A myriad sparks of fire

"Teach me half the gladness
That thy brain must know
Such harmonious madness
From my lips would flow"
-Percy Shelley


Joseph is competent and by-the-books; a reliable detective. He is considerate of others, but hard on himself. Once he’s made up his mind, he sees things through to the end. His persistence often gets him into trouble, but he doesn’t waver.

Joseph is competent and by-the-books; a reliable detective. He is considerate of others, but hard on himself. Once he’s made up his mind, he sees things through to the end. His persistence often gets him into trouble, but he doesn’t waver.

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art-of-swords:

Sword with Scabbard

  • Dated: 17th century
  • Culture: Chinese
  • Medium: steel, brass, enamel
  • Measurements: blade length 28 5/8 inches (72.7 cm)

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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niggaclouds:

pbh3:

The planets, aligned.

the sickest thing ive ever seen

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nativeamericannews:

Hoop Dancers #Native&Proud

nativeamericannews:

Hoop Dancers #Native&Proud

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dynamicafrica:

Chantelle Brown-Young

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80slove:

Winona in Edward Scissorhands

80slove:

Winona in Edward Scissorhands

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Sleepy Hollow 2.05 | Saving Abbie Mills

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deepdarkmarvellous:

apolonisaphrodisia:

Sevan Biçakçi

The rare White Amber.

deepdarkmarvellous:

apolonisaphrodisia:

Sevan Biçakçi

The rare White Amber.

vinebox:

she don’t know yet but when black moms do that, you about to die.

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A unique piece by Wallace Chan. The faces are carved using a technique he invented called the Wallace cut.

The figure is of Kore (Persephone), the goddess in charge of the Four seasons in Greek Mythology. The Wallace Cut allows the formerly singular image to be reflected in four sides.

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fer1972:

Poe Returning to Boston via Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston

Finally what you deserved, Edgar!

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skullspeare:

how are you real

how is this show real

please come back

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2jam4u:

dynamicafrica:

Spotlight: Photographer Damion Reid and the “Beauty of the Black Woman” Project.

How do you describe what a black woman is? How do you even begin to define her?

You don’t. You leave that up to her.

As black women, as black people, we are well aware of our complexities - whether inherited or otherwise. What’s more, despite our differences being used to divide and separate us, whether through experience or heritage, history has played out in such a way that we are and will always be connected to each other in ways words cannot even begin to describe. As romantic as this may sound, and though there is so much beauty in who we are, there’s a lot of pain that we are still forced to triumph through. Despite all this, as we combat that which has manifested in our lives through both structural and internal racism, it’s so important that we look for ways to find and recreate ourselves on our terms.

Living in a world where black women have to constantly defend their existence and personally find ways to continuously reaffirm their beauty and self-worth, it’s hard not to love what Damion Reid does.

As a Communications Major, Reid was, to say the least, troubled by the negative images and stories he’d often come across of Black women and Black people in the Diaspora. In the Spring of 2002, armed with his camera and desire to show the multi-faceted reality of Black women, he began approaching women he’d see in public in an attempt to capture the “Beauty of the Black Woman.”

Ridding himself of mainstream notions of what beauty is or is supposed to look like, Reid opted to go for something deeper when approaching women, "I share a spiritual bond with Black Women. They are the only people that can understand what me a Black Male goes through. That is beauty to me. I go with my feelings. If it feels right to approach someone, I will do it."

So far, the responses Reid has received have been incredibly positive and wonderfully surprising, “Sometimes the Women are shocked that I want to photograph them. They were not used to be called beautiful, much less photographed.”

For Reid, this is a “never-ending project.” He does plan on taking things further and is currently working on a project that concerns Black men in the Diaspora. 

All photos courtesy of Damion Reid.

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oh lol I’m included!

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