stevemccurrystudios:


"Burma  is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia, with decaying infrastructure and an economy that is just now starting to pick up after decades of stagnation. Yet, it boasts one of the highest literacy rates in the region.
The reverence for reading is evident when you visit. In Yangon, bookstores or book- lending shops are prominent on seemingly every street. Street vendors bide their time between customers reading news magazines. Book clubs are popular. Libraries such as the American Center and British Council Library have robust book club programs; a young professional and former medical student I spoke with during my last trip there said he and his friends have been involved in book clubs since their university days.”
- Wendy Rockett,The Asia Foundation
stevemccurrystudios:


"Burma  is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia, with decaying infrastructure and an economy that is just now starting to pick up after decades of stagnation. Yet, it boasts one of the highest literacy rates in the region.
The reverence for reading is evident when you visit. In Yangon, bookstores or book- lending shops are prominent on seemingly every street. Street vendors bide their time between customers reading news magazines. Book clubs are popular. Libraries such as the American Center and British Council Library have robust book club programs; a young professional and former medical student I spoke with during my last trip there said he and his friends have been involved in book clubs since their university days.”
- Wendy Rockett,The Asia Foundation
stevemccurrystudios:


"Burma  is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia, with decaying infrastructure and an economy that is just now starting to pick up after decades of stagnation. Yet, it boasts one of the highest literacy rates in the region.
The reverence for reading is evident when you visit. In Yangon, bookstores or book- lending shops are prominent on seemingly every street. Street vendors bide their time between customers reading news magazines. Book clubs are popular. Libraries such as the American Center and British Council Library have robust book club programs; a young professional and former medical student I spoke with during my last trip there said he and his friends have been involved in book clubs since their university days.”
- Wendy Rockett,The Asia Foundation
stevemccurrystudios:


"Burma  is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia, with decaying infrastructure and an economy that is just now starting to pick up after decades of stagnation. Yet, it boasts one of the highest literacy rates in the region.
The reverence for reading is evident when you visit. In Yangon, bookstores or book- lending shops are prominent on seemingly every street. Street vendors bide their time between customers reading news magazines. Book clubs are popular. Libraries such as the American Center and British Council Library have robust book club programs; a young professional and former medical student I spoke with during my last trip there said he and his friends have been involved in book clubs since their university days.”
- Wendy Rockett,The Asia Foundation
stevemccurrystudios:


"Burma  is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia, with decaying infrastructure and an economy that is just now starting to pick up after decades of stagnation. Yet, it boasts one of the highest literacy rates in the region.
The reverence for reading is evident when you visit. In Yangon, bookstores or book- lending shops are prominent on seemingly every street. Street vendors bide their time between customers reading news magazines. Book clubs are popular. Libraries such as the American Center and British Council Library have robust book club programs; a young professional and former medical student I spoke with during my last trip there said he and his friends have been involved in book clubs since their university days.”
- Wendy Rockett,The Asia Foundation
stevemccurrystudios:


"Burma  is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia, with decaying infrastructure and an economy that is just now starting to pick up after decades of stagnation. Yet, it boasts one of the highest literacy rates in the region.
The reverence for reading is evident when you visit. In Yangon, bookstores or book- lending shops are prominent on seemingly every street. Street vendors bide their time between customers reading news magazines. Book clubs are popular. Libraries such as the American Center and British Council Library have robust book club programs; a young professional and former medical student I spoke with during my last trip there said he and his friends have been involved in book clubs since their university days.”
- Wendy Rockett,The Asia Foundation
stevemccurrystudios:


"Burma  is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia, with decaying infrastructure and an economy that is just now starting to pick up after decades of stagnation. Yet, it boasts one of the highest literacy rates in the region.
The reverence for reading is evident when you visit. In Yangon, bookstores or book- lending shops are prominent on seemingly every street. Street vendors bide their time between customers reading news magazines. Book clubs are popular. Libraries such as the American Center and British Council Library have robust book club programs; a young professional and former medical student I spoke with during my last trip there said he and his friends have been involved in book clubs since their university days.”
- Wendy Rockett,The Asia Foundation
stevemccurrystudios:


"Burma  is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia, with decaying infrastructure and an economy that is just now starting to pick up after decades of stagnation. Yet, it boasts one of the highest literacy rates in the region.
The reverence for reading is evident when you visit. In Yangon, bookstores or book- lending shops are prominent on seemingly every street. Street vendors bide their time between customers reading news magazines. Book clubs are popular. Libraries such as the American Center and British Council Library have robust book club programs; a young professional and former medical student I spoke with during my last trip there said he and his friends have been involved in book clubs since their university days.”
- Wendy Rockett,The Asia Foundation
stevemccurrystudios:


"Burma  is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia, with decaying infrastructure and an economy that is just now starting to pick up after decades of stagnation. Yet, it boasts one of the highest literacy rates in the region.
The reverence for reading is evident when you visit. In Yangon, bookstores or book- lending shops are prominent on seemingly every street. Street vendors bide their time between customers reading news magazines. Book clubs are popular. Libraries such as the American Center and British Council Library have robust book club programs; a young professional and former medical student I spoke with during my last trip there said he and his friends have been involved in book clubs since their university days.”
- Wendy Rockett,The Asia Foundation

stevemccurrystudios:

"Burma  is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia, with decaying infrastructure and an economy that is just now starting to pick up after decades of stagnation. Yet, it boasts one of the highest literacy rates in the region.

