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jean-pierre khazem

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We are walking contradictions.

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pieter hugo

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Robert Frank

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mikhael subotzsky

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Mikhael Subotzsky, once a Fabricante and now employed at Magnum, shows us glimpses of South African prisons.

"Johny Fortune climbs out of the industrical washer after taking a bath in the laundry at Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison. Having spent most of his years in prison, he dislikes communal showers, and chooses to bath like this during this shifts working in the prison laundry".

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Fiere di San Luca

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Photographer Jen kindly shares her hilarious impressions from the recent Fiere di San Luca, enjoy:

"Before going here, I thought Euro carnies would have more eloquence than those of America - kinda like French prostitutes shockingly look like they could somebodys' mom.

But Fiere di Luca set me back, and I crawled through the glaring lights, on hands and knees to avoid punches from defensive rogues fleeing the law for one addiction or the other. Unfortunately the carnies seemed somewhat 'off-limits' - so I decided to focus on the delirious event as a whole, in the vaguest form possible. ENJOY."

Continue reading "Fiere di San Luca"

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Out There: where Architecture meets Semiotics


What are the first things you think when I say “architecture”?
Heavy long-lasting buildings? Pyramids? Sparky skyscrapers? A thirty floor residence? The tour Eiffel?
If this is what we usually mean by “architecture”, maybe we need to change our beliefs.

As Semiotics tought me, the meaning of things is not simply an “object” (a “chair” is not only "the object that has the shape of a chair”, because a stone on the grass is actually a chair, if you sit on it!) but the consequences related to them (actions but also feelings).
In other terms, the meaning is what things REPRESENT.
Thats why the 11th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice is called “Out there: Architecture Beyond Building”.
Architecture is not just about “buildings” and “constructions” (=objects): we need to look beyond them.

Today the world is extremely dynamic, buildings cannot be something eternal anymore. What we create must be easy to develop, light, avaiable to be changed in order to our temporary needs.
Architecture is the way to create a world that

we feel like home
(Aaron Betsky)

but paradoxically, without building stable houses.
Its a way to communicate our time, our fears, our views.
Buildings dont represent this anymore.

Visual arts and performances, cinema, collage, illustrations, practices, immaginations, deconstructions, experiences, undefined shapes. Sperimentation, and not just an exposition of what already exists.

This is what I saw “Out there”.

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Vernacular Typography Polaroids

Sweet series of hand-painted signs and vernacular typography polaroids taken over the past six years by Douglas Wilson.

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Kliszynski's luxuria

Alex Sandwell Kliszynski's photo series My Luxuria, explore the idea of the human/doll composite. It is intended as a satirical take on the pornographic image, posing questions about desire and fantasy and their representation in mainstream post-feminist culture.

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Journeys of Franz Kafka

Photographer Jan Jindra presents eminent Franz Kafka from a very different perspective. With beautiful black and white photography, he takes us to the writer's journeys around Europe; his steps, his travels, what he saw, what inspired him.

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The photographs are completed with details of Kafka’s relationship with the places, which creates a stronger connection between his life, his unique body of writing and our personal perspective about him. Fascinating!

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Fabrica Forma Fotografia has winners

The FFF contest, promoted by Fabrica and by Forma, International Center of Photography, Milano, received about 160 entries from all over the world for both F and F25 awards.

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The recipient of the F award is Leonie Purchas, from Great Britain, with the essay “In the shadow of things.”
The winner of the F25 award is for Abdul Munem Wasif, from Bangladesh, with “Old Dhaka”.
The winning F project will receive a contribution of euro 20.000, the possibility of publishing a book and of having an exhibition of the selected work. The F25 winner (for photographers under 25), will be awarded a one year scholarship in Fabrica's Photography Department.
Congratulations!!!

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The Moment After The Show

Sweat, body searing and adrenaline, Swiss photographer Matthias Willi captures the intimate moments of rock stars right after their running off stage.

