┐ Summer Riots └

photo taken from Le Chat Noir Emeutier “Violent clashes between youths and riot police in the northern French city of Amiens have left 16 officers injured and several public buildings torched in some of the worst rioting in the area for years – reopening the fraught political debate about France’s troubled housing estates. Rioting broke…

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┐ Igor Grubić └

© Igor Grubić, from the project Angels with dirty Faces, 2006 © Igor Grubić, from the project Angels with dirty Faces, 2006 “Igor Grubic’s Angels with Dirty Faces is a photographic and video-based work that draws on an historic incident that happened in Belgrade in 2000. That October, the Kolubara miners staged a strike that…

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┐ Sunil Shah └

© Sunil Shah, from the project Uganda Stories © Sunil Shah, from the project Uganda Stories © Sunil Shah, from the project Uganda Stories © Sunil Shah, from the project Uganda Stories “This project is both a subjective journey to recollect the past and an interrogation of documentary photography in its use to reassemble fragments…

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┐ Just the Wind └

“With the collapse of the Hungarian economy and government austerity measures, crimes—petty or otherwise—and every other social ill were blamed on the Roma and a lynch-mob atmosphere was whipped up against the community, which only constitutes about 5 percent of the Hungarian population. Homes were fire-bombed and Roma men, women and children shot and killed…

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┐ Direct Action └

photo by © Javier Barbancho LEADERS of a workers’ union in southern Spain staged a massive raid on two supermarkets on Tuesday, filling at least 30 trolleys with staple foodstuffs to give to the poor. They gave their entire haul to local ‘food banks’ which supply hampers to families who no longer have any income…

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┐ Robbie Nolan └

© Robbie Nolan, Untitled, from Trees © Robbie Nolan, Untitled, from Trees “The poet Keats spoke of how the ‘cold philosophy’ of science would, by explaining the mechanics of the physical world “unweave a rainbow”. In a sense the aim of this series of photographs was to display the falsity of this claim when related…

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┐ Wladd Muta └

© Wladd Muta, Hypercops 1 On Mountains, 2011 © Wladd Muta Les pétales des fleurs de grenouilles, “AnUra-Flora“, se développent dans un tout premier temps à partir des tissus pulmonaires du batracien (fig.1.). L’amorce de la mutation utilise les traces génétiques fantômes des branchies du stade larvaire (têtards). Le pétale se constitue ensuite exclusivement sur…

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┐ We Won’t Fly For Art └

The insights of American anarchist ecologist Murray Bookchin into environmental crisis hinge on a social conception of ecology that problematises the role of domination in culture. His ideas are becoming increasingly relevant to those working with digital technologies in the post-industrial information age, as big business daily develops new tools and techniques to exploit our…

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┐ Chris Marker └

“Chris Marker, an enigmatic figure in French cinema who avoided publicity and was loath to screen his films yet was often ranked with countrymen Alain Resnais and Jean-Luc Godard as an avant-garde master, died at his home in Paris on Sunday, his 91st birthday. (…) Critic Pauline Kael called “La Jetee” “very possibly the greatest…

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┐ Five Year Photo Project └

1982 1992 2007 Long before digital cameras and posing memes like planking existed, they were just five guys on a lake with their entire lives stretched out before them. A photo capturing these five friends — John Wardlaw, Mark Rumer, Dallas Burney, John Molony and John Dickson — went on to spawn a 30-year-long photo…

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