The reverence for reading is evident when you visit. In Yangon, bookstores or book- lending shops are prominent on seemingly every street. Street vendors bide their time between customers reading news magazines. Book clubs are popular. Libraries such as the American Center and British Council Library have robust book club programs; a young professional and former medical student I spoke with during my last trip there said he and his friends have been involved in book clubs since their university days.”

- Wendy Rockett,The Asia Foundation

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nothingtochance:


BLUE TWO / Ivana De Maria
nothingtochance:


BLUE TWO / Ivana De Maria
nothingtochance:


BLUE TWO / Ivana De Maria

nothingtochance:

BLUE TWO / Ivana De Maria

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streetzen:

Griffith Park | 2014

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thekhooll:


Off to School We Go
"The story might sound incredible to some, but it isn’t uncommon for children from less privileged regions facing immense hardship on their commute to the institute of learning. You will be surprised at the great lengths some children are willing to go to reach school." via
thekhooll:


Off to School We Go
"The story might sound incredible to some, but it isn’t uncommon for children from less privileged regions facing immense hardship on their commute to the institute of learning. You will be surprised at the great lengths some children are willing to go to reach school." via
thekhooll:


Off to School We Go
"The story might sound incredible to some, but it isn’t uncommon for children from less privileged regions facing immense hardship on their commute to the institute of learning. You will be surprised at the great lengths some children are willing to go to reach school." via
thekhooll:


Off to School We Go
"The story might sound incredible to some, but it isn’t uncommon for children from less privileged regions facing immense hardship on their commute to the institute of learning. You will be surprised at the great lengths some children are willing to go to reach school." via
thekhooll:


Off to School We Go
"The story might sound incredible to some, but it isn’t uncommon for children from less privileged regions facing immense hardship on their commute to the institute of learning. You will be surprised at the great lengths some children are willing to go to reach school." via
thekhooll:


Off to School We Go
"The story might sound incredible to some, but it isn’t uncommon for children from less privileged regions facing immense hardship on their commute to the institute of learning. You will be surprised at the great lengths some children are willing to go to reach school." via
thekhooll:


Off to School We Go
"The story might sound incredible to some, but it isn’t uncommon for children from less privileged regions facing immense hardship on their commute to the institute of learning. You will be surprised at the great lengths some children are willing to go to reach school." via
thekhooll:


Off to School We Go
"The story might sound incredible to some, but it isn’t uncommon for children from less privileged regions facing immense hardship on their commute to the institute of learning. You will be surprised at the great lengths some children are willing to go to reach school." via

thekhooll:

Off to School We Go

"The story might sound incredible to some, but it isn’t uncommon for children from less privileged regions facing immense hardship on their commute to the institute of learning. You will be surprised at the great lengths some children are willing to go to reach school." via

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thekhooll:


François Dourlen
thekhooll:


François Dourlen
thekhooll:


François Dourlen
thekhooll:


François Dourlen
thekhooll:


François Dourlen
thekhooll:


François Dourlen
thekhooll:


François Dourlen
thekhooll:


François Dourlen
thekhooll:


François Dourlen
thekhooll:


François Dourlen
artchipel:

Artist on Tumblr
Cole Barash | nomadda on Tumblr (USA) - 6 Girls 6 Citie | Between Two Rivers
Cole Barash is a photographer and artist living in Brooklyn, New York. He has created a language for himself with his camera. A stream of images, sharp and electrifying. The quality of his early work, mainly within the snowboard industry, turned Cole from precocious upstart to professional photographer almost overnight. In any environment Cole’s vision is guided by passion and precision. It reflects both his intensity and his creative vision. Pure expression.  Abstract vision. Creative impulse into art.
The series Between Two Rivers is part of a larger body of work, 6 Girls 6 Cities, which Cole plans to release this winter as a gallery show in New York City. You can find in the video filmed and created by Rob Grieb, Cole Barash: 544 Park, the concept and vision of the project and Cole’s creative process.
Thanks to Cole and his studio for providing the information © All images courtesy of the artist
[more Cole Barash]
artchipel:

Artist on Tumblr
Cole Barash | nomadda on Tumblr (USA) - 6 Girls 6 Citie | Between Two Rivers
Cole Barash is a photographer and artist living in Brooklyn, New York. He has created a language for himself with his camera. A stream of images, sharp and electrifying. The quality of his early work, mainly within the snowboard industry, turned Cole from precocious upstart to professional photographer almost overnight. In any environment Cole’s vision is guided by passion and precision. It reflects both his intensity and his creative vision. Pure expression.  Abstract vision. Creative impulse into art.
The series Between Two Rivers is part of a larger body of work, 6 Girls 6 Cities, which Cole plans to release this winter as a gallery show in New York City. You can find in the video filmed and created by Rob Grieb, Cole Barash: 544 Park, the concept and vision of the project and Cole’s creative process.
Thanks to Cole and his studio for providing the information © All images courtesy of the artist
[more Cole Barash]
artchipel:

