Monday, December 24, 2012

Robin Marlowe [272]

Robin Marlowe
Montana, USA @tinytinlegs

The town I live in just passed an anti-discrimination ordinance, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual preference or gender expression. Bathroom panic— paranoia that straight male perverts will disguise themselves as transgendered people to gain access to ladies restrooms!— forced an amendment to the bill, virtually mandating discrimination against transgendered people in locker rooms and rest rooms. The level of self-righteous bigotry is dismaying, but it’s a start!

This slogan is a terrific example of how deeply embedded homophobia is, especially as most straight people and even some gay people don't get the problem with this slogan right away.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Melissa Donovan [269]

Melissa Donovan
New York, New York, USA

Sandy 2012 :: NYC
1. 8th Ave - Oct 29, 2012 - Instagram
2. On my block - Oct 30, 2012 - Instagram
3. Clean water locations - Nov 2, 2012 - Instagram

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Lawrence/Larry Johnson [268]

Lawrence/Larry Johnson
Donostia-San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa, Spain

This is the bus stop for the "Infierno" neighborhood of Donostia-San Sebastián in the Basque Country of Spain. "Infierno" as you probably guessed, translates as "Hell." It seems that 80 years ago or so, they were building the highway that passes nearby and cut down a prodigious number of trees, which they ended up burning here. The burning went on for days, and the smoke and flames prompted people to call this area "Infierno." Most of the buildings look like what you see in the background, so it still looks like hell.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Miguela Kyoga [267]

Miguela Kyoga
Millis, MA, USA

Note on 2nd photo: This a postcard that I found on the street near my house.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Caroline Parks [266]

Caroline Parks
Brooklyn, NY, USA

This 'message' ironically is on the inside of an american eagle shirt found at a thrift store.   A large apparel manufacturer's secret message.  Caught me off guard.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

John Bell [264]

John Bell
Cambridge, MA, USA

From John Bell's facebook photo album entitled:
Mexico City Cargo Bikes

"The reverse of Chengdu cargo bikes (two wheels in front, one in back..."

Monday, June 18, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Fausto Grossi [262]

Fausto Grossi
Bilbao, Spain

"I took this shot in the C/Bailén in Bilbao Spain in 2008
specially and simply because I share the affirmation
" freedom is FRAGILE"
and I recognize this as a sign of all times and for this reason is also and specially signs of our times
True is the message
Interesting are the writing codes too
I could say more about it but... "

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

David Miller [261]

David Miller
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, US

"Somehow I just can't argue with this.
— in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts."

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Eric Lanzillotta [259]

Eric Lanzillotta
Pembroke, MA, USA

1. seen within the boundaries of Marshfield, MA - added 10/6/2012
2. added Easter Sunday - 4/8/2012
3. Photo taken in Whitman, MA.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Robert Castagna [256]

Robert Castagna
Boston, MA, USA

I've attached three pictures for inclusion in your blog "signs of the times". They were taken in October of 2011 in Roxbury MA.

I like to arrive early and photograph city streets with the morning sun and the void of people. The combination of emptiness, sun/shadow allow the true presence of an area to come through.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Diane Pontius [255]

Diane Pontius
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Since April 2011, I've been photographing Many Mornings, a photography/video project documenting seasonal changes near my home in Cambridge.

Here are two photos from Many Mornings showing "signs of the times." There are more photos from this project on

Also, at Mobius, Movie Night(2) on Saturday, January 28, 2012, Spring, a 6-minute video segment of the project, will show.