In Down These Mean Streets Will Steacy wanders through battered urban areas with a wrench in his back pocket. Barney Kulok andPaulGrahamcome to mind when looking through these images of abandoned buildings, burned-out cars, neon signs and local residents. The city glows, strangely beautiful but vaguely threatening, as a picture of urbanity and its attendant vices - it is not a forgiving portrait. This podcast produced in conjunction with the Michael Mazzeo Gallery for Steacy's show on view June 10 - July 23rd 2010. Read an exclusive, in-depth piece about Down These Mean Streets at Conscientious Extended.
In early 2009, Wei Leng Tay spent several months in Fukuoka, Japan working on the series Where do we go from here? Before her sojourn, she had an outsiders impression of Japans politics, economy, and culture. Through this project, she has gained a clearer understanding of what it is to be Japanese, witnessing the overwhelming societal pressure to maintain age-old traditions and attitudes, to follow rules, and to place society before self.
Featuring photographs and commentary by: Tim Hetherington, Aaron Huey, Moises Saman, and Beth Wald. This selection of portfolios is pulled from Issue 8, offering a taste of what's in Daylight Magazine's most recent print edition.
As early as the 13th century, Cossacks formed military communities in Ukraine and Russia. Having fought many wars over hundreds of years, these populations had a large degree of autonomy and a reputation for being fierce warriors and skilled with horses. The Soviet regime suppressed Cossack activities, but after the fall of the Iron Curtain there has been a cultural revival. In Crimea, a number of active communities have sprung up in the last ten years; some are tied to pro-Russian movements as ethnic Russians still dominate the demography in Crimea. These groups have been restoring their practices, taking on...
The Cold War is over, yet signs of it still exist. Martin Roemers spent ten years in search of traces from the period, traveling throughthe countries of former enemies- photographing from both sides of the line.