Happy #mothersday this Sunday Image from Unspoken Conversations, Mothers and Daughters by @raniamatar Rania Matar
Welcome to the brave new world in which humanoid robots—exciting, thrilling, frightening to some, strange to others, controversial, lifesaving—will change our lives in countless ways. Max Aguilera-Hellweg explores the turning point in the evolution of robot science, where robots are becoming more like humans, crossing the great divide between data processing and sentience. #humanoid#robot#wetellstories
Delighted to announce @susanagraph joins INSTITUTE. Susana Raab is a photographer based out of Washington, D.C. She was born in Lima, Peru and raised throughout the United States. She began her career as a photojournalist in Washington covering politics.
Susana returned to graduate school at Ohio University to focus on creating long-term personal work. There she began Consumed, an exploration of fast food in America, which defined the quirky and serious subject matter she investigates in many stories of America at leisure. The series was nominated for the Prix Pictet (2013), exhibited widely, and collected by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the Library of Congress.
More recently her work as focused on the east of the Anacostia River neighborhoods in Washington, DC and in Peru, where she recently finished an upcoming body of work, Precious Stranger. Yielding to the archival impulse, Susana incorporates neighborhood and family archive with contemporary photography. Her work is a love affair with the quotidian, writ large in color.
Among other honors, she has been the recipient of the White House News Photographers’ Project Grant, several DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowships, honors in American Photography, Photo District News, Center. Her work is held in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University, The Capital One Collection, The Library of Congress, Division of Prints & Photographs, The Art Museum of the Americas, and the D.C. Public Art Bank. Image from her story Twinsburg #twins
Geologists are saying that we are already living in a new era on planet Earth called #Anthropocenus. They say it was generated by the industrialised nations and their elites after turning Industry into the new engine that defines the whole planet´s dynamics.
The truth is that a certain critical approach to industrialization and its consequences reached relative levels of attention in most developed countries, but still, an economic model based on the uncontrolled and abusive exploitation of natural resources and excessive consumption of manufactured goods is still being taken as an example for a prosperous future in most underdeveloped countries, despite its obvious failure. nthropocenus or, according to sociologist Jason Moore, Capitalocenus, raised both, inequality and global warming, to previously unseen levels. On top of this, the lack ofhonest macroeconomic commitments to prevent or even try to slow down the consequences of this dynamic of excess would have effects that are hard to predict and will be probably be harder to face.
The signs are evident for the environmental decadence of our planet but still those countries located in the periphery of the system are lead into feeding the problematic with the young vigour that novelty brings. After decades of historical exploitation at all the imaginable levels by the official metropolis, Africa is now hopelessly embracing the remains of other´s mistakes becoming a target market for low quality and highly toxic products with hardly any planning made to manage the “after party”.
With this state of things we decided to approach all environmental issues as a whole, projecting what the challenges would be for the territories that are more exposed and less prepared for the consequences of this excess. We decided to visualise the effects of macro-economics into African micro-routines. Research is underway to produce genetically modified animals for consumption, but studies are still uncertain about possible effects on the consumer´s health and the environment.
The photographic essay #Palhetas aims to analyse the normality of everyday´s #fashion in women around the world and to bring an ironic perspective on the body of the woman as the platform and the inspiration for advertising and fashion. This is an ongoing series that has already documented women in Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador, Morocco, Benin, Australia and India.
It’s a Saturday night in late February. The year is 1986. I am eight-and-a-half years old and I’m getting ready for bed. I’m very excited for the morning to arrive. That’s because, in just a few hours, something will happen that’s been happening almost every Sunday for the last year. I’ll feel my father’s hand on my shoulder, shaking me awake as his voice says, “Gabri, wake up! It’s six o’clock. We’re going fishing.” For over a year, ever since my mom gave my dad a little fishing boat, this has been our Sunday routine – my father and I, alone or sometimes with friends, head out to Lake Trasimeno. #wetellstories#fathers#fishing
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BBC Documentary on Dougie Wallace
What Do Artists Do All Day will be shown on BBC 4, 16th March at 8:30pm
A 30-minute documentary about Dougie Wallace, focusing primarily on the #Harrodsburg work and forming part of the series What Artists Do All Day. #BBC Season of Photography.
The programme follows Dougie Wallace on the streets of Knightsbridge as he realizes the
photographs for the book. @dougie_wallace#bbc4
#FarSouth is the new Far West. The action takes place along the US-Mexico #border where three groups on the ground interact in two opposite stories.
The first group is the Arizona Border Recon, a militia that feel the US government has failed to adequately protect the border and have taken it upon themselves to prevent further illegal crossings from Mexico in the US. These is a group of heavily armed citizen that are inflamed by Trump’s rhetoric. Composed mainly by former military or law enforcement individuals they patrol the border, gather intelligence and push back illegal immigrants and drug trafficking.
