Seeing Is Believing
“We navigate dangers, endure hardships and get our hearts broken by what we witness, over and over again, because we believe that peoples’ opinions matter — that our society cannot function properly without the information we provide and without the stories we tell.”
—James Nachtwey, Time magazine photojournalist, “How Photography Can Change the World,” on receiving the American Society of Magazine Editors’ Lifetime Achievement Award, Feb. 3, 2015 Image: Nachtwey, “Rohingya: Burma’s Forgotten Muslims,” 2014
• Editorial Comment: One thousand words. At least.
PeezPix by Ted Pease
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Ted Pease, Professor of Interesting Stuff, Trinidad, California. (Be)Friend The WORD
“Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones, in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.” —Tom Stoppard