"I remember saying, 'That, that's it, I almost died for that…it's a nothing photograph.' That's how I would have been remembered, he died to make a really nothing photograph."
John Trotter is a former photojournalist and conflict photographer who had photographed in dangerous hot spots like Mogadishu, but it would be on a simple assignment in Sacramento California where John would face his own life altering experience. thePhotoShow becomes theCyclingShow for the start of this episode as John and Kai go deep on biking and how it relates to photography and how biking gave start to John's life in photography.
© John Trotter - The Burden of Memory
Testifying about the Affordable Care Act at a Medicare For All rally this past Monday evening in Union Square, New York. The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate scrambles for enough votes this week to repeal the Affordable Care Act, without a workable plan to replace it, though the Congressional Budget Office has estimated that about 23 million people will lose the healthcare insurance coverage they now have under the act if they succeed. Premiums for those still insured would also increase. Essentially, the Republican bill’s language transfers the money now being spent insuring these people to the wealthiest Americans by, among other things, eliminating the taxes they now pay to fund Medicare. Speakers at the Union Square rally advocated instead for the idea that the best option going forward is to adopt a single-payer health insurance model, like those in every other developed country in the world, in which all citizens have health insurance. #medicareforall #killthebill #singlepayer #unionsquare
Reposting from two years ago. On this date in 1995, I rode out onto the George Washington Bridge at dusk to end my meandering 5000+ mile / 8000+ km transcontinental bicycle trip. So much has happened since that day, but I just rode the same Bridgestone XO-1 bicycle over to Prospect Park in Brooklyn on Monday to see the solar eclipse. Thankful for all the rotations around that same sun since that evening on the bridge. #transcontinental #transamerican #bicycletouring #bikeacrossamerica #gwb #georgewashingtonbridge #newyork #coasttocoast #bridgestonexo1 #bridgestonebike
Michael, John, Kai