On April 27, 2015, friends, family and mourners gathered around Freddie Gray’s casket as it was being lowered into the ground at Woodlawn Cemetery in Baltimore. Freddie Gray was a 25 year old black man who died from spinal injuries a week after he was arrested by Baltimore police. This is now another death of a black man in police custody. Parts of Baltimore became chaos with torching of businesses and police cars and throwing bricks at police officers. The riot is the latest flare up amid the national debate over police use of force, especially when black suspects are involved.
The Human Gallery do not promote violence. This is not a way to resolve problems or change a situation. Riots hurt a community far more than it helps but anyone could see that this heated situation would soon boil over.
DVNLLN captured powerful images of the city’s chaos and did an excellent job showing the emotion and turmoil behind what is going on in Baltimore. You can see more and follow on his Instagram at BYDVNLLN.
So Yoo Lym started this series of hair and braid pattern paintings in the summer of 2008. These acrylic on paper images are based on photos he took of students and strangers he came across in Patterson, New Jersey where he had worked for the past 9 years. So Yoo Lym was born is Seoul, Korea, but lived in Kenya and Uganda for the first 7 years of his life. Since then he has lived in various parts of New Jersey. At age 15, he started studying with Korean exiled painter, Ung No Lee in Normandy, France. There he discovered in that summer how art was inextricably tied to nature and his life.
Istanbul based architect, Yener Torun has taken on the project of documenting Istanbul’s minimalist architecture. His photographs have a large following. “What I show is completely abstracted from the reality,” says Torun, “With the human element, the background becomes a tool that shows a feeling or emotion.” Continue reading →
Born in Castellamare di Stabia (province of Naples) in 1961 and living in Treviso since 2004, Umberto Verdoliva has been photographing since 2006. Today, he holds workshops and in-depth studies on street photography. Member since 2010 of the international collective “Street Photographers”, in 2013 he founded “Spontanea”, an Italian collective dedicated to street photography. He has approached photography after having seen FAN HO’s Hong Kong works. While in love with Cartier Bresson, André Kertész and Elliot Erwitt, his greatest passion is the humanity surrounding him, of which he is a careful observer. Capable of transforming simple moments of ordinary life into moments with significant meaning, filled with poetry and sometimes with a subtle irony, his shots almost always possess a careful research in his vision, as his body of work shows. For Umberto, photography is a personal way to understand humanity, its implications and contradictions. He also does it to bear witness to the times and especially to have a tool with which to become a better man. He wouldn’t expect anything less from photography.
Gregory Crewdson is a renowned photographer, if you do not already know it, is the envy! In order to achieve his shots with perfect stagings and perfect quality by many, the artist is accompanied by a team of 60 people used to film sets! And it is no coincidence because his photographs are all inspired by fantasy films codes which gives off a strange atmosphere and a mysterious story! Continue reading →
In 2012, Nigeria experienced unprecedented floods that affected more than 7.7 million people, 363 people were reported dead and more than 600,000 homes had been destroyed in over 32 states in Nigeria. Nigerian photographer August Udoh captures the disaster in this photo essay. Continue reading →
Self taught, Brooklyn based photographer, Deshaun A. Craddock cruises New York City to capture the cold dark streets, giving us compelling images and the essence of the city. His city stills gives mystery yet familiarity and a sense of loneliness amongst congestion. He has succeeded in giving us amazing cityscapes. Continue reading →
New Zealand based photographer John Crawford creates his latest exhibition of aerial nudes by photographing single naked bodies from a high elevation. Perfectly timed photographs show a distant nude body laying down in a series of interesting locations. Each shot is not just photographic coincidence but rather a predetermined design effort by Crawford. Among the settings of the photo feature include a parking lot, a crop field and a lumber yard as well as other venues. These fun images cause the viewer to squint their eyes and double-take to find out exactly what they are looking at. Continue reading →
American artists Peter Lippman spent two years to find out places in forests where old cars rusts. In the series Paradise Parking photographer shows how nature takes over abandoned creations of human hands, how lying for decades old cars, overgrown with moss and ivy entangled, become a harmonious part of the surrounding space. Continue reading →