The second group are NGO’s like Samaritans or Water Station that do exactly the opposite. They are humanitarian organizations that help illegal immigrates that cross the border trying to reduce the thousands of deaths that occur each year, providing water stations in the desert, rising awareness on their condition and their lobby for change in the immigration laws.
The third group is composed by illegal immigrants, “coyotes” and smugglers that try relentlessly to penetrate the US. They are always in balance between the first two groups, between Mexico and the US, between good and bad, between past and future and, too often, between life and death.
They are Syrian citizens, they are #volunteers, they are unarmed and save lives on a daily basis. They go out on the spot during the bombings of the army in areas that are no longer under the control of the Syrian regime of Bashar Al Asad to rescue the wounded.
Today after five years of civil war it became almost impossible for humanitarian organizations to work in Syria. Nevertheless, the #WhiteHelmets are involved in search and rescue activities rescuing survivors in the rubble of bombarded buildings. According to their own statement, they have saved more than 60,000 people from the rubble since the beginning of 2013. (Year, which marks the beginning of their activities)
More than 88 teams work on the ground with more than 3000 voluntary White Helmets. Saving lives is nevertheless a dangerous activity -145 White Helmets have lost their lives in action. #syriacrisis#syria Mathias Depardon/INSTITUTE @mathiasdepardon
With 48 rapes per hour according to a speculative study realized by the American Journal of Health, the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to be notorious for being the " rape capital of the world ", as describe in 2010 by Margot Walström, Special Representative for the United Nations on Sexual Violence in Conflicts. Used as a weapon of war during the conflict that has torn the eastern part of the country for about ten years, the rapes - collective in most of the cases and committed by both civilians and soldiers – have ever since ravaged the Congolese communities. The absence of effective penalties, the disarray of the judicial system and the underreporting of the problem encourages the growth and extent of the phenomenon. The men who carry out these sexual crimes, both civil and military, are rarely questioned, judged or arrested for their crimes. The girls and women, also victims of sexual mutilations, forced marriages and prostitution, often suffer a double penalty. Destroyed physically and psychically, considered as "dirty" and relegated, they are eventually rejected by their community. For fear of being abandoned and because they are ignorant of their rights, many of them take refuge in silence.
A #woman carries wood near Minembwe, South Kivu province. Most rapes commited to "humiliate the enemy" occur when women go into the fields or in the forest to collect firewood. #iwd2017#CountMein#beboldforchange#internationalwomensday Gwenn Dubourthoumieu/INSTITUTE @gwenndubourthoumieu
#WellHeeled captures details in a dog's eye view that bipeds wouldn’t normally see. Behind the coiffured and pampered ‘children in fur coats’ the focus is on their claws, their paw pads, their incisors, drool drenched beards and watery eyes. Their canine traits erupt throughout the photographs and leave the viewer in no doubt that they are animals who would rather be chasing rabbits in a field and chewing bones than getting carried about wearing a Swarovski crystal encrusted collars and Louis Vuitton lead. #dog#wetellstories
Dougie Wallace/INSTITUTE @dougie_wallace
13-year-old Harriet exhibiting her guinea pig, Gentleman Jack, in the Fur and Feather Pavilion at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, Builth Wells. #Wales#stdavidsday#wetellstories
An old man is preparing for a funeral of a family member by the sacred river #Ganges in #Varanasi, #India. According to the tradition the oldest member of the family shaves his head before the funeral. He is going to say goodbye to his wife who was the love of his life although he met her only a few days before he married her as his family choose the bride for him.
Matjaz Krivic/INSTITUTE @krivicmatjaz
#BlackMaps is the first in-depth survey of the major aerial projects by David Maisel, whose images of radically altered terrain have transformed the practice of contemporary landscape photography. In more than 100 photos that span Maisel’s career, Black Maps presents a hallucinatory worldview encompassing both stark documentary and tragic metaphor, and exploring the relationship between nature and humanity today. #aerialphotography
Image from @lademiddel new series 'We Trust'. The American way of life may no longer be a miraculous recipe for success and wellness! We have grown up surrounded by images, jingles and stories imported from the US as a valuable cultural asset. Now these ideals and models are starting to turn a little rusty. #wetrust#superman#america#photography
Wolfgang Tillmans photographed by @joelredman1 at @tate for Focus Magazine. Tillmans is a German fine-art photographer who's work is distinguished by observations of his surroundings. He has earned recognition as one of the most exciting and innovative artists working today. #portrait#wolfgangtillmans
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