While working with the Icelandic Mountain Guides, outdoor adventure photographers and filmmakers Ulrika Larsson and Lukasz Warzecha released Meltdown, a film exploring how climate change is causing glaciers to melt in Iceland, told from the perspective of those affected the most. We spoke to them about their work, the challenges, and how photography and film can be used to communicate the message of conservation. What is LWimages? UL: “We are an innovative and creative photo/video production company based in the UK and Sweden. Our main focus is outdoor adventures and adventure travel, shooting and filming both commercial and editorial assignments. We believe in the power of non-fiction visual storytelling. Over the last couple of years we have also entered the world of TV and OTT media services mainly with Lukasz as the director of photography for an adventure travel series.” LW: “I’m a stills photographer and have been shooting professionally for 10 years and … [Read more...] about Adventure photography: witnessing the fate of Icelandic glaciers
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Eli Rosenberg, The Washington Post Published 9:51 am PST, Saturday, January 12, 2019 (FILES) In this file photo taken on August 7, 1997 shows a picture of late Jeanne Calment during a memorial mass at the Primatiale Sainte-Trophime church. - What if Jeanne Calment's longevity record was a fraud? Russian researchers have concluded an incredible sleight of hand between the French woman and her daughter, provoking interest and controversy in the scientific community. Jeanne Calment died at the age of 122 years and 164 days in 1997 - a world record of longevity of all genders. less (FILES) In this file photo taken on August 7, 1997 shows a picture of late Jeanne Calment during a memorial mass at the Primatiale Sainte-Trophime church. - What if Jeanne Calment's longevity record was a ... more Photo: GEORGES GOBET, AFP/Getty Images … [Read more...] about The world’s oldest person record stood for decades. Then came a Russian conspiracy theory.
THE DYNAMIC BLACK WOMAN was well into her 40s and had been working in the trenches of government for years when she shocked the nation with her historic election to Congress, yet that didn’t stop people from labeling her an overnight sensation. She commanded attention by defying the odds, having taken on the establishment of her Democratic Party as much as she took on her opponent. Not only did she refuse to wait her turn, but she creatively forged a new kind of coalition that energized voters out of their apathy and proved the wisdom of her impatience. And when Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to Congress, she made it clear she was just getting started. Related Links 2018 Bostonians of the Year Chisholm’s stunning win in New York in 1968 came six years before Ayanna Pressley was born, and more than a dozen years before the bookish girl would put on her best church clothes and a set of fake pearls and strut around her bedroom pretending to … [Read more...] about Meet the 2018 Bostonians of the Year: Ayanna Pressley and Alex Cora
On a restored 19th-century schooner in the Upper New York Harbor, looking towards the Statue of Liberty at sunset with approximately 30 guests, Katherine Wabler officially launched her brand, KW Travel. In reality, she has been selling travel as an IC for Protravel International since May but August 30 marked the date for Wabler’s “launch party.” For the evening, she chartered a boat, Pioneer, and invited around two dozen influencers, as well as industry sponsors to get a taste of what KW Travel is all about. Experiencing it, the launch sure seemed like it was a success, but Luxury Travel Advisor caught up with Wabler afterwards to gauge the success from her point of view. Here’s what we learned: Luxury Travel Advisor’s ULTRA Summit May 21-23, 2019 | Reunion | Kissimmee, FL This exclusive, invite-only event focused on the luxury travel market brings together world-class travel agency owners and managers with the most opulent, luxury suppliers to … [Read more...] about Selling Travel in 2018: The Art of the Launch Party
Every fall, TV aficionados are treated to a barrage of new programs. To save you the time and effort of sorting through them all, I’ve watched every pilot for all of this fall’s upcoming shows.I focused only on television series a majority of people can watch that are on stations you can view even if you only have the most basic cable package or just a TV antenna. This means television shows from the big five networks (NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS, The CW).What’s hot on TV this fall? Diversity! This fall’s new programs feature significantly more women and minorities and a wider age demographic. What’s not hot? Reboots! Several older shows are being reimagined for new audiences but only one of them shows any promise.There’s also a severe lack of quality in the new fall series. Usually when I write this column I feature 10 programs but this year I could only recommend eight, and even that was a push. Arts & Entertainment TV Review - John Krasinski … [Read more...] about 2018 fall TV preview: 8 best new TV shows this season (and 5 to avoid)