Eating pizza, drinking a beer, reblogging gifs of funny fish making funny faces. I’m a girl who knows how to have a good time.
white vegans be like “honey is unethical because the bees worked so hard on it that’s why I like the completely ethical alternative of sugar harvested by underpaid and abused fieldworkers”
It’s the sides of the mountain which sustain life, not the top.
— Robert M. Pirsig (via purplebuddhaproject)
JR began his career as a teenage graffiti artist who was by his own admission not interested in changing the world, but in making his mark on public space and society. His graffiti often targeted precarious places like rooftops and subway trains, and he enjoyed the adventure of going to and painting in these spaces. After finding a camera in the Paris Metro, JR and his friends began to document the act of his graffiti painting. At 17, he began applying photocopies of these photographs to outdoor walls. JR calls himself an “urban artivist”, he creates pervasive art that he puts up on the buildings in the Paris area projects, on the walls of the Middle East, on the broken bridges of Africa or in the favelas of Brazil. During the pasting phase, community members take part in the artistic process. In Brazil, for example, children became artists for a week. In these artistic acts, no scene separates the actors from the spectators. After having exhibited in the cities from which JR’s subjects came, the photos traveled from New York to Berlin, Amsterdam to Paris. As JR remains anonymous and does not frame his huge portraits, he leaves a space for an encounter between a subject/protagonist and a passerby/interpreter, and this is the essence of his work.
Today marks the start of the second weekend of Photoville, which takes place near Pier 5 at Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York City. See an exhibition of work by our core Reportage photographers on a wide array of topics, from the war in Syria to the Olympics in Sochi. Another highlight will be Saturday’s panel discussion about the work of late Getty Images photographer Chris Hondros, whose work appears in a new book, Testament. Photographers Mario Tama and Todd Heisler will join Getty Images’ director of photography Sandy Ciric and Pancho Bernasconi, the vice president of Getty Images News, to discuss Chris’s life and legacy.
See more of the Photoville schedule on its website. It continues through Sunday.
Can I take a quick trip to NYC just to see this? Please?