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Protest Photo by Gordon Parks + Aids Memorial II Photo Random -Dec. 2014

December 1st, 2014
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    Photo by Gordon Parks (Harlem, 1963)

  • Who are police killing?

    The racial group most likely to be killed by law enforcement is Native Americans, followed by African Americans, Latinos, Whites, and Asian Americans.

  • Dec 1 - On World’s Aid Day.
    We remember poets, filmmakers, actors, authors, artists, photographers, sculptors, philosophers, cinematographers, composer singers, figure skaters who died of Aids .

    Aids Memorial (Fotos of Eleven Good Men)klausgif Klaus Nomi & and others.

  • Aids Memorial part II

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    Susan Sontag and Nestor Almendros

  • Susan Sontag, the American critic and a former supporter of the Castro regime, describes the Castro campaign against homosexuals as ”a heritage, in a way a ‘Puritan’ one, that is deeply embedded in the morals of the Left.” She continues: ”The discovery that homosexuals were being persecuted in Cuba shows, I think, how much the Left needs to evolve.”

    (Susan Sontag’s son David Rief translated Francois Truffaut’ forward to A Man with A Camera titled “The Lights of Nestor Almendros”.)

    Nestor Almendros - A Man with a Camera…(You can see his documentary from here.)

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    Tony Perkins relaxing on the Psycho set.

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    (Photo by Robert Giard)
    was an American author, poet, and activist best known for his essays about gay relationships.
    Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir. 1988

  • Burce Chatwin and Werner Herzog – The Anatomy of Restlessness.

  • The Caterpiller & Black Holes + R.I.P Mark Strand

    November 29th, 2014
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    Untitled photo collage by Fung Lin Hall

  • Mark Strand dies – Pulitzer winning poet laureate ..( Born in Prince Edward’s Islands, Canada, initially he studied art.)

  • The Remains
    I empty myself of the names of others. I empty my pockets.
    I empty my shoes and leave them beside the road.
    At night I turn back the clocks;
    I open the family album and look at myself as a boy.

    What good does it do? The hours have done their job.
    I say my own name. I say goodbye.
    The words follow each other downwind.
    I love my wife but send her away.

    My parents rise out of their thrones
    into the milky rooms of clouds. How can I sing?
    Time tells me what I am. I change and I am the same.
    I empty myself of my life and my life remains.

    Mark Stand

  • Read his poem “The End” (poetry foundation)

  • Wallace Shawn interviewed Mark Strand (Paris Review)

  • EATING POETRY

    Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.
    There is no happiness like mine.
    I have been eating poetry.

    The librarian does not believe what she sees.
    Her eyes are sad
    and she walks with her hands in her dress.

    The poems are gone.
    The light is dim.
    The dogs are on the basement stairs and coming up.

    Their eyeballs roll,
    their blond legs burn like brush.
    The poor librarian begins to stamp her feet and weep.

    She does not understand.
    When I get on my knees and lick her hand,
    she screams.

    I am a new man,
    I snarl at her and bark,
    I romp with joy in the bookish dark.
    Mark Strand

    (Jim Bauerlein’s favorite poem thanks..)

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    The Caterpiller and Black holes (photo collage by Fung Lin Hall)

  • Lines for Winter
    Mark Strand
    1934 – 2014

    for Ros Krauss

    Tell yourself
    as it gets cold and gray falls from the air
    that you will go on
    walking, hearing
    the same tune no matter where
    you find yourself—
    inside the dome of dark
    or under the cracking white
    of the moon’s gaze in a valley of snow.
    Tonight as it gets cold
    tell yourself
    what you know which is nothing
    but the tune your bones play
    as you keep going. And you will be able
    for once to lie down under the small fire
    of winter stars.
    And if it happens that you cannot
    go on or turn back
    and you find yourself
    where you will be at the end,
    tell yourself
    in that final flowing of cold through your limbs
    that you love what you are.
    Mark Strand

    Icon of Topography Movement, Minimalist Photographer – Lewis Baltz Does at 69

    November 25th, 2014
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    Icon of New Topography Movement Lewis Baltz dies at 69.

