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© Natalie Naccache There are currently 200,000 migrant domestic workers in Lebanon today in a country of 4 million. Due to the sponsorhsip system, maids are required to live with their employers, and are instantly “illegal” when they run away from the home.
To celebrate the launch of Street Photography Now in the French language version, the publishers Thames & Hudson organise a ‘Street Photography Trail’ in Paris. The exhibtion curated by Nathalie Belayche, aka Food For Your Eyes, takes place from 5th to 28th November , throughout the Canal Saint Martin area . The prints are viewable by the passers-by 24/7. in locations ranging from hairdresser, bakery, coffee-shop to fashion boutiques, with all street facing windows, Selected photographs (18 photos) from Street Photography Now book show a mix of unexpected situations and beautiful moment of everyday life, sometimes humoristic, most of the time absurd, captured by a range of established and emerging street photographers.
Leon Shambroom, Augustana Health Care Center, May 2011 In July of last year, I heard the sad news that the son of Paul Shambroom and Joan Rothfuss was caught in a bad fire in South Minneapolis. Thankfully Leon survived but with some severe brain injuries. Being a new father myself I cannot fathom the heartbreak and terror of what Paul, Joan and Leon must have gone through. I’ve known Paul for some time and he’s been an incredible mentor and friend. I spoke with him sometime after Leon’s accident and in keeping with his character, he had a great attitude about it all, saying that he’s thankful he can still keep his role as father, it’s just different than before.
For reasons having nothing to do with religion, my six-year-old recently started attending a Catholic school. As we prepared for his first day, I was a little worried about his lack of knowledge about Christianity. Not only had he never been to church, I’m not sure we’d ever explained the whole Christ thing. Weeks after he started school, Pope Benedict announced that he was stepping down. With all of the talk in the news of red shoes and black smoke, I was even more concerned. I felt like we’d moved our son to a foreign country and we didn’t speak the language.
Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation have joined forces to launch two new photobook awards in 2012, celebrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography. Entries will be accepted from July 15 through September 10, 2012 . A pre-selected shortlist of thirty titles will be profiled in The PhotoBook Review ; exhibited at Paris Photo at the Grand Palais and at Aperture Gallery in New York; and tour to other venues, to be determined. Winners will be revealed on November 14, 2012 , Paris Photo opening day. First PhotoBook A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the photographer/artist whose first photobook is deemed by an independent jury to be best of the year. PhotoBook of the Year PhotoBook of the Year will be awarded to the photographer/artist, and publisher responsible, whose book is deemed by an independent jury to be the best of the year.
About 10 days ago the interwebs went all awwww! over this, an animated gif that William Wegman offered up on his web page. Wegman, the site said, “joins the ranks of reality TV stars, epic fails, and of course, feline internet sensations with our first ever animated gif.
Mike Polizze of Purling Hiss discusses his four-track roots, Ampegs, and letting his song-guts hang out. Mike Polizze got a four-track recorder in 1999. He was 18 then, and fresh out of high school. Polizze spent a lot of nights playing around with home recording, and in 2003, he laid down the first tracks he’d release under the moniker Purling Hiss some years later. Each record since then half-buries two or three decades of influence, an amalgamation of Black Flag, Sabbath, and the poppier side of Dinosaur Jr. or Sonic Youth, all of it cloaked in a buzzy, white noise. Between their first record in 2009 and now, Purling Hiss saw an explosive output of vinyl and cassette, roughly two EPs, a split 7”, one compilation, a live tape, and five full-lengths.
It’s been a while since I updated this site. Things have changed. Work has become more demanding of my time. My family life and other activities have occupied more and more of my free time. My disposable income, previously used to buy books, has diminished. Whilst I long to continue writing about books, I am struggling to find the time to track down and obtain enough titles to provide a steady stream of content.
(scroll down for English version) Zwischen Stadt und Land, zwischen Kind und Frau: es sind Mädchen am Übergang, die Ute und Werner Mahler für ihr Projekt „Monalisen der Vorstädte“ fotografiert haben. Dreißig der so entstanden Porträts haben die Mahlers für einen Band ausgewählt, der jetzt erschienen ist – unser zweites Meier und Müller Buch. Drei Jahre lang sind die Mahlers quer durch Europa gereist. Sie haben ihre „Monalisen“ in Liverpool, Minsk, Florenz, Reykjavik und Berlin gefunden. Dort warteten sie in den Vorstädten, auf Mädchen, die etwas Rätselhaftes, Zeitloses im Gesicht hatten.
Juchitan de las Mujeres Reviewed by Faye Robson ______________________________________ Graciela Iturbide Juchitan de las Mujeres Photographs by Graciela Iturbide. Text by Mario Bellatin, Elena Poniatowska. RM/Editorial Calamus, 2009. Hardbound. 104 pp., 75 tritone illustrations, 8-1/2x14-3/4".
“The blog of the British Journal of Photography” Another Bouncing Ball Art critic Regina Hackett’s blog Art and Artifice “A weblog dedicated to everything concerning art and the law”
Thoughts about the world at large Several Exceptionally Good Recently Seen Raccoon Photographs Saturday, December 24th, 2011 My first annual round-up of favorite raccoon photographs from this past year! Anonymous, 1950s)