JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 03.05.22

I read something this week that resonated.

Someone had posted something to the effect of “Kids now a-days…they  have it too soft. We made it to easy for them.”

Maybe so.

But isn’t that the point?

We want to do better in what we do so that our kids have it easier.

My dad worked hard, pulling double shifts, as a corrections officer in a high-security prison, to be able to send me to college.

My mom went back to work, too, when my sister and I were old enough to come home from school and be on our own for a few hours. She’d leave us detailed instructions on putting the dinner in the oven so that it would be ready for when she and Dad got home.

Did I always have the latest and greatest sports gear for my chosen sports?

No, but what they were able to afford for me was effective, and I did ok.

Now, I’m working a job, that I really like, that I never thought I’d have, making more than I ever thought I would when I was just out of college – the college I was able to go to because my pops worked those double shifts and mom going back to work too – buying the Philadelphia Inquirer on Sundays, pouring over the Classifieds ads, typing out cover letters on an electric typewriter (I still remember sitting in my South Philly rowhouse tapping one out doing during Jordan’s Flu Game in ’97), (no computers at that time) mailing out resumes.

While I don’t want my kids to be “soft”…I do want them to have it better than me.

A challenge, for sure, because I think my parents set me up for success.

But still…they will have to do the work, show the work.

We’re all standing on the shoulders of others, right?

What are you doing to help those behind you?

How broad are your shoulders?

Show your work.

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This Week’s Links:

What I Read This Week: Finished The Ginza Ghost. Still working through Nightmare County.

What I Watched: The Woman Across The Street From The Girl In The Window. Also, West Side Story.

Joe McNally: Amazing Amazon!

Watch: Tears For Fears: The Return

PetaPixel: That Time Robert Frank Was Jailed

UN of Photography: Celebrating 200 Episodes

Martin Parr: On Photobooks, shooting tennis and the challenges of modern street photography

Inside Hook: A French Photographer Captures American Cowboys

New Yorker (1958): How Richard Avedon Redefined Fashion Photography

Dan Milnor: Q&A #34. Always a good listen.

Favorite Photo of the Week: Tragic, but so good, via Emilio Morenatti

RIP: NY Times Photo Editor Michelle McNally

“I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.”~ Leo Rosten

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One thought on “JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 03.05.22

  1. I’m very focused on breaking some generational anger and trauma with my kids. We talk through everything and I hope it will give them the emotional strength and courage to chase after their own dreams and not be bound by others.

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