More photos by Harold Feinstein here.
More photos by Harold Feinstein here.
German illustrator, winner of the Biennal of Illustration Bratislava (BIB) in 2007 for his book Es war finster und merkwurding still (It was Dark and Eerily Quiet).
Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902-2002)
If you live in Madrid, go and enjoy more photographs by the Mexican master in the exhibition held at Fundación Mapfre before May 19.
Painters on the cables of Brooklyn Bridge, 1914. By Eugene de Salignac
NYC Municipal Archives (records now available online).
Gervasio Sánchez: compromised journalism, anti personnel mines and Bosnian War.
I’ve been too busy to update my tumblr lately, but I can’t help posting some Gervasio Sánchez's photographs. This Spanish photojournalist has covered many international conflicts, from the Bosnian War (whose infamous 20th anniversary has been remembered this week) to Sierra Leona, Chile or Iraq. He’s a fully compromised journalist who has reported not only the dictatorial regimes and the horrors of war, but also the acquiescence and passivity of the so-called “first world” governments.
Yesterday it was the International Day Against Anti Personnel Mines. Let’s remember his speech at the Ortega y Gasset photography Awards in Spain, denouncing the selling of anti personnel bombs by the Spanish government:
“It’s true that the weapons found on the battlefields tend to be manufactured in developed countries such as our own, which was a huge exporter of mines in the past and that today does very little to help the victims of mines and the mine removal effort.
It’s true that all the Spanish politicians, since the beginning of the transition, headed by presidents Adolfo Suárez, Leopoldo Calvo Sotelo, Felipe González, José María Aznar and José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, permitted and continue to permit the sale of Spanish arms to countries with internal conflicts or open wars.
It’s true that I’m shocked every time that I run into Spanish weapons in the forgotten battlefields of the third world, and I’m ashamed of my political representatives.
But like Martin Luther King Jr., I refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt, and also like him, I have a dream: that a Spanish president will finally have enough guts to put an end to the silent arms market that, whether we like it or not, is turning our country into an exporter of death.”
There’s an anthological exhibition of Gervasio Sánchez’s work at the Tabacalera centre in Madrid that I highly recommend you.
Gotthard Schuh, Der Sprung ins Wasser, Zurich (Jumping into the Water, Zurich). 1955-56.
Oh my friends, the down-trodden operatives of Coketown! Oh my friends and fellow-countrymen, the slaves of an ironhanded and a grinding despotism! Oh my friends and fellow-sufferers, and fellow-workmen, and fellow-men! I tell you that the hour is come, when we must rally round one another as One united power, and crumble into dust the oppressors that too long have battened upon the plunder of our families, upon the sweat of our brows, upon the labour of our hands, upon the strength of our sinews, upon the God-created glorious rights of Humanity, and upon the holy and eternal privileges of Brotherhood!
Hard Times, Charles Dickens (1854)
The work of the American photographer Lewis W. Hine (1874-1940) has always looked so Dickensian to me. Half a century later, things across the Atlantic weren’t very different to Dickens’ novels. Yet, it’s even more scary (and shameful) the fact that today child labour is still a reality in some countries (not to mention the social conditions).
Btw, there’s an exhibition in Madrid that I’m very excited about devoted to Lewis Hine. Go if you have a chance!
All pics available here in high resolution.
El Albayzín, Granada (Spain).
Guess who’s starting a fantastic weekend with friends in Granada tomorrow. ;)
Photo by ricardestruch
We still have reasons to be angry (and maybe even more)
In the picture, protesters and press crowd the Plaza del Sol, in Madrid, during the October 15 demonstration.
We are still indignados and ready to wave our protest banners.
Photography by Juan del Pozo.
Miles Davis by Dennis Stock. Magnum Photos, 1958.
M. C. Escher, Three Worlds (1955). Litograph.
"Walking Way on the Streets of New York", by Stanley Kubrick. Look Magazine, 1946.
More photos by Stanley Kubrick here.
"High Wire Act", 1948, Look Magazine. Photography by filmmaker Stanley Kubrick.
George Méliès: L’homme à la tête en caoutchouc (The Man with the Rubber Head), 1901.