Artist on Tumblr
Cole Barash | nomadda on Tumblr (USA) - 6 Girls 6 Citie | Between Two Rivers
Cole Barash is a photographer and artist living in Brooklyn, New York. He has created a language for himself with his camera. A stream of images, sharp and electrifying. The quality of his early work, mainly within the snowboard industry, turned Cole from precocious upstart to professional photographer almost overnight. In any environment Cole’s vision is guided by passion and precision. It reflects both his intensity and his creative vision. Pure expression.  Abstract vision. Creative impulse into art.
The series Between Two Rivers is part of a larger body of work, 6 Girls 6 Cities, which Cole plans to release this winter as a gallery show in New York City. You can find in the video filmed and created by Rob Grieb, Cole Barash: 544 Park, the concept and vision of the project and Cole’s creative process.
Thanks to Cole and his studio for providing the information © All images courtesy of the artist
[more Cole Barash]
artchipel:

Artist on Tumblr
Cole Barash | nomadda on Tumblr (USA) - 6 Girls 6 Citie | Between Two Rivers
Cole Barash is a photographer and artist living in Brooklyn, New York. He has created a language for himself with his camera. A stream of images, sharp and electrifying. The quality of his early work, mainly within the snowboard industry, turned Cole from precocious upstart to professional photographer almost overnight. In any environment Cole’s vision is guided by passion and precision. It reflects both his intensity and his creative vision. Pure expression.  Abstract vision. Creative impulse into art.
The series Between Two Rivers is part of a larger body of work, 6 Girls 6 Cities, which Cole plans to release this winter as a gallery show in New York City. You can find in the video filmed and created by Rob Grieb, Cole Barash: 544 Park, the concept and vision of the project and Cole’s creative process.
Thanks to Cole and his studio for providing the information © All images courtesy of the artist
[more Cole Barash]

artchipel:

Artist on Tumblr

Cole Barash | nomadda on Tumblr (USA) - 6 Girls 6 Citie | Between Two Rivers

Cole Barash is a photographer and artist living in Brooklyn, New York. He has created a language for himself with his camera. A stream of images, sharp and electrifying. The quality of his early work, mainly within the snowboard industry, turned Cole from precocious upstart to professional photographer almost overnight. In any environment Cole’s vision is guided by passion and precision. It reflects both his intensity and his creative vision. Pure expression.  Abstract vision. Creative impulse into art.

The series Between Two Rivers is part of a larger body of work, 6 Girls 6 Cities, which Cole plans to release this winter as a gallery show in New York City. You can find in the video filmed and created by Rob Grieb, Cole Barash: 544 Park, the concept and vision of the project and Cole’s creative process.

Thanks to Cole and his studio for providing the information © All images courtesy of the artist

[more Cole Barash]

archatlas:

Saltscapes San Francisco Bay Cris Benton
“Benton’s images allow us to slip our earthly bonds and see the world from new heights, his aerial views offering a fresh perspective on familiar landscapes. Surprising and sublime, Saltscapes can be enjoyed equally as a collection of art photography and a portrait of ecological transformation and resilience.”
archatlas:

Saltscapes San Francisco Bay Cris Benton
“Benton’s images allow us to slip our earthly bonds and see the world from new heights, his aerial views offering a fresh perspective on familiar landscapes. Surprising and sublime, Saltscapes can be enjoyed equally as a collection of art photography and a portrait of ecological transformation and resilience.”
archatlas:

Saltscapes San Francisco Bay Cris Benton
“Benton’s images allow us to slip our earthly bonds and see the world from new heights, his aerial views offering a fresh perspective on familiar landscapes. Surprising and sublime, Saltscapes can be enjoyed equally as a collection of art photography and a portrait of ecological transformation and resilience.”
archatlas:

Saltscapes San Francisco Bay Cris Benton
“Benton’s images allow us to slip our earthly bonds and see the world from new heights, his aerial views offering a fresh perspective on familiar landscapes. Surprising and sublime, Saltscapes can be enjoyed equally as a collection of art photography and a portrait of ecological transformation and resilience.”
archatlas:

Saltscapes San Francisco Bay Cris Benton
“Benton’s images allow us to slip our earthly bonds and see the world from new heights, his aerial views offering a fresh perspective on familiar landscapes. Surprising and sublime, Saltscapes can be enjoyed equally as a collection of art photography and a portrait of ecological transformation and resilience.”
archatlas:

Saltscapes San Francisco Bay Cris Benton
“Benton’s images allow us to slip our earthly bonds and see the world from new heights, his aerial views offering a fresh perspective on familiar landscapes. Surprising and sublime, Saltscapes can be enjoyed equally as a collection of art photography and a portrait of ecological transformation and resilience.”
archatlas:

