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W. Eugene Smith – More Real than Reality

Just because we visited the photo expo ‘More Real than Reality’ of photographer W. Eugene Smith. Smith can be seen as the founder of the photo essay and is considered one of the masters of modern photojournalism. He created some of the most wellknown images of war ever made, published in Life magazine. Smith black and white photo’s are known because of the strong complicity and the actual social themes.Amsterdam based photomuseum FOAM (www.foam.nl) shows his most important series including The Country Doctor (1948), the photo (of which he says it’s his best) of his children and others.
The Country Doctor can be seen as the first photo-storie in journalism. Other series FOAM offers are Nurse Midwife, A Man of Mercy, Spanish Village, Pittsburgh en Minamata.
More Real than Reality can be seen untill march 16, 2011

Smith said ones: “Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes-just sometimes-one photograph or a group of them can lure our senses to awareness. Much depends on the viewer; in some, photographs can summon enough emotion to be a catalyst to thought. Someone-or perhaps many-among us may be influenced to heed reason, to find a way to right that which is wrong, and may even search for a cure to an illness. The rest of us may perhaps feel a greater sense of understanding and compassion for those whose lives are alien to our own. Photography is a small voice. I believe in it. If it is well conceived, it sometimes works.”
Smith died in Tucson, Arizona on October 15, 1978.

‘Born in the streets’: GRAFFITI exposition @ gallery Foundation Cartier, Paris

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Just because we went for the exposition Ne Dans La Rue (Born in the streets) at FoundationCartier.
Born in the Streets—Graffiti will bring to light the extraordinary expansion of an artistic movement that developed in the streets of New York in the early 1970s to rapidly become a world-wide phenomenon

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Check out their web 3.0 site for a nice preview and for photo’s of the expositions their Flickr.

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Born in the Streets GRAFFITI
July 7 › Nov. 29, 2009
Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain,
261, boulevard Raspail
75014 Paris – France

De Upsite van Down

So last friday we were enjoying ourselves in A’dam (check out Neon facebook pics) went I bumbed up into this open air exposition.

Made me remember that I saw more of this project earlier the year. Photographing truly, truly beautiful kids with the syndrome of Down.

Please check out the website with some amazing photo’s, buy the book and go and visit this open air exposition downtown A’dam and say hello to Luna and Linde.

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