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Jetty, Niger Delta. A man arrives at the end of the day to sell ice cream to children who have finished helping unload diesel fuel from the creeks. © Samuel James
Work from James’s series “The Water of My Land,” which ran in the September 2012 issue of Harper’s Magazine, will be showing at the Half King in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, from February 12 to April 7. Please join James and Harper’s art director Stacey D. Clarkson at the Half King on Tuesday, February 12, at 7:30 for a discussion of the stories and images from the series.
More from Samuel James:
Number of British women killed last fall by lightning conducted through their underwire bras:
British women wear heels for fifty-one years on average, from the ages of twelve to sixty-three.
Thousands of employees of McDonald’s protested outside the company’s headquarters near Chicago, demanding their wages be increased to $15 per hour. “I can’t afford any shoes,” said one employee in attendance, “and I want Versace heels.”
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”