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One photo, two worlds, so London
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In October, 1989 the Loma Prieta earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay Area. One of the main, and most beautiful ways to enter San Francisco was from the Embarcadero Freeway. When I brought my kids to The City on weekends, I told them this was one way to experience flying just like Peter Pan. A year after the quake, the Embarcadero Freeway was abandoned and not yet removed, so it offered wonderful views of the night lights. One night, walking with a friend, we were almost run over by a group of silent and swift in-line skaters who appeared out of the darkness, and vanished in seconds; leaving us so quickly and completely we wondered if it had really happened. Embarcadero and Ferry Building from the Embarcadero Freeway, February 1991 : SWC image 91022204 #sanfrancisco #abandoned #embarcadero #freeway #earth #human #family #america #social #documentary #night #photography @hasselblad #hasselblad #swc #camera #mediumformat #fuji @fujifilm_northamerica #film #photography #filmisnotdead #istillshootfilm #pdx #portland #nw #northwest #leftcoast #oregon #streetphotography #ishootfujifilm @hasselbladculture https://www.instagram.com/p/CO1TpsRnPry/?igshid=vmva3inhz7ft
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The Bitter Years
The Farm Security Administration Photographs
Through the Eyes of Edward Steichen
edited by Françoise Poos
Thames & Hudson, London 2012, 288 pages, 229 ills., 24.8 x 31 cm. , Cloth with dustjacket, ISBN 9780500544181.
‘The Bitter Years’ was the title of a seminal exhibition held in 1962 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, curated by Edward Steichen, and 2012 marks its 50th anniversary. The show featured 209 images by photographers who worked under the aegis of the US Farm Security Administration (FSA) in 1935–41 as part of Roosevelt’s New Deal. The Great Depression of the 1930s defined a generation in modern American history and was still a vivid memory in 1962. The FSA, set up to combat rural poverty, included an ambitious photography project that launched many photographic careers, most notably those of Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange. The exhibition featured their work as well as that of ten other FSA photographers, including Ben Shahn, Carl Mydans and Arthur Rothstein. Their images are among the most remarkable in documentary photography – testimonies of a people in crisis, hit by the full force of economic turmoil and the effects of drought and dust storms. The Bitter Years celebrates some of the most iconic photographs ofthe 20th century and, since no proper catalogue was produced at the time, provides a whole new insight into Steichen’s impact on the history of documentary photography.
15 July 04
Now I want ya'll to meet the queen of dumb ass bullshyt. I have very seldom met a broad that I just can't stand. But this is the silliest bytch I have ever shot. I wanted to sincerely whoop her ass on my two shoots with her. It took all my self control not to reach over and shake the life out this hoe.
I met her for the first time when I met Alexxxis and did the double shoot a while back. She is supposed to be Alexxxis cousin, but you know how that shyt go. Everybody in the projects scream the" That's my Cousin" line. I first see her and think damn honey is cute, Im really diggin her. She is in the ride and she is all mellow and civil I'm thinkin nothin but good thoughts ya dig. She is making a damn good impression on a Nicca. I stop at the Liquor store and get her and Alexxxis some drank and then we hit the shoot location. As soon as she hits the door she starts trippin. She starts shyt talkin about I ain't doin this, I ain't doin that! I want this, I want that. I wanna get paid this and blah,blah fuckn blah! I'm like damn! Who da fuck is this bytch! Is this the same female that was so mellow and civil 5 minutes ago? Since this was the early days of my internet venture I was willing to put up with alot of bullshyt to video a bytch. So instead of just taken her ass back home, I decided to try and make da shyt work. We start the shoot and from minute one to minute last she was nothing but a pain in the damn ass. She didn't want to take her panties off. She didn't want to pose this way or that way. She kept tryin to end the session when she was ready. We 15 minutes into taking pictures and this bytch jumps up and starts putting her cloths on and screamin she done and she wants her money. I was 2 seconds from chokin this bytch. Well we finally got done and really didn't get shyt on the shoot. Just some dancin and her pissin on the toilet. And she took a fuckn paycut because the shoot was so fucked up.
Then she starts walkin around my partners house who was lettin me use his spot and she starts throwin up all over the place, and she goes in the bathroom and takes a shyt and leaves the door wide open. My Nicca was salty and pissed like a muthafukka. He like "Yo get this bytch out of here and don't ever bring her back." I drop her ass off and had no intention of fuckin wit her again. But she kept tryin to call me and ask for more work. I told her "I ain't fuckn you, you a fuck'n headache." She begs and pleads that she will be a good girl and she wont act like she did several months ago. I'm thinkin to myself okay, give it a try. I always wanted her to suck some dick anyway.
So I pick her up and we get to the hotel and she starts the same fuckn bullshyt! Tryin to renegotiate the model fee and tellin me what the fuck she will and wont do, even though we already discussed all this shyt on the phone 2 or 3 times before the session. I made the mistake of payin for a hotel room, that shyt ran me 40 dollaz. If it wasnt the for the fact that I paid 40 ducks for a room I would of took her ass home with the quickness. So Im stuck like chuck wit dis bytch again! So we get the pix out the way and now it's time for her to suck some dick. She was suckn and couldn't make me cum she starts bytchin about the fact that I ain't nutted. I'm like if you knew how to suck dick I would have nutted along time ago. Awwww man fuck it. Just click the pick to see the bullshyt!
15 July 04
Jessica called and wanted a ride from her Job at the Marriot Hotel and take her to her other job at Papa John's pizza. I really dig this female. I love a sistah that can hold a fuck'n job (especially 2!) and keeps herself lookin fresh and clean. I told her, I would be there to help her out with the ride at 4:30 pm. I pick her up and she is lookin all sad. I ask her what's wrong, she says that she needs some work with me before Monday, so she can buy this car. I told her, "I can't promise you anything but I'll see how my budget is lookin the next 3 days." I told her that she takes a back seat to the otha freaks because she don't wanna suck dick. I said if you stop playin games, you could have been ride'n in that car by now. I get about 1 mile from her job and I look in my rear view mirror and see a car run a stop sign and plow into another car that get's pinned between the Fire hydrant and the speeding car. We turn around and dial 911 and then we jet.
Just got a call from Brown Sugah, she wanna get on also. I told her "If I decide to hook u up, you have to promise me that you wont come drunk or blowed. I ain't putt'n up with all your split personalities." I told her "If you get in my ride and I even speculate that your not in the right frame of mind, I'll dump ya ass in the street." She promises (Like before) to not fuck up again. I learned my lesson the last time we did our shoot. I won't buy her no alcoholic drink this time. The only thing her ass can get from me is a glass of H2O. So I set up our appointment on Saturday. She will get dick in her mouth and she will get fucked.
Urban exploration (in the time of coronavirus), Street Moment, Torino, Italy
Eid Mubarak to Everyone
Mattie Young is the youngest child of Ezekiel Gibbs, a retired social worker, and still a supportive advocate of her father's artwork. Even at 92 years old, Mattie remembered plenty about Ezekiel, his climb to fame, and its effect on the family. We couldn't have done this without her! Thank you so much, Mattie, for contributing to the "Folk Art" episode and our Life Through Art docuseries!