1. Last Thursday, we drove down to Temple University, Philadelphia, to hang 24 of Jason Florio’s portraits from Somalia - ‘Facing Mogadishu’ - in the CHAT gallery (Center for Humanities at Temple University). The exhibition will run from the Fall 2013-Spring 2014.

    Previously featured in: Virginia Quarterly Review; Somalia Report; The Forward Thinking Museum

    See more here: http://jasonfloriophoto.tumblr.com/


    Images © Helen Jones-Florio - Left: Jason Florio / Right: Temple University logo

     
  2. 'Voices of The Silence Majority'  (forget what you think you know)

    http://www.occupation101.com

    ‘A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unlike any other film ever produced on the conflict — ‘Occupation 101′ presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions’

    I don’t want to get too political on my blog but after having recently seen this documentary, I feel so compelled to share this………I’m truly hoping that the Obama (Administration) lives up to its brave, foreward-thinking words…………..and begins the right way………..

    “So let there be no doubt, the situation for the Palestinian people is intolerable. And America will not turn our backs on the legitimate Palestinian aspiration for dignity, opportunity and a state of their own” Barrack Obama, Cairo, May 09

    Tesuque Village, Santa Fe State, NM, May 09 (Image: Jones.2009.copyright)