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Waiting 11 Hours for the Perfect Photo
Question: How do you interact with your \r\nsubjects so as to\r\ncapture their true selves?\r\n\r\n
Carol Friedman: You \r\ncan’t play jazz without mastering\r\nimprovisation and if I make the metaphor that a photo session is like \r\njazz\r\nthat’s, you know, because there is interaction between the players and \r\nyou’re\r\ntrying to get to the emotional core of things and it is paying attention\r\n to\r\neach other and capturing something. \r\nYou’re after something together.\r\n\r\n
Question: Do the best pictures emerge \r\nonly after you find a\r\n“rhythm” with your subjects?\r\n\r\n
Carol Friedman: Sessions can last... you \r\nknow, even though it’s\r\nnot a session, I mean, I have a photograph of Francis Ford Coppola that I\r\nparticularly love. It was just one\r\nframe shot in an ocean with a play camera, but it’s waiting for that \r\nright\r\nmoment and that right exchange. \r\nThere are photo sessions that last 11 hours and the person feels \r\nlike\r\nthey’ve done battle and you know, and at the end, end, end of their \r\nworst\r\nbattle fatigue, “Let’s do one more roll,” and the picture comes there, \r\nso\r\nsometimes… And it has to do also with the person’s… the person’s \r\nself-knowledge\r\nand confidence. There are certain\r\npeople that you don’t have to even work at extracting their inner life. It is just there and they’re happy to\r\nshare it with you. Bobby Short,\r\nyou know, I think the third frame that I took, bing, bing, bing, that’s\r\nBobby. He had nothing to hide,\r\nloves who he is, knows who he is, and other people, it’s a little bit of\r\ndigging sometimes.
Recorded on April 21, 2010
Interviewed by Austin Allen
Some photography sessions are so long, they induce "battle fatigue." But just when artist and subject are about to quit, "the picture comes."
- Modern antibiotics can effectively treat bubonic plague, which spreads mainly by fleas.
Bacteria under microscope
needpix.com<p>Today, bubonic plague can be treated effectively with antibiotics.</p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"Unlike in the 14th century, we now have an understanding of how this disease is transmitted," Dr. Shanthi Kappagoda, an infectious disease physician at Stanford Health Care, told <a href="https://www.healthline.com/health-news/seriously-dont-worry-about-the-plague#Heres-how-the-plague-spreads" target="_blank">Healthline</a>. "We know how to prevent it — avoid handling sick or dead animals in areas where there is transmission. We are also able to treat patients who are infected with effective antibiotics, and can give antibiotics to people who may have been exposed to the bacteria [and] prevent them [from] getting sick."</p>
This plague patient is displaying a swollen, ruptured inguinal lymph node, or buboe.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention<p>Still, hundreds of people develop bubonic plague every year. In the U.S., a handful of cases occur annually, particularly in New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado, <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/plague/faq/index.html" target="_blank">where habitats allow the bacteria to spread more easily among wild rodent populations</a>. But these cases are very rare, mainly because you need to be in close contact with rodents in order to get infected. And though plague can spread from human to human, this <a href="https://www.healthline.com/health-news/seriously-dont-worry-about-the-plague#Heres-how-the-plague-spreads" target="_blank">only occurs with pneumonic plague</a>, and transmission is also rare.</p>
A new swine flu in China<p>Last week, researchers in China also reported another public health concern: a new virus that has "all the essential hallmarks" of a pandemic virus.<br></p><p>In a paper published in the <a href="https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/06/23/1921186117" target="_blank">Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</a>, researchers say the virus was discovered in pigs in China, and it descended from the H1N1 virus, commonly called "swine flu." That virus was able to transmit from human to human, and it killed an estimated 151,700 to 575,400 people worldwide from 2009 to 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.</p>There's no evidence showing that the new virus can spread from person to person. But the researchers did find that 10 percent of swine workers had been infected by the virus, called G4 reassortant EA H1N1. This level of infectivity raises concerns, because it "greatly enhances the opportunity for virus adaptation in humans and raises concerns for the possible generation of pandemic viruses," the researchers wrote.
The word "learning" opens up space for more people, places, and ideas.
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- Selfish behavior has been analyzed by philosophers and psychologists for centuries.
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- Times of crisis tend to increase self-centered acts.