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A Visit to the Cowcart Festival Outside Yogyakarta, Indonesia

February 19, 2018

A Visit to the Cowcart Festival Outside Yogyakarta, Indonesia All of the color and noise and sensory overload of Indonesia I went to the ‘Festival Gerobak Sapi’ or Cowcart Festival outside Yogyakarta a few years back. It’s one of the coolest cultural festivals in Yogyakarta, I think. The festival...

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What do downward dog and motorbike-perching have in common?

  What do downward dog and motorbike-perching have in common? How many people can you fit on a motorbike? Have you seen this video of what appears to be 6 Indonesians on a motorbike? The motorbike has two planks fastened to either side of the seat and women sit...

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The dreaded Facebook overshare and quick and dirty journalism

The dreaded Facebook overshare and quick and dirty journalism The Age of Git Er Done Journalism Most people get their news on social media. For that reason, new sites have to observe social media best practices, such as keeping information brief, punchy, and to the point, while also striving...

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How Mildred Gil Parada chisels a stone’s hidden message

How Mildred Gil Parada chisels a stone’s hidden message About Mildred, the Stone Sculptor Mildred Gil Parada is a stone sculptor originally from Merida, Venezuela. She makes refined and sophisticated sculptures of marble, granite, and limestone. In Merida, she studied architecture, then later moved to Puerto la Cruz in...

 Social Documentary Storytelling with Matt Eich

Where Community and Country Coalesce; Social Documentary Storytelling with Matt Eich

  Where Community and Country Coalesce; Social Documentary Storytelling with Matt Eich I recently had a conversation about all things social documentary storytelling with Matt Eich, a photographer based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Matt recently published his second monograph, I Love You, I’m Leaving in September 2017 and it quickly sold out. In this...