This is my tumblelog with stuff I like. Scroll down a bit to start reading & looking, or find out more about me. Wander & Wonder is where my love for photography, art, education and writing meet. hello! theme by cissysaurus
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To photograph the details of a dark horse in low light

Adam Boomberg & Oliver Chanarin explore outdated chemical photography processes & ‘racist’ expired Kodak film. Read more here 

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Photography & Writing

Photographers, I believe, should write to become better photographers, to understand what they are doing better. There is no need to publish any of the writing. There is no need to have the writing next to the photographs. That’s not the point. The point really just is to expand the horizon, to struggle with a different medium’s restrictions, to see how the restrictions are where the real fun, the real art is to be had.”

Joerg Colberg adresses an important issue; the relationship between photography and writing in his latest post.Read the full post of Colberg here

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Stephen Duponts Papuan Street Gangs
Papua New Guinea’s street gangs, the Raskols, make the gangster claims of US rappers look ridiculous. A Raskols idea of gang banging doesn’t involve bouncing on hydraulics in vintage Lincolns or wearing designer threads. These guys tote their own homemade weapons—from knives to guns.
Read the interview here

Stephen Duponts Papuan Street Gangs

Papua New Guinea’s street gangs, the Raskols, make the gangster claims of US rappers look ridiculous. A Raskols idea of gang banging doesn’t involve bouncing on hydraulics in vintage Lincolns or wearing designer threads. These guys tote their own homemade weapons—from knives to guns.

Read the interview here

08
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Photos (clockwise) by Bilal, Rebaz (2x), Karokh

The kids at the One-Shot Project are totally rocking it! I had such a great time working with them in June & July and it’s great to see them continue their hard work!

Follow the blog to see more! 

ONE-SHOT aims at supporting organizations, groups, and schools that are already working with children in need. ONE-SHOT will look for talented children, and will provide them with education and vocational opportunities, through the teaching of photographic, documentary, and story-telling skills. These skills can provide students with a profession they can use their whole lives.

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Currently working on a special childrens exhibition of the beautiful Dream City project!

Currently working on a special childrens exhibition of the beautiful Dream City project!

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He said, "Help me, please help me", and I didn't do anything'

The photographers who stood by

07
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Ed Kashi’s Iraqi Kurdistan via Mediastorm

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Enjoying Kurdistan 

Enjoying Kurdistan 

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I’m currently residing in Sulaymaniyah in the Kurdish region of Iraq working for The One Shot Project. The One Shot Project  is a non-profit initiative bringing opportunity through vocational training to children living in adverse conditions. We provide photography and multimedia training, while teaching peacemaking values to children. 
We’re teaching three groups (2 x level 1, 1 x level 2), please follow us along at the blog to see the amazing results of these talented and inspiring children.

I’m currently residing in Sulaymaniyah in the Kurdish region of Iraq working for The One Shot ProjectThe One Shot Project  is a non-profit initiative bringing opportunity through vocational training to children living in adverse conditions. We provide photography and multimedia training, while teaching peacemaking values to children. 

We’re teaching three groups (2 x level 1, 1 x level 2), please follow us along at the blog to see the amazing results of these talented and inspiring children.

06
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© Daya Cahen
Go and See: Birth of a Nation by Daya Cahen at FOTODOK

Fascinated by mass psychology and indoctrination, Dutch artist Daya Cahen visits Cadet School Number 9, a unique military academy in Moscow, where girls aged 11-17 learn how to become the ideal Russian patriot and the ideal Russian woman. The project “Birth of a Nation” consists of a photographic series (2012) and a short film (10 min., 2010).
In the photographic series, girls in military uniforms, wearing large white flowers in their hair, are photographed from behind. They become an army of girls, which, on the one hand, shows the uniformity of the collective and at the same time emphasizes the power of the individual.
In the short film Daya Cahen investigates the creation of the ideal Russian patriot and the ideal Russian woman. She does not interview anyone, but places as many as six different images on the screen at the same time. We see girls doing their hair, cooking, ironing, marching and learning to use weapons. The footage reveals various aspects of their personalities. While they sing the praises of the great Russian nation, we cannot help but notice the contrast between military indoctrination and youthful innocence.

© Daya Cahen

Go and See: Birth of a Nation by Daya Cahen at FOTODOK

Fascinated by mass psychology and indoctrination, Dutch artist Daya Cahen visits Cadet School Number 9, a unique military academy in Moscow, where girls aged 11-17 learn how to become the ideal Russian patriot and the ideal Russian woman. The project “Birth of a Nation” consists of a photographic series (2012) and a short film (10 min., 2010).

In the photographic series, girls in military uniforms, wearing large white flowers in their hair, are photographed from behind. They become an army of girls, which, on the one hand, shows the uniformity of the collective and at the same time emphasizes the power of the individual.

In the short film Daya Cahen investigates the creation of the ideal Russian patriot and the ideal Russian woman. She does not interview anyone, but places as many as six different images on the screen at the same time. We see girls doing their hair, cooking, ironing, marching and learning to use weapons. The footage reveals various aspects of their personalities. While they sing the praises of the great Russian nation, we cannot help but notice the contrast between military indoctrination and youthful innocence.

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© Gregory Halpern
His book A was named as the best photobook of 2011 by PhotoEye Magazine
His series No Destiny  (part of A) is on show at FOTODOK as part of the Transitions exhibition and thursday, the 10th of May, Halpern will give a lecture about his work.

© Gregory Halpern

His book A was named as the best photobook of 2011 by PhotoEye Magazine

His series No Destiny  (part of A) is on show at FOTODOK as part of the Transitions exhibition and thursday, the 10th of May, Halpern will give a lecture about his work.

04
19

Waarom je Iraakse kinderen wil leren fotograferen

A nice little interview (in Dutch!) with me, about The One-Shot Project

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Image: Laila & Nazim © Hanna Pesut

Just brilliant: Hanna Pesuts Switcheroo project
See more couples over here or at Hanna’s tumblr

Image: Laila & Nazim © Hanna Pesut

Just brilliant: Hanna Pesuts Switcheroo project

See more couples over here or at Hanna’s tumblr

04
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All images © Viviane Sassen.

'Viviane Sassen’s photographs are the result of directed African pilgrimages and fall into an enigmatic category incorporating personal memory, imperialism, and sensual beauty. Evoking South Africa, Zambia and East Africa (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania), they intimate the mythologized ‘Other’ but moreover signify the fruits of close collaborative efforts. African models bathed in shadows or fog, configured in abstract sculptural formations, or marked with strident color, dually invoke indigenous spirituality and colonial superstition. In Sassen’s world of magical realism, bodies overlap or emerge in lush, unusual settings, intertwining the oft-illusory politics of ethnicity and aesthetics.'

Read more here

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Image: © Sabeth718
JR & Liu Bolin, a unique project in the streets of NY: photo of a photo of an artist within an artist. Read more at Arrested Motion: Part 1 and Part 2 or watch the Making of 

Image: © Sabeth718

JR & Liu Bolin, a unique project in the streets of NY: photo of a photo of an artist within an artist. Read more at Arrested Motion: Part 1 and Part 2 or watch the Making of