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When "Caribbean: Crossroads of the World" debuted two years ago at El Museo del Barrio, Queens Museum and The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City was heralded as “one of the largest Caribbean cities.” In its perhaps more natural home in Miami, the exhibit is complemented by other installations highlighting this city’s Caribbean connections.
A fleet of colorful boats and rafts by Guyana-raised artist Hew Locke greets visitors to the waterfront museum with a subtle nod to the migrants that routinely try to reach Florida by sea. A separate gallery currently is dedicated to large-scale, glittering landscapes by Haitian-born Edouard Duval-Carrie, whose studio is in the heart of Miami’s Little Haiti.
Duval-Carrie has a pink-tinged portrait of Haitian revolutionary hero Toussaint L’Ouverture in “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World,” and he has explored themes similar to Fuentes’ in a series of “Global Caribbean” exhibits at the Little Haiti Cultural Center over the last five years. He hopes to see PAMM develop a specialty in Caribbean arts and complement Miami’s growth as an international gateway.
"New York might be the biggest Caribbean city, but it’s also biggest, you know, whatever — the biggest European, the biggest Jewish, the biggest this, the biggest that. At least we have a particularity here," Duval-Carrie said. "Truly, the city has become a very important gathering point for all of the people in the Caribbean, to the point that even the airplanes, to travel from one island to the next, stop in Miami no matter how far it gets." ... READ MORE.
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I am often surprised when people talk about the total implausibility of the events in Márquez’s fiction. Having been born and lived in a deeply spiritual and extraordinarily resourceful part of the Caribbean, a lot of what might seem magical to others often seems quite plausible to me.
Of course a woman can live inside her cat, as the character Eva does in Márquez’s 1948 short story ‘Eva Is Inside Her Cat.’ Doesn’t everyone have an aunt who’s done that?
On Friday, an Afghan policeman opened fire on a car carrying the journalists Anja Niedringhaus and Kathy Gannon, of the Associated Press, in Khost province. Niedringhaus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, was killed in the attack. These pictures, all taken in the past few weeks, showcase some of her work from Afghanistan: http://nyr.kr/1i8EQWk
Above: An Afghan girl helps her brother down from a security barrier set up outside the Independent Election Commission office in Khost.
AP photographer killed, reporter wounded in Afghanistan
AP: Veteran Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed and AP reporter Kathy Gannon was wounded on Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan.
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Photo: Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus poses for a photograph in Rome. (AP File Photo)
FJP — Via the BBC:
The attack took place in the town of Khost near the border with Pakistan…
…[The two journalists] had been travelling with election workers delivering ballots in the Tanay district of Khost province.
An eyewitness said a police unit commander had opened fire on the journalists as they were waiting for their convoy to move inside a security compound.
The police officer behind the attack was taken into custody after surrendering to other police…
…The BBC’s Afghanistan correspondent, David Loyn, says the election is being protected by the biggest military operation since the fall of the Taliban.
Nearly 200,000 troops have been deployed across the country to prevent attacks.
Rings of security have been set up around each polling centre, with the police at the centre and hundreds of troops on the outside.
Reporting restrictions are in place, limiting what can be broadcast about the candidates.
For what it’s worth, Niedringhaus was a former Nieman Fellow. Some of her work can be seen on her Tumblr. See also her 2007 essay in Nieman Reports on the emotions of photography, and this 2013 photo essay of her work in Afghanistan from the Atlantic.
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The polar vortex has us all dreaming about the Caribbean this year. So come with us to Yemanja in beautiful Bocas del Toro, Panama. Like the rest of the region, there’s no dominant language, style of music or type of food. Your winter may be cold and dismal, but your hosts at Yemanja are here to tell you about 10 authentically Caribbean things that can warm up your life. — Read more and get warm at Dark Rye.