  • Lewis Baltz – wiki

  • NYtimes obit

    More than those of his colleagues, Mr. Baltz’s stark, geometric photographs used the language of Minimalism, the dominant mode of sculpture at the time, to convey a kind of creeping soullessness in the man-made landscape of Southern California, where he grew up.

    The camera, he said, was often a device less for communication than for a kind of existential defense. In 2009 he told an interviewer for the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, “I used photography to distance myself from a world that I loathed and was powerless to improve.”

  • Lewis Baltz At Eye Level
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    Ghost Warrior in Papago – Halloween 2014

    October 30th, 2014
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    Fortress Gump…Photo collage by Fung Lin Hall

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    Rene Burri Berlin Treptow 1959
    See more photos by Rene Burri (previous post)

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    Roman Gladiator at Papago, Arizona

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    Neil Young in Desert Shot – Photo by Dennis Hopper (Repost)

    Phantom of India Chemical Halloween

    Kabocha – Pumpkin

    Charles Ives “Hallowe’en” + Lumiere Brothers Skeleton Dance..

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    R.I.P René Burri -Swiss Magnum Photographer

    October 20th, 2014
  • Photos by René Burri

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    Yves Klein

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    Havana, 1963

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    Performance of Berthold BRECHT’s play “Mother Courage”.1959

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  • Rene Burri Magnum Photos

    The guardian

    Foto Post Blog

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    Martine Franck and Cartier Bresson

  • 24h Paris

    René Burri (9 April 1933 – 20 October 2014) was a Swiss photographer known for his photos of major political, historical and cultural events and key figures of the second half of the 20th century. Burri worked for Magnum Photos and has been photographing political, military and artistic figures and scenes since 1946. He made portraits of Che Guevara and Pablo Picasso as well as iconic pictures of São Paulo and Brasília.

    Newsha Tavakolian – Refused the Prize Money

    September 19th, 2014

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    Newsha Tavakolian (see more from her portfolio)

    Keeping True to an Iranian Vision, Minus Big Money

    Lens plus

    She has instead walked away from the prestigious prize after what she considered repeated interference from Mr. Carmignac, whom she accused in a lengthy Facebook post and subsequent interview with Lens of distorting her vision by editing her images, demanding changes to her text and insisting on titling the project “The Lost Generation,” which she thought was not only a cliché, but could possibly provoke Iranian authorities. While she said the foundation had announced it had “adjourned” her prize because of fears for her safety in Iran, she said the only perils she faced were artistic ones from Mr. Carmignac, who she said seemed intent on controlling her take on her homeland and experiences.

    “I had to make a choice between my artistic freedom and my dignity, or the glory of something that is not real or not mine when it comes to what kind of book do I have,” Ms. Tavakolian said in a phone interview from Tehran.

    In the Mood for Fan Ho’s Photography – Hong Kong 1950

    September 10th, 2014
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  • Fan Ho (homepage)

  • Fan Ho: finding love and light in 1950s Hong Kong – in pictures

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    Ho Fan (Chinese: 何藩) (born October 8, 1937) is a celebrated Chinese photographer, film director and actor. He has won over 280 awards from international exhibitions and competitions worldwide since 1956 for his photography

    American Friend in Texas, Dennis, Wim Wenders & Dean Stockwell

    August 14th, 2014
  • On the set of The American Friend

  • Bruno Ganz and Dennis (American Friend directed by Wim Wenders, based on a story by Patricia Highsmith )

  • On the set of The American Friend
    Dennis Hopper, Wim Wenders, Bruno Ganz, and Nicholas Ray while filming ‘The American Friend,’ 1976 — Caterine Milinaire.

