A candlelight vigil was held in front of the building called 5Pointz — an outline of which is somewhat visible through a fresh coat of white paint — in Queens on Tuesday evening. The property’s owner, which will convert the street art mecca into residential buildings, had the graffiti-coated exterior whitewashed because watching the structure being demolished would have otherwise been “torture.” (Photo: Todd Heisler / The New York Times)
Some of the most moving photos in the War/Photography exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum were taken by Todd Heisler, who is an amazing photographer at the New York Times. In 2005, when he was still at the Rocky Mountain News, he spent a year documenting Marines who handle family notifications and funerals for soldiers who were killed in the Iraq war.
In an exhibition that is full of hundreds of incredibly powerful photos, my heart aches every single time I look at these images—and his entire photo essay is definitely worth a look if you haven’t seen them before (via Pulitzer.org)
NYT photographer Todd Heisler has a beautiful photo essay about a group of inmates at the California Men’s Colony—most of whom are serving life sentences—who assist prisoners who are suffering from Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases. (Photo by Todd Heisler/NYT)