Posts Tagged ‘ photography ’

Photographing the Women of British Art

Liliane Lijn, “Time Is Change” (1968), Letraset on painted truncated cork cone, motorized turntable, diameter: 54 x 25 cm, Tate Collection, London, photo: Richard Wilding, 2014 (image courtesy the artist and Rodeo, London)

 

. . . by framing artists inside their studios and homes, Magnus ensures that the presiding spirit of Illuminating Women is Virginia Woolf, whose famous avowal A Room of One’s Own (1928) confronts how centuries of sexism have silenced talented women while arguing that a woman’s genius requires untrammeled privacy in order to realize itself.

To Woolf, the “room of one’s own” is not just an existential necessity; it’s an economic one. Having herself inherited an annual stipend from a wealthy aunt, Woolf reckons that a talented woman needs “five hundred [pounds] a year and a room with a lock” in order to create. The money bestows on women “the power to contemplate” while the locked room grants “the power to think for oneself”; both produce space where a woman can be in the creative zone, a condition that Woolf calls “incandescent.”

 

Mayotte Magnus’s Illuminating Women features stage actors, novelists, artists, editors, and publishers whose breakthroughs coincided with the Feminist movement of the 1970s.

Source: Photographing the Women of British Art

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A Pioneering Photographer’s Legacy In Algae

 

 

Anna Atkins, “​Ulva latissima​,” from Volume III of ​Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions​ (1853), cyanotype (courtesy Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations)

In 1843, Anna Atkins created the first book illustrated with photography. It took over a century for her pioneering work to be recognized.

Source: A Pioneering Photographer’s Legacy In Algae

The Curdling of American Masculinity in University Frats

Image courtesy the artist

For seven years, Andrew Moisey documented the debauchery of university fraternities. His photographs evince an unsettling ritual of malevolent machismo.

Source: The Curdling of American Masculinity in University Frats

Letting You In on a Secret: Alyssa DeLuccia’s Photographed Collages | 3 Quarks Daily

Terror with Theresa May Turning Her Back on Europe

. . . the philosopher Hannah Arendt analyzed precisely this in an interview with Roger Errera in 1974: If people are constantly lied to, the result isn’t that they believe the lies, but rather that no one believes anything at all anymore. (…) And a people that can no longer believe anything cannot make up its mind. It is deprived not only of its capacity to act, but also of its capacity to think and to judge. And with such a people you can then do what you please.

Letting You in on a Secret is an eloquent artistic inquiry into present-day politics, the media, and contemporary life — one that takes the form of a visual essay operating within the disturbance pattern of a subtle but crucial shift in medium…
Source: Letting You In on a Secret: Alyssa DeLuccia’s Photographed Collages | 3 Quarks Daily

Naturalia2 – Jonk Photography

 

 

 

what a shame
what can we do?

do something
we refuse to do

nothing

just

let go
let

oh,
and apologize

 

– Donna Fleischer
1.6.19 at word pond  

 

Source: Naturalia2 – Jonk Photography

with thanks to  JONK at A Longhouse Birdhouse

 

Tom Clark – Poet, March 1, 1941 – August 18, 2018  | Academy of American Poets

Photo credit: Mark Gould

Source: Tom Clark – Poet | Academy of American Poets

 

Tom Clark, renowned poet and biographer, dies in Berkeley crash

The Berkeley man who died after being struck by a car while crossing The Alameda at 8:40 p.m. on Friday has been identified by friends as the poet Tom Clark.

Clark had just updated his blog, “Beyond the Pale,” on Friday.

Tom Clark, renowned poet and biographer, dies in Berkeley crash – Berkeleyside

 

Tom Clark and I discovered each other through our blogs. We granted one another carte blanche in sharing posts and comments. It was to his blog, “Beyond the Pale,” that I increasingly turned over the years for a deeper take on the world as he partnered poems and AP images with a journalistic fervor and original sense of humor even Horace Greeley would have enjoyed. I loved what you did, Tom, and I’m glad that you knew that. – Donna Fleischer, word pond

Uplacore – The Lonely State – La Strada Solitaria (2018) | YouTube

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