5 years, 263 photographs, 419 teenagers. I'm not sure why I hadn't stumbled across Robin Bowman's work until today, but I'm so glad I did. Photo from http://www.robinbowman.com The work's been making the rounds in galleries, and is also available in book form, published by Umbrage Editions. Copies of "The Complicated Lives of American Teenagers" go … Continue reading Inspiration: Robin Bowman
Photo by Tod Seelie, of New York artist Swoon's latest project, the Swimming Cities of Serenissima. The beautiful swimming cities are actually a fleet of three boats/ floating sculptures, created from garbage and found materials.
The photo filed yesterday by my colleague Jason Reed at Reuters isn't really the President ogling a Brazilian's backside, like the Drudge report implies. As a news organization, Reuters has a history of being ballsy enough to send less-than-demure imagery to the wire, like their transmission of the controversial Bush-to-Condi bathroom note taken at the … Continue reading On butt-gazing and race-baiting
Today in California, the Northern Cali SPJ (Society of Professional Journalists) chapter is having a letter writing event for Laura Ling and Euna Lee, the CurrentTV journalists sentenced to 12 years imprisonment in North Korea. According to SPJ, both Ling and Lee can currently receive mail. From the press release: "Because mail has … Continue reading California: Support Laura Ling & Euna Lee
SLIDELUCK POTSHOW XIII Thursday, August 6th, 2009 * 7pm Potluck * 9pm Slideshow Canoe Studios * 601 West 26th St., Suite 1462 * NY, NY 10001 Yup, Casey and Alys are at it again. The slideshows are always pretty interesting- and I have to say, the food's amazing. I've had work in two previous shows, … Continue reading SLPS XII- Deadline July 13, party August 6!
screenshot from the website of Palin's lawyer's firm Who are these men, you might be wondering, and what are they doing with those big dead fish? I don't really know what they're doing with the fish, but the men are members of the firm representing Sarah Palin. The image is a screenshot from site … Continue reading Dead fish, Palin take on “Sympathetic Democratic Media”
...eat hot dogs on July 4th. And if they're champions, like Joey Chestnut, they eat 68 dogs in ten minutes. I'm not quite sure why, but I swear there's something erotic about the image below, of three competitive eating fanboys. Is the passion? The intensity? The smoldering come-hither gaze of the guy on the left? … Continue reading Patriotic Americans…
Coney Island, Brooklyn, away from hot dog mania.
I've been appointed to the position of Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. The non-profit investigative center is headed by Florence George Graves, and co-directed by E.J. Graff. The appointment stemmed from the investigative work I've been doing over the past year, regarding international adoption corruption in Guatemala. It's such an … Continue reading Fellowship Appointment