“A landay has only a few formal properties. Each has twenty-two syllables: nine in the first line, thirteen in the second. The poem ends with the sound “ma” or “na.” Sometimes they rhyme, but more often not. In Pashto, they lilt internally from word to word in a kind of two-line lullaby that belies the sharpness of their content, which is distinctive not only for its beauty, bawdiness, and wit, but also for the piercing ability to articulate a common truth about war, separation, homeland, grief, or love. ”
Images from the first solo exhibit of Some Other Places We’ve Missed. Includes the opening, public installation, and the panel discussion, “More Than A Witness: Photography as Socially Engaged Art” which featured David Levi Strauss (SVA / BARD), Yukiko Yamagata (Open Society Foundation), Edgar Endress (Floating Lab Collective), Matthew Slatts (The Bridge PAI) and a room full of brilliant people! Amazing weekend of new friends and inspired conversation. Already planning a version of the project for DC…more to come, some things in the works that I never thought would be possible!
Sometimes I want to turn off the internet.
For tens of thousands of kids…this is their home for 22 to 23 hours a day. Some really important work being done to ban this practice that should only be viewed as torture.
Super generous article by Pete Brook (crazy brilliant charmtastic writer) about the exhibit in Charlottesville. If you’re in town for look3 come on by…we’re having some amazing programs!!!
Poetry From Prison
June 15th // 1PM // The Bridge PAI
A group of individuals incarcerated in VA will call into the gallery, read their poetry and engage with conversation with those in attendance. WTJU will be recording and broadcasting the event and conversation live.
More Than a Witness
June 15 // 2PM // The Bridge PAI
During the weekend of the Look3 photography festival, a panel discussion and open forum featuring David Levi Strauss, Yukiko Yamagata, Edgar Endress, and Matthew Slatts will use the exhibit as a backdrop to discuss how photography can be used as a tool for social engagement.
Windows From Prison
The Bridge PAI
209 Monticello Rd
Opens June 7th 6-9pm
Additional programing throughout the month
Some Other Places We’ve Missed is an ongoing project that uses photography as a catalyst for community engagement and strives to facilitate a humanistic window into the histories, realities, and desires of some of the 2.3 million incarcerated Americans. During a series of workshops, incarcerated individuals are invited to choose, “If you had a window in your cell, what place from your past would it look out to?” Participants provide a detailed memory from the chosen location and describe how they would want the image composed. The locations are then photographed and an image is handed or mailed back to the incarcerated participants.
Old article…but amazing graphic design work and leveling stats. More and more things to make you feel insane, angry, and inspired to work harder.
Unneeded proof that you can take advertising skills and utilize them for amazing things beyond getting me to buy ice cream…mark must eat chipwhich!
Amazing discussion about the ethics of architecture. The same should be said about art. Super short podcast…give it a listen!
Finishing up some objects for the upcoming exhibit…Every correctional facility in mainland U.S.
Richard Mosse: The Impossible Image
Mosse: “People are so offended by the color pink. It’s just a feckin’ color. How much more constructed is a pink photograph than a black and white photograph? Robert Capa was a black and white photographer. We don’t see in black and white, but no, no that’s closer to truth with a capital T.”
First solo exhibit of Some Other Places We’ve Missed opens next Friday…still so much to do!! Come out if you can! Spread the wuurrrrdzzzzzz please!