The Milanese and the Hapsburgs couldn’t get enough of him during his 16th century lifetime but, after his death, Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s works languished unnoticed in some moldering closet of art history for over 300 years. Until, that is, the Surrealists came along, drew inspiration from his anthropomorphic paintings and touted the artist’s name once again.
Pretty much every day I go to Wikipedia’s births and deaths page and scan for anyone associated with silent films. Which is how I learned about Myrtle Gonzalez about five minutes ago, so bear with me if much of this is paraphrased or quoted from Wikipedia!
Myrtle Gonzalez is considered by many to be “Hollywood’s first Latin and Hispanic movie star actress.” She acted in nearly eighty films between the years 1913 and 1917, and often played an energetic, outdoorsy type. She retired in 1917 upon her marriage to actor/director Allen Watt, and died in the Spanish flu pandemic late the following year.
I’d love to find a greater variety of photos of her, so hopefully I can track some good quality ones down somewhere. Happy birthday, Myrtle Gonzalez.
Photographer Katie Orlinsky traveled to Mexico to document the drug war’s effect on women and concludes that with an overall death toll of more than 30,000, the country faces a humanitarian crisis.
These photos are from the women’s prison in Ciudad Juarez where approximately 80 percent of the inmates are incarcerated for drug-related crimes. Throughout Mexico, the incarceration rate for women has risen 400 percent since 2007.