Posts Tagged ‘ photography ’

WINNERS—Magnum Photography Awards 2017


Floating Seahorse, Dubai, January 2017. The Floating Seahorse is an underwater holiday villa at the Heart of Europe, a man-made archipelago 2.5 miles off Dubai. It features underwater bedrooms and bathrooms. By the time the ambitious project is complete, in 2018, there will be more than 125 floating villas, which cost as much as £2.2 million each. © Nick Hannes. Documentary Series Winner, Magnum Photography Awards 2017.

Source: WINNERS—Magnum Photography Awards 2017

America Today, in Vision and Verse – The New York Times

What It Looks Like To Us and the Words We Use


All these great barns out here in the outskirts,

black creosote boards knee-deep in the bluegrass.

They look so beautifully abandoned, even in use.

You say they look like arks after the sea’s

dried up, I say they look like pirate ships,

and I think of that walk in the valley where

J said, You don’t believe in God? And I said,

No. I believe in this connection we all have

to nature, to each other, to the universe.

And she said, Yeah, God. And how we stood there,

low beasts among the white oaks, Spanish moss,

and spider webs, obsidian shards stuck in our pockets,

woodpecker flurry, and I refused to call it so.

So instead, we looked up at the unruly sky,

its clouds in simple animal shapes we could name

though we knew they were really just clouds—

disorderly, and marvelous, and ours.



Irving Penn Retrospective – Jeff Rosenheim — Charlie Rose

Met curator Jeff Rosenheim on the museum’s major retrospective of photographer Irving Penn.

Source: Jeff Rosenheim — Charlie Rose

Color Is Meaning – The Easel | Art journalism



Image: Eggleston Artist Trust

Yellow, red, blue, green; the experiencing of color was not, for Marc, a byproduct of our interactions with our immediate environment. Our experience of color, instead, is what makes the world ‘our own’. It’s what gives a particular place at a particular time it’s special flavor, mood, inflection. Color, in short, is meaning.

Source: The Easel | Art journalism

Photographs of North America’s East Coast Capture Its Fragile Ecosystems

Pages from East Coast: Arctic to Tropic (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)

To visualize the fragility of North America’s East Coast in the face of climate change, photographer David Freese documented its entire shoreline.

Source: Photographs of North America’s East Coast Capture Its Fragile Ecosystems

Memory Unearthed | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

“I buried my negatives in the ground in order that there should be some record of our tragedy.”
—Henryk Ross

“Memory Unearthed” offers an extraordinarily rare glimpse of life inside the Lodz Ghetto during its existence from 1940 to 1944, through the lens of Polish Jewish photojournalist Henryk Ross (1910–1991).

Source: Memory Unearthed | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Seven – from Noah Eli Gordon | The Brooklyn Rail

It’s All You


All the geraniums
All the paintings of geraniums
All the photographs of geraniums
The word geranium
In all the languages
That have a word for geraniums
Lucky you & your constant removal
My daughter who doesn’t know
Why she’s crying tells me
I feel like there are
Tornadoes in my head
She’s four and her drawings
Of flowers look like the sun


Noah Eli Gordon lives in Denver, CO and teaches in the MFA program for Creative Writing at CU Boulder, where he currently directs Subito Press. His most recent book is The Word Kingdom in the Word Kingdom (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2015).

Source: Seven | The Brooklyn Rail