January 19th 2012 was the 30th anniversary of the death of artist Francesca Woodman, who committed suicide at age 22. If you're lucky enough to live in sf or should you find yourself there soon, there is currently a large retrospective of her work at the sfmoma. It will also be traveling to nyc next.
In 1909 the millionaire French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn embarked on an ambitious project to create a colour photographic record of, and for, the peoples of the world. As an idealist and an internationalist, Kahn believed that he could use the new autochrome process, the world's first user-friendly, true-colour photographic system, to promote cross-cultural peace and understanding.