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I’m not sure if you’re aware of the phenomenon where a normal-sighted person asks a colour-blind person “What colour is this?” It happens to colour-blind people pretty much every single time we admit we’re colour-blind and it is terribly humiliating and offensive.While I’m happy to answer any questions about how colour-blindness works and my personal experiences with it I can’t help but feel like my disability is being put on display for the amusement of others when you ask me to do something like this.I noticed you made another posting asking for help with your project and in the title you put “COLOURBLIND PEOPLE! (NOT A RACISM POST)” I am going to assume you’ve already spoken to a couple other colour-blind people and they might have mentioned something about you being ableist (or mistakenly labeled ableism as racism). What you just asked me to do is ableist. I’ll make this a little easier to understand by using a comparison:I walk with a cane. I have a bad leg, hip, and spine and handicapped tags on my car. You (hopefully) wouldn’t ask me, “Hey can you try putting down that cane and jumping as -high- as you can? Don’t worry if you can’t jump high. Thanks!”While I think it is wonderful that you are trying to bring attention to colour-blindness with this project you’re working on, you are going about it the wrong way.

I’m not sure if you’re aware of the phenomenon where a normal-sighted person asks a colour-blind person “What colour is this?” It happens to colour-blind people pretty much every single time we admit we’re colour-blind and it is terribly humiliating and offensive.

While I’m happy to answer any questions about how colour-blindness works and my personal experiences with it I can’t help but feel like my disability is being put on display for the amusement of others when you ask me to do something like this.

I noticed you made another posting asking for help with your project and in the title you put “COLOURBLIND PEOPLE! (NOT A RACISM POST)” I am going to assume you’ve already spoken to a couple other colour-blind people and they might have mentioned something about you being ableist (or mistakenly labeled ableism as racism). What you just asked me to do is ableist.

I’ll make this a little easier to understand by using a comparison:

I walk with a cane. I have a bad leg, hip, and spine and handicapped tags on my car. You (hopefully) wouldn’t ask me, “Hey can you try putting down that cane and jumping as -high- as you can? Don’t worry if you can’t jump high. Thanks!”

While I think it is wonderful that you are trying to bring attention to colour-blindness with this project you’re working on, you are going about it the wrong way.

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5centsapound:

Dmitry Gomberg: Akrak Vazha (The Shepherd’s Way)

Artist Statement: 

This is a story about Tusheti - mountain region in the Republic of Georgia. Tusheti lies near the Chechen border and it is culturally closer to Chechens than to Georgians. The story is about shepherds who travel every summer to their ancestors’ land Tusheti and than return to spend the winter at the bottom of the mountain. Twice a yaer they travel with their sheep through the pass in the Caucasus which is 3,000 meters high. 

I was staying and documenting life of the Shepherds in the Caucasus mountains for 5 years.

These people have been cheese makers since before Christ.

Their life is simple and harsh, but beautiful.

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fletchingarrows:

theredshoes:

Celestial Menagerie Series Apis the Bee  This constellation was originally introduced at the end of the sixteenth century as Musca, the fly, by Dutch navigators Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Fredrick de Houtman. Johanne Bayer later introduced it in 1603 as Apis the bee, sometimes spelled Apes.  Dimensions: 6 X 6 (inches)
(via Tallmadge Doyle - Portfolio)

i never knew there was a bee constellation! so cool.

fletchingarrows:

theredshoes:

Celestial Menagerie Series
Apis the Bee
This constellation was originally introduced at the end of the sixteenth century as Musca, the fly, by Dutch navigators Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Fredrick de Houtman. Johanne Bayer later introduced it in 1603 as Apis the bee, sometimes spelled Apes.
Dimensions: 6 X 6 (inches)

(via Tallmadge Doyle - Portfolio)

i never knew there was a bee constellation! so cool.

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basava:

Botanical Records

For my digital class, I printed these on clear plastic and mounted them between glass and back lit them. They don’t have the same effect on the computer but oh well, this is better then nothing…

-Dustin Panzino

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gym-leader-merida:

if you don’t terrify people a little bit then what’s the point.

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amnhnyc:

This week, the American Museum of Natural History launched  #InsideAMNH a collaboration featuring some of Instagram’s most popular photographers. The participants, djkrugman jnsilva@jmsuarez_kmustafa, and samthecobra, were given access to the Museum’s iconic halls after-hours and a tour behind the scenes—sights rarely seen by most Museum visitors.

Learn more about this collaboration and follow along @amnh to see much more.

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I cleaned the floor anyway I just avoided the walls.

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korpsekobain:

don’t hurt BEES. they just want to pollinate flowers and make honey. hurt WASP’s. fuck them and their old money, big mansions, and country clubs

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