Interesting and readable stuff I found in the internet while looking around. This week’s Bookmark Selection in Photography, Media, Arts and Culture.
Agbogbloshie: the world’s largest e-waste dump – in pictures
” Photographer Kevin McElvaney documents Agbogbloshie, a former wetland in Accra, Ghana, which is home to the world’s largest e-waste dumping site. Boys and young men smash devices to get to the metals, especially copper. Injuries, such as burns, untreated wounds, eye damage, lung and back problems, go hand in hand with chronic nausea, anorexia, debilitating headaches and respiratory problems. Most workers die from cancer in their 20s”
Emmet Gowin: Loving the Problem
“It was just the sense that she could see through things,” he said.
Amazing! ‘Cosmos’ – NASA Images of a Space-Time Odyssey (Flickr-Link)
Good selection of “10 Amazing Photo Essays In Magnum In Motion”
“We wanted to bring something big from the grand masters of Magnum Photos. And thus 10 amazing photo essays/narration of magnum in motion.”
Elliott Erwitt Shares 12 Priceless Street Photography Tips
“Photography is an art of observation – it’s about creating something extraordinary out of the ordinary. You choose a frame and then wait until the right time for something magical to come along and fill it.”- Elliott Erwitt
How wonderful. Reflections on Portraiture by Steve McCurry
“What could be more simple and more complex, more obvious and more profound than a portrait.”-Charles Baudelaire
New Orleans by Streetlight
A girl broke Frank Relle’s heart, but a city captured it.
Sochi 2014 Paralympics
“More than 40 countries sent athletes to compete in alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ice sledge hockey, and wheelchair curling.” (34 photos total)
World’s 15 most beautiful concert halls
A list of what it’s calling the world’s most spectacular concert halls and architecture.
Daily Life: February 2014
As ever, a great photo set by The Big Picture. Images from North Korea, Canada, India, Pakistan, China, Poland, United States and other countries around the world.
Up Close And Personal (by Vanity Fair Magazine) YouTube-Link
Chuck Close brought 20 Hollywood luminaries into his studio for a photo shoot with unusual and strict rules. He talks to us about how he gets everyone comfortable, even without a hair and makeup team, on the other side of his lens.
A poetic Ode on “Berlin, Berlin…”