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The Places In Between by Rory Stewart

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By Ruvan Wijesooriya in New Products on Thursday 7 July 2011

I recently went to Afghanistan on a major photo mission. It was the most interesting experience I’ve had in my professional work as a photographer. And challenging in far more ways than I had imagined. In preparation, I did a fair amount of research about the Taliban, recent politics, and the various kings and warriors of the past who raped and pillaged.

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Tate Modern Photo Exhibition catalogs

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By Ruvan Wijesooriya in New Photography on Thursday 16 June 2011

The Tate Modern Museum in London always has awesome photo shows, of which I’ve had the pleasure of seeing two: STREET AND STUDIO: An Urban History of Photography and EXPOSED: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera.

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Kim Jong Il Looking At Things

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By Ruvan Wijesooriya in Cool Websites on Thursday 16 June 2011

Brilliant, pathetic, awesome, sad, funny, reality, insanity. There’s not much to say about this Tumblr, just look and be amazed.

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Awesome 1970s anarcho-punk by Crass

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By Ruvan Wijesooriya in New Music on Thursday 16 June 2011

This anarcho-punk band from late 70s London were an example of rebellious music aimed at England’s class politics at that time. I still see crusty kids dressed as punks wearing the Crass emblem and logo, hoping they understand the story behind the look. This song, Walls, is one of the few anarcho-punk disco tunes I’ve […]

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Jenny Mortsell: aka Rozzetta, Italo Disco superstar

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By Ruvan Wijesooriya in Video on Wednesday 15 June 2011

Jenny Mortsell is a Swedish illustrator who I collaborate with from time to time when she chooses to use my photographs in her own photorealist drawings.

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Don’ You Go Rounin Roun To Re Ro

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By Ruvan Wijesooriya in Video on Wednesday 15 June 2011

When I first saw this Saturday Night Live skit, I laughed my ass off. And still, it somehow doesn’t get old. While I’m at it, I may as well mention the drunk baby trashing the bar in Las Palmas. Hysterical.

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The Rape Of Europa [Documentary Film]

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By Ruvan Wijesooriya in New Film on Wednesday 15 June 2011

I watched this on Netflix after watching Banksy’s Exit Through the Giftshop and Orwell’s F is for Fake. I wish I had seen them in the opposite order: The Rape of Europa, then F is For Fake, then Exit Through the Giftshop.

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