Puerto Rico is reeling under more than $70 billion of debt. For months since the PROMESA legislation passed, officials have warned about the island commonwealth’s inability to pay back investors while maintaining health care and school services for its residents.
What consumes us is also what captures us and what we must capture. The power of photos is they imprint our “deep breath” moments – our pauses from the noise of the world. Below are natural world photos from moments where everything felt right with mankind. Location: Various global
Sufi Muslims practice a form of mindfulness meditation involving deep breathing techniques and chanting rituals known as Zikr. Meditations begin with daily Islamic prayer, eventually progressing to chanting and deep breathing exercises.
Six years of photographs from trips to the United Nations reveal the bustling and hectic days undertaken by international delegations of diplomats who come to negotiate the most critical issues of our time for their member states.
In December 2016, the Cuban people faced an uncertain future in the wake of Fidel Castro’s death. Pride in the nation was represented everywhere, side by side with unique artwork.
Images from Duomo Cathedral and Sforza Castle – built in the 15th century by Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan. Leonardo DiVinci produced significant works behind its walls. Location: Milan, Italy
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The top of Europe at 12,000 feet on Jungfrau and the Eiger.
Highway 395 runs east of the Sierra Nevada mountains comprising the Inyo mountains and Mt. Whitney – the highest peak in the continental United States.
Exploring the red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls and pine forests of Sedona. The town and its outskirts represent a nexus of spiritual beliefs – from new age religions to Native American rituals.
Taliesin West was architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and school in the desert from 1937 until his death in 1959 at the age of 91. Today it is the main campus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and houses the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.