Photograph from page 199 of “The National Parks Portfolio” (1921) by Robert Sterling Yard.
Photograph by George C. Barnard
"a picture is what it is and i’ve never noticed that it helps to talk about them, or answer specific questions about them, much less volunteer information in words. it wouldn’t make any sense to explain them. kind of diminishes them. people always want to know when something was taken, where it was taken, and, god knows, why it was taken. it gets really ridiculous. i mean, they’re right there, whatever they are."
Introducing Foam Magazine Talent 2013: Daisuke Yokota.
The developing process and the potential of analogue image-making are pushed to the extreme by Daisuke Yokota to create imperfections and visual noise. By doing so he not only tries to incorporate a sensation of time into his images but to increase the distance between the original and the final image. Recollections, memories and dreams are never far away in Yokota’s haunting work.
Daisuke Yokota’s portfolio will be featured in the upcoming Foam Magazine Talent issue. See more here: http://bit.ly/18hZLkR
Website | Facebook | Twitter
From the series ‘Nocturnes’ © Daisuke Yokota
Intel has announced it will no longer use “conflict minerals” in its microprocessors. Photographer Marcus Bleasdale, who’s documented the suffering in the Congo’s mines, is thrilled.
“With every conflict it is very difficult to show the enormity of the suffering. You have all these statistics, 4.5 million people killed, 30,000 women raped. To get through to people you have to show individuals touched by the conflict. That’s how you engage people, how you shock them to maybe change their behavior. I want to repeat, though: It’s difficult for photographs to do this work on their own. You need an advocacy group to partner with who can knock on the doors of Congress and corporations. This advocacy work is as satisfying to me as taking a photograph.”
- Marcus Bleasdale
Marcus is a great guy. Intimidating, but great. He was a teacher back at the school I went to in Oslo. And to be given homework by someone who’s seen what he has seen, survived countless conflicts, and done the work he has done was absurd. There’s no way you’re going to feel like you aren’t wasting his time.