Samar Hassan cries after her parents were killed by U.S. Soldiers with the 25th Infantry Division in a shooting January 18, 2005 in Tal Afar, Iraq. The troops fired on the Hassan family car when it unwittingly approached them during a dusk patrol in the tense northern Iraqi town. Parents Hussein and Camila Hassan were killed instantly, and a son Rakan, 11, was seriously wounded in the abdomen. Photo by Chris Hondros.
9:44 pm • 18 April 2013 • 226 notes
Originally created by Antonio De Rosa of ADR Studio as Socialmatic, this camera concept features an internal printer as well as the possibility to apply Instagram-like filters. Polaroid recently bought the rights to produce the camera and planned a release for early 2014. “This mix of Hardware and Software, together with our brand new photo social network will fill the gap between virtuality and reality”. If you liked this, you’ll probably love the Apple iCam. Enjoy!
2:02 pm • 1 April 2013 • 318 notes
Lucinda Devlin - Corporal Arenas (1982-91)
Devlin’s always been one of my favorite photographers. What’s ironic about the title Corporal Arenas and what’s powerful about this series on the whole (at least to me) is that the corporal subjects are missing, as in her Omega Suites.
These are places of close observation. It isn’t hard to imagine what goes on in them. Bodies are handled, hosed down with water, probed with X-rays, operated on and subjected to autopsy. They’re places we’d rather avoid being drawn into, even through the lens of a camera, and it’s the stark emptiness of the rooms that draws us in a little too close for comfort, making them all the more corporal.
1. Colon Therapy Room,The Homestead Spa, Hot Springs, Virginia
2. Morgue, Outlook Hospital, Summit, New Jersey
3. Classroom, Simmons Mortuary Science School, Syracuse, New York
4. Gross Anatomy Lab, University of California
5. Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary School, University of Ohio
6. Scotch Bath, The Homestead Spa, Hot Springs, Virginia
1:18 am • 25 March 2013 • 598 notes
This combination of photos shows the Beijing skyline during severe pollution on January 14, 2013, and the same view taken during clear weather on February 4, 2012 (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
1:21 am • 18 March 2013 • 41 notes
Ryoji Ikeda - test pattern [live set], 2008, audiovisual performance
test pattern is a system that converts any type of data (text, sounds, photos and movies) into barcode patterns and binary patterns of 0s and 1s. Through its application, the project aims to examine the relationship between critical points of device performance and the threshold of human perception.
See also: data.tron, 2007
8:15 pm • 14 March 2013 • 200 notes