Alfred Eisenstaedt not get his photograph on to the cover of the first issue of Life. That distinction went to Margaret Bourke-White. The cover of the second issue was by Eisenstaedt, however, and nearly a hundred since. By his own reckoning he has been on 2,500 assignments for Life, a huge total even if spread over a long association.
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Enjoying Susan Owens’s essay on English attitudes to nature in @Lit_Review. Turns out the early moderns were positively repulsed by hills, as described in this poem by Isaak Walton’s fishing chum Charles Cotton.
In this month's Silenced Voices, @lucyjpop shines a light on the tragic case of Shady Habash, a filmmaker who died in an Egyptian prison in May.
One study found that hoarders 'had lesions on the mesial prefrontal cortex of their brains ... Collecting and hoarding, in other words, are the results of brain damage.'
James Delbourgo explores the psychology of minimalists & collectors.