School Can’t Teach GOOD

I stumbled upon a great interview with Chad Cress done by GOOD Magazine. First off, I want to speak on the magazine itself because of it’s a wonderful arrangement. The whole objective of GOOD is to unite individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations together to build upon a media-outlet for people to read up on whatever they feel the mass-media fails to deliver. Nothing is dumbed-down. Rather than sugar-coating the truth, the magazine’s writers/bloggers/editors paint reality as it is. Not to intimidate, but to provoke the intelligence of its readers. As if that isn’t enough to satisfy one’s thirst for a higher-learning, if you subscribe to the magazine, 100% of your money goes directly to a non-profit organization of your choice.
Now onto the interview I mentioned earlier. Chad Cress is an aspiring photographer who’s in his Senior year at Biola University in La Mirada, California. Rather than completing his term, he took the risk of flying out to Iraq with some friends to document what’s going on in that country. What resulted were some amazing photography of a side of Iraq we, as Americans, don’t get to see.

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I’m sure it wasn’t an easy decision to do what he’s done, but there are some things in life that can’t be taught in school. With these images, he’s able to show a country’s beauty despite the havoc warfare which bombards our televison screens so daily, it’s almost routine. Following with the tradition of GOOD Magazine, there’s no sugar-coats here. Everything is real and it’s well beyond what we’ve known of Iraq up until this point. A beauty in ugliness.

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He’s taken a ton of pictures during his trip and each tell their own stories. Visit his SITE for more astonishing images.

–dinoxsketchpad

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