"YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS ARE AS DAZZLING AS YOUR SUBJECTS"

Friday, April 30, 2010

HAWAII "ORGANIZED" AS A U.S. TERRITORY, April 30, 1900


HAWAII 
"ORGANIZED" ("ANNEXED") 
AS A U.S. TERRITORY 
April 30, 1900 


SUNSET 
ON THE ISLAND OF OAHU 

Thursday, April 29, 2010

FRANCESCO BARTOLOMEO RASTRELLI d. April 29, 1771


FRANCESCO BARTOLOMEO 
RASTRELLI
b. Florence, 1770 -
d. St. Petersburg, April 29, 1771


ST. ANREW'S CHURCH
KIEV (KYIV), UKRAINE

Designed by
FRANCESCO BARTOLOMEO 
RASTRELLI

Photographed 1984
Back in the USSR


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

JAMES A. BAKER, III, b. April 28, 1930

JAMES A. BAKER, III
TURNS EIGHTY



Attorney, friend, and friendly competitor
to George Herbert Walker Bush.
Chief of staff and then
Secretary of the Treasury to Ronald Reagan;
Secretary of State to the first president Bush;
major player in securing the election of
the second when it went to the Supreme Court.

Photographed in the White House

Monday, April 26, 2010

FANFARE FOR ... THE BUSHES: MEMOIRS BY LAURA & GEORGE W. COMING

FANFARE FOR ...
THE BUSHES

LAURA & GEORGE W. BUSH
PROMENADE
TO DINNER
AT THE PETERHOF PALACE
ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA, 2006

Coming:

MEMOIRS

By LAURA & GEORGE W. BUSH

LADIES FIRST

(May 4 Hers, November 9 His)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

VLADIMIR ZHIRINOVSKY b. April 25, 1946: "STRONG HANDS" OF RUSSIA? I

"STRONG HANDS" OF RUSSIA? I

VLADIMIR ZHIRINOVSKY
b. April 25, 1946
Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party
Photographed in Moscow
in the Winter of 1993
when he seemed to
strike fear into the hearts of
the political establishments of
Russia and the "West" alike

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

BORIS YELTSIN DIES, April 23, 2007

FIRST PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA

DIES APRIL 23, 2007

(BORN FEBRUARY 1, 1931)


BORIS YELTSIN PHOTOGRAPHED
IN AN OIL RIG CABIN
OFF THE COAST OF SAKHALIN, RUSSIA, USSR (1990)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

THE FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST EARTH DAY (April 20, 1970)

IN HONOR OF EARTH DAY
FIRST CELEBRATED
APRIL 22, 1970

A PIECE OF THE EARTH

THAT DISAPPEARED

A SAND DUNE

NEAR TRURO, MASSACHUSETTS

(CAPE COD)


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

CHINA THEN AND NOW: FACTORY CONDITIONS

CHINA THEN AND NOW

FACTORY CONDITIONS


FACTORY HANDS
YAN'AN, CHINA, 1981

One in a Series

THIS WEEK, ACCUSATIONS OF
BROUGHT AGAINST MICROSOFT


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

THE U.S. & CHINA ON THE EVE OF HU JINTAO'S VISIT, AND CHINA IN THE EARLY DAYS OF "OPENING UP"

THE U.S. & CHINA
ON THE EVE OF
HU JINTAO'S VISIT


THE SHANGHAI BUND
IN THE EARLY DAYS OF
CHINA'S OPENING --
ALMOST THREE DECADES AGO

"Central bank governor Zhou Xiaoquan said Beijing
still followed three-decade-old policy guidance
'to keep a low profile' on foreign affairs."

"Setbacks lead China
to tone down anti-US rhetoric,"
says the AP headline.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

THE RUSSIAN SHERLOCK HOLMES: VASILY LIVANOV


THE SOVIET 
SHERLOCK HOLMES 
IN RUSSIAN 


SHERLOCK HOLMES 

PORTRAYED ON SOVIET TELEVISION, 1984 

INSTANTLY RECOGNIZABLE 

VASILY LIVANOV PLAYS HOLMES 


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

GERHARD SCHROEDER b. April 7, 1944


FORMER GERMAN CHANCELLOR
GERHARD SCHROEDER
b. April 7, 1944


Shown here at the 1999 G-8 Summit
in Köln (Cologne), Germany
with Bill Clinton (left)