Saltscapes San Francisco Bay Cris Benton
“Benton’s images allow us to slip our earthly bonds and see the world from new heights, his aerial views offering a fresh perspective on familiar landscapes. Surprising and sublime, Saltscapes can be enjoyed equally as a collection of art photography and a portrait of ecological transformation and resilience.”
archatlas:

Saltscapes San Francisco Bay Cris Benton
“Benton’s images allow us to slip our earthly bonds and see the world from new heights, his aerial views offering a fresh perspective on familiar landscapes. Surprising and sublime, Saltscapes can be enjoyed equally as a collection of art photography and a portrait of ecological transformation and resilience.”
archatlas:

Saltscapes San Francisco Bay Cris Benton
“Benton’s images allow us to slip our earthly bonds and see the world from new heights, his aerial views offering a fresh perspective on familiar landscapes. Surprising and sublime, Saltscapes can be enjoyed equally as a collection of art photography and a portrait of ecological transformation and resilience.”
archatlas:

Saltscapes San Francisco Bay Cris Benton
“Benton’s images allow us to slip our earthly bonds and see the world from new heights, his aerial views offering a fresh perspective on familiar landscapes. Surprising and sublime, Saltscapes can be enjoyed equally as a collection of art photography and a portrait of ecological transformation and resilience.”

archatlas:

Saltscapes San Francisco Bay Cris Benton

Benton’s images allow us to slip our earthly bonds and see the world from new heights, his aerial views offering a fresh perspective on familiar landscapes. Surprising and sublime, Saltscapes can be enjoyed equally as a collection of art photography and a portrait of ecological transformation and resilience.”

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Alexandre Bonnefoy
Neko Land
Buy the book
darksilenceinsuburbia:

Alexandre Bonnefoy
Neko Land
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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Alexandre Bonnefoy
Neko Land
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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Alexandre Bonnefoy
Neko Land
Buy the book
darksilenceinsuburbia:

Alexandre Bonnefoy
Neko Land
Buy the book
darksilenceinsuburbia:

Alexandre Bonnefoy
Neko Land
Buy the book
darksilenceinsuburbia:

Alexandre Bonnefoy
Neko Land
Buy the book
darksilenceinsuburbia:

Alexandre Bonnefoy
Neko Land
Buy the book
darksilenceinsuburbia:

Alexandre Bonnefoy
Neko Land
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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Alexandre Bonnefoy
Neko Land
Buy the book
tobethecatswhiskers:

Mario Matamoros
Just a small sampling of the work by Mario found on his tumblr Notfall Cafe focusing on the beauty of architecture one detail at a time. 
Check out this tumblr!
tobethecatswhiskers:

Mario Matamoros
Just a small sampling of the work by Mario found on his tumblr Notfall Cafe focusing on the beauty of architecture one detail at a time. 
Check out this tumblr!
tobethecatswhiskers:

Mario Matamoros
Just a small sampling of the work by Mario found on his tumblr Notfall Cafe focusing on the beauty of architecture one detail at a time. 
Check out this tumblr!
tobethecatswhiskers:

Mario Matamoros
Just a small sampling of the work by Mario found on his tumblr Notfall Cafe focusing on the beauty of architecture one detail at a time. 
Check out this tumblr!
tobethecatswhiskers:

Mario Matamoros
Just a small sampling of the work by Mario found on his tumblr Notfall Cafe focusing on the beauty of architecture one detail at a time. 
Check out this tumblr!
tobethecatswhiskers:

Mario Matamoros
Just a small sampling of the work by Mario found on his tumblr Notfall Cafe focusing on the beauty of architecture one detail at a time. 
Check out this tumblr!
tobethecatswhiskers:

Mario Matamoros
Just a small sampling of the work by Mario found on his tumblr Notfall Cafe focusing on the beauty of architecture one detail at a time. 
Check out this tumblr!
tobethecatswhiskers:

Mario Matamoros
Just a small sampling of the work by Mario found on his tumblr Notfall Cafe focusing on the beauty of architecture one detail at a time. 
Check out this tumblr!

tobethecatswhiskers:

Mario Matamoros

Just a small sampling of the work by Mario found on his tumblr Notfall Cafe focusing on the beauty of architecture one detail at a time. 

Check out this tumblr!

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mymodernmet:

Japanese photographer Hidenobu Suzuki captured these stunning shots of Mount Fuji looming over Fujinomiya, a city located in the Shizuoka Prefecture of Japan.
mymodernmet:

Japanese photographer Hidenobu Suzuki captured these stunning shots of Mount Fuji looming over Fujinomiya, a city located in the Shizuoka Prefecture of Japan.
mymodernmet:

Japanese photographer Hidenobu Suzuki captured these stunning shots of Mount Fuji looming over Fujinomiya, a city located in the Shizuoka Prefecture of Japan.

mymodernmet:

Japanese photographer Hidenobu Suzuki captured these stunning shots of Mount Fuji looming over Fujinomiya, a city located in the Shizuoka Prefecture of Japan.

