This powerful project focuses on the photography’s ability to move people by ‘expanding the circle of knowledge’ about human rights and social justice issues. It contains some incredible work, well worth taking the time to absorb in today’s ever-growing snapshot’ era.
Spiritual State is a post-humous release from the late Nujabes (Jun Seba), a well-respected Japanese hip hop producer. Spiritual State consists of tracks left behind by the producer, masterfully blended into what is an inspiring, jazz-fueled listen.
These photographs are from an ongoing project of mine, primarily shot on the bustling streets of Sydney’s CBD. In particular, amidst the chaotic settings, I look for moments of solitude. The streets are a strange place to really experience humanity.
Take Magazine is a beautiful new publication dedicated entirely to documentary photography. Based out of Sydney, Take showcases the work of both leading and emerging photographers from across the globe, proving that print still holds relevancy amongst increasing digital publications.
French social activist, public artist and photographer, JR, has captured North Korea via Instagram. North Korean authorities strongly disapprove of picture taking in public, so this series of snaps is rather impressive, and makes an interesting use of the popular iPhone lens.
What’s more motivating than insight into the process of an artist, as scrawled in a personal notebook, of say, Nick Cave. The Dictionary of Words (1984) is a visual collection of unusual words, later to be developed into his lyrics writing.
Vivian Maier has one of those bodies of work that is hard to overlook. The mysterious, and only recently discovered, nanny-photographer has left behind an incredible collection of photographs from the streets of Chicago and New York during the late 50s and 60s. I’m invariably refreshed when I stumble across a strong female photographer, and Maier’s impressive legacy of work is no exception.