So it Goes I was seventeen when I first came across the work of Bruce Davidson. I had inherited my father’s weather-beaten Leica M6 and possessed all but a passing interest in photography. Accustomed as I already was to the immediacy of digital photography, I spent close to a year getting to grips with the rigours of 35mm rangefinder cameras. Encouraged by the incremental progress, however, the passing interest in film photography and Leicas developed into a fixation. The change can be attributed almost entirely to the work of Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson and in particular his timelessly cool and graphically evocative series Brooklyn Gang.
Rineke Dijkstra’s Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Vulnerable, confronted with the camera. The girl knows this is her moment. This is her time to show the world what she is. But the moment comes and she doesn’t know what to tell us. There is a void where clothes and makeup part and only the raw bits are left behind. Dijkstra pushes the subject through the exterior shell into a kind of psychotic inner place, and then she records them there. Documentary Photography in the Age of Anxiety: Fred Ritchin’s “Bending the Frame” We live in a period of anxiety, a time of deep uncertainty about the foundations and frameworks through which we make sense of life. It may have always been like this, but various faiths and philosophies work to convince us that there are guideposts and touch points around which we can orient our purpose and values. The philosopher Richard J. Bernstein, in his seminal 1983 book Beyond Objectivism and Relativism, coined the term “Cartesian Anxiety” for the generalised belief that we have lost even the pretence of secure reference points. As Bernstein argues (p. 19), we face “the growing apprehension that there may be nothing – not God, reason, philosophy, science, or poetry…that answers to and satisfies our longing for ultimate constraints, for a stable and reliable rock upon which we can secure our thought and action.” This Cartesian Anxiety manifests itself in multiple forms and different ways.
Knower’s Louis Cole - Modern Drummer Magazine For a generation of budding drummers and musicians, YouTube play counts might mean more than Billboard or iTunes charts. This multifaceted drummer found his own unique voice in that climate, thanks in part to a vast amount of talent and the help of a few friends. That voice would take him on a journey around the world. Zipcy-illustration If Mathilda was a boy.. (And if Leon was a woman_) This is artwork of game [Clash of clans] On “Art toy culture 2015 Exibition” in Korea I got tired of everything. Here is a woman in summer day.The woman lifts her hair with a defenseless state for take off her sweaty clothes.At the moment, her eyes met someone’s who stares her out of the frame.Someone’s voyeurism was caught by her.A Korean illustrator ZIPCY tries to express the woman & the voyeur’s perplexity & interest through theirs viewpoint. Chungking Express , In The Mood For Love
Beautiful Photos, if Barely Photography Barely photography. That’s how Sasha Frere-Jones, 43, characterized the images he takes and shares on his blogs, Songs You Taught Me (on Tumblr) and S/FJ, and through Twitter. The images he shares are often closely cropped recordings of surfaces; digital crayon rubbings. “I sometimes don’t think that I really take photographs so much as I frame things that I see,” he said.
International Center of Photography Library Hippocratic Oath of a Photographer The photo school term has begun and all the new students are now roaming New York with their cameras. These are the halcyon days of image discovery. A Daughter's Search for an Invisible Presence We recommend viewing this slide show in full-screen mode. When Diana Markosian was 7, she would stand outside her strange new home in Southern California and look toward the sky as each airplane passed overhead, wondering if her father would be on that plane. Or the next one. But he never came at all. Ms. Markosian, now 24, arrived in the United States from Russia in 1996 with her older brother.
The Arab world in seven charts: Are Arabs turning their backs on religion? Arabs are increasingly saying they are no longer religious, according to the largest and most in-depth survey undertaken of the Middle East and North Africa. The finding is one of a number on how Arabs feel about a wide range of issues, from women's rights and migration to security and sexuality. More than 25,000 people were interviewed for the survey - for BBC News Arabic by the Arab Barometer research network - across 10 countries and the Palestinian territories between late 2018 and spring 2019. Here are some of the results. Since 2013, the number of people across the region identifying as "not religious" has risen from 8% to 13%. The rise is greatest in the under 30s, among whom 18% identify as not religious, according to the research.
Norman Rockwell American painter Norman Rockwell was a prolific artist, producing more than 4,000 original works in his lifetime. Most of his surviving works are in public collections. Rockwell was also commissioned to illustrate more than 40 books, including Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn as well as painting the portraits for Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon, as well as those of foreign figures, including Gamal Abdel Nasser and Jawaharlal Nehru. His portrait subjects included Judy Garland.
Photography is the art of our time It has taken me a long time to see this, and you can laugh at me if you like. But here goes. Photography is the serious art of our time. It also happens to be the most accessible and democratic way of making art that has ever been invented. But first, let's define photography. Coyas - Descendents of the Incas Luis Martin started his photography career in 1970. He is dedicated to documentary photography in his country. He lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Luis Martin's project chronicles the lives of the Coyas, people of the Andes mountains of South America, chiefly known for their oral tradition that has been preserved through the generations. Luis Martin began his project about the Coyas in 1990. The ancestors of this native ethnic group, inhabiting Northern Argentina, date back to the Inca Empire.