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Awdotia Photography on Flickr.
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Awdotia Photography on Flickr.
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Awdotia Photography on Flickr.
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Awdotia Photography on Flickr.
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Awdotia Photography on Flickr.
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Awdotia Photography on Flickr.
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Awdotia Photography on Flickr.
elisebrown:

 Fashion Victims: Other people´s clothes
Picture 1: A worker in a cotton processing unit in the rural town of Lakthar unblocks a production line, that was jammed with a cloud of cotton. The dry cotton dusts and causes a chronical lung disease bynossiosis, the so-called cotton-fever, that many of the workers are suffering from.
Gujarat, India
Clothes make the man. But men and women who make the clothes for other people are often left behind. While India’s growing middle class is following latest trends, the greedy tiger is chewing its working class for the well being of its economic prosperity. Once Ahmedabad was known as the Manchester of the orient and still today the steam engines are running in the textile factories along the Sabarmati River bank. Mahatma Gandhi once founded his ashram here. He sat at his spinning wheel and spread his ideas of a nation of equality, tolerance and non-violence. Today Indian reality looks different.
Stories can be told about child slaves at cotton plantations, diseased workers in the textile mills as about people who are born to wash dirty clothes for the others. These stories are far away from fair-trade or the glamorous Bollywood.
 But India is changing. Indians say India is developing. But as long as corruption, bribery and greediness steer this development, only little of the economic prosperity will get where it is needed most.
Florian Müller
elisebrown:

 Fashion Victims: Other people´s clothes
Picture 1: A worker in a cotton processing unit in the rural town of Lakthar unblocks a production line, that was jammed with a cloud of cotton. The dry cotton dusts and causes a chronical lung disease bynossiosis, the so-called cotton-fever, that many of the workers are suffering from.
Gujarat, India
Clothes make the man. But men and women who make the clothes for other people are often left behind. While India’s growing middle class is following latest trends, the greedy tiger is chewing its working class for the well being of its economic prosperity. Once Ahmedabad was known as the Manchester of the orient and still today the steam engines are running in the textile factories along the Sabarmati River bank. Mahatma Gandhi once founded his ashram here. He sat at his spinning wheel and spread his ideas of a nation of equality, tolerance and non-violence. Today Indian reality looks different.
Stories can be told about child slaves at cotton plantations, diseased workers in the textile mills as about people who are born to wash dirty clothes for the others. These stories are far away from fair-trade or the glamorous Bollywood.
 But India is changing. Indians say India is developing. But as long as corruption, bribery and greediness steer this development, only little of the economic prosperity will get where it is needed most.
Florian Müller
elisebrown:

 Fashion Victims: Other people´s clothes
Picture 1: A worker in a cotton processing unit in the rural town of Lakthar unblocks a production line, that was jammed with a cloud of cotton. The dry cotton dusts and causes a chronical lung disease bynossiosis, the so-called cotton-fever, that many of the workers are suffering from.
Gujarat, India
Clothes make the man. But men and women who make the clothes for other people are often left behind. While India’s growing middle class is following latest trends, the greedy tiger is chewing its working class for the well being of its economic prosperity. Once Ahmedabad was known as the Manchester of the orient and still today the steam engines are running in the textile factories along the Sabarmati River bank. Mahatma Gandhi once founded his ashram here. He sat at his spinning wheel and spread his ideas of a nation of equality, tolerance and non-violence. Today Indian reality looks different.
Stories can be told about child slaves at cotton plantations, diseased workers in the textile mills as about people who are born to wash dirty clothes for the others. These stories are far away from fair-trade or the glamorous Bollywood.
 But India is changing. Indians say India is developing. But as long as corruption, bribery and greediness steer this development, only little of the economic prosperity will get where it is needed most.
Florian Müller
elisebrown:

 Fashion Victims: Other people´s clothes
Picture 1: A worker in a cotton processing unit in the rural town of Lakthar unblocks a production line, that was jammed with a cloud of cotton. The dry cotton dusts and causes a chronical lung disease bynossiosis, the so-called cotton-fever, that many of the workers are suffering from.
Gujarat, India
Clothes make the man. But men and women who make the clothes for other people are often left behind. While India’s growing middle class is following latest trends, the greedy tiger is chewing its working class for the well being of its economic prosperity. Once Ahmedabad was known as the Manchester of the orient and still today the steam engines are running in the textile factories along the Sabarmati River bank. Mahatma Gandhi once founded his ashram here. He sat at his spinning wheel and spread his ideas of a nation of equality, tolerance and non-violence. Today Indian reality looks different.
Stories can be told about child slaves at cotton plantations, diseased workers in the textile mills as about people who are born to wash dirty clothes for the others. These stories are far away from fair-trade or the glamorous Bollywood.
 But India is changing. Indians say India is developing. But as long as corruption, bribery and greediness steer this development, only little of the economic prosperity will get where it is needed most.
Florian Müller
elisebrown:

