February 20th, 2009
February 19th, 2009
Photo by Cameron Davidson. Fisherman pull their catch of mullet from a pound net in the Chesapeake Bay near Fisherman’s Island, Virginia.
Davidson is selling prints of his aerial photographs and donating the profits to the Community Coalition for Haiti, an NGO where Davidson serves on the board. The money is used to buy seeds for farmers who lost their crops after a series of hurricanes, and to support an infant feeding program. Davidson says: “I’ve seen an incredible difference in some infants once they were started on this intense feeding program. One 9 month old girl was close to dead, and five weeks later her weight was doubled. It is an inexpensive program and the money goes a hell of a long way towards fighting malnutrition in these kids.” Learn more on Davidson’s blog.
February 18th, 2009
Photo by Melissa Lynn/Wonderful Machine. This photo, taken at a mannequin repair shop, is from a personal project Lynn has been working on over ten years titled “Behind the Glass Curtain.” There are more images from this in the “Glass Curtain” gallery on Lynn’s Web site.
February 17th, 2009
“I took this photo at a wedding celebration in a tiny village in Tajikistan’s Pamir mountains. The guests all squeezed into the central room of the house, and the opening in the roof cast a fantastic light on people as they took turns dancing. These are Ismailis—Shia muslims whose spiritual leader Aga Khan (pictured on the back wall) is a descendant of Muhammad. It was the end of a bumpy journey up the Bartang river valley, one of the most isolated spots in the Pamirs.
“The photo is part of a broader project about water in Central Asia. I’m following the two rivers that flow from the pristine Pamir and Tian Shan mountains, criss-cross national borders, get diverted into irrigation canals, and peter out before reaching the Aral Sea. It’s about a forsaken landscape, but it’s the glimpses of human life along the way that I hope will give the work meaning.”
February 16th, 2009
Photograph by Mark Cohen. True Color, an exhibition of thirty dye transfer prints (including Karate Stance, 1977, Wilkes-Barre, PA.) opens tonight at ROSEGALLERY in Santa Monica, CA. The show runs through April 11. The True Color photographs were originally commissioned by the George Eastman House.
Sugar Bowl, photographed by Dave Anderson from his project “The East” (New Orleans East). (more…)