LOL at my crappy phone pictures, but you get the point.
Photos by Shingo Wakagi
“Letter Rain” (1959)
Copyright Gwyther Irwin
“It is a general attitude and also a precise act every day; you retire into the self to discover but not to discover faults and deep feelings, only to remember rules of action, the main laws of behavior.” — Foucault
Re-read this essay almost by accident a few days ago and it happened at exactly the right time. If you’re feeling overstimulated and underslept, here’s your antidote.
Michael Jang’s family photos soon at Stephen Wirtz Gallery in SF
“California Club, Mexico City, 1980”
Copyright Roswitha Hecke
Photograph by Marc Garanger
Marc Garanger’s portraits of Algerian women in 1960s regroupment villages are strong reminders of the power of the photograph as historical record. See the work here on LightBox.
One of the most fascinating, and most disturbing, photographic sets you’ll see. The photos are great (partly because you rarely see hate like this through the lens). But the intrusion and violation of the subjects is also hard to deal with.
This series has so many crazy layers, especially when you think about France’s relationship to Algeria. Here’s an interesting interview with Garanger about the project: http://vimeo.com/11764560
“Tubular Jetty, Mouth of the Adour, Port of Bayonne, 1892”
Copyright Louis Lafon