┐ Jason Florio └

© Jason Florio, KNLA – Karen National Liberation Army freedom fighter (left) + KNLA fighter carrying wood (right), from the series Burma, from the project Blackout History © Jason Florio, Karen Civilians, from the series Burma, from the project Blackout History © Jason Florio, KNLA – Karen National Liberation Army cook with bamboo water jugs…

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┐ Johann Rousselot └

© Johann Rousselot, Degage espece de chien. Benghazi, Libye, Mars 2011 © Johann Rousselot, Massacre d’innocents – Liberte – Sois patient Khadafi, tu es en train de creuser ta tombe. Benghazi, Libye, Mars 2011. © Johann Rousselot, Maintenant je suis un humain libre – La grace de dieu pour les martyrs du 17 fevrier. Benghazi,…

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┐ Blindness └

all photos © Adam Hinton in Gaza, 2012 all drawings © Joe Sacco, taken from Footnotes in Gaza, 2010. An interview with Joe Sacco about the book and the massacres reported in it here Articles about the Palestine/Israle conflict can be accessed via Stop the War Coalition

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┐ Shame Shame Shame └

I’ve been ashamed of my country for a very long time, but things like this accentuate the feeling. These are a couple of videos made by portuguese to “promote” the country and “enlighten” foreigners about its people. They fail redundantly! Besides stating wrong historical facts, they are superficial, poorly done, cartoonish and absurd. This kind…

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┐ Sara Rahbar └

© Sara Rahbar, Untitled, from the series Love arrived & How red, photography, 2008 © Sara Rahbar, Trapped in Dark Night with Nowhere to Run, I Have Died a Million Times Every Night in this Bed (left) + Kurdistan Flag #5 (right), from the series Flags, mixed media + textiles, 2005-2010 © Sara Rahbar, Solitary…

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┐ an unwelcome guest └

photo © REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis, A masked protester holds a metal bar during a violent demonstration in Syntagma square in central Athens OPEN LETTER TO ANGELA MERKEL Dear chancellor Merkel, We start by saying we address you only as chancellor of Germany. We did not vote for you and do not acknowledge the existence of a…

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┐ Vilma Pimenoff └

© Vilma Pimenoff, Untitled (figures-left + beings-right), from The Dark Collection © Vilma Pimenoff, Untitled (beings), from The Dark Collection © Vilma Pimenoff, Untitled, from the series Demoiselles de Paris “Pierce called indexical the process of signification (semiosis) in which the signifier is bound to the referent not by a social convention ( = “symbol”),…

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┐ Will Jennings └

© Will Jennings, Untitled, from the series Tumbling Blocks, 2011 “As an intuitive response to the sudden death of my mother last summer I walked down the Suffolk coast, reconsidering the landscape of my childhood through the eyes of an adult, mourner and artist. Concrete cubes sporadically emerged along the route, sole man-made interjections in…

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┐ Ian van Coller └

© Ian van Coller, Daisy Angy Kekae (left), from the series Collage Portraits, 2009 “This series combines several influences that have personally been relevant to my art-making process. The work grew out of my experimentation with the use of quilting techniques based on traditions from Africa and Gees Bend, Alabama as a way to tell…

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┐ Traer Scott └

© Traer Scott, Ostrich and Wild Boars, from the series Natural History © Traer Scott, Hunting Dogs, from the series Natural History Natural History is a series of completely candid, in-camera single exposure images which bring together both the living and the dead, creating allegorical narratives of our troubled co-existence with nature. Ghost-like reflections of…

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┐ Jacinda Russell └

© Jacinda Russell, Strange Artifacts: A Photographic and Found Object @ J. Crist Gallery, installation view + details, Idaho, 2007 The wunderkammer or “room of wonder” draws heavily upon 16th century European cabinets of curiosity. I combined digital photography with found object sculpture by printing on canvas and encasing the images in weathered boxes, suitcases,…

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┐ Chris Toalson └

© Chris Toalson, Penguins, from the series Dioramas, 2007 © Chris Toalson, Mourning Doves, from the series Dioramas, 2007 © Chris Toalson, Alaskan Brown Bear, from the series Simulations, 2008 “My photographic thesis, True West, calls into question the seeming American fascination with the American West. The current state of the West is one where…

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