CONFLICT ZONE was inspired after NY Times Photographer, Joao Silva stepped on a landmine in Khandahar, Afghanistan and lost both legs in October of 2010. Joao spent the next fourteen months recovering at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C., and was present at the Conflict Zone unveiling at the National Press Club in August, 2011. Conflict Zone, in it's current manifestation, contains the photographic works of nineteen of the worlds leading conflict photographers. Main contributor and original champion of the project, Chris Hondros, was tragically killed while covering the Libyan uprising in the spring of 2011.
NYC-based, the KRISTY LIN fine jewelry line is inspired by conceptual art, escapism and the human preoccupation with beauty. kristylin.com About my line, you ask? It started with pony beads and daisy chains and evolved to fashioning necklaces out of matchsticks and lemon slices. The junk pile was my haven and I've been making jewelry ever since I could remember.
Miranda Huba presents the New York City premiere of Hospital City as part of The Incubator Arts Project New Performance Series. We are raising funds for the production and there is no amount too small, everything is helpful! Hospital City features a wonderful artistic team and will truly be a collaborative process. Please read more below. Hospital City
Tues FEB 28th to Sun MAR 4th and remember, Freeplay2012 does not charge admission! It is free for you to watch but not free for us to create. Donate now and make all these projects possible... OPENING NIGHT PARTY Join us Tuesday February 28th at 10 30 pm for wine, beer, and all the latest 2012 news. Get more info about the festival and the fabulous class of 2012!
In a city that’s famous for its insanely high population density and overflow of real estate, we often forget that it is also an area that holds enough vacant space to house all of its homeless. Now, a lot of those spaces are for sale for more than my life is worth and covered in red tape, rats, or something much more disgusting. But what about the properties that just need a fresh coat of paint and some good old tender lovin’ care?
"...my doctors were telling me that in five years I would be in a wheelchair, possibly without eyesight..." Please help me get this film finished! I put my story to the screen with my first feature documentary.
2010 was a year of record deaths for illegal migrants entering the U.S. via Arizona’s Sonoran Desert — 230 in all. It’s impossible to know how many migrants survive the days-long journey, led by high-priced guides, with temperatures soaring up to 130 degrees in the summer months. But every year since 2001 no less than 150 mummified and decomposed bodies have been discovered in remote areas of the desert, eventually taken to the Pima County Forensic Science Center in Tucson, AZ which faces the herculean task of analyzing and storing their remains, archiving their possessions — and hopefully — determining their identities. In the fall of 2011, I traveled to Pima County, where I spent a week photographing the day-to-day operations of the facility, documenting the receiving area, autopsy room, and archive of border crossers’ personal effects.
Freelance International is a branch of Freelance Publishers dedicated to providing international news from the best possible source; the people who have lived and worked in those foreign territories their entire lives. At Freelance International we are focused on providing a global perspective in the truest form possible. We work directly with writers in foreign territories to acquire information about the most recent happenings in those areas. Many domestic publications who report on international news often miss a large part of the story and misinterpret what is actually going on. Why is this? Simply put, most of these domestic publications will send staff writers who have been raised and taught in America to foreign territories to report on international happenings.
I have been creating images through digital photograph for nearly 8 years now and as I move into the next creative phase there are a lot of funding issues including: equipment, printing and framing costs, and travel for my next project! This is where kickstarter comes in. Beauty has become an American obsession. Crash diets. Plastic surgery.
Dear friends, As many of you know, we're producing a film about the removal of the Elwha River dams in Washington State, the largest dam removal project in American history. The removal of the Elwha River dams is a pivotal story in the Pacific Northwest, and it has received extensive media coverage in recent months.
To see the trailer, click here ! Cement Suitcase is what we're calling an "anti-romantic comedy." It's the first feature-length film from writer/director Rick Castañeda and it's set in his quirky hometown, deep in Washington state's beautiful wine country. The film is about a guy named Franklin who's pretty bored with his life: his dead-end wine-tasting job, his small-town lifestyle, and his cheating girlfriend.
It's hard to get people to change their habits, especially Americans who arguably have the very best living conditions. The point of this isn't to change how people live, but if we can change the underlying force that drives our economy the impact will be felt tenfold down the line. Goals Stable policy awareness Dispel myths about Solar / Renewable sources and capabilities
CitySprout: A Distribution Revolution Bringing farm fresh food from the country into neighborhoods in the city. If Community Supported Agriculture collaboratives and farmers markets had a baby, CitySprout would be it! We want to change how U.S. cities get their food by putting city-dwellers in direct contact with farmers from surrounding areas. With CitySprout, we can bypass the complex distribution networks and wholesalers, and create a more convenient, affordable, healthy, and environmentally friendly market for urban communities to get their produce, dairy and meat. One of the realities we face is that where there are farms there are few people, and where there are many people, there are seldom any farms.
This is a different kind of Kickstarter project in that the rewards are the project. Donations to this project will fund co-op member rewards for the next year, all of which carry significant costs and time. We need your help to make it possible. Any funds available after fulfilling rewards will be reinvested into The Silly Goose for: new catering equipment (i.e. a travelling grill, saute burners, etc.) retiring debt from partner buyout wine license, inventory, and storage more seating and tables to reconfigure the dining room new equipment for smoking and curing our own meats featured local artwork retail equipment (i.e. a new refrigerator, packaging, etc.) three or four more staff positions (for expanded retail, catering, and social media) an 80 gallon composter for ourselves, surrounding restaurants, and eventually for the community to provide compost for our farmers a plot for farming
The mission of the Pay Phone Revival project is to restore function and communicative potential to abandoned payphone booths while also creating meaningful interactions between pedestrians and their everyday surroundings in Austin, Tx. This will be achieved by commissioning innovative artists to transform them, by using them as the epicenter for art/design interventions in the urban landscape. Through an inclusive RFP process ten artist/teams were selected for round two of the Pay Phone Revival Project. The resulting art/design interventions will transform abandoned pay phone booths into dynamic objects that inspire play, create a new function, or tell a story.