Lebanese archive

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Lebanese Archive project by artist Ania Dabrowska is inspired by the previously unknown, personal collection of photographs belonging to Diab Alkarssifi, a former photojournalist from Lebanon. The collection consists of his work, family albums, and photographs from studios in Beirut, Damascus and Cairo and covers over 100 years of cultural and political history of Lebanon and the Middle East. It documents his student years in Moscow and Budapest, the Lebanese Civil Wars and local events in his home city of Baalbeck, close to the Syrian border.

in: http://lebanesearchive.co.uk

Alexandre Sequeira

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Entre Lapinha da Serra e o Mata Capim – trabalho desenvolvido no interior do Estado de Minas Gerais de janeiro de 2009 a junho de 2010, a partir do encontro entre Alexandre Sequeira, um menino e seu avô – os dois últimos, moradores da localidade de Lapinha da Serra.

As relações que se estabelecem a partir do convívio e encontro entre os olhares e interpretações de mundo de Alexandre, Rafael de 13 anos e Seu Juquinha, de 84, tecem laços que os aproxima enquanto permanentes construtores de sonhos, fantasias e desejos. A fotografia, que por muitas vezes anima esse convívio, é tratada tanto como instrumento de construção de uma etnologia da saudade – por seu inegável valor documental –, quanto por seu potencial emancipador, dada a perda de sentido de realidade que suas possibilidades interpretativas suscitam.

Texto escrito para a exposição Segue-se ver o que quisesse. Belo Horizonte, 2012.

From: http://www.alexandresequeira.com/?trabalhos=entre-lapinha-da-serra-e-o-mata-capim

On the web: http://www.alexandresequeira.com/

Eric Baudelaire

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Working in photography, video, print making and installation, Eric  Baudelaire is interested in the relationship between images and events, documents and narratives. Recalling factographic practices, his work can involve elaborate staged situations that appear to be real, but are somewhat off-kilter, and place the viewer in a situation of questioning the modes of production and consumption of images. He also uses simple techniques of assemblage, sampling and mechanical reproduction, applied to real documents, to playfully extract fictive narratives or new formal vocabularies.

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From: http://www.galeriegretameert.com/exhibitions/detail/168

On the web:

http://baudelaire.net

“Letters to Max” film: https://vimeo.com/89560258

George Osodi

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For more than five centuries the fortunes of the Niger Delta have been closely tied to that of the global economy. For its slave ports, then palm oil industry, and most recently, through the discovery of crude oil in the 1950s. Oil multinationals soon came to the fore, working in alliance with a local elite to strip the region of its wealth and despoil it. At the receiving end are the region’s impoverished inhabitants: left with a poisoned environment, faced with a government that never cares and victims of rival armed militant groups laying claim to territories.

from Delta Nigeria – The Rape of Paradise

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Audiovisual Heritage

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The timeline Audiovisual Heritage represents a series of events related to the History of photography, cinema, amateur, television, video and sound technologies from pre-19th century till 2000.

The Girona City Council through the Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (abbreviated CRDI in Catalan) and the Cinema Museum, has designed and developed the project Audiovisual Heritage, which has been supported by the International Council on Archives (ICA) through the Programme Commission (PCOM).

More links: CRDIICA

 

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