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Gianni Berengo Gardin – Image Gallery

Via: First Time User

Asciano, 1961

See more wonderful images, HERE:

http://firsttimeuser.tumblr.com/tagged/Gianni-Berengo-Gardin/chrono

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in 1954, at the age of 24, Gianni Berengo Gardin took his first photograph. from that point, the camera would be his constant companion. after becoming a photojournalist, his simple yet raw language started to develop. for berengo, it was not about art or about the act of photography, but the process of documentation. however, his images resonated with people. they did more than just provide information — instead he captured surreal moments which spoke to the subtle oddities of the human condition.
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Berengo’s approach to photography relies heavily on the fact that he uses only black and white film, no digital cameras or computerized post-production. he leaves all his images raw, exactly as he shot them. he believes that making an image more attractive in post-production is artificial, clashing with his engrained photojournalistic instincts.  the power of photography lies in its close connection to reality. modifications can make it more beautiful or compelling, but it will no longer be the truth.
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Read more, and see more, HERE:
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http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/18289/gianni-berengo-gardin-photography.html
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(2 of 2) What Greece decides to do will affect us all; sooner or later

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(1 of 2) Euro – Here’s how it might play out – Paul Krugman

Via: New York Times

Some of us have been talking it over, and here’s what we think the end game looks like:

1. Greek euro exit, very possibly next month.

2. Huge withdrawals from Spanish and Italian banks, as depositors try to move their money to Germany.

3a. Maybe, just possibly, de facto controls, with banks forbidden to transfer deposits out of country and limits on cash withdrawals.

3b. Alternatively, or maybe in tandem, huge draws on ECB credit to keep the banks from collapsing.

4a. Germany has a choice. Accept huge indirect public claims on Italy and Spain, plus a drastic revision of strategy — basically, to give Spain in particular any hope you need both guarantees on its debt to hold borrowing costs down and a higher eurozone inflation target to make relative price adjustment possible; or:

4b. End of the euro.

And we’re talking about months, not years, for this to play out.

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Read Krugman’s BLOG, here:

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/

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Paul Robin Krugman born February 28, 1953) is an American economist, Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics, and an op-ed columnist for The New York Times.

In 2008, Krugman won the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences (informally the Nobel Prize in Economics) for his contributions to New Trade Theory and New Economic Geography. According to the Nobel Prize Committee, the prize was given for Krugman’s work explaining the patterns of international trade and the geographic concentration of wealth, by examining the impact of economies of scale and of consumer preferences for diverse goods and services.

Read more, HERE:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Krugman

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personal thought:

Chicken Little was right, “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!”

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