Recollecting a culture : photography and the evolution of a socialist aesthetic in East Germany. "in contrast to Western histories built upon a foundation of works by modernist and early-modernist masters, the history of East German photography was built from a body of images by amateurs and artists, largely unknown outside Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, whose photographs depicted the world from the class perspective of the worker."
From a 1999 exhibition held at Boston University. 100 images, 10 essays. Sadly, a bad interface and small reproductions. Out of control : photography from East Germany
. A 1993 project documenting "the uses of photography in Eastern Germany after the collapse of the German Democratic Republic (GDR)"
also, with small pictures.
posted by arse_hat
on Aug 5, 2007 -
There are many picture blogs, but there is only one SidewaysPony
As one regular user so aptly put it
, this ingeneously simple site is "the most repulsively, exquisitely, disastrously, wonderfully addictive little corner of the internet." [poss. nsfw]
posted by castironskillet
on Jun 6, 2007 -
To Baldy Go:
Thinking of shaving your head? Undergoing chemotherapy? Afraid you'll lose a bet? If you want to see what you'd look like bald, the friendly fellow at BaldlyGo will baldify your picture, free of charge, whether you're an average man
or even a world leader
. Here's the demo
for the private service.
posted by Pater Aletheias
on Mar 8, 2007 -
is a new online simple image editor in the vein of PXN8
. Pixoh, however, allows quick image import and export from Flickr
or upload any other webpage via bookmarklet
. At the moment, only the most basic of editing tools are available, but the creators - in the spirit of Web2.0 openness - promise new features
based on user votes
. Effect for MeFi? Oversized inline images won't know what hit 'em.
posted by youarenothere
on Mar 7, 2006 -
Exercise your music muscle
Someone marked a Day
ink. Then I eyed a Queen
holding Sex Pistols
. There are 71 other bands hidden in this street scene: you can download a higher-res version at Virgin's Web site
. (Via Bifurcated Rivets
). By the way, this is a contest (you can win a new computer and a year's worth of free music), but the site's interface is obnoxious and ad-strewn, so I moved the contest linkage down here
posted by Lord Kinbote
on Nov 29, 2005 -
Foil the paparazzi
Georgia Tech researchers come up with a system that senses nearby digital imaging devices, and fires a beam of light at 'em, foiling attempts to take pictures of 'ya. More high-tech (but less entertaining) than having Sean Penn smash the paparazzi cameras.
posted by RonZ
on Sep 19, 2005 -
Ratablog If the rats could type (or more accurately, if they could type actual words and refrain from peeing on the keyboard) they would tell their own stories. They can't, so we will.
posted by srboisvert
on Jun 3, 2005 -
The Mary Evans Picture Library 'is a family business, which started in 1964. Hilary and Mary Evans began collecting historical material, in the form of books, loose prints and ephemera, in the 1950s and through various media contacts they turned their hobby into a thriving business.'
(free reg req) If you open just about any non-fiction book from the past 50 or so years, you are sure to see Mary Evans' name beside many unusual
And for April Fool's.
Its all rather extraordinary.
(Note: This is my 1st FPP. Thanks guys!!)
posted by shipbreaker
on Apr 1, 2005 -
Kids with Cameras
(warning, embedded QT video in link)
With an Oscar Nominated
, under her belt, Zana Briski
's spinoff project,
Kids with Cameras, teaches children growing up in difficult circumstances the art and skills of photography to empower them to appreciate the beauty and dignity of their own expression.
With projects in Calcutta
, they send great photographers to lead workshops, the children are given inexpensive 35mm cameras to capture whatever they choose
and then the children's pictures
are shown (and sold
) around the world through exhibits, books and film.
posted by fenriq
on Feb 27, 2005 -
John Nozum's Sleep Apnea page
isn't particularly interesting unless you suffer from the condition. He spends a great deal of time discussing his treatment which included a Tracheostomy
. Some of it's not pleasant to look at but then you stumble onto this page
and things... well... what can I say? I just hope to God this guy never gets a colostomy bag. A few warnings: Although not particularly gory or gross, many of these pictures are unpleasant in one way or another. Also, there's an embedded midi file on every page. BEWARE (it's located at the bottom of the page).
posted by E_B_A
on Dec 4, 2004 -
I was wandering around the internets looking for early twentieth century ephemera and look what I found.
Digital Dada Library
“This page provides links to some of the major Dada-era publications in the International Dada Archive. These books, pamphlets, and periodicals are housed in the Special Collections Department of the University of Iowa Libraries. …Each document has been scanned in its entirety.”
“is a family-friendly Web site dedicated to the commercial art of mid-century America.”
The Ephemera Society
“is a non-profit body concerned with the collection, preservation, study and educational uses of printed and handwritten ephemera.”
For those of you who have complained that this place is getting too “US politics-filter” I give you Glasgow Digital Library Collections
which has all sorts of stuff including a great history of the labour movement in Glasgow 1910-1932
posted by Grod
on Oct 26, 2004 -