Jenn Ackerman - Trapped
With nearly 25% of prisoners in Kentucky suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other serious mental health problems, photographer Jenn Ackerman set out to find out what happens to the mentally ill after they commit a crime.
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Photographer Anton Kusters:
'YAKUZA is a personal visual account of the life inside an inaccessible subculture: A traditional Japanese crime family that controls the streets of Kabukicho, in the heart of Tokyo, Japan. Through 10 months of negotiations with the Shinseikai, my brother Malik and I became one of the only Westerners ever to be granted this kind of access to the closed world of Japanese organized crime.
‘With a mix of photography, film, writing and graphic design, I try to share not only their complex relationship to Japanese society, but also the personal struggle of being forced to live in two different worlds at the same time; worlds that often have conflicting morals and values. It turns out not to be a simple black versus white relationship, but most definitely one with many, many, many shades of grey.’
I really want this book.
Scot Sothern’s black and white photographs of prostitutes in Los Angeles.
Sleepwalking- Alex Bamford
moonlit wanderings in pajamas
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Heartbreaking. These individuals are so strong.
Somayeh Mehri, 29, and her 3-year-old daughter Ra’na had a bucket of acid poured on them by Somayeh’s husband while they slept. Somayeh lost her ability to see and Ra’na lost one of her eyes.
Photo by Ebrahim Noroozi
Yoko Ono posing behind her artwork ‘A Hole’ (a pane of glass with a bullet hole pierced through by a gun shot).
Justin Barton shoots former Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) launch sites that were on both sides of the Cold War. The photos are graphically composed, interior details of the sites, a study of the infrastructure humans use to address existential military threats.
Famed biologist Charles Darwin took his knowledge of facial expressions in the animal kingdom and tried to apply it to humans, examining whether visual markers could identify mental conditions.
This photo is taken from the 1872 book by Charles Darwin called “The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals.” In his text, he described how this man’s muscle contractions display terror and great mental distress.
Rob Kessler- Distillation
A commission for the new Macallan Whiskey visitor centre. Concept Radiate Experience Ltd. Design Bonomini Associates. A series of changing photographic panels revealing the processes and raw materials used in the process of whiskey production. The images included micro images of soil bacillus, yeast and starch and close up sections through barley and oak from the barrels.
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Introducing new “Haem-Away”. 9 out of 10 Phlebotomists prefer it! by Mariel Clayton
"What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life."
— Walt Whitman
pierre debroux. Museum untitled 49.