 Fashion Victims: Other people´s clothes
Picture 1: A worker in a cotton processing unit in the rural town of Lakthar unblocks a production line, that was jammed with a cloud of cotton. The dry cotton dusts and causes a chronical lung disease bynossiosis, the so-called cotton-fever, that many of the workers are suffering from.
Gujarat, India
Clothes make the man. But men and women who make the clothes for other people are often left behind. While India’s growing middle class is following latest trends, the greedy tiger is chewing its working class for the well being of its economic prosperity. Once Ahmedabad was known as the Manchester of the orient and still today the steam engines are running in the textile factories along the Sabarmati River bank. Mahatma Gandhi once founded his ashram here. He sat at his spinning wheel and spread his ideas of a nation of equality, tolerance and non-violence. Today Indian reality looks different.
Stories can be told about child slaves at cotton plantations, diseased workers in the textile mills as about people who are born to wash dirty clothes for the others. These stories are far away from fair-trade or the glamorous Bollywood.
 But India is changing. Indians say India is developing. But as long as corruption, bribery and greediness steer this development, only little of the economic prosperity will get where it is needed most.
Florian Müller
elisebrown:

 Fashion Victims: Other people´s clothes
Picture 1: A worker in a cotton processing unit in the rural town of Lakthar unblocks a production line, that was jammed with a cloud of cotton. The dry cotton dusts and causes a chronical lung disease bynossiosis, the so-called cotton-fever, that many of the workers are suffering from.
Gujarat, India
Clothes make the man. But men and women who make the clothes for other people are often left behind. While India’s growing middle class is following latest trends, the greedy tiger is chewing its working class for the well being of its economic prosperity. Once Ahmedabad was known as the Manchester of the orient and still today the steam engines are running in the textile factories along the Sabarmati River bank. Mahatma Gandhi once founded his ashram here. He sat at his spinning wheel and spread his ideas of a nation of equality, tolerance and non-violence. Today Indian reality looks different.
Stories can be told about child slaves at cotton plantations, diseased workers in the textile mills as about people who are born to wash dirty clothes for the others. These stories are far away from fair-trade or the glamorous Bollywood.
 But India is changing. Indians say India is developing. But as long as corruption, bribery and greediness steer this development, only little of the economic prosperity will get where it is needed most.
Florian Müller
elisebrown:

 Fashion Victims: Other people´s clothes
Picture 1: A worker in a cotton processing unit in the rural town of Lakthar unblocks a production line, that was jammed with a cloud of cotton. The dry cotton dusts and causes a chronical lung disease bynossiosis, the so-called cotton-fever, that many of the workers are suffering from.
Gujarat, India
Clothes make the man. But men and women who make the clothes for other people are often left behind. While India’s growing middle class is following latest trends, the greedy tiger is chewing its working class for the well being of its economic prosperity. Once Ahmedabad was known as the Manchester of the orient and still today the steam engines are running in the textile factories along the Sabarmati River bank. Mahatma Gandhi once founded his ashram here. He sat at his spinning wheel and spread his ideas of a nation of equality, tolerance and non-violence. Today Indian reality looks different.
Stories can be told about child slaves at cotton plantations, diseased workers in the textile mills as about people who are born to wash dirty clothes for the others. These stories are far away from fair-trade or the glamorous Bollywood.
 But India is changing. Indians say India is developing. But as long as corruption, bribery and greediness steer this development, only little of the economic prosperity will get where it is needed most.
Florian Müller
elisebrown:

 Fashion Victims: Other people´s clothes
Picture 1: A worker in a cotton processing unit in the rural town of Lakthar unblocks a production line, that was jammed with a cloud of cotton. The dry cotton dusts and causes a chronical lung disease bynossiosis, the so-called cotton-fever, that many of the workers are suffering from.
Gujarat, India
Clothes make the man. But men and women who make the clothes for other people are often left behind. While India’s growing middle class is following latest trends, the greedy tiger is chewing its working class for the well being of its economic prosperity. Once Ahmedabad was known as the Manchester of the orient and still today the steam engines are running in the textile factories along the Sabarmati River bank. Mahatma Gandhi once founded his ashram here. He sat at his spinning wheel and spread his ideas of a nation of equality, tolerance and non-violence. Today Indian reality looks different.
Stories can be told about child slaves at cotton plantations, diseased workers in the textile mills as about people who are born to wash dirty clothes for the others. These stories are far away from fair-trade or the glamorous Bollywood.
 But India is changing. Indians say India is developing. But as long as corruption, bribery and greediness steer this development, only little of the economic prosperity will get where it is needed most.
Florian Müller
elisebrown:

