The Great Flood of Pangkal Pinang

— Written by Kelly Fitzgerald, Photography and Conclusion by Caitlin Jordan — News of Indonesia rarely reaches the U.S. unless something sensational like executions or elections happen. For this reason, I doubt that the disaster that afflicted our home here earlier this month made the news overseas. Bangka Island and Pangkal Pinang — the provincial capital and our home…

For Brad Pitt and orangutans in zoos

I believe quite firmly that the day the digital camera was invented, somewhere a whole continent of fairies died. Digital photography gives people the ability to snap pictures instantly and continuously, as if their cameras are an extension of their lungs and images are oxygen. The problem is, images are not oxygen; oxygen is oxygen.…