Navajo Code Talkers Henry Bake and George Kirk, operating a portable radio set in the South Pacific, 1943
Award Will Be Displayed at the National Museum of the American Indian
WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., will host an award ceremony Tuesday, April 8, at 11 a.m. for the 2013 Cryptologic Hall of Honor award given by the National Security Agency/Central Security Service. One plaque will reside at NSA headquarters and a second will be on display at the museum. This will be the first time in agency history that the award is given to a group and not an individual.
Speakers at the event Speakers at the event include Kevin Gover (Pawnee), NMAI Director and Trumbull D. Soule, deputy chief of staff at the NSA.
via NSA Bestows Highest Honor to Native Code Talkers.
Spring and hope are twins of the soul
To make this little clip I took 150000 shots. Why so many? Because macro photography involves shallow depth of field. To extend it, I used focus stacking. Each frame of the video is actually a stack that consists of 3-12 shots where in-focus areas are merged. Just the intro and last scene are regular real-time footage. One frame required about 10 minutes of processing time (raw conversion + stacking). Unfortunately, the success rate was very low due to copious technical challenges and I spent almost 9 long months just to learn how to make these kinds of videos and understand how to work with these delicate creatures.
via Mesmerizing Timelapse “Slow Life” by Daniel Stoupin | Tam Nguyen – New York Photographer.
RIP – Anja was killed this past Thursday by an Afghan policeman.
A recorded interview with her and her experience in Iraq.
Anja Niedringhaus is a German photo journalist who began her career at the European Pressphoto Agency in Frankfurt. Later she began working for the AP as a reporter and war correspondent starting in Yugoslavia in 1992, and then later in Afghanistan. In 2005 Anja was one of the few photographers on hand for the Battle of Fallujah in Iraq. In 2005 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her moving photographs from the Iraq War. She currently works for AP in Kabul.
via Anja Niedringhaus | IRAQ – 10 years, 100 viewpoints – 2003-2013.