"There is no document of civilization which is not at the same time a document of barbarism..."
- Walter Benjamin
Walter Benjamin's view might be overly pessimistic, but if he's even partially correct then that leads to an important corollary to his statement: that the ones who are the source of barbarism will never want it documented and will try to prevent others from doing so.
I experienced this recently. It was very benign compared to what many photographers experience while...
“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
It’s some time in September, although I’ve lost track of the days. But it’s September and I’m in Northern British Columbia and being dry is a distant memory as I lay in a field surrounded by tall grass, hiding from this enormous grizzly bear less than 30 metres away from me.
I’ve never seen a grizzly in the wild before, and I should probably be a little intimidated. But it’s hard to b...