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Besides original photography and a clever project, Willi has a pretty nice site too.

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Chris Jordan is back

Artist and genius Chris Jordan has some new images for his “Running the Numbers” project, which analyzes the contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics.

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He is currently working on new images that will look at some global issues, so stay tuned.

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Found Cameras and Orphan Pictures

Do you recognize these photos? They may be yours. Ifoundyourcamera is a wonderful site where you can actually recover your lost camera with a little help of those who found it by publishing some of your -hopefully not too embarrassing- images.

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In any case, looking at strangers' photos is always entertaining.

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Fabrica Features Fabricante

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Some beautiful forms from Fabrica.
Fabricante and Fabrica Features products photographed together by Liz Hingley with designer Becka Citron.

Continue reading "Fabrica Features Fabricante"

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Jen Does Bassano

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Phew and yay!
Jen forgave me, and let me share some wonderful photos she took at the Alpini Festival. View this post to see the full 15 photo series.

We hope to have some commentary from our new writer to go along side these soon. Watch this space.

Continue reading "Jen Does Bassano"

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Childhood fears

Photographer Joshua Hoffine is interested in the science of fairy tales and believes that horror tells us that our belief in security is delusional. And that monsters are all around us.

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He made a series of photos that may bring you back some old memories...

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Life before death

Journalist Beate Lakotta and photographer Walter Schels asked 24 terminally ill people if they could accompany them during their last weeks and days. From these vigils came a series of insightful descriptions and photographic portraits taken before and after death, revealing much about dying. And living.

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The intense and courageous exhibition “Life Before Death” is at the Wellcome Collection in London, from April 9 until May 18.

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Save Polaroid

Some people are doing their darnedest.

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Photo by Tubes

Save Polaroid is a public Flickr group. Simply post a portrait of yourself (taken with a polaroid camera, naturally), and write some words about why you love the format and think it should be saved.

flickr.com/groups/savepolaroid

Here are some of the largest flickr groups focussing on the polaroid format:
polaroid , polaroid! polaroad!, Polaroid Addiction Monkey , polaroid Abuse , Polaroid SX 70, 拍立得 Polaroid 寶麗萊 , Polaroid Edge, Polaroid Land Camera, Polaroid love *

and here is a website:
savepolaroid.com


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Eleanor Rigby

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photo taken by Michael Kent.

There are some neat little communities and projects forming on Flickr. Folks are gathering not only to share their photography and have it critiqued, but to explore the nature of photography, document issues, collaborate on themes, tell stories, and even play "games" with photos. It's fast becoming a very meaningful digital space characterised by the photo-based dialog.

The "Eleanor Rigby" Flickr group is "about all the things and images that come to mind when listening to the words in the song "Eleanor Rigby" by the Beatles....". So far it has around 400 members and 2000 images. Anyone can join and post to this pool.

Listen to the song here.
Look at the photos here.

More interesting groups coming soon...x

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Great opportunistic

An amazing collection of opportune, unusual and humoristic photography by French René Maltête, who definitely has a great sense of observation.

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bad news

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but Polaroid is going to stop making instant film.

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This is such a bummer. Better stock up.

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Mano a mano

Mano a mano is a collaboration between our missed former fabricate Guillermo Rivero altogether with Isabel Ruiz and César López, which entails photography of folkloric and dazzling Mexican Bare knuckle fight as cultural entertainment.

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The exhibition will open this Friday February 8 at 8:00pm, until Saturday March 8, 2008 in the Centro Integral de Fotografia located in Puebla, México.
Here is another homesick.
¡La mejor de las suertes Memito!

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Tonk

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Very interesting photos from TONK by Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, who live and work in Zurich and elsewhere.

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The Naked Truth

Without clothes, the human body is vulnerable, exposed.
Six hundred people shed their clothes as part of an installation by Spencer Tunick on a glacier in the Swiss Alps to bodily cry out for help against a planetary emergency: global warming.

