The Ruthie Chronicles

Chapter 2: Winters’ Bakery In honour of Ruthie being named as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, we present a new chapter in the Ruthie Chronicles. She tells me (Lisa) the story of Winters' Bakery, a magical place in her childhood during the 1940s-50s. As the American born child of immigrants who … Continue reading The Ruthie Chronicles

The Imperial Lumber Company

This is The Imperial Lumber Company a podcast of a 500-word story I wrote on the theme, 'Can't see the forest for the trees.' It's got some facts from my family's history in it but even so, it's a work of fiction through and through.

Sacred healers

Fran Antmann talks about her book: Maya Healers - A Thousand Dreams in an interview on Photo.com She's been living and working in Central and South America for years and foregrounds the sacredness of indigenous people's work and lives. "As a writer and photographer, I saw firsthand how healers, bonesetters and their patients are part … Continue reading Sacred healers

Adibata Konata

Migrants & refugees: a positive spin…for once

From the Guardian (geez, I love their photography section), a photo essay on the value of immigrants and refugees. Writer Lorenzo Tondo and photographer Sean Smith teamed up to showcase five people in Sicily triumphantly defying and denying the Italian right's stigmatisation of refugees and migrants. Moving stories.

Luisa Dorr

Luisa Dörr

Whooo, just discovered Luisa Dörr - Brazilian photographer who concentrates on portraiture. Find more of her work here.   Or follow her on Instagram.