— Carl Sandburg (via apoetreflects)
© US Army Signal Corps. From a heartstopping, tragic series LensBlog posted, of pictures shot on battlefields in WWI. One after the next is stunning for what it depicts and how it is composed. Yet, what came home to me most was how 1914 warfare contrasts with 2014 war photos we see today: WWI so ordered, as if the battles are produced enactments of killing—arranged and directed almost like theatre, no pun intended.
OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND: Didcot B station, which in 2003 was voted Britain’s 3rd worst eyesore, is gas fed and supplies electricity to over 1.5 million people. In Britain, 5.8% of the energy supply comes from nuclear, 1.8% from renewable sources, and 92.4% from fossil fuels.
"First of all, there’s two kinds of thoughts in your mind: there’s good thoughts and evil thoughts. Both come through your mind. Some people are more loaded down with one than another. Nevertheless, they come through. And you have to be able to sort them out, if you want to be a songwriter, if you want to be a song singer. You must get rid of all that baggage. You ought to be able to sort out those thoughts, because they don’t mean anything, they’re just pulling you around, too. It’s important to get rid of them thoughts.
Then you can do something from some kind of surveillance of the situation. You have some kind of place where you can see it but it can’t affect you. Where you can bring something to the matter, besides just take, take, take, take, take. As so many situations in life are today. Take, take, take, that’s all that it is. What’s in it for me? That syndrome which started in the Me Decade, whenever that was. We’re still in that. It’s still happening.”
© Martine Fougeron. www.tinyurl.com/13pmqv2
© Phyllis Galembo.
Love: Haute Africa—an outdoor photo exhibit in Belgium focuses on how contemporary African culture is expressed via clothing. Not a fashion exhibit, but a study of how clothing reflects culture, how social, political, economic culture is revealed in clothing. Part of the Knokke-Heist Photo Festival.
© Isadora Kosofsky. From her "The Three: Senior Love Triangle" project. So good. So needed.
Opening @TheHalfKing May 13-June 29: Preston Gannaway’s project Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, a portrait of Ocean View, VA. Today, Preston was named Finalist in @GettyImages Chris Hondros Fund Award. #Congratulations #OceanView @pgannawayphoto #ChrisHondros #hkphotoseries #squaready http://ift.tt/1nmRA2X
Oh, Ryan. You’re the best.
[via: The Regulator Bookshop]
But first I read the ones you said you loved so we could discuss them in depth….
When Kurt Vonnegut wasn’t writing, he was drawing. “The making of pictures is to writing what laughing gas is to the Asian influenza,” he said. The New Yorker has a slideshow of 10 of his cubist sketches. You can find more of his doodles in the new book Kurt Vonnegut Drawings.
Kurt!! Between you & George ….. but yours are more cartoon-y so can’t tell who that is.
Photographer Jean Christophe talks about his project Internal Displacements, which he exhibited at The Half King a few years ago. It’s about Transnistria, the country that doesn’t exist. It’s about finding your story. It’s about how to tell your story. It’s about access. It’s great! Ethan Hill on camera, AVL interviewing.
One of the #Surveillance01 video projections on exhibit til 4/25—by Ryan Utilevsky. Tonight, @TomasVH talks about Blue Sky Days, his own drone video & photo project. @NYMediaCenter, 7 PM! (at Made in NY Media Center)
© Anje Niedringhaus. Another needless, awful loss.
- “Poetry is a diary kept by a sea creature who lives on land and wishes he could fly.”— Carl Sandburg
- “Because she can fly she’s a moon
tattooed on my shoulder.
If I drink too much I tell her, if I need
to touch a woman
I tell her, when each...”
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