photography http://www.kplu.org en 'What Does It Mean To Be American Indian?' Asks Photographer Matika Wilbur http://www.kplu.org/post/what-does-it-mean-be-american-indian-asks-photographer-matika-wilbur <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/149848810&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Can you name and count the Native American tribes in our state? Photographer Matika&nbsp;Wilbur thinks everyone should be able to. She has set out to visit and photograph each of the 566 federally-recognized tribes in the U.S.&nbsp;</p><p>Wilbur is on a mission: "Changing the way we see Native America. That is the goal."</p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 17:09:30 +0000 Rae Ellen Bichell 16453 at http://www.kplu.org 'What Does It Mean To Be American Indian?' Asks Photographer Matika Wilbur Seattle Architect Giving Up Designing Million-Dollar Houses To Help The Homeless http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-architect-giving-designing-million-dollar-houses-help-homeless <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rex </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hohlbein</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> had been designing luxurious homes for more than two decades when his life began to shift.</span></p><p>He began inviting homeless people into the office of his architecture firm to warm up, use the bathroom and get a cup of coffee. Pretty soon, he found it hard to spend his days designing million-dollar homes when he was meeting so many people he found sleeping in tents or under a doorway.</p><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 12065 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Architect Giving Up Designing Million-Dollar Houses To Help The Homeless National Geographic announces annual photo contest winners http://www.kplu.org/post/national-geographic-announces-annual-photo-contest-winners <em>National Geographic</em> last week announced the winners in its annual photo contest. According to <a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/photo-contest/" target="_blank">the contest website</a>, they received more than 22,000 entries from amateur and professional photographers around the world.<p>Here's a selection of the winning images, including editors' picks, viewers' choice and honorable mentions. You can <a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/photo-contest/2012/entries/gallery/nature/" target="_blank">see the rest</a> on their website. Mon, 07 Jan 2013 20:54:28 +0000 Claire O'Neill 7504 at http://www.kplu.org National Geographic announces annual photo contest winners Suddenly there's a meadow in the ocean with 'flowers' everywhere http://www.kplu.org/post/suddenly-theres-meadow-ocean-flowers-everywhere It was three, maybe four o'clock in the morning when he first saw them. Grad student Jeff Bowman was on the deck of a ship; he and a University of Washington biology team were on their way back from the North Pole. It was cold outside, the temperature had just dropped, and as the dawn broke, he could see a few, then more, then even more of these little flowery things, growing on the frozen sea.<p>"I was absolutely astounded," he says. They were little protrusions of ice, delicate, like snowflakes. They began growing in the dry, cold air "like a meadow spreading off in all directions. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:23:29 +0000 Robert Krulwich 7418 at http://www.kplu.org Suddenly there's a meadow in the ocean with 'flowers' everywhere A photographer's mini food fascination http://www.kplu.org/post/photographers-mini-food-fascination Small stuff is having a big moment. There's <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/09/06/140226524/fingerboarding-champ-no-fear-factor-skateboarding">skateboarding for your fingers</a>, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/10/17/163072657/lasagna-cupcakes-anyone-science-says-we-cant-get-enough-mini-stuff">cupcake-size lasagna</a>, and now we've discovered photography featuring food as a backdrop for miniature life. Sun, 16 Dec 2012 22:31:21 +0000 Nicole Cohen 7381 at http://www.kplu.org A photographer's mini food fascination Photos: Time-traveling in the Pacific Northwest http://www.kplu.org/post/photos-time-traveling-pacific-northwest There's nothing like visiting a new landscape to spark the imagination. I just got back from a two-week road trip around the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. and Canada. And though it was my own country (the non-Canadian part, at least), it felt completely foreign to my eyes, which are accustomed to the swampy, lush Southeast.<p>One great thing about the Pacific Northwest region is that while there are nice cities, you don't have to go far to find wilderness. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 18:52:35 +0000 Claire O'Neill 6669 at http://www.kplu.org Photos: Time-traveling in the Pacific Northwest Re-tracing the steps of a Civil War photographer on the anniversary of Antietam http://www.kplu.org/post/re-tracing-steps-civil-war-photographer-anniversary-antietam Today's <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/09/16/161248814/antietam-a-savage-day-in-american-history" target="_blank">150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam</a> got us thinking: What if Civil War photographer Alexander Gardner could revisit some of the original sites he photographed? If he used his equipment today, what would the images look like? That is: How have the landscapes changed — or stayed the same?<p><strong>How These Work</strong><p>The image you see below was shot in 2012 by wet plate photographer Todd Harrington. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:40:28 +0000 6357 at http://www.kplu.org Re-tracing the steps of a Civil War photographer on the anniversary of Antietam Photos from the 2011 KPLU Summer Jazz Brunch Cruise http://www.kplu.org/post/photos-2011-kplu-summer-jazz-brunch-cruise <p>Hundreds of KPLU listeners joined us last week for our 19th Summer Jazz Brunch Cruise. Aboard the relaxing, two-and-a-half hour cruise on Elliott Bay, they enjoyed a scrumptious all-you-can-eat brunch, spectacular views, and great music from &quot;that mighty engine of rhythm,&quot; <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/martin-taylors-gypsy-gene">Gypsy jazz masters, Pearl Django</a>.</p><p><object height="330" width="440"><param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2F42677472%40N04%2Fsets%2F72157627494870212%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2F42677472%40N04%2Fsets%2F72157627494870212%2F&amp;set_id=72157627494870212&amp;jump_to=" /><param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=104087" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" flashvars="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2F42677472%40N04%2Fsets%2F72157627494870212%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2F42677472%40N04%2Fsets%2F72157627494870212%2F&amp;set_id=72157627494870212&amp;jump_to=" height="330" src="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=104087" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="440"></embed></object></p><p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42677472@N04/sets/72157627494870212/" target="_blank"><strong>Download the photos here</strong></a></p><p> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 20:12:07 +0000 Justin Steyer 2385 at http://www.kplu.org Photos from the 2011 KPLU Summer Jazz Brunch Cruise Youth in Focus: A story that lens itself to art http://www.kplu.org/post/youth-focus-story-lens-itself-art <p>A busy street with lots of cars, bikes and people rushing from one place to another. Except for that one person over there with a camera ... and that one over there.<br /><br />They&#39;re students with Seattle&#39;s <a href="http://youthinfocus.org/">Youth in Focus</a> (YIF) program who are documenting the area around Second Avenue and Cherry in downtown Seattle.</p><p> Sun, 21 Aug 2011 15:40:09 +0000 Florangela Davila 2376 at http://www.kplu.org Youth in Focus: A story that lens itself to art The night sky in 37,440 exposures http://www.kplu.org/post/night-sky-37440-exposures <p>Nick Risinger has always gazed up at the sky. But last year the amateur astronomer and photographer quit his day job as a Seattle marketing director and lugged six synchronized cameras about 60,000 miles to capture an image of the entire night sky. Thu, 12 May 2011 18:39:30 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 1587 at http://www.kplu.org The night sky in 37,440 exposures