≡ This Sunday, while cleaning up my bookmarks ≡

I A good article by Sola Agustsson @ Alternet: Why the Contemporary Art World Is Insufferable, Corrupted by the Super-Rich II A good book: European Intellectual History from Rousseau to Nietzsche, by Frank M. Turner III A curious article about a new Milgram-like experiment concludes “Those who are described as “agreeable, conscientious personalities” are more likely…

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≡ My two passions ≡

© Ana Teresa Barboza, Untitled (?). Images via ArtNau. A friend called my attention to Ana Teresa Barboza‘s work (Lima, Peru, 1981). A good friend, I should say, for she knows how I’m drawn to mixed techniques applied to photography, specially when it involves some sort of sewing. Ana Teresa’s work is anything but simple, though…

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≡ Hunting the Cliché ≡

© António Pedrosa, Untitled, from the series Iraq Slum. Antonio Pedrosa is a portuguese photographer whose work has been highly recognized, both by his national peers as well as by international entities, such as Hasselblad. In my opinion, prizes do draw attention to the award-winning authors’ work, and they do guarantee quality, but everything else…

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≡ ‘Futuristic Archeology’ or how the nomadic unit confronts the despotic machine ≡

© Daesung Lee, from the series Futuristic Archeology, 2013-14. © Daesung Lee, from the series Futuristic Archeology, 2013-14. “Desertification in Mongolia- Nomadic life has been central to traditional Mongolian culture throughout history. Even with changes brought about by urbanisation in recent years, 35% of Mongolians are living a nomadic life and thus still depend on…

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≡ Multilayered timeframes in Binh Dahn’s work ≡

© Binh Danh, Iridescence of Life No. 22. Chlorophyll print on nasturtium leaf, butterfly specimen, & resin, 2008 © Binh Danh, Iridescence of Life No. 5. Chlorophyll print on nasturtium leaf, butterfly specimen, & resin, 2008 In Michigan Quarterly Review (Volume XLIII, Issue 4, 2004), John Schafer writes about Binh Danh’s intertexual images before going…

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≡ Thick as air ≡

© Lau Ching Ping, Secret Police at Queen’s pier, from Last Glimpse of Hong Kong series, 2012. © Lau Ching Ping, Schoolmate on Park Island, from Last Glimpse of Hong Kong series, 2012. “To 2013, If you are reading this exhibition epilogue, that means you had survived 2012 safe and sound. People of Hong Kong…

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≡ ‘confession and honest talking-about-oneself’ ≡

Aleksandr Sokurov, Confession. From the Commander’s Diary, 1998 «The confession is for us, therefore, besides “theory,” the most important form in which the truth is said. From Augustine to Francois Villon, from Rousseau to Freud, from Heine to current autobiographical literature, we hear decisive truths in the form of admission and confession. Moreover, those narrative…

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≡ (re)Discovering the work of Gregory Crewdson ≡

When I first saw Gregory Crewdson’s photographs, roughly 10 years ago, they didn’t appeal to me. Aesthetically, they still don’t. Throughout the years, in classes and other events, there were various encounters with his lynchian universe, but my immediate reactions weren’t changed and beyond my interest in some of the technical issues called forth by…

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≡ This Sunday, while cleaning up my bookmarks ≡

I all images © Vasantha Yogananthan, from the series Piémanson. “For Piémanson, photographer Vasantha Yogananthan documents the last free beach in France, capturing the vibrant community that emerges on its shores each summer. Every May, the idyllic beach, located the Camargue Regional Nature Reserve, opens its ten kilometer expanse to campers, who build temporary lodgings…

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≡ John Brill’s Lynchian Universe in photographs ≡

John Brill, Self-portrait, Chihuanhuan Desert, Mexico,1987 (1987-A), printed 2013 Pigment print on rag, with UV-shielding varnish. John Brill, Trish, 2013. Still from video. VHS tape; eight hours. Every Boy’s Dream, 2013. Installation views. “John Brill’s faux spirit-photographs are enough to make you believe in ghosts, extraterrestrials and visitations of all kinds. Mr. Brill, who is…

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≡ the Photographer & the Archive ≡

I 445 Portraits of a man. More about the work HERE. Katherine Griffiths, Photobooth Project, since 1973. More about the work HERE. II Arianna Arcara & Luca Sanese, Found photos in Detroit 2009-2010. Thomas Sauvin, Beijing Silvermine. “For the past three years, collector Thomas Sauvin (French, b.1983) has visited a Beijing recycling center each month…

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⁞ Wirjo Hardjono’s List of Documentaries about Photography: a post worth reblogging ⁞

Photographer Wirjo Hardjono compiled an impressive list of documentaries about photography which, as far as I understand, is continuously updated. The original post can be found here and below is a transcript of Wirjo’s extensive list which I already benefited from: 1948, The Photographer – Youtube Film about Edward Weston and the art of photography.…

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