This weird, disturbing, controversial and sometimes violent video, shows photographer Roger Ballen on the site of his latest multi-year art project project in the slums of South Africa. ****Viewer discretion advised.****
Scattered across Russia lie artifacts of another age, decaying monuments to the Soviet (or human) impulse towards utopia and technologically achieved perfection—dreams of progress that came to a crashing, frozen halt.
Pieces are sewn together. Thread binds the content. Dye binds the colors. Past and present collide. Manipulated family photographs expose new truths in existing images—true feelings emerge from these jarring combinations.
Wasif Munem was awarded a special prize by the Prix Pictet to document the struggles of people in Bangladesh who have lost practically all of their natural resources and ways of life as a result of short-sighted shrimp farming along the coastline. Text by Francis Hodgson.
Atwell's smartphone street photos are as unpretentious as the life they document. There is no unnecessary visual drama added; no single shot is staged; she never uses flash and never asks.