“This is our last intervention “Radioactive Control”. It was created for the Dockville Festival in Hamburg which tried to demonstrate, in a humorous tone, the paranoia that we are suffering from since the escape of radioactive material in Japan, has brought into question the safety systems at the nuclear power plants.With our mysterious army of 100 illuminated radioactive figures, which advanced threateningly on the natural environment of the festival, we wanted to invite reflection regarding the use and abuse of nuclear energy, cheap in economic terms, but which can cause grave secondary effects for the environment and health, forever irreversible.”
via Wooster Collective: Radioactive Control by Luzinterruptus.
EXCERPT: ‘Fields of Vision: The Photographs of Gordon Parks’
Several years before he became LIFE’s first African-American staff photographer, the young and talented Gordon Parks was an apprentice with the Farm Security Administration, documenting the lives of black Americans and poor laborers on the homefront during World War II. His work — along with the FSA work of iconic photographers Dorothea Lange, Arthur Rothstein, Walker Evans, and others — comprises an astonishing public archive, hundreds of thousands of pictures that capture evocative moments in “ordinary” lives. Now, through a new series called Fields of Vision (published by GILES), the Library of Congress is highlighting the portfolios of the FSA photographers. Here, LIFE.com presents a peek inside Fields of Vision: The Photographs of Gordon Parks (introduction by Charles Johnson). Pictured: a Harlem newsboy in spring 1943. At left is a poster for the civil rights leader and politician Adam Clayton Powell Jr., who would represent the area in the United States House of Representatives from 1945 to 1971.
via Gordon Parks: American Life, 1940s – Photo Gallery – LIFE.
This is a test photo for the new blog site.
This is another example of the many talents of our members!
Welcome to our new world at DC’s FotoCraft Camera Club! DC’s oldest African-American Photography Club established in 1937 by John Pinkard! Please join our club as we moved forward in 2011!
Avila Hotel Sculpture in Curacao. Photo by Ed Estes ©2010