"I couldn't face the prospect of my child growing up and asking me, years later, what I had done, and having to say: 'Nothing.'"
Last spring Leslie Thomas, a Chicago-based architect, read a story detailing the fallout of hostilities between the Sudanese government and the rebels -- more than 200,000 dead, 2.5 million made homeless -- and decided to put together DARFUR/DARFUR
: a traveling exhibit
of digitally-projected changing images. The goal: to raise $1m with at least 24 venues in 24 months.
The photographs have been taken in Darfur
by photojournalists Lynsey Addario
, Mark Brecke
, VII's Ron Haviv
, Magnum Photos's Paolo Pellegrin
, Ryan Spencer Reed
, Michal Safdie, and former U.S. Marine Brian Steidle
. On a sidenote, Pellegrin has just been awarded the W. Eugene Smith Grant.
posted by matteo
on Nov 2, 2006 -
Camera as time machine in NYC
In 1939 famed photographer Berenice Abbott published a classic book of New York City images called Changing New York.
Some 75 years later photographer Douglas Levere decided to rephotograph the sites, waiting for the weather, season and angle of the sun to match, so that all that differed was the city's evolution. The book
presenting the pictures side-by-side was noted here
previously. But after it was mentioned
on AskMe recently I noticed cool new stuff: 120+ pictures from the book free for the surfing here,
and what is apparently its biggest public display to date, at the Museum of the City of New York.
posted by sacre_bleu
on Aug 12, 2005 -
The Russian Avant-Garde Book
is an online version of the MoMA exhibit, featuring 112 books originally published in Russia during the intensely creative period between 1910 and 1934, before Stalin outlawed any style but social realism. The site is separated into three chronological themes and includes examples of futurist works, constructivist graphic design, children's books, propaganda, photography and photomontage, revolutionary imagery, architecture and industry, war themes, folk art and judaica...
posted by taz
on Oct 8, 2002 -