We need to urgently renew the Age of Enlightenment

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Yesterday, at the UK Government’s daily news conference it was announced that the deaths from Covid-19 in the UK is now the highest in Europe. Ministers and Scientific Advisors have used the same chart almost since the beginning of the crisis. This shows a comparison of UK deaths with those of other countries. Yet those same Ministers and Advisors say it …

Dorothea Lange

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A while back I was asked to make a short presentation to the PhotoBath group on an image that has always inspired me. It didn’t take long to decide that it was Dorothea Lange‘s photograph taken during the Great Depression, in California (Nipomo), in 1936. It is generally known as Migrant Mother. Dorothea Lange. 1936. Migrant Mother of Seven. Nipomo. Dorothea was commissioned by the Farm …