and other images were captured in the 70s, commissioned by the Nixon administration in conjunction with the creation of the EPA, for a project called Documerica. The National Archives have recently been making photos from the collection available.
A couple of days ago, Wired Science published a selection of these photos, and you can search the archives at the National Archives (you might want to use the search instructions at the Documerica site at the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism).
In addition to Thing-a-Day this month, I’m taking a stab at “365 photos,” which is intended to be a photo a day. I’ve missed a handful of days and refuse to feel bad about it. During the week, I’m even using 365 photos as my daily things. SO LAZY. I’m enjoying reconnecting with my environment.
365-2010 set at Flickr
Wilson A Bentley photographed 5,000 snowflakes in his lifetime, beginning at age 19, recording thousands of patterns that would otherwise be lost to temperature and time.
See the gallery at the Guardian site.
The whole weekend was like this, really.
The Glory for Christ Football League in Georgia grew out of a desire to provide an option for young men who are home-schooled but cannot play in local football leagues. —Photo: Erik S. Lesser for The New York Times
More at the New York Times
The history of London Zoo is revealed in images published online for the first time, including this shot of a bear meeting a tiger cub, dated April 1914. More pictures at the BBC.
I wasn’t the photographer, but I took some snaps at the reception.
Even my sister’s departure dress was in theme!
Seriously great, because I have a LOT of laundry!