. . . to become a p e r s o n
"The cruel joke of life is the feeling of limitations and reality of endless possibilities constantly tugging at each other. We all wake up everyday believing that all we can do is go to our job, school, or similar duties, spend our days in our self-prescribed bubbles, then go back to sleep, defeated by our boundaries. Then, out of the blue we are inspired by a quote, a song, a speech, a book to peek outside our box, to imagine what life would, or could be, like if we only took one step out of our own way."
- Chinwe Ohanele;
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While working on an assignment to capture how people made use of the streets in Monterrey, Mexico, photographer Alejandro Cartagena discovered an unusual perspective on commuting.
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"You can just sit and do nothing, but if I sit and do nothing I’m bored."
Palestinian youths practice their parkour skills in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Sept. 12. Originally developed in France, parkour is a physical discipline of movement focused on overcoming obstacles. Training is held in cemeteries and in former Israeli settlements. The ages of the young people practicing parkour range from 12 to 23 years old.
] Mohammed Salem / Reuters
"I come from a long line of drifters. My family is from Wales, Scotland, Ireland, England, even Mesopotamia. My parents emmigrated from England to Australia and then, fairly arbitrarily, settled back to work in Dundee just before I was born. Perhaps as a result, I have never found ‘home’ in a place. It’s people who are home for me: my grandparents waiting for me on Wolverhampton station, having coffee with friends in the Kings Road, or Great Western Road, or Nicholson Street. It’s the touch of a hand, or a kiss. Much more portable than a house."
- A.L. Kennedy