Global warming is stripping away our glaciers and leaving our entire planet vulnerable. If it continues at its current rate, most glaciers in Switzerland will completely disappear by 2080, leaving nothing but valleys and slopes strewn with rock debris.

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You are what you wear?

The say that dogs look like their owners, but how about shoes?

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People faces and their shoes is an interesting project made by an American photographer where he compares faces and personalities with shoes.

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Consumerism inspired brilliant photographs

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Chris Jordan makes beautiful photographs he hopes will disgust you. His work takes reports of large-scale waste and consumption out of the realm of statistics and places them squarely in front of our faces.

I found these photographs so unnerving that I thought this gotta make it to the blog for everyone.

His work is on display through July 31st at the Von Lintel Gallery in New York City. But you can read an interview to understand his philosophy and catch a glimpse of his work.
Click here

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Camera obscura

A group of collectors have reunited and put together a selection of antique, beautiful photography taken more than a hundred years ago.

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Vintage portraits, memorable scenarios and 30 minutes exposure time poses reflect the vogue, lifestyle and seriousness of the époque de la photographie moderne.

Click here to see this invaluable visual patrimony.

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Harold Lloyd

The beautiful and kitschy 3D photos of Harold Lloyd, 1953-1957.
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From New York's Sex Museum site. There's a lot of great material on this website, check it out.

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Folk Typography

Check out this massive FOLK TYPOGRAPHY set on Flickr... Beautiful lettering.

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And then check out the article on Folk Typography inside of LAB Magazine's first issue.

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Boring countryside in exciting 3D

A set of anaglyphs made by Alan Woollard. The pictures are from Somerset(UK) and you can find more of them at his site Can't really tell if he's trying to be ironic or not.

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Hard to keep the eyes open

A great set of balloon popping photos using the Quaketronics flash controller.

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Reed Young / Photographer

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Reed is probably the hardest working guy at Fabrica. And you can see from his brand new online portfolio, why he is in so much demand around here.

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Solitude in Photoshop

Life can get pretty god damned stressful. I think all the clutter and the noise surround us in the every day rat race has more than just something to do with that. Wouldn't it be nice to spend some time inside of Gregor Graf's photos?

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Graf takes the city of Linz and completely purges it of signs, emphasizing the architectonic and structural features of the city, making the streets seem unreal, culturally interchangeable and alien.

via VVORK

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Hunter Photos

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Hunter S. Thompson's "Gonzo" photo exhibition on display at M+B Gallery in Los Angeles, for those of you visiting at Christmas to enjoy.

via design corner

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Andrea Marzagalli

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Milan based Photographer Andrea Marzagalli does some good shots.
Very vice: www.andreamarzagalli.com

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War Related Crap

Hey, wow! Normally I hate boring war realted crap, but someone's gone done and colored these photos from World War One and they're quite lurvely.

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via reddit

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Exactitudes

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Photographer Ari Versluis and stylist Ellie Uyttenbroek pick up people from the streets of Holland and categorise their dress codes. Like that they've been building a great collection over the last eight years. Check www.exactitudes.org.

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Requiem in Samba

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A few new essays by the Magnum photographers. I was particulary impressed by italian photographer Alex Majoli reflecting about his work in Brazil's favelas. "People go to the psychologist, I go to Brazil."

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Sofia Hulten in your Space

Fabrica is almost completely devoid of carpeting. Better think of something else...

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Taken from Sofia Hulten's "12 Atttempts to hide in an office environment."

via VVORK

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Japanese Floating Heads

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via DesignCorner
thanks Jules ;)

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Funny stop motion stuff

kinda makes you smile, if nothing else:

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Photographing pesticides

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American photographer Laurie Turmer's Glowing Evidence is a set of photos of the presence of synthetic pesticides around us. Borrowing the technique developed by scientist to give farmworkers a more accurate picture of their pesticide exporsures (like the picture above does), Turmer photographs objects that are found around non-farmworkers daily lives: a coke can, children toys, flowers, etc.