 Fashion Victims: Other people´s clothes
Picture 1: A worker in a cotton processing unit in the rural town of Lakthar unblocks a production line, that was jammed with a cloud of cotton. The dry cotton dusts and causes a chronical lung disease bynossiosis, the so-called cotton-fever, that many of the workers are suffering from.
Gujarat, India
Clothes make the man. But men and women who make the clothes for other people are often left behind. While India’s growing middle class is following latest trends, the greedy tiger is chewing its working class for the well being of its economic prosperity. Once Ahmedabad was known as the Manchester of the orient and still today the steam engines are running in the textile factories along the Sabarmati River bank. Mahatma Gandhi once founded his ashram here. He sat at his spinning wheel and spread his ideas of a nation of equality, tolerance and non-violence. Today Indian reality looks different.
Stories can be told about child slaves at cotton plantations, diseased workers in the textile mills as about people who are born to wash dirty clothes for the others. These stories are far away from fair-trade or the glamorous Bollywood.
 But India is changing. Indians say India is developing. But as long as corruption, bribery and greediness steer this development, only little of the economic prosperity will get where it is needed most.
Florian Müller

elisebrown:

Fashion Victims: Other people´s clothes

Picture 1: A worker in a cotton processing unit in the rural town of Lakthar unblocks a production line, that was jammed with a cloud of cotton. The dry cotton dusts and causes a chronical lung disease bynossiosis, the so-called cotton-fever, that many of the workers are suffering from.

Gujarat, India

Clothes make the man. But men and women who make the clothes for other people are often left behind. While India’s growing middle class is following latest trends, the greedy tiger is chewing its working class for the well being of its economic prosperity. Once Ahmedabad was known as the Manchester of the orient and still today the steam engines are running in the textile factories along the Sabarmati River bank. Mahatma Gandhi once founded his ashram here. He sat at his spinning wheel and spread his ideas of a nation of equality, tolerance and non-violence. Today Indian reality looks different.

Stories can be told about child slaves at cotton plantations, diseased workers in the textile mills as about people who are born to wash dirty clothes for the others. These stories are far away from fair-trade or the glamorous Bollywood.
 But India is changing. Indians say India is developing. But as long as corruption, bribery and greediness steer this development, only little of the economic prosperity will get where it is needed most.

Florian Müller

elisebrown:

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elisebrown:

 Maja Siefarth



 
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Wang Ningde
Wang was born in Liaoning province in China and works in Beijing.

Wang Ningde’s photographs are personal and artistic constructions, and they explore the connection between memory and reality. Without memory, even the present might not make sense and, vice versa, without a connection to reality, memory could become merely a dream without any meaning and altered by imagination.
It is said that the eyes tell everything about a person, but here we must trust in what exudes from the facial expressions and the general context, and what they communicate to us is a sense of solitude, anxiety and melancholy, and hearts that close within themselves a painful past.
The works by Wang Ningde are created by drawing on his past experience—childhood, family life, his own sexuality—but they do not narrate specific events: they recall them, evoke them, and then refute them. All his characters refuse to make visual contact with the viewer and always keep their eyes closed, or are taken from the back. And yet, within the a-temporal black-and-white setting, the involvement with them is profound and one can’t help but ask what they are thinking about. Many answers immediately leap to mind, imagining a story or seeing one’s own mirrored in them, thus becoming part of them and identifying with them. But one thing is certain, we will never know their intimate secrets because in the photographs of Wang Ningde, there are no answers.
(interview)

/selected by chaz
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Wang Ningde
Wang was born in Liaoning province in China and works in Beijing.

Wang Ningde’s photographs are personal and artistic constructions, and they explore the connection between memory and reality. Without memory, even the present might not make sense and, vice versa, without a connection to reality, memory could become merely a dream without any meaning and altered by imagination.
It is said that the eyes tell everything about a person, but here we must trust in what exudes from the facial expressions and the general context, and what they communicate to us is a sense of solitude, anxiety and melancholy, and hearts that close within themselves a painful past.
The works by Wang Ningde are created by drawing on his past experience—childhood, family life, his own sexuality—but they do not narrate specific events: they recall them, evoke them, and then refute them. All his characters refuse to make visual contact with the viewer and always keep their eyes closed, or are taken from the back. And yet, within the a-temporal black-and-white setting, the involvement with them is profound and one can’t help but ask what they are thinking about. Many answers immediately leap to mind, imagining a story or seeing one’s own mirrored in them, thus becoming part of them and identifying with them. But one thing is certain, we will never know their intimate secrets because in the photographs of Wang Ningde, there are no answers.
(interview)

/selected by chaz
cross-connect:

Wang Ningde
Wang was born in Liaoning province in China and works in Beijing.

Wang Ningde’s photographs are personal and artistic constructions, and they explore the connection between memory and reality. Without memory, even the present might not make sense and, vice versa, without a connection to reality, memory could become merely a dream without any meaning and altered by imagination.
It is said that the eyes tell everything about a person, but here we must trust in what exudes from the facial expressions and the general context, and what they communicate to us is a sense of solitude, anxiety and melancholy, and hearts that close within themselves a painful past.
The works by Wang Ningde are created by drawing on his past experience—childhood, family life, his own sexuality—but they do not narrate specific events: they recall them, evoke them, and then refute them. All his characters refuse to make visual contact with the viewer and always keep their eyes closed, or are taken from the back. And yet, within the a-temporal black-and-white setting, the involvement with them is profound and one can’t help but ask what they are thinking about. Many answers immediately leap to mind, imagining a story or seeing one’s own mirrored in them, thus becoming part of them and identifying with them. But one thing is certain, we will never know their intimate secrets because in the photographs of Wang Ningde, there are no answers.
(interview)

/selected by chaz
cross-connect:

Wang Ningde
Wang was born in Liaoning province in China and works in Beijing.

