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New paintings on floppy disks which are considered obsolete media and no longer in use as well as portraits created out of vintage film negatives, x-rays, and microfilm. The result is an archaeological display of digital history that pays tribute to the roles they played in modern technology and how people came to depend on them to hold every detail of their life
In a traditional brick house on the edge of Bereba village in Burkina Faso, photographer David Pace spends 8-10 weeks every fall photographing various aspects of the community. The house is located along a dirt path where these portraits of local residents, most of them on their bicycles, were photographed. Pace, who’s been shooting his “Sur La Route” series since 2009, says the bicycle is the most common form of transportation there, and on any given evening 25-30 may pass by. All of the images in this series were taken between 5:30–6:15 pm during what he calls a “magic” 45 minutes, with a Canon 5D Mark III, a Canon 580 EX II flash unit and a Quantum Turbo SC powerpack.
Some one is always watching. Whether built into an ATM or mounted alongside intersection lights to catch traffic violators, surveillance cameras have become a ubiquitous presence in contemporary society. Andrew Hammerand explores notions of privacy, security and anonymity in his series The New Town. Accessing a publicly available, networked CCTV camera installed atop a church, Hammerand becomes the ultimate Big Brother, using the device to capture fuzzy images of a small Midwest community and its unsuspecting townspeople.
I thought this was a cool concept. Portraits of photographers holding their most famous photographs. And these portraits were shot on a 20x24 Polaroid camera, so the prints are super large straight out of the camera.
Some portraits by Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol’s Polaroid cameras
I visited the Polaroid Museum today and it’s pretty awesome. Along with other photographers photos being exhibited they have a bunch of Andy Warhol stuff there too so that’s a super awesome bonus.
My latest work explores the idea of maternal love. Is maternal love something all women possess? Do all women display maternal love when they bear a child? My maternal love changes its face ever minute. Sometimes it shows warm and selfless love—and then quickly changes to cold and possessing obsession.
What is maternal love all about? When my daughter was sleeping, it was my daily routine to check often to make sure that she was breathing. The fear of losing her haunted me persistently.
Perhaps it’s because of my difficult pregnancy. I experienced bleeding during the eighth week of my pregnancy, was hospitalized three times, and was eventually strapped to bed for ten months. She was delivered by Caesarean section. I never saw the umbilical cord that connected me to my daughter.
Photo paintings, those images where costumes and backgrounds were painted over enlarged portraits, peppered my early childhood’s every day scenery. As I grew older, they slowly disappeared as precious objects of the working class, until I re-discovered them in a flea-market in 2000, where their subtle mysteries of lost ancestors and make-believe situations infatuated me with their purposeful yet fragile composites.
This popular technique from the Argentina of the mid XX century was a distinguished homage done by people of limited means to their deceased. Sometimes they were created as mementos of landmark celebrations such as First Communions and weddings. And other times they were hung on the walls to remember the relatives left behind in the Old Country.
Methodically placing food in accordance to color, Emily Blincoe finds inspiration from shapes, colors, light, and everyday objects. Previously we admired The Garden Collection and Sugar Series, where Blincoe demonstrated her skill of arranging shrubbery and nostalgic candy in the same fashion.
Family histories and memories are often formed through significant events: birthday parties, graduations, weddings. More often than not, however, the quieter, seemingly less significant moments resonate in our minds in a more profound way than any structured ceremony.
“I became interested to see how people were being shaped by their homes, creating their home and especially in regards to how children were growing up in the home and what memories they were creating,” she said. “I wasn’t interested in documenting a birthday but more just about how people live everyday.”
Wyatt Neumann is a photographer and a father. In 2014 he took his two-year-old daughter Stella on a cross-country road trip, photographing their journey along the way. Neumann captured sunsets and cornfields and, of course, Stella, often donning one of most two-year-old girls’ two favorite ensembles: a princess dress and nothing at all.
Neumann was determined, somehow, to turn all the hate directed his way into something beautiful. Rather than ignoring the criticism lodged against him, he created a new series in which he juxtaposed the hateful comments with the corresponding images he maintained were innocent. What he created was a photography show that presents both sides of the moral debate, allowing each visitor to interpret the images individually.
The title of the subsequent exhibition, “I FEEL SORRY FOR YOUR CHILDREN –- The Sexualization of Innocence in America,” was in part inspired by an online comment attached to one of Neumann’s works that read: “The whole thing is sickening and I FEEL SORRY FOR YOUR CHILDREN.” The exhibition examines the attacks launched against his photographs as well as what he sees as a segment of contemporary culture, thriving off shame and censorship, that incited such attacks.
"When I decided to do the show I was so upset and I was like, You know what? I think this is beautiful," Neumann continued. "I’m going to show these to the world the way that I saw them when I took them. I’m going to put them in beautiful frames on beautiful walls in a beautiful gallery."