A look inside Trent Parke's "Minutes to Midnight"

Photography // Tuesday, October 21, 2014
“Minutes to Midnight is an apocalyptic book, but they are real documents, they’re real events, real moments in time that have happened,” explains Magnum photographer Trent Parke. Shot over the course of two years and covering over 90,000 km, Minutes to Midnight is a seductively dark, black and white, enigmatic narrative of Parke’s homeland of Australia. 

Iconic Magnum Photographer René Burri dies at 81

Photography // Monday, October 20, 2014
The famous Swiss photographer René Burri left us today, at the age of 81 after a long illness. He leaves behind an important body of work on recent history, which has been published in countless newspapers, journals, magazines, exhibitions and books all over the world. Among his most famous photos are portraits of Che Guevara, Pablo Picasso and Le Corbusier, a breathtaking view into the streets of Sao Paolo and his stories of Cuba and Vietnam. 

Martin Parr's "Autoportrait"

Photography // Monday, October 20, 2014
Released as a book in 2000, Autoportrait by Martin Parr is a collection of photographs not actually taken by the well known Magnum photographer, but, rather, taken of him. During his travels for assignments, Parr would have his photo taken at various portrait studios, by street photographers, in photo booths, any avenue he could find where he could walk away with a photo of himself. 

Austin Irving's "Show Caves"

Photography // Sunday, October 19, 2014
Los Angeles-based photographer, Austin Irving traveled around America and East Asia to document the bizarre intersection of natural and built architecture inside Show Caves designed for tourism. Shooting4x5 color negatives on a Toyo Field camera, Irving’s project brought her on location to Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Virginia, New Mexico, Arizona, Tennessee and New York. 

"Wayward Cognitions" by Ed Templeton

Photography // Saturday, October 18, 2014
20 years worth of street life in it’s rawest form is captured by legendary skateboarder Ed Templeton in his recently released “Wayward Cognitions”, published by Um Yeah Arts. Addressing the grim culture with a deeply marginal, alternative angle, Templeton is unapologetic in his collection of photographs. 

Thilde Jensen's "The Canaries"

Photography // Friday, October 17, 2014
Thilde Jensen's project The Canaries documents people with chemical sensitivities, or Environmental Sicknesses (EI). Having been effected by EI herself, the project approaches the subjects very gently and with sensitivity. These portraits convey the subtle ways people suffer from the condition. 

Good Behavior

Photography // Friday, October 17, 2014
In her series of self-portraits titled “Good Behavior”, Finnish photographer Iiu Susiraja combines elements of absurdity and humor. Susiraja works to push the perceptions of expected portraits and what makes a successful composition in the eyes of the viewer. Her work will be on display at Frankfurt’s Fotographie Forum until November 30.

Deadbeat Club Presents: Full Release

Photography // Friday, October 17, 2014
After hitting the New York Art Book Fair, Deadbeat Club Press will be celebrating the launch of their new releases with Full Release, a one-night photo show in Long Beach, CA. Come drink free beer while you gaze at new work from Ed Templeton, Devin Briggs, Grant Hatfield, Dennis McGrath, Nolan Hall, & Tobin Yelland. 

Daniel Cronin's "Jerusalem, Florida"

Photography // Thursday, October 16, 2014
Daniel Cronin is an artist living and working in Portland, Oregon. For his series Jerusalem, Florida, he traveled to The Holy Land Experience, a biblical theme park in Orlando, to capture the bizarre world of one of America's lesser known attractions. Taking an obviously satirical approach, the photos depict security checkpoints run by men in costume robes, fountains of blood and, of course, a Jesus impersonator. 

video and photos: Downtown Divas (NSFW)

Photography // Thursday, October 16, 2014
In their series “Downtown Divas”, artists Gigi Ben Artzi and Loral Amir photographed Russian prostitutes from an undisclosed city in high end luxury fashion brand clothing. Paired with the images is a 16mm short film in which the artists conduct intimate interviews with each subject where they discuss terrible things that have been, what is their reality now, and what their hopes are for their future. 
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