Now in his 80th year, African American photographer Shawn W. Walker’s extraordinary life is a testament to the power of self-determination in the face of forces mobilized to subjugate and destroy the Black race. Hailing from 117th Street in Harlem, Walker’s parents moved to New York from the South during the Great Migration, determined to create a better life for themselves.
Walker first fell in love with photography as a youth, watching his uncle hustle Polaroids. “I used to carry the film and the cameras, and he would go do the route of the local bars,” Walker says. “On Friday, Saturday night, he’d kill them. He was the first person with a Polaroid; it really blew Black folks’ mind.”
In the 1980s, Walker received his BFA from Empire State College, and from there went on to teach photography at Queensboro College, York College, and Columbia University Teacher’s College, where he has been an adjunct professor for the last...
The track, ‘1312’, follows a recent ‘manifesto against police violence’ co-written by feminists from Mexico, Chile, and Russia
The band and activist group Pussy Riot have shared a new song with the Argentinian artists Parcas, Dillom, and Muerejoven. Titled “1312” (a numerical representation of “ACAB”) the track confronts police brutality worldwide. “This is our demand to see the day when the pigs, the filth, the feds are named without disgust: protectors of the people,” the group said in an accompanying statement.
The heavy-hitting song also follows a “Manifesto Against Police Violence” by Pussy Riot and the Chilean feminist collective Lastesis, published on YouTube on May 28. The manifesto is also available to read in a Medium post by the band.
Greenfield: The Archive.FOUND
One day in July 2016, as artist Pablo Lerma and his husband coursed through the lanes of the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market in New York—a regular Sunday morning ritual for the couple—something caught his partner’s eye: a vendor selling a dark, wooden box full of small envelopes. Each paper vessel, inscribed with a file number and general notes, contained groupings of negatives, mostly in black and white, and a few in color.
The vendor approached the inquisitive Lerma, and explained how he acquired the box at an auction in Greenfield, Massachusetts, where the negatives were discarded by a photo store that went out of business. During his retelling, the vendor referred to the small images in Lerma’s hands as “the forgotten negatives.” Lerma reflects, “As soon as he said that, something resonated within me. I guess you could call that moment the starting point of the project—when he said it, I pictured it written with capital letters....
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Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year.
The Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year has just announced the winners of its 2020 competition celebrating the best in food photography.The contest highlights how intimately tied our lives are to gastronomy, a way to express our culture or pass on traditions.