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The North American Native

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Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868 – 1952) was an American photographer and ethnologist most famous for his extensive documentation of Native Americans. His publication The North American Indian, a 20-volume work was created between 1907 – 1930 and commissioned by his patron J.P. Morgan. Not only did he photograph members of over 80 tribes, he also made wax recordings of music and language. He documented many aspects of Native American life. Traditional foods, clothing, customs and […]

Future Memory

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For his ongoing series Souvenir-d’un-Futur, French photographer Laurent Kronental documents life in large housing projects in the residential districts of Paris. These Grands Ensembles – built between 1950 and the 1980s – with their retro modernistic feel are still the home of many senior citizens. Kronental has captured both the buildings and their occupants; aging yet standing proud. Marked by the passing of time, these massive, gray buildings, like their elder residents, bear the signs […]

Funky Porcini

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Photographer Steve Axford spends a lot of time photographing mushrooms in New South West, Australia. Not your run-of-the-mill garden variety, but the funky, psychedelic ones with crazy colors and shapes. Many of them are very rare and may have never been seen before.“My photography has been my avenue into this world as it slows me down and allows me to look at things more closely. I try to combine the beauty I see with some […]

What to do today…

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A short film about a 30-something year-old girl stuck in an endless loop of today. CREDITS: Directed by Jin Angdoo Starring Amélie Arbouin Writers – Matt Prins & Jin Angdoo Film, Edit & FX – Jin Angdoo Voice Actress – Holly Meyrick Voice Actor – Ben Tomlin Art Directors – Amélie Arbouin & Jin Angdoo Colorists – Qianwei Tong & Jin Angdoo Animators – Titouan Bordeau & Jin Angdoo Music – Four by Derby Sound […]

Tulips

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The tulips are too excitable, it is winter here. Look how white everything is, how quiet, how snowed-in. I am learning peacefulness, lying by myself quietly As the light lies on these white walls, this bed, these hands. I am nobody; I have nothing to do with explosions. I have given my name and my day-clothes up to the nurses And my history to the anesthetist and my body to surgeons. They have propped my […]

Interesting Ladies 15

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A little while ago I went to see the play Grey Gardens by Abattoir Fermé, a Belgium theatre company at De Toneelschuur in Haarlem. The stage was completely trashed with rubbish, the two actors – in drag – talking simultaneously and constantly contradicting each other; it was complete chaos. Somehow it all seemed familiar and after about fifteen minutes I suddenly recognized the narrative and the two eccentric characters and realized it was a stage […]