icpbardmfa:

While a photograph seems to capture a frozen moment of a split second, it also captures the trace of time both in literal and symbolic senses. In the image, there are traces of my footsteps and beret. In the horizon is a band of braking waves that permeate into the dark ocean, resting and fleeting. (Photo: Self-portrait, Asbury Park, NJ, 2012. © Minny Lee)

(Hello everyone! I am one of the first year ICP-Bard MFA students. This is my first blog post here. Looking forward to our exchanges of inspirations. :>)

icpbardmfa:

While a photograph seems to capture a frozen moment of a split second, it also captures the trace of time both in literal and symbolic senses. In the image, there are traces of my footsteps and beret. In the horizon is a band of braking waves that permeate into the dark ocean, resting and fleeting. (Photo: Self-portrait, Asbury Park, NJ, 2012. © Minny Lee)

(Hello everyone! I am one of the first year ICP-Bard MFA students. This is my first blog post here. Looking forward to our exchanges of inspirations. :>)

dynamicafrica:

STREETCHIEF Lookbook Pre-Fall 2014: “Area Boys Collection”.

Whilst many of us are familiar with Kente fabric being used in contemporary fashion, no one does it quite like STREETCHIEF. For their latest collection, the menswear fashion brand have once again found ways to incorporate Kente-inspired prints into street wear garments - from button-up shirts to white-rimmed vests.

View their Summer 2013 Lookbook.

Model: Joseph Adamu (thedapperhomme)
Photographer:
William Ukoh (willyverse)

(via darkgirlswirl)

About a year ago I was interviewed by Latinos Behind the Lens about my academic decisions.

At that point I was in the mindset that I’d never go to graduate school, I couldn’t afford it, and could live without it. I’d just stick to a 9-5 and get to my own projects on my downtime. Then I got real with myself. I was in a complete creative photog’s block, becoming stagnant. I had all these ideas, but wasn’t sure how to implement them, and was becoming a bit too comfortable with mi vida cotidiana.

Then in the fall someone suggested grad school once again. And I figured, what do I have to lose. After scrambling to put together an application and desperately writing a statement of purpose two days before the due date, I applied. And on my wedding day, I received the news that I got in.

So in two days, the game will change. On August 25th, I will start orientation for my two year graduate studies in Advance Photographic Education at the International Center of Photography! *insert happy dance*

assangistan:

MUST See:

12 Young Latina Artists Changing The Contemporary Art Landscape

By Priscilla Frank via huffingtonpost

From top to bottom: Annette Martinez, Linda Lucía Santana, Cristy C. Road

When family tales are passed from generation to generation with no single point of origin, when history fails to document years of pain and struggle, when personal identity becomes too complex to describe in a single sitting, when memory and imagination mingle in the land of dreams, this is where art comes in very handy.

For young Latina artists, art is an invaluable tool to archive the past, understand the present and activate change in the future. Yet, as with many underrepresented populations, Latina artists and the work they produce are often silenced and overlooked. An exhibition entitled "Y, Qué? (And What!)" is here to change that.

Composed entirely of Latin artists under the age of 35, “Y, Qué?” presents a diverse array of multimedia artworks through which to navigate the past, archive the intangible, occupy multiple spaces and personas and unabashedly declare one’s existence. Exploring themes of race, class, gender, sexuality and cultural identity, the selected emerging artists don’t just tell us their stories, they show us.

"Y, Qué?" is the 19th edition of the "Young Latino Artists Exhibition," a highly anticipated exhibition series at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas. Guest curated by Más Rudas Chicana Collective, this year’s stunning exhibition showcases the bold future of female artists and the unrelenting power of art to make sense of the world around us. Behold, 12 young Latina artists changing the landscape of contemporary art.

(Source: The Huffington Post)

sadiie:

Firelei Baez  - Not Even Unalterable Limitations

sadiie:

Firelei Baez  - Not Even Unalterable Limitations

nokiabae:

Les Femmes du Maroc Lalla Essaydi

Moroccan artist Lalla Essaydi made the series ‘Les Femmes du Maroc’ (The women of Marocco). She elaborates on the complex role of Moroccan women in a Muslim society. “In my art,” Essaydi says, “I wish to present myself through multiple lenses — as artist, as Moroccan, as Saudi, as traditionalist, as Liberal, as Muslim. In short, I invite the viewer to resist stereotypes.”

lisapollman:

Sama Alshaibi (b. Iraq)
Gitmo Girl
2009, Digital Archival Print on Cranes Silver Rag, 51 x 76.5 cm. Edition of 7. Image courtesy Ayyam Gallery. 

lisapollman:

Sama Alshaibi (b. Iraq)

Gitmo Girl

2009, Digital Archival Print on Cranes Silver Rag, 51 x 76.5 cm. Edition of 7. Image courtesy Ayyam Gallery. 

aprill-showers:

In documenting the daily changes to my hair, a natural hygrometer, this ongoing piece brings up two absurd tests used for racial stratification, the ‘brown paperbag’ and ‘fan’ tests, of the American South and the Dominican Republic, which informed social interactions during my upbringing in these sites.
- Firelei Baez

aprill-showers:

In documenting the daily changes to my hair, a natural hygrometer, this ongoing piece brings up two absurd tests used for racial stratification, the ‘brown paperbag’ and ‘fan’ tests, of the American South and the Dominican Republic, which informed social interactions during my upbringing in these sites.

- Firelei Baez


Breathtaking Photos Of Witch Doctors And Healers Reveal The Spiritual Diversity Of Bolivia

Artists Thomas Rousset and Raphaël Verona traveled across the Altiplano region of Bolivia for a very specific reason.
They wanted to photograph the astounding spiritual diversity of the landlocked South American expanses, capturing portraits of the healers, witch doctors and medicine men who keep traditional mystic culture alive. Living in a beautiful space between the country’s storied religious past and its rapidly advancing present, these figures represent magical realism in the 21st century.

They definitely have the “look” of “outsider,” but I’m intrigued nevertheless.

Breathtaking Photos Of Witch Doctors And Healers Reveal The Spiritual Diversity Of Bolivia

Artists Thomas Rousset and Raphaël Verona traveled across the Altiplano region of Bolivia for a very specific reason.

They wanted to photograph the astounding spiritual diversity of the landlocked South American expanses, capturing portraits of the healers, witch doctors and medicine men who keep traditional mystic culture alive. Living in a beautiful space between the country’s storied religious past and its rapidly advancing present, these figures represent magical realism in the 21st century.

They definitely have the “look” of “outsider,” but I’m intrigued nevertheless.

independentcreativeservices:

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The following is a summary & analysis of Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review article, “Law of the Noose: A History of Latino Lynching” by Richard Delgado.

SUMMARY

Delgado attempts to shed light on a largely unknown history of Latinos, particularly Mexican-Americans in the…