1972 Rothschild Illuminati Ball

Photography // Wednesday, March 12, 2014
In December of 1972, Marie-Hélène de Rothschild threw a “Surrealist Ball”at the Château de Ferrières, one of the large mansions owned by her family. The invitations were written backwards, forcing the guests to use the assistance of a mirror to read them. The attire required was “black tie, long dresses and surrealists heads.” Upon arrival, the facade of the chateau was lit in red with the effect of making it appear to be on fire. 

Portraits of South Africans residents by Zwelethu Mthethwa

Photography // Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Zwelethu Mthethwa is a photographer from South Africa. He is internationally acclaimed for his revealing portraits of South Africans within their natural environments. The people he photographs are not fazed by his camera, and seem to go on existing as if it weren’t there. Their surroundings, and the subjects relationship to it is equally revealing as their posture and facial expression. Mthethwa depicts everyday characters of South Africa in a strikingly honest manner. Recently he was accused of murder, the case is still ongoing.

Facades by Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 12, 2014
An interesting project that sees photographer Zacherie Gaudrillot-Roy removing the bulk and structure of buildings and leaving only the set-like facades for the viewer. As the artist notes, "This series thus offers a vision of an unknown world that would only be a picture, without intimate space, with looks as the only refuge."

PRATT PHOTOGRAPHY LECTURES – THOMAS ROMA

Photography // Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Two-time recipient of Guggenheim Fellowships and a New York State Council for the Arts Fellowship, Thomas Roma documenting local scenes from  churches, subways and everyday life in Brooklyn, using a homemade camera. He currently is a professor at Columbia University School for the Arts, and the Director of the Photography Department in which he founded.

Aerial photography by Kacper Kowalski

Photography // Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Kacper Kowalski is a Polish photographer. He takes aerial images to tell stories and depict the beautiful patterns, colors, and textures of the world from an unusual perspective. He has been recognized by organizations such as World Press Photo and the Sony World Photography Awards. His photographs are taken within Poland and China.

Photography and Watercolors by Aliza Razell

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 11, 2014
A beautiful series, combining photography and watercolor texture, by artist Aliza Razell. The works are inspired by Pandora's jar and the Finnish word ikävä, which according to This is Colossal comes from the meaning of feeling of missing someone or something.

Ice Fishing in Wisconsin

Photography // Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Photographer Mike Rebholz’s series “10 Weeks”is a photographic survey documenting the ice huts constructed by the fisherman and the camaraderie that forms from being in such close quarters. Rebholz photographed throughout the 10-week ice fishing season in Wisconsin using the dramatic icy landscape to create intriguing photographs of these unique structures and provide a closer look into this winter tradition. 

Toy Stories

Photography // Monday, March 10, 2014
On March 25, Gabriele Galimberti’s photo book “Toy Stories: Photos of Children from Around the World and Their Favorite Things” will be released by Abrams Image Publishing. In the series, Galimberti traveled to over 50 countries and photographed children posing with their most prized possessions. 

Sex obsession, prostitution, and drug addiction with Antoine D’Agata

Photography // Monday, March 10, 2014
Antoine D’Agata took up photography later in his life, about ten years ago. He’s currently 53. His images depict what he is intimately close to in his life before he picked up the camera; he uses it as a tool to express his perception of reality. These photographs capture from the inside the life of sex obsession, prostitution, and drug addiction. His reality is a nightmare, entrenched in violence, sex, and drugs.

"Occupy Kiev" by Barbaros Kayan

Photography // Sunday, March 09, 2014
In the wake of plans by the Crimean parliament to set a referendum to endorse joining Russia, we take a look at documentary photographer Barbaros Kayan and his coverage of the Ukrainian protests in his series, "Occupy Kiev." 

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