Swedish photographer and visual artist Jens Assur has spent ten months producing an exhibition of 40 enormous-size, large-format photographs chronicling structural patterns in the everyday life of twelve of Africa's rapidly-changing urban centers, currently showing at the Liljevalchs konsthall in Stockholm. And by some coincidence, he's gone for a title of similar intent as this blog's: the whole thing is titled…
When was the last time you amused yourself with a Barbie or a Lego set? Barbie has a Nigerian wedding It has been a while since I played with a Barbie but I have fond memories of giving my nanny … Continue reading
Mutua Matheka is a young Kenyan photographer who has taken it upon himself to re-visualize the city of Nairobi through the lens of the camera. To him, Nairobi has been ill abused by contemporary photographers who have only ventured to show it through the worst depictions of itself, its growing poverty, slums, and eroded infrastructure, "All we have are pictures that do not do the city any good and people, used to seeing them every day, start believing that that is all Nairobi has to offer” (
I just submitted an entry to the Google Photography Prize for students. You can view my entry here if you want. Anyway, I just wanted to share with you some of the photos from my submission in one post. I think I've shared all of them here on WordPress already but they function well as a collection from Asia too.
Justin Dong - Guest Photographer
Today’s photo comes from our guest photographer Justin Dong. He is a college student at Rice University who has been studying abroad in Asia. You can check out his interesting work at http://asianinasia.wordpress.com/. His HDR images are top notch.
Take it away Justin,
Yangshuo county in Guilin (Guangxi province), China contains some of the most breathtaking scenery I’ve ever seen in my life.
I like to think that in another life I am am uber talented photographer…but in the mean time I shall derive pleasure from the work of other photographers. These are some of the photos entered in the 2011 Nat Geo photo contest that I thought were worth a glance or two.
I love images that take me somewhere else, show me something I’ve never seen or show color and light uniquely. If you didn’t particularly care for my selections or if I managed to wet your photography appetite, hop on over to the Nat Geo winners galleries and spend some time perusing over some of these amazing pictures that are in 3 categories: people, places and nature.
I just LOVE these shots. I stole them from a post about Cameron Davidson and his Aerial photography, he is one good photographer. I love lights and how big cities look at night so these three stood out to me but head on over to Stupid Dope or his website to check out more of his stunning work, and yes, I just said stunning. Some of them are just soooooooooo beautiful!!!!
And the best for last….
This is the album cover for Hezekiah’s upcoming Conscious Porn LP, dropping October….yeah. Features include Talib Kweli, Raheem DeVaughn, Bahamadia, Peedi Crakk and others. I must admit I dunno who this dude is and I’ve never listened to his music but the album cover has piqued my interest,hahahahahaha!!! I’m twisted. I’m def gonna do a lil back ground check on dude and see what he’s about,#dontjudgeme!
I’m tryna see the meaning or symbolism of the cover in relation to the title….I get the whole porn part (naked sweaty women) but conscious?? Don’t Tv’s symbolise lack of consciousness and slavery to the man?hmmm.