Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Robo-Ants are Future Factory Workers Palm-sized robotic ants may one day take over industrial factories, but instead of being pests, these android insects will help out on the assembly line. German robotics company Festo came up with the idea...
Interview: Photographer Pieter Hugo
When Nelson Mandela formally stepped into office as South Africa's first democratically elected president in 1994, it marked a new era of hope and reconciliation for the vibrant if not fractured nation. While the transition of power from apartheid...
The Denim Dudes Guide to the World's Best Jeans
Amy Leverton’s passion for denim has seen her journey across the globe to find the latest, oldest and most unique denim looks around, be they vintage wonders or the very newest threads from Japan. Her upcoming book, "Denim Dudes" showcases a number...
Denim Dudes: A Book About Men and Their Jeans
At any given time, approximately 50% of the global population is wearing a pair of jeans—at least, so says Amy Leverton, a leading denim expert and author of "Denim Dudes," a new photography-based book documenting over 80 men and their denim. While...
People Looking at Art
A lot of London-based photographer Mark Blower’s work centers on art; like his intimate portraits of contemporary artists, including Marina Abramovic and Grayson Perry, and his “Documentation” photos of art installations. For his latest series...
The Collective Quarterly Magazine
There is nothing more fiercely gratifying than a life steeped in total purpose—and within the 200 pages of stunning photography, prose and reportage that make up its first issue, The Collective Quarterly magazine documents those who aim to fulfill...
Captivated by the vivacity of Neapolitan families frolicking in Italy's warm summer waters, photographer Brett Lloyd began snapping images of them, hoping to capture the carefree scenes playing out in front of him. Dashwood Books took notice of Lloyd...
Interview: Yung Lenox on the "Live Fast, Draw Yung" Documentary
If you're not yet aware of the little creative phenomenon that is Yung Lenox, prepare to be charmed by the seven-year-old artist who spends many of his free hours creating illustrations of rappers and iconic hip-hop album covers. From Cam'ron's pink...
Jake Swantko on Documenting Ukraine after the Russian Invasion
by Chérmelle D. Edwards During a recent a trip into Bed-Stuy's Civil Service Café, we encountered an exhibit featuring photography from second-generation Ukrainian photographer and documentary filmmaker Jake Swantko's travels abroad. Some of these...
Carlo Scarpa's Casa Tabarelli, Rediscovered
From the peak of the Alps to the very tip of its boot, Italy is a country as rich in history as it is diverse in terrain. And though this is what makes the country so astonishing, it can also end up obscuring some of its most incredible cultural...
TED Prize Honors StoryCorps' David Isay
by Laura Feinstein Since 2003, journalist, radio documentarian and MacArthur Fellow David Isay has helped bring attention to the daily and intricate lives of ordinary Americans with his groundbreaking oral history project StoryCorps. Oft-replayed...
Kitra Cahana's Still Man Artwork
During the most recent TEDMED conference, photographer and documentarian Kitra Cahana delivered an empowering talk on triumph in the face of adversity. Her father, Rabbi Ronnie Cahana, suffered a stroke in his brainstem three years ago. Paralysis...
Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age
In a new exhibition at London's Barbican art gallery, the enduring and fascinating relationship between photography and architecture is explored through the works of 18 photographers. The images on display show a wide variety of manmade landscapes...
Off Piste: Nahanni Reforestation Photography Book
Nahanni Arntzen was born inside a teepee on the shore of the Kingcome River in remote British Columbia. Her parents were tree-planters, hired by logging companies to repopulate the large swaths of land left naked by clear cutting forestry operations...
Like Knows Like Documents Wasted Rita
Back in 2012, filmmaker Bas Berkhout and photographer Marije Kuiper launched a socially oriented side project together, known as Like Knows Like (LKL)—with an aim to make documentaries about the people they admired. The duo shot 10 films in the beginning...
Playing for the Benefit of the Band
Lee Friedlander's seminole 1992 monograph, "The Jazz People of New Orleans, Playing for the Benefit of the Band," has been re-released in an expanded edition available through Fraenkel Gallery. With more than 200 photographs in the new version, some...