Archive for March, 2017

Mathieu Bitton’s Stunning Leica Exhibit Blends A Love Of Photography And Black Culture

There's no plaque or certificate to verify this, but Mathieu Bitton is pretty sure his home is “the world's smallest Black History museum.” Over a wide-ranging career that spans album cover art direction, filmmaking, photography, and being Lenny Kravitz's personal creative director, Bitton's creative catalyst has always been deeply rooted in African-American culture, which may seem strange given the fact that Bitton is neither American nor black.

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Holocaust survivor to ICE director, California sheriff: ‘History is not on your side’

Holocaust survivor to ICE director, California sheriff: ‘History is not on your side’An Auschwitz survivor confronted one of the nation’s top immigration officials and a local sheriff at a California town hall Tuesday night. Bernard Marks, 87, addressed Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, a supporter of President Trump. Jones had invited Homan to the public forum to discuss address the community’s concerns about ICE’s collaboration with local law enforcement.

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Photography exhibition themed on traditional Chinese headgear held in Belgium

Two visitors wearing traditional Chinese headgears pose for photos at the “Chinese Headgear in Brussels” photography exhibition in Brussels, Belgium, on March 28, 2017. Chinese artist Guo Dongbo and French artist Benoit began a project in 2015 by taking pictures of people in Brussels wearing traditional Chinese headgears in daily life.

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Russia probe in turmoil as top Dem calls for Nunes’ recusal

Russia probe in turmoil as top Dem calls for Nunes’ recusalThe call by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., came after Nunes acknowledged he had gone to the White House grounds to receive classified information from an unidentified source about U.S. intelligence community surveillance that, he says, had swept up conversations involving Trump transition officials.

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Then and now: time ripples in photography

There are two photography exhibitions currently showing at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum that are thematically and chronologically unrelated, but together make a strong testimony of the extent to which Japan embraced photography from its earliest beginnings, and how the medium is a strong suit in Japan's contribution to the contemporary art scene. One is a celebration of the extensive history of Japanese photography in the 19th century; the other a solo show featuring the extraordinary work of photographic artist Hiroshi Yamazaki.

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