October Tumblr Round-Up

"Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter." - Carol Bishop Hipps

Patagonia's Common Threads Initiative: Patagonia agrees to build useful things that last, to repair what breaks and recycle what comes to the end of its useful life.I agree to buy only what I need (and will last), repair what breaks, reuse (share) what I no longer need and recycle everything else.

A self-described “visual anthropologist” and social explorer, 27-year-old photographer Umair Jangda has created a remarkable series of images based on a simple, sneakily powerful concept: namely, that photographing Muslims of different ages and backgrounds dressed in both contemporary clothes and in traditional Islamic attire might well be one way to alter the perception of Islam in the West.
“After a bit of a false start with this project,” Jangda told LIFE.com, “I realized that, ironically, I needed to show the stereotype [of how Muslims appear to Western eyes] in order to to battle that stereotype.
LIFE.com presents a selection of images from Jangda’s work-in-progress:The Muslim Behind Islam.

"You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness." - Terence McKenna

"Associate with the noblest people you can find; read the best books; live with the mighty; but learn to be happy alone." - Saul Bellow; Ravelstein 


  1. Such a great round-up! I love the "This is what a feminist looks like" image; I totally have a t-shirt that says that - lol. I also love so much the way you blend thought-provoking quotes in with your images! Have a great Halloween!

  2. the tumblr round-up is a great idea... I feel like I would always forget/spend way too long choosing though! I miss you... we need to catch up!


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