1/12 Socks

As one finds out, the IPhone camera uses variable ISO. No surprise there.


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On Tuesday evening I photographed a talk by Dr. Hubertus Knabe at the Blocker Science Auditorium at Virginia Wesleyan College. His presentation was “The Stasi. Methods of the communist secret police in East Germany.” It was chilling to hear him talk about the Stasi and their methods, and the comparisons to our current environment today were thought-provoking. Everything they did was perfectly legal, of course, he told the audience, with the recent passage (and signing) of the NDAA still a recent echo . . .

Dr. Knabe is Director of the Memorial at Berlin-Hohenschönhausen. From Wikipedia:

Hubertus Knabe is a German historian, human rights activist and the scientific director of the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial, a museum and memorial in a notorious former Stasi torture prison in Berlin. Knabe is noted for several works on oppression in the former communist states of Eastern Europe, particularly in East Germany. He early became involved with Green politics, and was active in the Green Party in Germany.

Knabe’s parents fled East Germany in 1959, and Knabe hence was born and grew up in West Germany. His father was the noted ecologist Wilhelm Knabe, a co-founder and former chairman of the German Greens. Hubertus Knabe was active in the peace movement, and in 1978, he founded a committee in support of Rudolf Bahro, a German philosopher imprisoned in East Germany. Because of his political activities, he was declaredpersona non grata in East Germany between 1980 and 1987.

Hubertus Knabe served as press spokesman of the Green Party in Bremen from 1983. He obtained a doctoral degree in history at the Freie Universität Berlin.

From 1992 to 2000, he worked in the research department of the Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Archives.

In 2001, he was appointed scientific director of the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial.

Dr. Knabe also took questions from the audience and met students and well wishers at a small reception afterwards. The affair was organized by Dr. Susan Wansink of Virginia Wesleyan.


Dr. Knabe meets well wishers afterwards

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As it turns out, taking them is not posting them. Here are some makeup posts.


First day of spring
Jenny at ADDY Awards take-in

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More from the TCC Health Sciences building.


TCC Health Sciences

365 Project January 4

Was asked to shoot some exteriors for a new Health Sciences Building on the Virginia Beach campus of TCC. This is the kind of assignment that I really enjoy, although it was far colder than it needed to be. While on the subject, I shot some images for myself. Of course . . .



Exterior TCC Health Sciences Building

TCC Health Sciences, Virginia Beach campus