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Pre-Crime Is Upon Us - "Schools Assess Students' Threat Level" From Kindergarten Up

Submitted by Mac Slavo via,Minority Report, eat your heart out. The real system is worse than anyone could have imagined.By now, …


A Photographer’s Personal Look at Vietnam 40 Years After the War

For the new generation of Vietnamese, the war is a distant memory.

Today, Vietnam commemorates the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, which led to the unification of the country. But the war that killed more than three million people has now become a distant past for a new generation of …


Photobook Reviews (W31-32/2015) | Conscientious Photography Magazine

It’s summer. As has become a bit of a tradition, I’m teaching photography for a couple of weeks. Consequently, these following reviews will be up for …


Navigating a Mother’s Mental Illness Through Photography

Photographer Melissa Spitz spent the past six years documenting her mentally ill mother.

Melissa Spitz was only six when her mother Deborah was institutionalized for psychotic paranoia, while her father was away on an overseas trip, leaving Spitz and her brother at friends’ homes. Over the years, …


Lora Schlesinger Gallery Presents Lawrence Gipe & Robin Cole Smith

Lora Schlesinger Gallery is delighted to present Lawrence Gipe’s eighth solo exhibition with the gallery, Where We Were, and How We Got There. An …


New Book by Lawrence Gipe: Century of Progress

This summer, Zero+Publishing presented a beautiful new book, Lawrence Gipe: Century of Progress, containing 49 color plates and featuring Gipe’s …


Words by Shana Beth Mason

If the first sound of an exhibition is any sort of loud, indiscernible boom or buzz, it usually signals an angry, postmodern …


BOMB Magazine — Lawrence Gipe by David Humphrey

Lawrence Gipe

The great mass of pictures left behind by history has become a kind of second nature for many contemporary artists. Lawrence Gipe has …


Are these the most controversial photography books ever?

Madonna and Meisel, Nan Goldin and Nobuyoshi Araki: here are some of the greatest and most shocking images to go to print

What makes a photograph controversial? Drugs? Sex? Nudity? Shocking to some, art to others, it's the context, landscape and values in which such images sit that determine their …


Bertien van Manen: Let’s Sit Down Before We Go

The thread that links much of the Dutch photographer Bertien van Manen's work is her portrayal of the seemingly small, undramatic moments of everyday life. Her latest book is named after the habit of having Russians sit for a moment before a long journey to think about where they will be going and …


General Wesley Clark Suggests Putting "Disloyal Americans" In Internment Camps

If these people are radicalized and don’t support the United States, and they’re disloyal to the United States, as a matter of principal that’s fine,


"Something Revolutionary Is In The Air": Grexit By "Insurrection" Is The "Most Probable" Outcome

A week ago, we said the following about the situation faced by Greek PM Alexis Tsipras when he and his new finance minister arrived in Brussels for …

Alexis Tsipras

Revelations: Experiments in Photography

Revelations: Experiments in Photography is a book published in tandem with an exhibition of the same name held at the Media Space Gallery in London’s …


See North Korean Propaganda Reimagined

Photographer Alice Wielinga uses photomontage to express a different reality for North Korea

In recent years, journalists have increasingly been able to offer the world a peek inside North Korea. However, the nation remains a mysterious place, where propaganda and reality coexist. This intertwined …


NSA leaker Edward Snowden seeks return to U.S., on his terms

Somewhere in the thousands of towering apartment blocks that ring the Russian capital, whistle-blower Edward Snowden remains in hiding two years after outraging U.S. intelligence agencies with revelations of their snooping into the private communications of millions of ordinary citizens.

Snowden's …

Russian Government

Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Is Finally Free

After four years, artist Ai Weiwei is finally free to get the hell out of China.Read more...

Ai Weiwei

PAUL GRAHAM: "The Unreasonable Apple" (2010) - ASX | AMERICAN SUBURB X | Photography & Culture

Perhaps here we have stumbled upon a partial, but nonetheless astonishing description of the creative act at the heart of serious photography: …

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