Just discovered researching JFK’s September 12, 1962 schedule after his speech at Rice University: this photo of an un-identified photographer ( c’est moi) at Huntsville, with Werner Von Braun, JFK & James Webb at Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama.
They wake up early in the morning to collect Yak dung. Since most of Tibet is treeless, Yak dung is dried & used as fuel for fires. They also milk the Yaks, cook the meals & raise the children.
“The coalition of conscience” is what Martin Luther King said of this “Freedom March” 57 years ago. There was no elevator back then and I remember climbing 898 steps of the Washington Monument to the window at the top for this view. 7You and 6 others1 Comment
God Bless America, especially this July 4th, when we need “the light from above.”
Looking back at an article in the Time/Life Alumni Bulletin about 2 of my iconic images from the pages of LIFE Magazine.
The Rajasthani Folk Dance, gyrating her flowering colors with a vase of flowers on her head. Pushkar, India.
Dining out along the river in Yangshuo before the pandemic. Maybe things there will be returning to normal soon.
From my photographer’s point of view, what impressed me the most about the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dahabi were these columns, made of marble, gold, crystals & semi-precious stones. The walking man gives it perspective & I’m pleased the breeze broke up the water reflection. Otherwise, the repetition would be overwhelming. April, 2017.
Ray Macland, the LIFE Picture Editor in 1960, hired a group of young photographers he dubbed “The Young Lions”. There were 5 of us; Farrell Grehan, Ken Hyman, Bill Ray, John Loengard & myself. With John’s passing yesterday, that leaves just me. Below is an excerpt from David Friend’s obituary for John. “John Loengard—the ‘mostContinue reading “JOHN LOENGARD, 1934-2020”
my inclusion in the 1958 Photographic Annual-“A selection of the world’s greatest photographs”. The Great Buddha of Kamakura, about 10 miles from where I lived off the Navy base in Yokosuka, Japan.