Gilles Caron, Protest rue Saint-Jacques, Paris, 6 May 1968.
'The not so subtle message in Walker’s work is that not all that much has really changed in our society; we are still collectively invested in the objectification and diminishment of minorities—black women in particular.’
Hands of the Old Straw Weaver,
St. Croix, Virgin Islands. 1970.Photography by Fritz Henle
Cleopatra Hunting on the Nile painting (1876)
Ronan Guillou, from Intra Muros Series, Downtown Series, American Series
Ronan Guillou takes street documentary style photos that are unlike your usual expectations of the genre. Instead of it becoming a freak-show or a parade of super cool passers-by, Guillou’s American Series is cinematic to the extent that it sometimes looks staged. The images are anything but staged, however, and Guillou lets happenstance and chance encounters dictate his work. The Paris-born photographer has an incredible talent for natural light – the majority of his images are perfectly framed and dappled with sunlight. Such ordinary moments captured extraordinarily.
(posted by Katie on Lifelounge)