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Pedro Almodóvar: The point where you’re grappling with all these elements is the point when you’re closest to the abyss. You’re doing all this and it’s very uncertain because you don’t know where the edge of the abyss will take you
Can you remember what was said at dinner? Most of us may say no. This is because we are obsessed with our phones and posting every facet of our life on social media, especially food at our fancy restaurants. Alcohol could also be a cause but we’re going to blame it on the phones.
Karine Laval: I was already fascinated with photography as a child. My grandparents lived near Paris that had the first Museum of Photography. It had this huge collection of old cameras. The first pictures I took with a camera were pictures of surveillance. I was snooping on my grandparents' neighbors from the roof of their building.
From the return of Nokia with 5 cameras, to Oscars 2019, to the nominees for World Press Photo 2019, this is the recap of the news that you need to know from this week.
What happens when you put talented dancers, an energetic photographer, and an interesting location together? You get Jordan Matter’s recipe for success on YouTube, showcased through his widely viewed 10-Minute Photo Challenge series.
Feminists gathered at the Atlantic City boardwalk outside the 1968 Miss America Pageant to protest in a rally that would become iconic for decades to come. Including a Freedom Trash Can, a sheep wearing a Miss America sash, and stink bombs, these activists fought the unattainable beauty standards and oppression they experienced as women.
In his latest show at David Zwirner Gallery, Wolfgang Tillmans’ considers the role of photography in a “post truth” world, and explores issues intrinsic to the medium by creating seemingly careless art that does not present any conclusions or “truths”. “I love that art is useless and that it has no purpose,” Tillmans said in a New York Times interview. “That makes art so incredibly powerful. And so, I don’t think one should turn to artists instantly and ask, ‘What are they saying?’”
I get to discover new alien worlds filled with some of the most amazing examples of natural beauty. Having a camera on my microscope just lets me bring others along the journey....and I get to do this without having to get on a plane, drive hours in a car, hike lots of miles. I just get to sit in my office and go on an expedition whenever I want, for as long as I want.
“It's not only the similarities that make the working together easier. It's also the differences. We each have our own qualities, and over the years they became more clear. Now we are able to divide the roles, and therefore have more time to perform. These differences are also our strengths as a duo. We respect them, thus making it easier to give in in case of possible disagreements.”
The world as it is is already strange and zany enough. I think I'm just bored of the conventional view of reality, where we give everything for granted: a tree is a tree and that cloud is just a cloud. But what if the cloud and the tree could become something else, when viewed from a different angle or put together in a frame? When I said that I'm not documenting the world, I meant that I'm not interested in showing the obvious view of things. I'm more interested in the 'far side of the moon', if you know what I mean.
In a way, our impression of ourselves is the most unmediated experience we have. And yet, it is wholly ephemeral. Our connection to physical places gives us a starting point for the exploration of our psyches. Because we define ourselves based on the experiences we’ve already had, we gravitate towards the familiar. Psychscapes utilize elements of actual landscapes, so they offer a comfortable first step into the unknown.
Some call them lazy, but in reality they are paralyzed because of too much social fear, and become stuck there and cannot escape. They know that it is a negative behavior, but locking themselves in their rooms makes them feel "safe,” and they do not want to change. Parents also know that their status in society will be affected if they disclose their children’s lifestyle, so they often expect them to return to normal for months or years before seeking help.
For Philadelphia-based photographer Danna Singer, the themes of family and class struggles dominate her powerful photographs of the contemporary American landscape. Singer initially turned her lens on her own family, consisting of her sons and herself. Over the course of ten years and two photo series, Singer was documenting the space her small family carved for itself as the single mother was putting herself through undergraduate education.
We are a great country—I love my country to death, I really do. But hiding in the shadows is crumbling areas of my country that I want people to not forget about, too. I want people to talk about these areas as well, not just focus on the good ... I thought it was my responsibility to show a more accurate depiction of America, and show the other side, too. Just like the other side of Disney World, the Happiest Place on Earth? I want to show you the place that almost looks like the Unhappiest Place on Earth.
Maintaining cool in the midst of blatant racism was imperative for survival. The response to incessant vitriol, degradation, brutality, and imprisonment was to maintain a level of “unbotheredness”, a detachment from any sort of care about being on the margins of society. Hence, the origins of the Black aesthetic of cool is intrinsically linked to African-Americans difficulty, and sometimes inability, to navigate freely in American society.