived at the time of the dinosaurs.
Wouldn’t want to meet this guy in a dark alley.
Or anywhere else.
Did someone take a wrong turn? This damselfly was captured looking confused while clinging to a blade of grass by insect photographer Uda Dennie near his home in Batam Island, Indonesia.
When Robert Kennedy was assassinated on June 5, 1968, LIFE’s Bill Eppridge was there — and managed to capture the one haunting image that helped define the era.
Here, on the anniversary of his murder, we present photos made just moments before, and moments after the horrific event. Many of which were never published in the magazine.
The original caption that ran in LIFE: “Rigid, semiconscious, his face an ashen mask, Senator Kennedy lies in a pool of his own blood on the concrete floor, a bullet deep in his brain and another in his neck. Juan Romero, a busboy whose hand Kennedy had shaken before the shots, tried to comfort him.”
Jack Shepherd of BuzzFeed has collected some of the most iconic photographs of the century, picturing “the heartbreak of loss, the tremendous power of loyalty, and the triumph of the human spirit.” Take a look at the touching images here. You may need a box of Kleenex to get through the gallery.
“Still, the uproar has forced people to recognize once again the importance of the policies set by technological platforms—such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter. Supreme Court justices, presidents, prime ministers, and dictators for life will decide much of the future of free speech. But so will smart people with big glasses and purple shirts in Silicon Valley conference rooms. Free speech laws and policies change slowly. Companies can reset standards quickly. It’s useful for them to be reminded how much these issues matter as they balance business interests, reputation, and morals.”
-Nick Thompson writes about why Twitter isn’t evil: http://nyr.kr/zxugmR
Eve Arnold, the first woman to become a full member of the Magnum photographers’ cooperative, died last week, at the age of ninety-nine. “To look at her photographs was to be there inside the moment as she experienced it,” Eli Reed, a fellow Magnum member, said. “I learned over time that Eve was a quiet warrior for truth via the photographic image.”
- Our Photo Booth blog remembers Eve Arnold’s “In America”:
Above: New York, New York. Subway, Guardian Angels, 1984. Courtesy Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos.