This post originally appeared on the gnovis website. The remix is a subject of growing concern and intellectual debate in the past few decades. It has gone from a relatively circumscribed musical practice to an essential element of our entire creative culture, with notable examples including everything from Grumpy Cat to Warhol’s screen prints. As … Continue reading “MRW”: Remix Culture and the Reaction Gif
Instagram is a social, mobile photography app. They have 100 million monthly active users, and 40 million Instagram photos are posted per day. Purchased by the leviathan of social media that is Facebook in 2012, Instagram seems to be some kind of "big deal". From a commercial perspective, Instagram is an immensely easy-t0-use and popular … Continue reading #Instalife: How Instagram redefines the meaning and practice of photography
"No matter how artful the photographer, no matter how carefully posed his subject, the beholder feels an irresistable urge to search such a picture for the tiny spark of contingency, of the here and now, with which reality has (so to speak) seared the subject, to find the inconspicuous spot where in the immediacy of … Continue reading Walter Benjamin on the Allure of the Photobomb
A few telling moments from the May 1st General Strike protest in Union Square. My original photos, please attribute if using.
My good friend Joseph Boisvert took the following series of photos at Occupy Wallstreet and Occupy Chicago early this year. He is an amazing amateur photo-journalist, check out more of his photography on his Flickr. Artist Statement: Over the last semester I found myself (along with many other artists, students, and activists) drawn to the … Continue reading OCCUPY. By Photojournalist/Protestor Joseph Boisvert.
These beautiful street photos were taken by my dear friend Franco Gatto Bellora, largely in 35mm black and white film, and largely on the streets of New York City. Each one tells a story, yet also is surrounded by a large crowd of unsuspecting passerby- making the viewer feel very much like a casual witness … Continue reading Flâneur Photography by Franco Gatto