Friday, August 31, 2007

Stencil By Arofish

: : Opposite HMS Belfast, near the Tower of London. Photo by Steve of Art of the State.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Angel Face

Visiting this great street art website Opus Underground, I´ve found this wonderful mixed media and screenprint by Hush.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Queens of Erwin Olaf

Thank you Chris, for showing me this increadible photographer.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Friday, August 10, 2007

War Child Ad

I was reading the August issue of I-D Magazine, when I saw a very interesting War Child Ad. I could not found it on internet, so I will transcript the text:


Honestly. Being a child in Iraq right now is rubbish. There's no food(1), you can't go to school(2)(no seriously, that is rubbish), you can't even live where you want to(3). It sucks.

1. 1 in 5 Iraqi children are not getting enough food.
2. Nearly half of Iraqi children are not going to school.
3. 1.5 million children have been displaced from their homes. Many are denied acess to shelter, health, education and sanitation.

The Humanitarian crisis in Iraq continues to deepen and yet humanitarian funding is actually going down.

War Child is the only internacional child protection agency working in south Iraq.

Last year War Child's projects directly helped 1,800 children. Our work with parents and carers benefited at leats another 10,000. With your support we'll reach even more children in 2007.


David Choe

He hates when people say that, but I love his raw and unglumorized paintings. See more about him on this interview on Fecal Face NY.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Quang Tho, a painting in gouache

I saw this painting in a book called At War. It´s about an exhibition with the same name that happened on the Centro de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona in 2004. The exhibition showed how art and creations can change during hard times of bullets and explosions. This painting from Quang Tho catch my attention. I googled it and found out more about it in the Brith Museum Website.

The Ho Chi Minh trail

Vietnam, signed and dated, 1969

"During the American-Vietnam War (1965-75) the North Vietnamese army entered South Vietnam via trails which passed through the Truong Son mountains, eastern and southern Laos and Cambodia. These were collectively known in the West as the 'Ho Chi Minh trail' and in Vietnamese as 'Duong Truong Son'.

As fighting in Vietnam escalated, Laos was increasingly drawn into the war and its territorial integrity violated by both the American and the Vietnamese armies. Most supplies to Vietnamese troops had to be transported by men on foot or bicycle through forest paths along the trail. This painting shows soldiers pushing heavily laden bicycles with supplies up a path reinforced with bamboo matting. On the reverse is another painting of soldiers carrying weapons and walking along the Ho Chi Minh trail.

Quang Tho (1929-2001) enlisted in the army in 1945 to fight against the French and began to record events through his drawings. In 1955 he was sent by the army to the Fine Arts College, Hanoi, graduating in 1963. From 1963 to 1975 he continued to serve with the army during the war against America, achieving the rank of colonel. He served in some of the most dangerous places, often drawing while he was actually under fire or being bombed."

Monday, August 6, 2007

Peter Turnley, one of my favorites photojournalists

Mustafa Xaja, Kosovar-Albanian refugee, Kosovar-Albanian border, Kukes, Albania, 1999.

Orphan, Filaret Hospital, Bucharest, 1993.

The overthrow of Nicolai Ceausescu, Romania, 1989.

Iraqi widows, Baghdad,
Iraq, 2003.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Burma: Behind Closed Doors

The photographer James Mackay explores Burma in his latest work, soon to be exhibited at The Smithfield Gallery.

"Burma is a country under the iron rule of one of the world's most brutal and despotic regimes, where the systematic rape, torture, execution and imprisonment of ordinary citizens are commonplace.

Since the popular uprising of 1988 (that saw literally thousands of people killed by the military) and the concomitant general election of 1990, Burma's democratically elected leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been held under house arrest by a corrupt ruling military junta who refuse to acknowledge her party's legitimacy

Despite the junta's barbaric human rights abuses and totalitarian zeal, Burma projects a very different picture to the wider world, remaining a popular travel destination and a trade partner of many of the world's major powers."

Found at: Dazed Digital

End of British Army Operation in Nothern Ireland

Magnum Photos made a selection of pictures to remark the event.