They're kind of eerie, showing just how much we really don't see. See more at her portfolio, or read about it from Treehugger.

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Vogue Italia gets in with war on terror

We gotta hand it to the Italians for turning anything into high fashion

The newest issue of Vogue Italia presents "State of Emergency" fashion shots by Steven Miesel, check out the flash move from Vogue Italia site (warning: cheesy) or have a better look at these page scans.

As disturbing as they might seem to some, these are really great photos and I couldn't help but reposting them here:

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see all from foto decadent

Just in time for the 5th anniversary of Sept. 11 -- what, is Vogue making some sort of political statement?

via Boing Boing

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Spring/Summer naked collection

By Paris-based photographer Nicole Tran Ba Vang

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(via)

kind of reminds me of old fabrica stuff, though, raunchier!

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Magnum photo podcast series

Magnum Photo podcasts

We blogged about Magnum In Motion a while ago, but we didn't mention their podcast series, which looks very very promising.

Their weekly podcast features selected photo essay from the Magnum In Motion site, which are high quality photo essay narrated by the photographers themselves. Check it out:

http://inmotion.magnumphotos.com/podcasts.aspx


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A camera in a truck? No a Camera Truck!

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"American photographer Shaun Irving and English Art Director Richard Browse have created what they believe to be the world’s largest mobile camera. Designed in America and constructed in Spain, the cameratruck is a simple box camera built right inside a standard delivery truck. Measuring 5 metres long, 2 metres wide and 2 metres high, the gigantic camera is capable of taking pictures almost 3 metres across. "

Talk about Big Picture!

Check out their site and gallery here: http://www.cameratruck.net

(Thanks Yianni!)

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arnold newman | photographer

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The famous portrait photographer, Arnold Newman died earlier this month. Newman is credited with creating the photographic style called "environmental" portraits. This portrait of Stravinsky, is perhaps his best known work.

(via the fairly new and very promising blog called 'nourish')

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Magnum In Motion

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Magnum photo essays with commentaries from the photographers, etc. Very cool.

(thanks Dan!)


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FORGOTTEN WAR

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The atrocities of the war in Congo from the perspective of 6 photographers.

Visit the photoexhibition

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Photographer retakes portraits of small town citizens 20 years later

Picture 4-6 Mark Frauenfelder: Incredible and beautiful photos from an online Smithsonian magazine article: "In 1984, Peter Feldstein set out to photograph every last person in Oxford, Iowa. Two decades later, he's doing it again, creating a unique portrait of heartland America." Link

Check out Feldstein's gallery of more photos, too!

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100x100

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100x100 is a photography project from Michael Wolf, 100 photos of residence in the oldest housing estate in Hong Kong. In this photo set, all of these people live in indentical 100 sq. feet space (10' x 10'). The slide show is mezmerising.

Check it out

also see Architecture of Density by the same artist.

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Urban Fiction

While traveling around Europe by train in 2003, Xing Danwen realized that globalization had made urban landscapes everywhere similar and blurred the boundaries between them.

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The architectural structures that she photographed for Urban Fiction are all corporate maquettes made to promote real-estate developments that are being planned or built in China today. When you face these models showing such a variety of different spaces and think about the life-styles associated with them, you start to wonder: is this the picture of life today? Do we really live in this kind of space and environment?

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The maquettes are inhabited by tiny figures which are images of the artist, playing different characters.

Xing Danwen's work is at the Gallery TPW, Toronto, until Jun 10, 2006. Then her photographs will be part of the New Urban Realities group exhibition at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Saturday 10 June through Sunday 13 August 2006.
Via e-flux.

Related: Beijing Boom Tower, Shanghai Living, Chinese industrialization, Pop Urbanism: China Edition, and Michael Wolf's Architecture of Density.

seriously, Toronto again! Hip and happenin!