Wang Ningde’s photographs are personal and artistic constructions, and they explore the connection between memory and reality. Without memory, even the present might not make sense and, vice versa, without a connection to reality, memory could become merely a dream without any meaning and altered by imagination.
It is said that the eyes tell everything about a person, but here we must trust in what exudes from the facial expressions and the general context, and what they communicate to us is a sense of solitude, anxiety and melancholy, and hearts that close within themselves a painful past.
The works by Wang Ningde are created by drawing on his past experience—childhood, family life, his own sexuality—but they do not narrate specific events: they recall them, evoke them, and then refute them. All his characters refuse to make visual contact with the viewer and always keep their eyes closed, or are taken from the back. And yet, within the a-temporal black-and-white setting, the involvement with them is profound and one can’t help but ask what they are thinking about. Many answers immediately leap to mind, imagining a story or seeing one’s own mirrored in them, thus becoming part of them and identifying with them. But one thing is certain, we will never know their intimate secrets because in the photographs of Wang Ningde, there are no answers.
(interview)

/selected by chaz
cross-connect:

Wang Ningde
Wang was born in Liaoning province in China and works in Beijing.

Wang Ningde’s photographs are personal and artistic constructions, and they explore the connection between memory and reality. Without memory, even the present might not make sense and, vice versa, without a connection to reality, memory could become merely a dream without any meaning and altered by imagination.
It is said that the eyes tell everything about a person, but here we must trust in what exudes from the facial expressions and the general context, and what they communicate to us is a sense of solitude, anxiety and melancholy, and hearts that close within themselves a painful past.
The works by Wang Ningde are created by drawing on his past experience—childhood, family life, his own sexuality—but they do not narrate specific events: they recall them, evoke them, and then refute them. All his characters refuse to make visual contact with the viewer and always keep their eyes closed, or are taken from the back. And yet, within the a-temporal black-and-white setting, the involvement with them is profound and one can’t help but ask what they are thinking about. Many answers immediately leap to mind, imagining a story or seeing one’s own mirrored in them, thus becoming part of them and identifying with them. But one thing is certain, we will never know their intimate secrets because in the photographs of Wang Ningde, there are no answers.
(interview)

/selected by chaz
cross-connect:

Wang Ningde
Wang was born in Liaoning province in China and works in Beijing.

Wang Ningde’s photographs are personal and artistic constructions, and they explore the connection between memory and reality. Without memory, even the present might not make sense and, vice versa, without a connection to reality, memory could become merely a dream without any meaning and altered by imagination.
It is said that the eyes tell everything about a person, but here we must trust in what exudes from the facial expressions and the general context, and what they communicate to us is a sense of solitude, anxiety and melancholy, and hearts that close within themselves a painful past.
The works by Wang Ningde are created by drawing on his past experience—childhood, family life, his own sexuality—but they do not narrate specific events: they recall them, evoke them, and then refute them. All his characters refuse to make visual contact with the viewer and always keep their eyes closed, or are taken from the back. And yet, within the a-temporal black-and-white setting, the involvement with them is profound and one can’t help but ask what they are thinking about. Many answers immediately leap to mind, imagining a story or seeing one’s own mirrored in them, thus becoming part of them and identifying with them. But one thing is certain, we will never know their intimate secrets because in the photographs of Wang Ningde, there are no answers.
(interview)

/selected by chaz

cross-connect:

Wang Ningde

Wang was born in Liaoning province in China and works in Beijing.

Wang Ningde’s photographs are personal and artistic constructions, and they explore the connection between memory and reality. Without memory, even the present might not make sense and, vice versa, without a connection to reality, memory could become merely a dream without any meaning and altered by imagination.

It is said that the eyes tell everything about a person, but here we must trust in what exudes from the facial expressions and the general context, and what they communicate to us is a sense of solitude, anxiety and melancholy, and hearts that close within themselves a painful past.

The works by Wang Ningde are created by drawing on his past experience—childhood, family life, his own sexuality—but they do not narrate specific events: they recall them, evoke them, and then refute them. All his characters refuse to make visual contact with the viewer and always keep their eyes closed, or are taken from the back. And yet, within the a-temporal black-and-white setting, the involvement with them is profound and one can’t help but ask what they are thinking about. Many answers immediately leap to mind, imagining a story or seeing one’s own mirrored in them, thus becoming part of them and identifying with them. But one thing is certain, we will never know their intimate secrets because in the photographs of Wang Ningde, there are no answers.

(interview)

/selected by chaz

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