Welcome back to our twelfth 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…
Robin Hammond : Condemned
Condemned: Mental Health in African Countries in Crisis by Robin Hammond presents a profound body of work produced over two and a half years in nine African countries. “Condemned” was selected for the 2013 FotoEvidence Book Award by a prestigious jury that included: Olivier Laurent, Acting Deputy Editor of the British Journal of Photography; Jean-Francois Leroy, founder and director Visa Pour L’image; Maggie Steber, photographer; and Patrick Witty, international picture editor at Time.
Witness To War: Five Photographers Discuss Their Images From Syria
Picture: Nicole Tung
Five images from five different photographers with commentary explaining the meaning. All very powerful, such as below:
’This little boy was injured by shrapnel. He was very fortunate; he was able to leave the hospital. It’s heartbreaking watching children suffer. They’re not privy to religion or politics; they’re completely innocent. But I hope my pictures not only show them at their most vulnerable, but also give them dignity. I want people to realize that these are very resilient people, and they are very brave – especially the children. It’s hard to disconnect from other people’s pain, but I purposely tell myself that it’s not my pain to bear. If you didn’t switch off you’d go crazy and not be able to function.’ Nicole Tung
Sebastian Junger: ‘I got out of war when Tim Hetherington died’
Continuing the war theme, Photographer Tim Hetherington understood that conflict was not all about dramatic moments. His friend and collaborator Sebastian Junger talks about the new documentary film, Which Way Is the Front Line From Here
Breast Cancer Patient Chronicles Her First Year of Treatment in Time-Lapse Video
Emily Helck is so brave, I expect she won’t feel that she is. I remember many years ago when I was seriously ill with several tumors and many people said I was brave to go through the treatment that I did. I didn’t feel brave at all, I felt the complete opposite but I knew I had to try and I suspect that’s one of the feelings she has.
Emily has chronicled one year in her life from diagnosis of breast cancer, to double mastectomy, chemo, radiation and reconstruction. Emily, you are an inspiration.
Incredibly Intricate Cut Paper ‘Lace Newspapers’ by Myriam Dion
International Herald Tribune, Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Not tickling your photography side so much but I hope your art, this article certainly ticked mine. Canadian artist Myriam Dion painstakingly cut intricate lace-like designs into newspapers for her series “Lace Newspapers.” It is remarkable.