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Houston Photographer Captures Hidden Worlds From World War I

Posted on · (Above: The underground dining area of a WWI French soldier, as photographed by Houston doctor Jeff Gusky. Image Courtesy: jeffgusky.com) When we think of the brutal warfare of World War I, we tend to think of the 9 million soldiers and 7 million civilians dead, of infantrymen waging war with guns and grenades, hiding in muddy […]

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Hidden Worlds of WWI, and Comedian Cheech Marin: Thursday’s Show (April 6, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: The underground dining area of a WWI French soldier, as photographed by Houston doctor Jeff Gusky. Image Courtesy: jeffgusky.com) When we think of the brutal warfare of World War I, we tend to think of the 9 million soldiers and 7 million civilians dead, of infantrymen waging war with guns and grenades, hiding in muddy […]

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In the Eyes of Our Children: Art and Photography Created by Houston Kids

Posted on · In 2011, photographer Geoff Winningham and his wife Janice Freeman, a painter, began a long running project with more than 130 Houston-area school children. They teach them their respective art forms, having the kids produce their own art and photography inspired by the city and its diversity. In the Eyes of Our Children: Houston, an […]

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Airport Open Line, and The Good, Bad and the Ugly of the News: Friday’s Show (March 3, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: A terminal inside Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport. Photo Courtesy: IAH Website) The City of Houston recently received a $1 million federal grant to help build roadways and utilities needed to grow Houston’s aerospace sector. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more about the grant and get answers to your questions about Houston airports […]

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The Things They Carried: Photo Database Aims to Give Names to Those Who Died Crossing the Border

Posted on · A journalist is using photographs she’s taken to help identify the remains of those who’ve died trying to cross the Texas-Mexico border. Jen Reel is a multimedia editor for the Texas Observer, and she’s created an online photo gallery. There, people looking for missing loved ones can scan through images of belongings found alongside unidentified […]

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Empowering High School Students Through Photography

Posted on · Of 400 submissions only 64 photographs made the cut for the 22nd annual Eye on Houston photography exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The twist for this exclusive showing is that these are works from disadvantaged high school students from HISD who have learned their craft from Through the Lens Houston, a nonprofit after-school program that […]

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End of Life Preparation, and Texans’ Financial Literacy: Thursday’s Show (January 12, 2017)

Posted on · Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy wants to engage Houstonians in learning how to “face disease and frailty before you get there.” Let’s face it: while we know we’re all mortal, and that as we age, we decline physically and sometimes mentally. It’s an inevitability we don’t really want to […]

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The Surface of Things: Exhibit Highlights Images Made Without a Camera

Posted on · A new exhibit at the Houston Center for Photography highlights photographic images that were made without a camera. The Surface of Things includes images from a dozen artists from around the world who manipulate light-sensitive materials or use unconventional methods of photographic capture to create evocative images. The exhibit runs Nov. 18, 2016 through Jan. 15, […]

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Photographer Collects Stories of Houston’s ‘Everyday Strangers’

Posted on · Houston-based artist Alonzo Williams, Jr. is building a digital, cultural exploration of Everyday Strangers. In a project similar to the popular art collection Humans of New York, the artist is embedding himself into different cities and then gathering images and personal stories from the random people he meets during his travels. In the video below, the team from Houston Public Media’s Arts InSight caught […]