Today, August 19th, is World Photo Day: a global event to honor photography and recognize the unending list of opportunities (as well as impending possibilities) the medium bestows upon humankind. Truth be told, the ability to snap a picture and immortalize a single instant is more than a gift. It is an absolute privilege.
Award-winning photographer and activist Shahidul Alam, 63, was arrested in Bangladesh last week for his alleged comments against the Awami League government. Alam spoke out about the recent student protests in Bangladesh to Al Jazeera in an interview. About 20 other journalists were also attacked during the protest.
People fear time. They fear what it will do them in the long haul: strip them of their youth, their agility, their energy, their abilities, their opportunities. But honestly, what is life without the effects of time? Time is an integral element in the equation of life.
It can be difficult to fully tell a woman’s story. How does one create a character full of longing and ennui while also paying homage to resistance and finding an outlet for outrage at one’s oppression?
I did not think that I would start ‘collecting’ photography in the early 90’s, when I was a graduate student in New York. I fell in love with the medium and naturally became curious. I would go to photography exhibitions at the ICP, the MoMA, I would visit galleries in Soho and Chelsea.
Best known for his street photography, Meyerowitz has a knack for honing in on the spectacular amid the mundane and has traveled across the globe to capture every instance of it. In the following interview, Meyerwitz discusses with Musée Magazine his journey thus far in regards to uncovering the virtues of photography.
Living by the coast is often a summertime luxury. The breeze comes off the water and the sun shines down; people take a moment away from their normal lives. Musée Magazine had the opportunity to speak to Harriet Spark, the co-founder of Operation Straw, an organization focused on cleaning up shorelines.
On July 9, Donald Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Kennedy's decision to retire. This nomination has left many worried about the future of abortion rights given that during Trump’s 2016 campaign, he stressed his commitment to placing pro-life justices on the court to overturn Roe v. Wade.
We experience our basic necessities every day, and, due to these often-occurring interactions, it is inevitable that we transform them into being more meaningful and pleasurable. This is the reason for the strong connection between food and art.
India’s complicated relationship with the LGBTQ+ community has been a long standing battle that is slowly progressing. In order to create more tolerance, non profit initiative The Kitab has created India’s very first transgender arts festival. For a country whose political stance on the subject is so oppressive, having a festival like this is a risk – but it’s one worth taking.
Research for Eighth Grade must have been pretty interesting for YouTube star-turned-film director Bo Burnham. Somehow, he had to get into the mind of a middle school girl on the cusp of adolescence, and make everybody feel something.
July Fourth: Historically a Day of Celebration, But What Exactly Are We Celebrating?
July fourth is historically one of America’s most nationalistic holidays -- people look forward to the leisure of family get-togethers. But of course, this political climate is now something that, to many, does not feel this country should only be celebrated.