Charlotte Dumas has a knack for getting close to animals—she’s photographed tigers, wolves, service dogs, and strays. Her close-range portraits tend to show otherwise intimidating animals in tender moments. Her latest project, commissioned by the Corcoran Gallery, looks inside the stables at the Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia. Dumas photographed the service horses, who pull caissons in military funerals after a day’s work, resting in their stalls. “The bond between mankind and animals, and the extensive history that it accompanies, is my great interest.” says Dumas.
Click-through for a slideshow, and more from Maria Lokke on Dumas’s exhibit, Anima: http://nyr.kr/13tGizZ
Dear Customers (likely of some other supermarket by now):
We let you down. We sold you “beef” burgers with as much as thirty per cent horsemeat in them. Sort of. As it turns out, when we looked into the situation—as we’d promised you we would—we discovered that the “horses” that provided “meat” for the “burgers” in question were not themselves all members of the animal family Equidae…
In today’s Daily Comment, Evan Osnos writes in praise of slow journalism— “the process of reporting at ‘a human pace of three miles an hour,’” and looks at two journalists who prove that foreign correspondence is still “one hell of a life:” http://nyr.kr/XnbESp
Last week, the photographer Anastasia Taylor-Lind took over The New Yorker’s Instagram account, documenting a long weekend in the English countryside with Camilla Naprous, a twenty-five-year-old rider and horse master and part of the stunt team The Devil’s Horsemen. For the past two years, the team has worked on the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” Anastasia caught up with them at the family farm in Buckinghamshire. Click-through for a selection of her photos: http://nyr.kr/ShMP9B
In today’s Daily Comment, Amy Davidson asks, “Do we have to cheer for Ann Romney at the Olympics?” Citing Mitt Romney’s interview with Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation last week (in the video above), Davidson writes,
Dressage, too, is a tricky sport politically, in part because many people have trouble seeing the sporting part at all. What they see is the money; it is as though each of the prancing horses were pacing out the shape of a dollar sign. …It is not clear that the Romney campaign grasps that.