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PostArctica: Katie Rentzke

Excellent street photographer who works for social change.

Urban Voice Youth Photographic Project is a program that gives an artistic voice to underprivileged youth by teaching them basic photography skills. The project goals are to use the camera to motivate youth’s discovery of the world around them, show youth that they have a voice in . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Katie Rentzke

PostArctica: Walter Benjamin – The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Probably the most important essay I have ever read in terms of becoming an artist, and understanding the political and art historical aspects of Photography.

The uniqueness of a work of art is inseparable from its being imbedded in the fabric of tradition. This tradition itself is thoroughly alive and extremely changeable. An ancient . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walter Benjamin – The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

PostArctica: Lisa Ross “After Night”

Having previously photographed ritual objects and burial sites of the Uyghur people of Western China in the series, Living Shrines, she has created a new series that documents the surprising number of beds to be found, apparently in the middle of nowhere, in the landscape outside of the Uyghur community. While these images may . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Lisa Ross “After Night”

Walking Turcot Yards: Jack Kerouac’s On The Road In Film

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; © 1953, 2012 Allen Ginsberg LLC. All rights reserved.William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, photographed by Allen Ginsberg in his East Village living room, 1953; from ‘Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg,’ an exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Art and on view at NYU’s . . . → Read More: Walking Turcot Yards: Jack Kerouac’s On The Road In Film