#bukavu #congo #drc #southkivu
visa application photography guide
it always intrigues me to find institutional guidelines for photography, i immediately want to think about the application of this in other contexts. or things i might find on one of these lists someday, like guidelines for facial expression. i got to see the intake mugshot space at a police station once and they had these homemade plywood lighting boxes mounted to the wall that ensured every photograph came out flat and evenly lit without variation. maybe ill make some bullet points about what to include/not include in the photographs i take
Some fake journalism was certainly revealed this week. The irony is that it’s not where everyone thought it was.
Short film about Simon Norfolk’s Burke+Norfolk.
“But when I watched the short documentary film, I was struck by his words, and his willingness to put his politics where his photographers were. He spoke with surprising honesty not just about what he thought of the work being produced by embedded photographers, but also about the entire war and its objectives. This is very rare to hear when it comes to working photojournalists. Most professionals prefer to hide their personal politics and opinions behind vague statements about ‘bearing witness’ or ‘asking only questions, and not offering answers’ and other such obfuscations that hide their fear of being marginalized in the rather small, cliquish and deeply conservative editorial world that is photojournalism.”
- Asim Rafiqui writes about Norfolk and his project in a post called “Against Whispering” on his blog A Spinning Head.
occupy Oakland camp. Oakland, CA. November 2, 2011.
The halfcat, attracting newly revived interest on Twitter thanks to this blog post, appears to have first been spotted in this blog post in August 2009. But there are no attributions. The latest reports pin it to Street View - not mentioned in the original posting - and it certainly appears to be Street View image, but, lacking coordinates, the halfcat seems destined to be a mystery forever, one of any number of mythical beings, lost in the Clouds.
More interesting than the halfcat’s strangeness, perhaps, is its unknowability. Someone saw the halfcat, snapped it, but the route back is lost. The databases contain such multitudes of new myths.
William Eggleston in New Orleans, c. 1985