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BuzzFeed. Winning Images Urban Photographer of the year 2014. Stuart Kolakovic. Barbican art show displaying black people as exhibits in "human zoo" cancelled after protests. London's Barbican Centre has announced that its latest exhibition - "Exhibit B" - has been cancelled because of the "extreme nature" of protests against its subject: actors of African descent chained and half-naked, in cages.

The performance, which was due to run until 27 September, draws on the "human zoos" and ethnographic displays of the late 19th and early 20th centuries – a period of time where African people were seen as less than human by Europeans, who had pseudoscientific theories of race that justified white supremacy. The artist, South African Brett Bailey, has described it as “a human installation on imperialism in Africa and racism” which aimed to explore the exploitation of the continent's resources, like ivory, rubber and timber. Visitors would have entered the show one-by-one, and watched the actors - labelled "the exhibits" – standing rigid in cages, with specific instructions to maintain eye contact with each person as they looked on. “Who are they protecting?” David gilliver. Dario Mitidieri. Magazine | Arts | london. Well known for his revolutionary Black and White reportage work, Italian born Dario Mitidieri spoke to Don't Panic about his process, heroes and inspirations, spanning his 27 year career, since starting at the Sunday Telegraph in 1987.

This week we take a look at his project Street Children Of Bombay. 100,000 Children — 1 Year — 1 City Are there any projects in particular you have loved / hated working on recently? I have recently done some work in India to cover the Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad and Holi, the festival of colours, in and around Vrindavan. Although I have spent a lot of time in India nothing can prepare you for these two events. The Kumbh Mela in particular was incredible, and unless you were there is impossible to comprehend how big the event was. The Holi festival is something that everybody should witness once in their life. Next week we take a look at his project Holi – India's Festival of Colour What I love the most is diversity. What do you find inspiring? Foucault's Pendulum. This article is about the novel by Italian philosopher Umberto Eco. For the physics experiment and implement, see Foucault pendulum. Foucault's Pendulum (original title: Il pendolo di Foucault) is a novel by Italian writer and philosopher Umberto Eco.

It was first published in 1988, and an English translation by William Weaver appeared a year later. Foucault's Pendulum is divided into ten segments represented by the ten Sefiroth. The novel is full of esoteric references to Kabbalah, alchemy and conspiracy theory — so many that critic and novelist Anthony Burgess suggested that it needed an index.[1] The pendulum of the title refers to an actual pendulum designed by the French physicist Léon Foucault to demonstrate the rotation of the earth, and has symbolic significance within the novel. Plot summary[edit] After reading too many manuscripts about occult conspiracy theories, three vanity publisher employees (Belbo, Diotallevi and Casaubon) invent their own conspiracy for fun.

Mr. Mr. Alcea rosea (Hollyhock. Posted by judgehort2/16/2010 Region: Northeast Zone: 7 The seed was purchased at Kew and rated 'rust-resistant'. If so, I should hate to see what non-resistant Alcea would be capable of. My plants grew to a vast height and were accompanied by Puccinia [rust] every step of the way.

They were not crowded, plenty of free air was available. Posted by Mrsjean5/14/2008 Region: Southeast Zone: 8 I planted these hollyhocks three years ago. Click on a thumbnail to see a full sized image Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais. It's a ladybug's life! Photographer captures the tiny world of insects in crystal-clear detail. By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 15:37 GMT, 21 November 2013 | Updated: 18:29 GMT, 21 November 2013 These petite posers are some of the teeniest models on the planet but still know how to trigger a buzz of excitement.

The world of macro models is a tricky art to master, but these incredible snaps are the result of precision, good fortune and love. Wildlife photographer Alejandro Ferrer has spent two years capturing the microscopic realm of insects, favouring black and red spotted ladybirds. He's got the bug: A photographer has spent two years capturing the microscopic realm of insects including this ladybird taking a break on a flower Fine art: Despite measuring only millimetres across, 34-year-old photographer Alejandro Ferrer has captured the ladybirds in crystal-clear detail Vivid: Alejandro, from San Roque, Spain, spends most of his days among the green fields in his hometown and builds makeshift photoshoots for his beloved insects But he insists the results are well worth the effort.

Laura Williams / Photos. Gestalt Theory of Visual Perception.