Tag: Photographs

May Day 2010 in Copenhagen

As usual, International Workers Day was a combination of festivity and militance in the Danish capital, as a diversity of left and workers parties and organizations held various events around the city and throughout the day.  Below, a quick photojournal of the day’s proceedings.


In this diary, we address more directly what I’ve mostly skirted around in this New Deal series – something I’m completely unqualified to talk about.  That being race relations in the South.  I know it’s a cheap shot to give a diary this potentially misleading title, but I couldn’t resist.  STFU stands for Southern Tenant Farmers Union, which organization this diary will come around to after some introduction.


     Delta Cooperative Farm, Hillhouse, Mississippi, July 4, 1936

     (Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration)

STFU was an important progressive organization in its day.  I’ve come across the argument that it was a key precursor to the Civil Rights Movement of the 50s and 60s.  There’s probably something to that.

Photographs, but no politics.

Just a few quick photos from this weekend, a hiking trip up to Lone Pine Lake (elevation ?9900 ft) near California’s Mount Whitney.  An incoming storm and some odd light patterns gave me some unexpectedly gorgeous pictures (even for a pathetically amateurish photographer like me), so I thought I’d share a few.  Call it stress relief.


Base camp, between the Eastern Sierras and the Inyo Mountains: