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Categories: Armenia, Georgia, Photography, Russia, Turkey, Uzbekistan | 2 Comments

Today, photographs are taken from devices in our pockets, then beamed to a worldwide audience in a matter of moments. At the dawn of photography, the equipment was large and cumbersome, developing glass plates to reveal images was an intense process, and color, of course, didn’t exist. To take photos required an expedition of [...]

Categories: Drawing and Illustration, Featured, Graffiti, India, Installation Art, Manga & Comics, Multimedia, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Textiles | 1 Comment

At this Ted Talk, Ravin Agrawai presents an overview of 10 upcoming contemporary Indian artists. Below is the talk, and more in depth information about each artist.

More about the artists

Bharti Kher at Hauser & Wirth
Alwar Balasubramaniam
Chitra Ganesh
Excerpt from Rabbithole

Jitish Kallat
Perspectives on contemporary art, interview with The Economist

N.S. Harsha
Dhruvi Acharya
Raqib Shah
A group show including the [...]

Categories: Featured, Haiti, Photography

San Francisco Bay Area photographer Lane Hartwell gathered photographers to publish a special magazine titled Onè Respe to benefit Haiti. The images celebrate life in Haiti, all taken before the earthquake. Other participating photographers include Mary Ellen Mark, Chet Gordon and Peter Pereira. The magazine was printed through HP’s MagCloud service. [...]

Categories: Japan, PhotographyComments Off

Nichitsu was a mining town in Saitama Prefecture, about three hours from Tokyo. At it’s peak in 1965, there were about 3,000 people living there. Now the town is completely abandoned.
Here the Tokyo Times blog posts many Haikyo photographs (廃墟写真, usually meaning photographs of modern ruins) of the ghost town.

To the Doctor’s Office
A [...]

Categories: Photography, United States

As a fan of Haikyo photography (廃墟写真, Haikyo Shashin), this photo essay by Ransom Riggs excites me at the same time it creeps me out.
Last year, while scouting for a short film that never came to fruition, some friends and I talked our way inside an empty, run-down hospital in Boyle Heights. The short was [...]

Categories: Art Life, Artforms, Big Business, Cinema, Dance, Drawing and Illustration, Featured, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Television, The Press, Theatre

I’ve noticed for quite some time that most media web sites and newspapers do not have an Arts section. The closest you find is Entertainment. The meaning of these two is of course very different, not because art can’t be entertaining, it can be. But art often has more purpose to it [...]

Categories: Japan, Photography

Collaged photographs form a kaleidoscope of beautiful patterns.
Visit his blog: Pallalink.net
A story from Wired

Categories: Japan, Photography | 2 Comments

In the past when I’ve thought about moving to a new place, some cities don’t quite fit me because they aren’t eroded enough. I’m drawn to erosion for some reason, it’s like seeing all of history inside an object or scene. David Lynch said it better – “When you see an aging building [...]

Categories: Art Life, Environmentalism, Featured, Painting, Photography, The World | 8 Comments

This post is part of Blog Action Day.
(Outside the norm, today’s post has intermixed store links to more easily show environmentally friendly art tools and materials.)
Art is still mostly a hand made thing. As most things hand-made, materials of the craft used to be natural – wood, clay, marble and natural pigments. But [...]

Categories: Art Life, Cinema, Featured, Philosophy, Photography | 1 Comment

I read a New Yorker story recently about the cult of Leica cameras. Some of the most famous photographs in history have been taken with Leica’s, and photographers love them. But at $4,000+ a pop, you’d better really love it, and you’d hope it takes a great photo.
…as the camera has evolved over [...]

Categories: Cinema, Dance, Featured, Music & Sounds, Painting, Performance, Philosophy, Photography, Sculpture, Sports, Television, Theatre | 2 Comments

I went to an afternoon of flat track roller derby, and even though it’s a sport, I could care less who won or lost. A lot of us were there to be entertained. Roller derby is dramatic and theatrical. Lots of players and whole teams have strong characters (whether real or mythical), [...]