Real Life Instagram: ingenious urban art installation pokes fun at filters.
Following their triumph with Manufactured Landscapes, photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal reunite to explore the ways in which humanity has shaped, manipulated and depleted one of its most vital and compromised resources: water. Their new film Watermark is currently showing at the Toronto International Film Festival.
You can watch the trailer here
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The beauty and power of the city…
Inside Out XL
I’m a little late to this project, but better late than never! Over the past few months, a large number of residents of the Ixelles commune of Brussels took part in being photographed for the Inside Out XL project (XL being slang for Ixelles). The photographs were then hung on buildings, in windows, along fences, and on many other surfaces throughout the neighborhood, creating sort of a visual gallery of local residents and contributing to local community building and placemaking.
Some of the photos have started to become damaged through ripping, tearing, tagging, and presumably some weather damage, but they are still literally everywhere around the neighborhood. I find it interesting to document them, even as they start to deteriorate.
The photos above are just several I snapped on two recent walks through the area. There are many many more to be seen.
Check out more about the project on the official website here, including maps, event listings, and videos.
The video below shows how many of the residents who were photographed also helped paste the pictures up, and also shows some people’s initial reactions.
Photos taken July, 2013
What if national newspapers reported on urban issues in an engaging and accessible way? In Chile, they do.
A window on the city.
London, 1940s, in hi-res color: These photographs were taken using Kodachrome film by Chalmers Butterfield, probably in 1949.
If only buildings could be this flexible… // 如果建築的彈性如此大…
London through a lens.
May Day V (2006) by Andreas Gursky.
You Look Beautiful Today.
Photograph by Peter Baker.
NYC Intersections From High Above by http://www.navidbaraty.com/
You won’t see this if you only stare at your phones when walking.
(Timo Arnall / Flickr)