MacArthur Foundation hands out genius grants to 23 ultra-talented people

“A phone call out of the blue; $500,000 – no strings attached”

Reads the front page for the MacArthur Foundation 초록빛 다운로드. Sometimes called the genius grants, they are awarded to the ultra-talented in nearly any field – writers, scientists, photographers. Young and old, this year’s recipients range from 31 to 66 years old 다운로드. And like the quote says, $500,000 over five years is provided and never talked about again, “in the spirit of fostering intellectual freedom.”

Officially called the MacArthur Fellows, 23 were awarded this year with a focus on “works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society.”

The foundation is one of the largest in the world worth $5.7 billion in 2011 – and awarding $230 million in that same year 브이로그 음악.

A selection of the winners:

Natalie Almada – documentary filmmaker capturing complex views of Mexican history, politics, and culture as both an art form and a tool for social change 다운로드.

Claire Chase – arts entrepreneur forging a new model for the commissioning, recording, and live performance of classical music 다운로드.

Dylan C. Penningroth – historian studying property ownership among former slaves and their children in the United States 크롬 구글 드라이브 다운로드.

Terry Plank – geochemist probing the invisible but remarkably powerful thermal and chemical forces deep below the Earth’s crust that drive the motion of tectonic plate collisions ocr 폰트.

Read about all 23 ultra-talented winners.

 

Source: L.A 너는 여기에 없었다. Times

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Follow the Light chooses best new surf photographers, Shawn Parkin & Sara Lee

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The Follow the Light Foundation (FTLF) was created in the spirit and memory of Larry “Flame” Moore who was Surfing Magazine’s Photo Editor for more than 30 years stm8.

The organization awards a grant each year to best new surf photographer, helping to finance their dreams and push the sport and its lensmen forward 테라리아 pc 다운로드.

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Shawn Parkin – Overall Winner

 

 

 

Sara Lee – People’s Choice

 

 

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11 documentaries about cities – streaming on Netflix

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Here are 11 new and new-ish documentaries now streaming that offer interesting, frustrating and downright sad stories about cities.

 

Bill Cunningham New York
2010, 84 minutes
Directed by Richard Press

A film about octogenarian and New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, who rides his bike around New York City taking pictures of clothes and the people – both ordinary and extraordinary – who wear them 갤럭시s7 누가 펌웨어. A unique look at the changing fashions of one of the world’s centers of culture.

 

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