The global anti-apartheid movement wasn’t fueled by politicians, multinationals or media outlets. It was a people’s movement. Belonging to many anonymous, faceless and resilient citizens across the globe. These posters speak of solidarity and hope, so I am happy to see that New York Times brought them back to the digital living. (via New York Times)
The point was to create, in fiction at least, a tolerant, peaceful civilization — a world in which people were inclined either to accept one another’s differences or at least to behave as though they accepted them since any act of resentment they commit would be punished immediately, personally, inevitably. Eventually, though, I chose not to write about such an empathic society. I wrote instead about a single empathic woman who suffered from the delusion that she shared other people’s pleasure and pain. She was not a particularly peaceful woman, but she did have to consider the consequences of her behavior more than other undeluded people had to. After all, delusional pain hurts just as much as pain from actual trauma. So what if it’s all in your head?
— Octavia Butler
photographer Daido Moriyama depicted the gritty and modern realities of Postwar Japan.
Portrait of Noemie by photographed by Marc Baptiste