The National Campaign for the Arts

The National Campaign for the Arts in Ireland is a broad and inclusive coalition that reflects the scale, reach and diversity of the arts in Ireland today. Its membership has a national reach that includes major festivals, venues, producers and representative organisations in visual arts, theatre, film, dance, music, literature, architecture and collaborative arts. The… Continue reading The National Campaign for the Arts

6×6 Fragments of European Photography

FOTOFESTIWAL, Lodz, Poland, May 7th – 31st, 2009 From their site: “Even people who deal with photography on a daily basis find it difficult to choose what is important and worth attention from the profusion of “photographic works” of the last years. It is not easy to follow every novelty, change, interesting names and ideas.… Continue reading 6×6 Fragments of European Photography

Police filming English streets in 1935

This film illustrates an early example of technologically-mediated visual surveillance: the use of cine cameras by the British police in 1935 in the English town of Chesterfield in an operation to crack down on illegal street betting. The film accompanies an article by Chris Williams in Surveillance & Society 6(1) which explains what was going on and why…… Continue reading Police filming English streets in 1935

Paranaiv, with an infinite blog.

Apart from other things like having designed a very useful Web Design Sketch book, a pretty clever album sleeve for Antony and the Johnsons imaginary new album, and a very interesting project called Livezine, where the images are alive (go and see if you dont believe me), Paranaiv offers what it would look like an infinite… Continue reading Paranaiv, with an infinite blog.

Hahnemühle Anniversary Photo Award

Hahnemühle, fine art paper makers since 1584, are organising their 425th Anniversary Photo Award. 425th aniversary?! Now, that is commitment! Add your photo to the frame, and earn fame and a load of Hahnemühle paper. You have until the end of June. Here it is: “To celebrate the 425th anniversary of our company we are inviting both amateur and… Continue reading Hahnemühle Anniversary Photo Award

Demotix: a virtual agent for citizen journalists

Demotix is a citizen-journalism website and photo agency. Imagine a community driven news agency that allows you to share your story, in photos or videos, and market it to the mainstream media. That is Demotix. “Demotix was founded with two principles at its heart – the freedom of speech and the freedom to know. Its objective… Continue reading Demotix: a virtual agent for citizen journalists

How I experienced Obama’s victory speech.

It was the 5th of November 2008   It was a great night and one that change how news are experienced. I had on my Mac ABC news live, UStream, Twitter-election US, and Twitterrific. On my telly, I was swapping channels from CNN, RTE, Sky News, to FOX. But it was an amazing experience just… Continue reading How I experienced Obama’s victory speech.

London Shop Fronts

This is a rather interesting ongoing collection of photographs of London’s shop fronts. Well, perhaps not your high street average shop front, but that makes it even more interesting. Would love to see that done in many other european cities that still enjoy some really old ones. Its all Eugène Atget allover again. Great! via Emily Webber Love0

The Gallery of Photography Artist’s Award

THE GALLERY OF PHOTOGRAPHY ARTIST’S AWARD, now in its 7th year, offers exciting opportunities for an artist of any age who has a significant lens-based project or body of work underway. The winner receives: • A solo exhibition in the Gallery of Photography in 2010 or later. • €5,000 towards the exhibition and/or publication. •… Continue reading The Gallery of Photography Artist’s Award

A Cuban Timeline 1960 – 2008

After an ill-fated insurgency against the Cuban government in 1953, in which he was nearly killed, Fidel Castro returned via the Cuban Revolution to become one of the most notable political figures of the 20th century. A vociferous opponent of the United States, a staunch critic of the capitalist model, and an oft-cited prophet of the… Continue reading A Cuban Timeline 1960 – 2008