A Tribute To Notre Dame and The Value of Photography

Following yesterday’s tragedy, I found myself reflecting on a moment ten years ago and the impact photography has had on my life. The first thing I did was to call my father. When I flipped on the news last night, like millions of people around the globe, I was horrified to see the historic site ablaze. Notre Dame has stood for hundreds of years. For more than just the religiously oriented, the site serves as a signpost for all things French to many around the globe. Similar to the way…

The Future of Black Hole Photography: What’s Next for the Event Horizon Telescope

The Event Horizon Telescope, a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration, captured this image of the supermassive black hole in the center of the galaxy M87 and its shadow. (Image: © EHT Collaboration) The researchers who captured the first-ever images of a black hole don’t plan to rest on their laurels. Yesterday (April 10), the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration announced that it had photographed the contours of the supermassive black hole at the heart of M87, a huge elliptical galaxy that lies 55 million light-years from Earth. Those…