Pine Ridge: In the Shadow of Wounded Knee

. The photographs, text, video and audio below are from the August edition of National Geographic magazine, all courtesy of the magazine. The photography is by Aaron Huey, whose work we have highlighted before at the sad red earth, the story by Alexandra Fuller. Huey has spent the past seven years documenting the lives of  the Oglala […]

Politics and Art

Vladimir Nabokov did not like the novel of ideas. Artists often have their idiosyncratic dislikes, contrary expressions of the unique aesthetic vision that drives their own work. Particularly, Nabokov did not like the work of those monuments of great-idea novels, Dostoyevsky and Mann, though there is no reason his distaste should have excluded the novels […]

How We Lived on It (34) – Pierre Gleizes and Greenpeace

Photographer Pierre Gleizes has worked for Greepeace for three of the four decades the environmental campaigning organization has been in existence. He has shot some of the organization’s most striking and well-known images. This year, Greenpeace turns forty. This video offers the photographer’s thoughts on his long career as journalist and activist. Follow Greenpeace Video […]

Picture This: 1 – Julia Dean

This is the first in a new series presenting the work of documentary and fine art photographers, beginning with Julia Dean, of the sad red earth, The Julia Dean Photo Workshops, and this writer’s affections. Julia has been shooting and teaching photography for over thirty years. At her workshops in Los Angeles, at Venice Beach, […]

Project 5 Silent Auction This Saturday

SILENT AUCTION OF MORE THAN 100 IMAGES BY PROMINENT PHOTOGRAPHERS Auction Will Raise Money for Documentary Photography -FEBRUARY 20, 2010, from 7-10 p.m. (bidding starts at 9) at THE STEPHEN COHEN GALLERY 7358 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles (90036) Actor and photographer Aaron Eckhart will join Julia Dean, founder of The Julia Dean Photo Workshops, […]