Jessica Dimmock: I was approached by a cocaine dealer who made it clear that he was a dealer. Over the course of the conversation he made it clear that if I wanted to follow him and photograph him I could. He took me to a variety of places - parties, people's apartments, the owner of an escort service. The last place he ever took me was the apartment where the project starts.
Jessica Dimmock is the 2006 recipient of the Inge Morath Award
to encourage young female photojournalists. Her series, The Ninth Floor is epic in its savage and true depiction of the reality of drugs in New York City. NSFW.
posted by parmanparman
on Jul 9, 2007 -
States That Do Not Actually Exist. (Flash, in english, but link is in french).
Norwegian photographer Jonas Bendiksen, with credentials from Magnum
, has been working on a project he calls SATELLITES
. It is a photographic journey through the scattered enclaves, unrecognized mini-states, and other isolated communities that straddle the sourthern borderlands of the former USSR.
The itinerary goes through such places as TRANSDNIESTER
, a breakaway republic in Eastern Europe, ABKHAZIA
, a unrecognized country on the Black Sea, the religiously conservative FERGHANA VALLEY
in Central Asia, the SPACECRAFT CRASH ZONES
between Russia and Kazakhstan, and the JEWISH AUTONOMOUS REGION
of Far Eastern Russia.
posted by derangedlarid
on Sep 4, 2005 -