When photographs reveal the existing landscape of common sites as anything but ordinary and completely askew, I am happy to see our weird world. Kaitlin Jencso‘s image of seemingly conflicting angles and a combination of odd textures makes me think, “wait, what?”
Friday Links: September 25, 2015
- Local photographer Bill Putnam went to Iraq first as a soldier and later returned as an embedded civilian photojournalist. He recently started a blog looking back at his time there.
Like a rooftop garden in an overcrowded financial district, Toronto’s Leslie Street Spit is an unexpected urban oasis whose narrow escape from development has brought marshes, lagoons and forests to the centre of Canada’s largest city.
“With my photography, I want to step away from the photo-saturated society we now live in. The magic has been lost: no one makes anything by hand any more.” Alice Cazenave’s remarkable portrait on a leaf.
- Death via selfie is getting really real, guys.
- Get your submissions ready and your hammer and nails out: Artomatic returns this fall.
The Action/2015 project has brought ten photographers together to offer their perspectives on equality, with subjects ranging from the Awá tribe in Brazil to factory workers in Wisconsin.
“I want these images to show that behind the tattoos and the media stereotype there is a human being.” Adam Hinton’s portraits of imprisoned members of El Salvador’s MS-13 gang.
- Photographer Jason Koxvold spent three days in June at Bagram for Black-Water, a series exploring what it means to be perpetually at war in the Middle East.
- The New York Times dives into the murky privacy waters of brands capitalizing on your social media posts.
Photographer Melodie McDaniel searches for identity through the underbelly of faith, race, and the American pulpit.
“I would get many a funny look from passers-by wondering what on earth this guy with a camera was doing photographing a car park in the middle of a rainy and cold Manchester.” Phil Burrowes images capture the architecture of car parks across Britain.
- The Detroit Zoo debuted its baby red panda, Tofu, this week.