Theme
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Nöel Wells
la-beaute—de-pandore:

 Pieter Hugo
hldky:

Untitled by Sander Meisner on Flickr.

greatleapsideways:

Everything is surface in this pictorial autobiography, and despite its undeniable flair and technical eloquence, it asks relatively little of us as viewers. In 1985, Douglas Crimp wrote that “[a]ppropriation, pastiche, quotation – these methods extend to virtually every aspect of our culture, from the most cynically calculated products of the fashion and entertainment industries to the most committed critical activities of artists.” It seems to me that these images are premised on our capacity to detect and to delight in irony, or in aesthetic terms to delight in the reigning gesture of formal distortion. However, the satirical energy of these images reconfirms the power of their objects, rather than working them over into a point of crisis or absurdity. At best this might imply that in the realm of autobiography, memory is always rose-tinted. At worst this neutrality disguises a glibness that can offer us little substance.

— from “Between Affect and Apathy: Roe Ethridge’s Sacrifice Your Body”, just published at thegreatleapsideways.com

thephotographicimage:

© Tina Tyrell.
mpdrolet:

From I’m New Here
Sandy Carson

mpdrolet:

From I’m New Here

Sandy Carson

(via solaire10)

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Kevin Griffin
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From I’m New Here
Sandy Carson

mpdrolet:

From I’m New Here

Sandy Carson

emptystretch:

Elvis by Dulcette on Flickr.

emptystretch:

Elvis by Dulcette on Flickr.

mpdrolet:

Florida, 2012
Jim Goldberg

mpdrolet:

Florida, 2012

Jim Goldberg

magnificentruin:

Roger MinickCouple Taking Polaroids, Crater Lake National Park, OR 1980

magnificentruin:

Roger Minick
Couple Taking Polaroids,
Crater Lake National Park, OR
1980

emptystretch:

http://weareright.tumblr.com by Filip Bojović on Flickr.
mpdrolet:

From Graduates
Oksana Yushko

mpdrolet:

From Graduates

Oksana Yushko

1000scientists:

Maurice Van Es
Blank Starting Points, 2011

mpdrolet:

Mustafah Abdulaziz