Gone were the selfie stick-wielding sightseers comparing their hand and footprints with their favorite stars in front of the Chinese Theatre. As the pandemic took hold in the United States, foot traffic began to slow all along this tourism mecca.
Having no one to pose with for money, the Darth Vader’s, Jokers, and other costumed “performers” began to disappear.
Then the death knell came. On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency.
He had a good reason. An elderly man with underlying health conditions had just died from the COVID-19 at a hospital in Roseville that morning after most likely been exposed to the virus on a cruise from San Francisco to Mexico in February.
This first death was a harbinger of what was to come not only in the Golden State but across America.
For more than three decades, I have traveled to the most remote parts of the globe to cover both news-breaking and daily life stories. In fact, I had just returned from Australia, where I was doing a photo essay on the impact of the recent bushfires on the koalas of Kangaroo Island.
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Naked Hollywood - MARK EDWARD HARRIS
Hollywood is more of an idea than a place.
JULIE DERBYSHIRE FLORA DISLOCATA
Julie’s new series, Flora Dislocata, was born out of a desire to create work during these difficult times of Covid-19 and lockdown and respond to its challenges.
JOHN F. MARTIN
I intended to drive on route 66 to try and capture how it is today.
An Intimate, Exclusive Interview With JIMMY NELSON
Jimmy Nelson (Sevenoaks, Kent, 1967) started working as a photographer in 1987. Having spent 10 years at a Jesuit boarding school in the North of England, he set off on his own to traverse the length of Tibet on foot. The journey lasted a year, and upon his return, his unique visual diary, featuring revealing images of a previously inaccessible Tibet, was published to wide international acclaim.
Thanaka Color Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is a mystical country centered among Southeast Asia's more common destinations, yet still remaining relatively unknown. After many years of isolation, Myanmar has only recently opened up to the outside world. The magnificent land is also known as the Golden Land.
MIEKE DOUGLAS - WHITE HORSES: COVID DREAMS AND THE RHYTHM OF LOCKDOWN
When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused." -Rainer Maria Rilke.
Terri Gold STILL POINTS IN A TURNING WORLD: IN CHAD
In the Sahel desert in Chad, the nomadic Wodaabe people spend months apart, searching out pastures for their herds and shelter for the families.
THE SINKING WORLD An Exclusive Interview With ANDREAS FRANK
Andreas Franke, famous for his still life and surreal effects, planned precisely in the challenging creative fields -Underwater Photography. The love of diving, combined with the skills in producing great photographs, is a unique characteristic in this field. Travelling and passion for scuba diving make his pictures cross the boundaries between real life and fantasy.
BELLANDUR LAKE FROTH - Debasish Ghosh
Bangalore, India, was once known for its interconnected lake systems, which provided a reliable water source. As the city grew, these lakes have encroached, and the water became polluted day by day. The largest, Bellandur Lake, now carry huge volumes of snowy froth, which block the adjacent canals.
Wild Wild West of Sichuan in China
Exploring Tibet had always been on my bucket list of travel documentary project. In 2018, I had the opportunity to visit Tibet, and it was the most incredible travel experience.
Hair-raising resolutions for the New Year
New Year’s Eve traditions
Children's Sleep: The Good Night Guide
DR. GARIMA GARG SETH is a pediatrician with a mission to help children learn good sleep habits. Here she explains to us what that means, and how as parents we can provide the best possible environment for children to develop a healthy sleep lifestyle.
Beyond Organic: Buy Regenerative!
Improving soil health is an overlooked key for nutrient-dense food and a healthier planet. We can support farming that has this focus through the products we purchase.
Winning New Clients
Grow Your Business with Marketing Automation
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Stat! - Medical News & Info
US UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS SLIP TO STILL-HIGH 787,000
The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell slightly to 787,000, evidence of a job market stumbling in the face of the viral pandemic and the damage it has inflicted on the economy for nearly 10 months.
Domestic Abuse Battery Affects All Ages
Every day in court, dockets are being filled with do-mestic abuse battery cases.
One of the best things that you can develop today is your connection to the source of your own inner wisdom.
DUCHESS MEGHAN'S PLAN TO RULE HOLLYWOOD!
Scouring scripts to launch herself as new Angelina
Resolutions for Resilience
New Year’s resolutions usually involve deprivation to change behavior and this can produce a negative and resistant mindset.