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dynamicafrica:

In Photos: Portraits by photographer Jalani Morgan.

It’s always strange and a bit surreal to me when I look at a photograph of strangers and somehow manage to feel as though the person behind the lens has so aptly managed to capture the essence of those pictured. Perhaps it’s a bit of romanticism on my part, but I can’t help but feel that way when looking at the work of photographer Jalani Morgan. What may on the surface seem to be a simple portrait becomes an intensifying three-way relationship between the subject, the photographer and viewer.  A two-dimensional image is brought to life and in a matter of seconds, upon gazing at Morgan’s portraits, I have no option but to feel a close connection to the unknown faces captured by his lens.

Jalani Morgan is a portrait, fine art and documentary photographer. 

Born in Toronto, Ontario, and raised in Scarborough. He was influenced by his parents’ teachings of the African Diasporas and politics and through that is interjected into his art. 

He produces work that investigates the representation from the African diaspora.

Currently he is studying at York University in Toronto obtaining his degree in Anthropology and African Studies.

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i’m so frustrated with this

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Should you be afraid of the Ebola threat?

wretchedoftheearth:

Julia Belluz: How is this outbreak different from others in the past?

Art Reingold, the head of epidemiology at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health: This outbreak is certainly really bad. It’s different from the ones we have seen in the past, which generally have started in and often been confined to villages or reasonably limited areas where most of the population is rural and scattered. We now have an outbreak in multiple countries, including urban areas. For this outbreak to be in West Africa is unusual; most have been in Central and East Africa. This represents a new set of challenges people haven’t faced before. It is definitely going to be a real challenge to bring this outbreak under control.

JB: Because this is the worst Ebola outbreak in history—with three Western African nations affected—and because Ebola is so deadly, people everywhere are afraid. What is the actual risk that this virus will spread beyond West Africa?

AR: People should not be concerned about Ebola spreading to the US or other wealthy countries. It’s transmitted entirely through exposure to bodily fluids. In settings with Ebola, there’s bleeding in a variety of places and the virus is present in those excretions, and people need to come into contact with that to get the virus. The people at risk are the family members who are taking care of sick people, those who are preparing bodies for burial, and health-care workers.

JB: Some airlines are enacting travel bans since the outbreak. Are they justified then?

AR: The virus is not transmitted through coughing and sneezing, or through sitting next to someone on a bus or the like. The idea that the virus can somehow mutate and become more readily transmissible from person to person through coughing or sneezing—those are Hollywood scenarios. The idea that Ebola can become more readily transmissible through casual contact is unrealistic and not something we are concerned about. It’s people whose job it is to deal with this virus—those working at the ministries of health, health care providers, those struggling with how to get the outbreak in the affected countries under control—that need to be concerned.

JB: What about a worst-case scenario, if it did spread?

AR: In high-income countries like in Europe and the US, we know how to prevent the transmission of Ebola. It has to do with making sure suspected patients are treated and isolated, and appropriate measures are taken for the health-care workers taking care of them. That’s what worked in Africa in the past and it should be possible to prevent further transmission of the virus. For people in the US, it’s really not a plausible scenario that we are going to start to have to introduce these measures. I would have no fear or concern about getting on an airplane and going to affected countries if I had work to do there.

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universe—cosmos:

Imagine how it would look if the Orion nebula is only four light years away - the distance the nearest star is to us, instead of 1,300 light years. It would be so bright that we wouldn’t be aware of the dark sky. We wouldn’t see other stars. The whole world would be the Orion nebula and the sun.

-The Universe 2x14: Nebulas

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