George Shaw- I Woz Ere

[George Shaw Images]

 

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Massimo Vitali

[Images from www.massimovitali.com]

Girl sitting on chair collage

Camilo Echeverri- SuperWoman

 

[Images from camiloecheverri.net]

T-shirt Slogan: Keep Her Where She Belongs

T-shirt Slogan: Do You Know My Real Name?

Gillian Wearing- Signs

[Images from tate.org.uk]

 

Richard Billingham- Ray’s a Laugh

Ray’s a Laugh is a portrayal of the poverty and deprivation in which he grew up. The photographs, which were taken on the cheapest film he could find, provide brash colours and bad focus which adds to the authenticity and frankness of the series. Ray, his father, and his mother Liz, appear at first glance as grotesque figures, with the alcoholic father drunk on his home brew, and the mother, an obese chain smoker with an apparent fascination for nicknacks and jigsaw puzzles. However, there is such integrity in this work that Ray and Liz ultimately shine through as troubled yet deeply human and touching personalities. The critic Julian Stallabras describes Ray and Liz as embodiments of “what is in legend a particularly British stoicism and resilience, in the face of the tempest of modernity.”

[Text from wikipedia]

New Image: 60s-70s Portrait?

New Image: 70s Portrait

Chino Otsuka – Finding Me and Michael Jackson Pepsi Ad 1992

I love Chino Otsuka’s “Finding me” project. I think what I particularly like about it is the older self visiting the younger self and visa versa. She has used old holiday photographs and has edited them very well that you would believe her older self was originally in the photos. But without the dates under the image, I think that a lot of people would have thought it was another woman in the photograph.

1976 and 2005, Kamakura, Japan

1982 ans 2005, Paris, France

[Images from chino.co.uk]

These photographs remind me of Michael Jackson’s Pepsi commercial, which is on the Dangerous DVD. It’s such a lovely piece as the older Michael sings the song “I’ll be there” then the younger Michael joins him and they sing together.

Watch the video below, it is so beautiful.

Tracey Rose

Latoya Ruby Frazier

I couldn’t believe when I was reading an interview with Frazier, what she said;

Talking about your family photographs, you said, “My grandmother indicates the past, and my mother indicates the present.”

The project is about a continuation of personal history, family history, and communal history. We’re coming out of the same geographic location. We span the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We have a particular way of carrying ourselves and the way that we think has been transmitted through the generations, from my grandmother to my mother to me.

When did your family move to the area? How far back was it?

I have collected all of the information that my mother and grandmother were willing to give, but there is a lot I don’t know. The reason I obsess over photographing all of us is that I don’t have a family history. We didn’t have a family photo album. We didn’t talk about the past. My mother had difficult times, and maybe to protect me she just didn’t want to discuss it.

[Full article can be found at huffingtonpost.com]

That is the main reason for my own personal work, I too don’t have a family history. My history ends with my Grandmother.

Check out her website at latoyarubyfrazier.com

Letters from a great grandmother

I cannot believe that I have discovered some letters from my great grandmother to my grandmother. She seems closer then ever now. Before she was just a name but now she is real because I have a part of her, if only I could hear her voice.

This now is the only thing that I have of my great grandmother.

New T-shirt Slogan – Woman! Know Your Place

 

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