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“Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our…

<i>“Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.”–George Soros</i><p>Since 1998 the Open Society Foundations’ commitment to documentary photography and its role in revealing wider global issues has been made manifest through its Moving Walls exhibition. The 21st installment opened last week in New York, and will continue later this year on to Washington, DC and London.<p>The five photographers represented in …

“Nobody knows what art is, and it can’t be taught

<i>“Nobody knows what art is, and it can’t be taught. It’s the mind and the talent of the eye of the individual, who is operating the machine, that produces what comes out of it."—Walker Evans</i><p>Some people can paint, others can’t. Some folks can sing, I cannot. And some individuals take great photographs, while others can only aspire. The Rome-based photographer, Giovanni Cocco, was unknown to me until last week. I stumbled upon his work online and in a moment, knew, this is a photographer with …

Salvador Dalí’s Rare 1975 Illustrations for “Romeo and Juliet”

The greatest literary classics tend to attract a plethora of visual art and graphic tributes. But the highest convergence of text and image happens when an influential artist reimagines an influential piece of literature — take, for instance, Picasso’s 1934 drawings for a naughty ancient Greek …

Top 5 Spring 2014 Shoe Trends

Each season, women get to experience the rush and enthusiasm that comes with shopping for new pieces to add to their wardrobe. But the greatest joy in shopping that most women relish is the hunt for fabulous new shoes. As Carrie Bradshaw knows best, shoes have the magical ability to make you feel …

Dior Couture By the Numbers

New Dior designer Raf Simons looks at a vintage Dior dress from the documentary DIOR & I, directed by Frédéric Tcheng. Courtesy of CIM Productions; Photographer: Jean-Jacques Poucel<p>For the astonishing amount of influence the designer Christian Dior had in the continuum of fashion, the man himself …

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From Germany With Love

Inside Flipboard / April 9, 2014<p>On May 3, 1953, German president Theodor Heuss went on Deutsche Welle, the country’s first international broadcasting …