Via we make money not art

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Hinglish

This project could easily inspire many other projects in the same vain, especially in countless of countries where English is so pervasive. God knows I've laughed and giggled at many signs in Japan and Thailand, took countless photos of them and just let them rott in my digital bin.

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This Flickr set is an exhibit of the English of India project. The artist created signs based on the color palette and lettering used in signage India.

Also check out her very lovely Flickr account of other photos from India. (Thanks Meena!)

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Nepali photoblog with protest reports: Phalano.com

Xeni Jardin:


The photoblog Phalano.com is publishing many images each day from the ongoing demonstrations in Nepal. A post from Saturday describes a "sea of protestors" flooding Kathmandu, on the seventeenth day of a nationwide general strike.

Shown here, at left (link to source, shot by Shanker Kharel), this demonstrator has shaved a message into his head. I can't read it, but would welcome a translation from a BoingBoing reader. At right (link to source, shot by Chandra Sekhar Karki) police in Kathmandu beat a protestor with sticks.

The government has imposed a mandatory curfew in Kathmandu. A site admin's message on Phalano.com asks for reader forgiveness over resulting technical difficulties: "We are currently unable to upload your comments due to curfew... we apologize for this!"

Reader comment: Anonymous says,

You asked for a translation of "Loktantra". The Nepali language used "Prajatantra" to mean "democracy". "Praja" means "subjects" (of a King or monarch), so "Prajatantra" actually means "the rule of subjects", which obviously is unsatisfactory. So the new term "Loktantra" was coined. "Lok" means "folk" - so "Loktantra" would be full democracy, as opposed to a half-hearted version.

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Serial No. 3817131

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Rachel Papo photographs Israeli female soldiers during their mandatory military service portraying complexity of emotions. The artist served as photographer in the Israeli Air Force between 1988-1990, the project is titled after her own serial number.

Nice photos, and I love photographers who have really nice and clean website presentation like this one.

http://www.serialno3817131.com/

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Photos: 3rd year since Iraq invasion marked with protests.

Xeni Jardin:

Protests commemorating three years since the US-led invasion of Iraq are documented in photo streams at Flickr and other image-sharing sites. Relevant tags include antiwarprotest, march20, peacemarch, and of course, Iraq.

Shown here, Matthew Bradley's photos of a protest yesterday at the Pentagon. Link. (Thanks, Arnold Edmayer, spotted on DCist).

Below: found on Flickr under the "iraq" tag and shot by Daniel Ross -- evidence that Cartman was here.


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ephemeral cities | sergio belinchon

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In Spain one can find a linear city all along the coast built for tourism, a section of land that becomes the most crowded region in Europe, but just for a short time. It’s a city for only three months in summer, when thousands of people come looking for the sea and the sun. The rest of the year it becomes a ghost city, a city without any a function, with no people and no services. It has been growing and expanding since the 60's, and it seems it have no end. This is photographic series documents the development of this ephemeral coastal city.

Ephemeral Cities, by Sergio Belinchon

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ples of computer promotional photography sent to newspapers in the 60s and 70s.

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nice posture, lady!

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Recovery Happens

zoriah_thailand.jpgIn the immediate aftermath of the December 26, 2004, tsunami, we pointed to satellite photos showing the before-and-after of coastal regions of Thailand, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India and other affected locations. These images were among the most powerful representations of the disaster, as viewers could easily trace the path of destruction. New before-and-after images are now available, but these tell a very different story.

Photojournalist Zoriah covered both Sri Lanka and Thailand in the days following the tsunami; earlier this year, Zoriah returned to Thailand, and took pictures at the exact same sets of locations. WarShooter.com, a web portal for photojournalists covering conflict and disaster, posted the resulting side-by-side comparison this weekend. Some of the changes are subtle, but it's clear that much of Thailand is well on the road to recovery.

