After three weeks of violence between Israel and Gaza, more than 1,100 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli air and ground strikes. About 75 percent of Palestinian deaths have been civilians. Several thousand have been wounded and more than 100,000 displaced. Fifty-three Israeli soldiers have died, as well as three civilians.
Just look at the casualties. This is not a war, it is genocide.
For this series Jaspars used a pinhole camera, a simple box without a lens. Since the exposure times are long, the passage of time is caught in the image. There is little control; you don’t actually make the picture, it is rendered by the time that elapses. [This series] therefore is an attempt to capture time, while simultaneously highlighting the fact that we as human beings simply aren’t and never will be able to get a grip on this phenomenon. The series is also about moving on and the unbearable transience of life. The unity between the thoughts behind the photos and the method of photographing enhances the personal and intimate yet powerful character of her striking images - GUP
A Man on the Corner of Lenox Ave. & 125th St., Harlem, NY, c. 1976
Present-day Chicago is not Harlem in 1979. Present-day Harlem isn’t even Harlem in 1979. But at the Art Institute of Chicago’s new exhibition Dawoud Bey: Harlem USA, some things have stayed the same. See more here.