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How Natrona Heights photographer John Filo captured the horror of Kent State killings |

John Filo couldn’t get out of Ohio fast enough. It was early afternoon on May 4, 1970, and he was driving with rolls of film he had hidden in his red Volkswagen Beetle. The film contained photos Filo had just taken — images of the killings of unarmed students protesting against the Vietnam War at Kent State University, and a campus under siege by members of the Ohio National Guard. […]Filo, a Natrona Heights native, was a 21-year-old Kent State journalism student and part-time news photographer. As he made his way off the campus, he watched a national guardsman cut a phone line. […] “I figured it was only a matter of time before they figured out who was there and who took pictures,” said Filo. […]“The initial radio reports were saying the students were killed in a ‘shootout’ at Kent State. We were there. We knew this was totally wrong. I’m thinking this is another one of these cover-ups you hear about.” Filo had to get to a place where it was safe to print and publish his pictures. […] “I just felt like, ‘Ohio is not a good place to be. Nobody knows me here. Why don’t I go to where I can trust somebody and they can trust me.’ ” He decided to drive to Tarentum, where he had worked for the past few summers at the Valley Daily News.

Who Was the Falling Man from 9/11? - Falling Man Identity Revealed

Windows on the World, the restaurant at the top of the North Tower, lost seventy-nine of its employees on September 11, as well as ninety-one of its patrons. It was likely that the Falling Man numbered among them. But which one was he? Over dinner, Cheney spent an evening discussing this question with friends, then said goodnight and walked through Times Square. It was after midnight, eight days after the attacks. The missing posters were still everywhere, but Cheney was able to focus on one that seemed to present itself to him—a poster portraying a man who worked at Windows as a pastry chef, who was dressed in a white tunic, who wore a goatee, who was Latino. His name was Norberto Hernandez. He lived in Queens. Cheney took the enhanced print of the Richard Drew photograph to the family, in particular to Norberto Hernandez's brother Tino and sister Milagros. They said yes, that was Norberto.

On the Couch... with Dick Cavett | Psychology Today

Cavett: I remember being alone in Montauk by the sea one time, feeling very, very depressed. My late wife was away doing a play in Chicago. It took all that I had to just get the dog to come upstairs and turn on the television. Well, on came an old "Saturday Night Live" episode that I happened to be hosting. I saw myself smiling, cheerful - happy as a clam. I was sparkling. I was funny. And watching that was like a tonic. Had I not watched it, I think I might have stayed in that drowning darkness for more days. Perhaps it can be an area researched more in psychology. You know, seeing yourself in happier times. Maybe there's something to that.

Inside the Development of Light, the Tiny Digital Camera That Outperforms DSLRs - IEEE Spectrum

The first and current version of the Light camera—called the L16—has 16 individual camera modules with lenses of three different focal lengths—five are 28-mm equivalent, five are 70-mm equivalent, and six are 150-mm equivalent. “Equivalent” means that the lens achieves the same field of view as a lens of the specified focal length in a conventional film camera.

Instagram and mindfulness

One of the parts of meditation is actually being aware of your surroundings… Sometimes taking a photo, looking down at it, editing it, adding a caption, whatever, actually makes you appreciate the moment that you’re in, it makes you stop and say, ‘That sunset is beautiful.’ So I’m not entirely sure that it takes you out of the moment. I wonder if it actually has the opposite feeling, which is making you more present.