John Stanmeyer also posted before-and-after shots, this time of Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Aceh still has much further to go than Thailand, but these images stand as record that human beings can, and will, choose to survive and flourish even in the wake of unthinkable disaster. (Warning: the first image of Stanmeyer's collection includes a fully-visible corpse; the subsequent images aren't nearly as disturbing.)

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Insect art festival in London this May through June

David Pescovitz: Fortean researcher Mark Pilkington, of the excellent Strange Attractor Journal, is co-organizing the First International Arts Pestival at the London Wetland Centre May 27-June 4. This looks like it will be an absolutely incredible event. From the description:
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“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.”--E.O Wilson

The First International Arts Pestival is dedicated to raising awareness of the integral role insects play in the global ecosystem and in all animal societies. Many of those insects are increasingly endangered through human action.

Through appreciation of “insects in art and the art of being an insect”, the Pestival aims to create positive PR for this 400-million-year-old, highly evolved taxon that has had thousands of years of bad press.

We are building up a fantastic programme of talks, demonstrations, workshops, art installations, films, music and performance, fusing art and science to reach out to a broad, interested audience of homo sapien adults and children.
Mark says, "We're currently seeking entries to our insect photography competition, and looking for short films with entomological themes." Link

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Shit We're Diggin' - The Photographs of Alexandre Orion

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From one of our favorite websites, Fecal Face, comes a link to METABIOTICS which showcases the art of Alexandre Orion in Brazil. The most interesting thing is that his art is no t the stencils themselves, but rather the photographs that he shoots of people as they pass them by. Good stuff indeed

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Silicon and gold



Bob Kaiser of the company Essential Elements in Silicon Valley mines gold from defunct computers and recycles the rest (1999)

This and more bizarre-life-in-Silicon-Valley photos by Peter Menzel

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well, whatdya know? the 21st century gold mine is still in California...

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The super heros of bad style

Earlier this week, the NYT had a very good article about digital self-portraits that the kids of this generation are crazy about, and especially mentioned this phenomenon happening on MySpace. I blogged the article on Art.Report and flagged it for future reference material.

Today I find a hilarious web project base on this very topic, created back in 2004, and it's so funny i almost pee in my pants:

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He's also done a second annual award, which is just as pricelessly good.

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Image of the day

A robot examines the body of a terrorist/freedom fighter in Bagdad, Irak.

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Andrej Belic : Undersea Photography

Andrej Belic’s photos from the deep.

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very nice web interface for showing photos too!

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Flickr group produces astonishing color pix with new plugin

Cory Doctorow: A Flickr photo-pool devoted to a Photoshop plugin has accumulated hundreds of beautiful pictures. The "High Dynamic Range" plugin merges several shots of the same scene taken at different exposures, producing pictures that have breathtaking, vivid, hyperreal colors. The HDR pool on Flickr is filled with astonishing examples of the form, and active discussions of the best way to capture great HDR images. Link (via Happy Software Prole)

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Classic B&W horror film stills with photoshopped color

Cory Doctorow: Today on the Worth1000 photoshopping contest: colorize stills from classic black-and-white horror films. Link

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Thai water-taxis made from canoe-mounted truck-engines

Cory Doctorow:
James Gosling took a series of photos of Thailand's Longtail water-taxis, which are made by attaching a propeller-equipped diesel truck engine to the end of an oversized canoe. The photos are pretty impressive.
When you look at them when they get closer, you see a truck engine mounted on the stern with a long piece of pipe stretching out toward the bow that the boatman holds on to. There's another piece of pipe welded onto the transmission pointing out toward the stern.

When the boatman pushes on his piece of pipe, it rotates the engine left, right, up or down. When he pushes down, it rotates the tail upward and you get to see the business end of the beast: a naked propeller just hanging out there.

nks, Simon!)

I'd say Thai stuff is the sensation of the month at Fabrica...