  • Dennis Hopper last movie and photos (See Jean Tingueley, Ed Ruscha etc)

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    Neil Young in Desert Shot – Photo by Dennis Hopper
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    Happy birthday Wim Wenders! (With Harry on the left and Dean on the right)

    Dean Stockwell - Delicate to Delirium

    Photo of Dean Stockwell by Dennis Hopper

  • Portrait of Brando by Margaret Bourke White

    June 14th, 2014
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    Margaret Bourke-White (June 14, 1904 – August 27, 1971)

  • See some great photos here Women at Work

    Margaret Bourke-White (1904–1971) was a woman of firsts: the first foreign journalist allowed to take pictures of industries in the Soviet Union; the first female photographer hired by Life magazine and its first female war correspondent. In fact, her work graced the first Life cover in November 1936. Bourke-White’s interests ranged far and wide, from photographing the drought victims of the Dust Bowl to chronicling the combat zones of World War II and the violence of the India/Pakistan partition.

  • Chantal Akerman at 64 – 2014

    June 5th, 2014

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    Chantal Akerman (Mubi)

    One of the boldest cinematic visionaries of the past quarter century, the film-school dropout Chantal Akerman takes a profoundly personal and aesthetically idiosyncratic approach to the form, using it to investigate geography and identity, space and time, sexuality and religion.

    Don’t Miss Chantal Akerman’s Study of Pina Bausch at Lincoln Center

    What Akerman can’t express in words, she makes piercingly specific with her images.

    One Day Pina Asked me (video)

    Divine Delphine Seyrig as Jeanne Dielman

    Colin Marshall..

    Jeanne Dielman understands what all the best works of cinema do: implication and occurrence are two different things. Where so many mediocre films deal in visual shorthand that merely suggests to us that certain events have happened, this one has its events actually take place. That this builds their importance far beyond any quick-cut battle for the very future of humanity might point toward an answer to the feminist question: these are domestic duties we’re watching, and the film treats them with a gravity that somehow goes beyond aesthetics. You could call its story tragic, but just by existing it demonstrates an artistic fact that’s sadder than anything going on in its content. By letting its content dictate its form — or rather, by letting its content and form exist in symbiosis — the film achieves what most films could if they did the same. But almost no film does.

    Google mapping Jeanne Dielman 23 Quai de Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

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    La Captive
    Here was a review by Hoberman (scroll down)

    Chantal Akerman’s La Captive is another sort of psycho-epistemological inquiry that asks: How can we know another?


  • Aurore Clement in Rendez Vous D’Anna (youtube)


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  • Previous post (D’est, her photographs exhibition, Pina Bausch on youtube etc)

    Portraits by Rineke Dijiskstra

    June 2nd, 2014

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    Below are some examples from one of those series. She did a large series of photos of young men and women who were joining the military (in different countries). She’d shoot an image of the individual just before they enlist and then go back and shoot other images of them at different points over the course his or her career. The resulting images show just how much the military changes a person, both physically and (evidenced by facial expressions and posture) mentally. See if you can find any examples of your own. (via)

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    Rineke Dijiskstra (Hyperallergic)

    After hearing Richard Armstrong rightly classify Dijkstra as a “peerless” artist in an era of artmaking that often seems to lack authenticity, it is hard not to wonder why Dijkstra’s artwork does indeed feel so singular. The answer seems to be something of a paradox: because Dijkstra’s photographs are so openly inspired by the 17th century Dutch master painters, they are uniquely compelling as 21st century hyperrealist portraits. The Guggenheim retrospective, which includes seventy photographs and five provocative videos, shows us how Dijkstra draws from the artistic history of the Netherlands, and translates that inspiration into her unique contemporary work.

    Rineke Dijiskstra - born on June 2 1959 in Sittard is a Dutch photographer. She lives and works in Amsterdam.

  • Director of Distant Nuri Bilge Ceylan Won Palm d’Or with Winter Sleep – 2014

    May 24th, 2014
  • Winter Sleep is loosely based on Chekhov, written by Nuri and his wife.

    Nuri Bilge Ceylan wins Palm d’Or Click to see large.

    Cannes Jury discussion (youtube)

    One of the characters from Distant is a photographer, Ceylan used his own apartment.

  • Speaking of Distant.. great distance lies between these photos.


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    Right photo by Fung Lin Hall (Tempe Arizona) – left photo was posted by Roxanne Rogers who lives in Istanbul

  • Young Nuri..
    Self-portrait.. he was a photographer.

    His bio and his family photos here

    His photos here