Welcome back to our thirty fourth post in our new section ‘Tickle Your Fancy’. ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ includes a round-up of five links to articles from around the internet that have specifically interested us during the course of the week. Ones that we feel are relevant to your interest in photography and art.
Just to explain the title for this section ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ is an English idiom and essentially means that something appeals to you and perhaps stimulates your imagination in an enthusiastic way, we felt it would make a great title for this new section of the site.
We hope you enjoy this weeks’ selections, we have have focused on Instagram’s Community Project series’ this week and curated a few images from each of the five chosen hashtags representing poignant events and anniversaries in the world.
Hope you enjoy this, a little different to the norm…
#WHPappreciateEarth is dedicated to Earth Day that took place this week. Images were uploaded to this Instagram hashtag to demonstrate appreciation for our beautiful planet.
Celebration of William Shakespeare’s life and works – today marks the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth and there’s a special procession in Stratford, ending with celebrants laying flowers on Shakespeare’s grave in the Holy Trinity Church. We have selected a few images from Instagram showing this incredible moment.
#anzacday Yesterday communities throughout Australia and New Zealand observe Anzac Day – a day to honour and commemorate those who lost their lives during military conflicts and peacekeeping expeditions.
#chernobyl Remembering Chernobyl (Чорнобиль) – On this day 28 years ago, a catastrophic nuclear accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine resulted in a huge plume of radioactive contamination and the relocation of more than 350,000 people. The Chernobyl disaster is one of only two nuclear accidents classified as a level seven on the International Nuclear Event Scale (the other being the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011).
Ghana sculptor El Anatsui finds inspiration in the waste caused by modern consumption. He creates colorful wall sculptures out of discarded aluminum bottle caps, seals and labels produced by local distilleries in Nigeria, where he’s lived for most of his career.
El Anatsui’s current exhibit, Gravity and Grace, features twelve monumental sculptures on show at Miami’s Bass Museum of Art (@bassmuseumofart).
William Shakespear’s Life and Works Celebration
Anzac Day – #anzacday
Remembering Chernobyl (Чорнобиль)
Making Art out of Waste with El Anatsui