Posts by Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
August 27, 2021

Volunteer Carries Afghan Flag at Tokyo Paralympics in Honor of Two Athletes Who Couldn’t Travel to the Games

Embed from Getty Images When the Tokyo Paralympics got underway on August 24, there were two athletes missing from the games. Hossain Rasouli and Zakia Khudadadi of Afghanistan were meant to participate in this year's games, but were unable to attend after the Taliban takeover of the country. In a show of solidarity to both the athletes and the people of Afghanistan, the country's flag was carried through Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremonies.

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August 25, 2021

Airbnb Is Offering Temporary Housing to 20,000 Afghan Refugees

As a huge stream of people flees Afghanistan after the country's takeover by the Taliban, questions are opening up about where these refugees will go. After leaving behind their homes, they will be looking for shelter and one company has announced that it's stepping up to assist them. Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky tweeted that the company will be hosting 20,000 Afghan refugees globally starting immediately.

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August 23, 2021

Stunning Aerial Photos Capture the Bubble Gum Hues of France’s Salt Fields

Photographer Paolo Pettigiani is known for his infrared images, but in his new series of photos, he didn't need any special lenses to inject some pink into the compositions. The bubble gum hue prevalent in this new work is all natural. It's the work of Dunaliella salina, which is also the name of the series. This micro-algae is plentiful in salt fields like the ones that Pettigiani photographed in the Camargue region of France.

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August 19, 2021

Rare Susan B. Anthony Portrait Found in Hidden Photo Studio Is Going Up for Auction

When attorney David Whitcomb purchased a building in Upstate New York for his law firm, he never could have imagined the treasures that he'd find inside. Tucked into a small attic that Whitcomb didn't know existed when he bought the building was the entire studio of photographer James E. Hale. Active during the late-19th and early 20th centuries, Hale was a prominent local photographer whose client roster included suffragette Susan B. Anthony.

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