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Love her work. Wish I could see her show.
not exactly. Whatever religion you have, and whatever God your worship if it works for you and gives you hope/support fine. However I’m against state-driven religion, forced upon people by let’s say schools/legal courts etc. To force people to behave/act/live in a certain way, or to deny people certain rights (like abortion/education/driving lessons/same sex marriages etc etc) because of religion is imo oppression. But in this case I don’t think the religion is not so important, it’s about the actions really.
The Falling Man is a photograph taken by Associated Press photographer Richard Drew, of a man falling from the North Tower of the World Trade Center during the September 11 attacks in New York City. The subject of the image—whose identity remains uncertain but is speculated to be that of Jonathan Briley — was one of the people trapped on the upper floors of the skyscraper who apparently either fell as they searched for safety or jumped to escape the fire and smoke. At least 200 people fell or jumped to their deaths that day.
Regarding the social and cultural significance of The Falling Man, theologian Mark D. Thompson says that “perhaps the most powerful image of despair at the beginning of the twenty-first century is not found in art, or literature, or even popular music. It is found in a single photograph.”
…….but photographing a person is different from photographing a landscape scene. This sums up everything about 9/11
Guibert writes about the difference between photography and writing, and I think he absolutely puts his finger on what that difference is. When you take a photograph (and I’m paraphrasing Guibert here) you end up with an image, but all of the emotion that was present when you were taking it is kind of transmuted into something else. It’s become an object, and it could be a very beautiful object and a successful photograph, but in a lot of ways it eclipses the original feeling. He says it will have become foreign to him. Whereas if he writes it (the scene, the desire, the failure), he actually retains the emotional trace. He says that writing is melancholic, and that’s why it can preserve the feeling, the loss, in a way the image can’t.Moyra Davey (via bombmagazine)
This is exactly why I can’t photograph beautiful landscapes. I always feel let down somehow.
aga khan museum by fumihiko maki showcases muslim heritage in toronto