Polar Bear Photography by Paul Souders
Paul Souders recently won the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Yearabsolutely gorgeous with a picture of a polar bear immersed in water. This shot is actually part of a superb series of images focused on the animal, by the artist around Hudson Bay near Manitoba in the Canadian province.
Grand Prize and Nature Winner: The Ice Bear- A polar bear peers up from beneath the melting sea ice on Hudson Bay as the setting midnight sun glows red from the smoke of distant fires during a record-breaking spell of hot weather. The Manitoba population of polar bears, the southernmost in the world, is particularly threatened by a warming climate and reduced sea ice. (Photo and caption by Paul Souders/National Geographic Photo Contest )
photos: Jamie BakerThe performance “’Be the Inside of the Vase” was divided into two parts.
The first story began with my dad’s attempt to commit suicide. The performance revealed my uneasy childhood and difficult relationship with my father. I was still and silent whist my voice revealed the narrative using a pre-recorded audio. In the second performance the story moves towards my relationship with my mother. Through a rather brutal personal history I addressed sexually political statements:
From my father: “Women should be like vase, smooth, decorative and empty inside! ” From my mother: “ Don’t be a vase, pretty but empty inside, be the inside, be the quality!” From myself: “This is my voice, my story, my childhood, I am not a vase! .”
Watch the video:
Back home in Paterson. Good night. Thanks for all the love and support from my family and friends. You are amazing.
Thanks to all who donated and help fund my trip to Ferguson(flown there twice).
I was able to connect with passionate local and out of town activist, self born out of the situation in Ferguson. I worked only with young adults. There passion for justice is unmatched. This is only the beginning! I hope to go back as much as possible to help in any capacity as they build and self manage a grassroots organization that will change Ferguson, STL and the country.