February 6th, 2009
February 5th, 2009
© Caroline Tisdall
This photograph by Caroline Tisdall is from Joseph Beuys: Coyote, a 1976 book recently published in a new edition by Shirmer/Mosel. The book documents Joseph Beuys’ 1974 performance art piece, Coyote: I Like America and America Likes Me, in which the artist spent three days and nights caged with a wild coyote in René Block’s New York Gallery.
February 4th, 2009
Photograph by Jason Florio
‘Makasutu – mecca in the forest’ show and book is the culmination of 10 trips over 12 years to the small West African republic of The Gambia. The portraits are of the people who work and live around an area of bush that is called Makasutu – which in the local Mandinka language translates to Maka (mecca) sutu (in the forest) -because it was used as a praying ground when Islam first was brought down over the Sahara in the 13th century to The Gambia.
Join Jason this Thursday Feb 5, to celebrate the opening of his ‘Makasutu – mecca in the forest’ exhibition at Messineo Art Projects – Wyman Contemporary Gallery in New York City.
February 3rd, 2009
Photo by Sean Gallagher. Gallagher’s project examines homelessness in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia. The global financial crisis, and the rising costs of food and fuel, threaten Mongloia’s homeless population, who face extreme discrimination and are denied access to basic health and social care.
Battsetseg, 36, is a former nurse who was forced onto the streets ten years ago when she ran out of money during an economic recession. She now lives underground, in a sewer that has hot water pipes running through it, which she and her family use to keep warm.
February 2nd, 2009
Photo by Michael Patrick O’Leary of the streetcar graveyard in Baltimore. See more on O’Leary’s blog here and here.
Photo by Max Dolberg. A butcher at the bullfights in Tijuana. Four men work to butcher the bull less than 20 minutes after a fight.
Visit Dolberg’s blog.