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The Trump Statues Were Made By Anarchists, Original Winnie the Pooh Restored...& More

Apparently the naked Donald Trump who appeared in Union Square was not only one of many—they also later popped up in L.A. and San Francisco—it was also the work of an “anarchist collective,” called Indecline. 236 more words

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Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott

Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott is a new photography exhibit at the VMFA (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts). It runs from July 23rd to October 30th, 2016. 137 more words

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10 Iconic Photographs of the American Flag

Joe Rosenthal’s photograph, shot on Feb. 23, 1945, has become a symbol: As U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raised the American flag atop Mount Suribachi at Iwo Jima, the Associated Press photographer was at the ready, capturing the moment that would come to define America’s victorious stand in World War II. 200 more words

Pas si invisible que ca: Ellison & Parks, Harlem Reunion in Chicago

Gordon Parks. Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1952. The Art Institute of Chicago, anonymous gift. Courtesy the Art Institute of Chicago.

What’s tragic about the ongoing shootings of African-Americans by some police and others — besides the deaths in and of themselves, and the recalcitrance of  congressmen bought off by the National Rifle Association to take firearms off the streets — is the ongoing separation from American society that this scourge signifies. 375 more words

When the Invisible becomes Visible

We found visible the invisible on our recent trip to Chicago.

An exhibit of forgotten black-and-white images by photojournalist Grant Parks is on display at the Art Institute of Chicago through August. 345 more words

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Invisible, With Clear Vision

A forgotten portfolio, back for our viewing and reading pleasure a book offering the photography and writing of two giants, briefly reviewed here:

RALPH ELLISON AND GORDON PARKS’S JOINT HARLEM VISION…

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"Harlem Is Nowhere," an Artistic Collaboration Between Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison, on Display at Art Institute of Chicago Until August 28

article by Tamara Best via nytimes.com

Masters of their fields, the photographer Gordon Parks and the writer Ralph Ellison bonded over a shared vision of using their creative talents to address racial injustice. 938 more words

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