Lest We Forget is a photographic exhibition of holocaust survivors at the National World War I Memorial in Kansas City. This is the work of the German-Italian photographer and filmmaker Luigi Toscano. He took portraits of almost 400 Holocaust survivors in the United States, Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Israel, Belarus, Austria, and the Netherlands. 70 are presented here on large semi-tranparent panels. The exhibition runs until October 8th. Click on the image for a larger view.
Naomi and I will be speaking at this year’s Kansas City Japan Festival. We will be giving a one-hour presentation on our experience of the 88 Sacred Places of Shikoku Pilgrimage, a 700-mile walking pilgrimage around the island of Shikoku in Japan. Our presentation is at 1 pm in the recital hall, but events are planned for the entire day.
The festival is on October 5th at the Johnson County Community College and sponsored by the Heart of America Japan-America Society. More can be found on the festival website.
View from a flight from Kansas City to Chicago. The last frame shows Lake Michigan while the plane is banking. Click on the image for a larger view.
Dîner en Blank began in Paris in 1988 and is celebrated around the world. August 8th was the first time it was held in Chicago, with diners gathering in the public space in front of the Richard J. Daley Center. In the background, the 50ft steel sculpture known as Untitled by Picasso can be seen. Click on the image for a larger view.