My Embroidered Boubou and Pretty Radio, 1978, shows a man dressed in contemporary local fashion, which is inspired by West African aesthetics. He holds a large boom box, an internationally recognizable symbol of what was cool in the 1980’s, suggesting that both elements are central to his identity.
- Tijani Sitou (1932 – 1999)
“and my ‘natural hair’ better be loosely curled okay”
Kerry Washington for ELLE
Angela Davis participating in a rally at Detroit’s Cobo Hall. 1974.
listening to her now. I have work to do in this world.
Paint in water.
Paint in water! Unreal.
[Image description: head of a corgi on alternating pink and blue background. Above text reads “‘Don’t be such a pussy’”. Bottom text reads “Pussies seem pretty fucking boss to me, actually”. End description]
Japanese photographer Miyoko Ihara began taking pictures of her grandmother, Misao, 13 years ago to commemorate her rich life. Along the way, the photographer came across a beautiful bond between her now 88-year-old grandmother and a cat named Fukumaru, whose given name roughly translates as “good fortune circle.” In her photo book titled Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat, Ihara captures the affectionate tale of these two best friends doing everything together.
Looking through a selection of photos from the book, one can see the genuine friendship and warmth between the inseparable pair as they keep each other company throughout their daily lives. It was nine years ago that Misao first found Fukumaru abandoned in a shed, described as an “odd-eyed kitten.” While the cat had its own ailments and hearing disabilities, the two have continued to grow old together, enjoying the beauty of everyday life against the stunning backdrop of nature’s fields.
To see more heartwarming images of this adorable grandmother and her precious cat, Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat can be purchased directly through Little More Books.
this sorta reminds me of the old woman and her cat that gave Aang the frozen frogs to help make the gAang feel better