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arnold newman | photographer


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’)

Photographer retakes portraits of small town citizens 20 years later

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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.”

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

Nepali photoblog with protest reports:

Xeni Jardin:

The photoblog 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 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.

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.

ephemeral cities | sergio belinchon


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

(via meet me in ataxia, baby)


Via swissmiss

compu promo


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

(via core77)

nice posture, lady!

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., 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.)

(Posted by Jamais Cascio in The Means of Expression – Media, Creativity and Experience at 12:12 PM)

Shit We’re Diggin’ – The Photographs of Alexandre Orion


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

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

Originally posted by Anne from Space and Culture, ReBlogged by perry on Mar 6, 2006 at 04:07 PM

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

Andrej Belic : Undersea Photography

Andrej Belic’s photos from the deep.


very nice web interface for showing photos too!

Via Future Feeder

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