Laurizcelis Portalatín

182 Flips | 4 Magazines | 117 Likes | 6 Following | 17 Followers | @laurizcelis | 20 years-old, Puertorrican, Photojournalism student at La Escuela de Comunicación Ferré Rangel (Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, PR)

Review: Annie Leibovitz’s MasterClass is a Disappointment

When MasterClass announced <i>Annie Leibovitz Teaches Photography</i>, I was pumped. I’d already taken ​the James Patterson Teaches Writing MasterClass and …

A Requiem for Florida, the Paradise That Should Never Have Been

As Hurricane Irma prepares to strike, it’s worth remembering that Mother Nature never intended us to live here.<p>ORLANDO, Fla.—The first Americans to spend much time in South Florida were the U.S. Army men who chased the Seminole Indians around the peninsula in the 1830s. And they hated it. Today, …

Rainfall

"I Didn't Get Out Of Bed Today"

Season to season, my high-functioning anxiety disorder affects me in different ways. When darkness takes to the sky, it manages to break its way into …

Mental Health

Black Friday Madness in Pictures

England

Surrealism wasn’t just explored in paint – photographers successfully exploited or invented techniques to depict its dizzyingly heightened version of life

Avant-garde

6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's Honshu island on Tuesday, triggering tsunami waves and bringing back traumatic memories for locals of the devastating 2011 Fukushima disaster.<p>Residents in Fukushima Prefecture braced for the worst after a tsunami warning was issued early Tuesday …

The Selects: From the Book ‘Total Excess’

What Does the Way Your Mind Wanders Reveal about You?

During downtime, some of us daydream while others might focus on a to-do list, or get stuck in a negative loop. Psychology has traditionally defined …

How to build a brand in initial days of your startup to establish

How to build a brand, what is branding? <b>The brand is the make of a product; branding is the reputation of that make</b>. However, the word BRAND has its …

Welocalize Blog Articles Feature Industry Insights and Perspectives

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May…<p>The Evolving Role of the Localization Project Manager Strong project …

Couple Brings Photo Crew to Iceland for Epic Week-Long Engagement Shoot

A Canadian couple has turned their engagement shoot into the stuff of “epic” Internet fame. Cici and Clement were determined to get one-of-a-kind …

Photography

Three Common SEO Mistakes That Make It Harder for Photography Clients to Find You

Search Engine Optimization is hard. It may be relatively simple, but it is still really hard. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. There are always …

This Journalist Lived Every Rock ’n’ Roll Cliché You Could Dream Of

From Bey to Prince to Mariah, Sylvia Patterson's quizzed them all and navigated some dicey waters. She talks frankly here, plus read an exclusive extract from her book.<p>Sylvia Patterson, left, with Jarvis Cocker. All photos courtesy of the author.<p>“I'm just going to walk to my window to shut the …

Apple new patent would make it impossible to film live concerts and shows

The tech giant has won a patent for a new technology that uses an infra-red signal — beamed from a concert, theatre stage or movie screen — to shut …

Is There Life After Debt For Puerto Rico?

By Brian Gendreau, <i>University of Florida</i><p>For years Puerto Rico borrowed to offset falling revenues as its economy and population declined. This was never sustainable, and now the moment of reckoning has arrived.<p>In early May, Puerto Rico missed most of a $422 million debt payment, providing the …

I Bought 1,500 Pounds of Sand for a ‘Beach’ Photo Shoot, Got One Shot

I recently bought a stack of foreign <i>Vogue</i> magazines for inspiration, and inside of <i>Vogue Italia</i> I saw an amazing photo of Alessandra Ambrosio on a …

Bernie Sanders Says He Will Vote for Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders says that he will vote for Hillary Clinton.<p>Asked on MSNBC's Morning Joe whether he will vote for Clinton in November, Sanders responded "Yes."<p>The Vermont senator, who has not yet formally ended his 2016 campaign, said that stopping Donald Trump from becoming president must be an …

What does the ‘Brexit’ mean for the rest of Europe?

The historic decision by the United Kingdom to separate from the European Union has left many shocked. Christopher Dickey of The Daily Beast attributes the vote to “racist” and “xenophobic” sentiments and warns that Britain could be only the first in a succession of countries pulling out of the EU. …

Brexit Vote: Here's the Soundtrack You Need for the Breakup

Every great break-up needs a soundtrack — and Britain's seismic uncoupling from the European Union is no different.<p>NBC News asked for recommendations for the ultimate "Brexit Playlist."<p>Here are some suggestions. Play 'em as loud as you want.

Mirrorless Medium Format is Here: Hasselblad Unveils the X1D

After several tantalizing teasers and one very serious leak yesterday, the Hasselblad X1D, the world’s first compact mirrorless medium format camera, …

Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton Campaigns: Filings Show Huge Fundraising Gap

Donald Trump

Video Reveals the Moments Leading to the Iconic ‘Napalm Girl’ Photo

Nick Ut’s ‘Napalm Girl’ photograph is one of the most iconic conflict images of all time, and this short video shows you the horrifying moments …

Photography

'There Was Blood, Blood Everywhere': Witness Describes Chaos of Orlando Shooting

Phelan M. Ebenhack—AP<p>Carlo Allegri—Reuters<p>Steve Nesius—Reuters<p>Christopher Morris—VII for TIME<p>David Goldman—AP<p>Christopher Morris—VII for …

Check out Mars tonight: It's closer to Earth than it has been in 11 years

As you wind down from your Memorial Day festivities tonight, take a minute to find Mars glowing yellow and bright in the eastern sky.<p>On the evening of May 30, the Red Planet will come closer to Earth than it has in 11 years.<p>Because Mars and Earth are so close to each other tonight, our planetary …

Kanye West leaves Ellen DeGeneres speechless: 'I'm sorry for the realness'

"Well, it's not daytime television anymore," Ellen DeGeneres said Thursday on her show after a rambling, nearly unbroken, nearly 6½-minute oration by her guest, Kanye West.<p>"We're gonna take a break," she added, looking for the right words after she'd managed to sneak in only a few dozen of them …

Two-Thirds of U.S. Would Struggle to Cover $1,000 Crisis: Poll

Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to a poll released Thursday, a signal that despite years of recovery from the Great Recession, Americans' financial conditions remains precarious as ever.<p>These financial difficulties span …

Senior figures including two ex-presidents have snubbed tycoon despite presumptive nomination, but he has so far brushed it off<p>Donald Trump has been confronted with deep discontent among senior members of his own party, including two former presidents, just days after becoming the presumptive …

Government

All 12 of Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Tracks Debut on Hot 100

Beyonce is the first woman to chart 12 songs on the Hot 100 at once, passing Taylor Swift's 11.<p>As previously reported, Beyonce's <i>Lemonade</i> soars onto …

France declared war on prostitution, but not on prostitutes

After more than two years of slow-simmering social drama, the French Parliament passed a bill Wednesday that makes it illegal to pay for sex in France. Prostitution, however, remains legal: The point of the bill is to discourage the practice by penalizing clients instead of prostitutes.<p>The bill …

France

Donald Trump’s disastrous free ride: Finally, The New York Times commands the obvious

Journalism is now entertainment. Donald Trump knows it. Too bad for democracy that the press hasn’t figured it out<p>Donald Trump has been a disaster for political journalists, but he has also been an incredible boon for those of us who teach journalism. Questions of ethics and practice, for instance, …