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End of an Era: Nikon Stops Making Film Cameras

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We took a lot of pictures in architecture school, and this Treehugger desperately wanted a Nikon F, the big, chunky and very expensive camera that every pro used. They were the standard of quality that everything was judged against if you were not into retro Leicas. We settled on the new Olympus OM-1- smaller and cheaper. Twenty-five years later it is still working perfectly and our daughter takes very fine pictures with it, and we have spent happy hours together in our basement darkroom printing pictures.

Now, the Leitz Focomat enlarger is covered in a bag and we are storing old computer parts in the darkroom. The cameras no longer last 25 years- a very brief exposure to water destroyed our Canon Elph. A hard drive failure and poor backup habits mean that all we have as a record of a few years of our kids growing up are a few prints that are fading away alarmingly fast.

There may be some environmental benefits in switching from film to electronics. (we wrote about that here) But we are losing something- cameras that last a lifetime and can go anywhere; shoeboxes of our parent's pictures. It is inevitable but it is sad.

The entire treehugger team went nuts on this; read them below the fold. ::The Register thanks, Tipster Remy

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New York Pool Hustlers

Pool Hustlers of old New York photographed by Christopher LaMarca

"...Starting in January of 2002, I started photographing this community of underground pool hustlers, one of the last remaining social clubs of 'old NewYork'. Over the past ten years pool halls all over the city have been sold and turned into flashy sports bars, waitresses serving martinis to the 'after work' crowd; The players now conregating between three pool halls throughout the entire metropolitan area. "

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Photo: lesbian kiss in Tiananmen Square under guards, Mao

Xeni Jardin:

Link, and here is another angle, and another and another. (Thanks, Pete!)

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Andy Rosen's punk photos on Flickr

David Pescovitz: Davidj Underground photographer Andy Rosen posted his stunning series "London Punks 1976-1984" to Flickr. Seen here, David J. of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets. Other photos include Johnny Rotten, Siouxsie Sioux, Paul Weller, and a slew of live shots of The Clash.
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Make a Calendar from Flickr photos

6208920 6512F1E908 SThis site allows you to enter any image or Flickr photo location and it will generate a calendar. You need to select each month and create the months manually, but with just 12 photos and little bit of time you could make a nice present for someone during the holidays. [via] Link. Oh, here's mine - it's November, and that's "cyborg your dog" month here.

yay! great budget xmas presents!!!

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Pix of gigantic heaps of discarded objects

Cory Doctorow: Chris Jordan photographs unbelievably gigantic heaps of discarded, mass produced objects (see the adjascent photo of a mountain of mobile phone chargers). The effect is ghastly and gorgeous at once -- we make a lot of stuff and it goes obsolete goddamned fast, by golly. Link

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Europe's ancient, gorgeous sewers


Cory Doctorow: These galleries of urban explorers' photos of Europe's gorgeous, ancient sewers are thrilling and eerie. Some of these are ancient, some are modern, all are the secret world under the streets that we can hear gurgling when there's no one else around. Link (via BLDG Blog)

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Mathematical Photography

David Pescovitz: My friend Justin Mullins of New Scientist creates artwork consisting entirely of mathematical equations. He calls it "mathematical photography." Justin says, "In the same way that an ordinary photograph is a snapshot of an area of outstanding natural beauty, a mathematical photograph is a snapshot of mathematical beauty." (He's having his first UK gallery exhibition next February in London.) Seen here is "Entanglement, For Sandra," 80 x 50cm, 2000.
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Liquid-nitro-dipped rose being shot, captured in high speed photos

Cory Doctorow:
Here is a Flickr set of high-speed photos of various objects being shot. The highlight is this picture of a rose dipped in liquid nitrogen and captured in the act of shattering. As Checkov wrote, "If there is a gun, a vat of liquid nitrogen, and a rose on the mantelpiece in the first act, it will be used in connection with high-speed photography by the third act." Link (Thanks, Amy!)

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