February 2007 Archives

Locked in love: a hug on the walls of Rome


February 14, 2007 | 02:26 PM | Permalink
Locked in love: a hug from Neolithic times



February 13, 2007 | 06:30 PM | Permalink
Beirut drive-by

The winner of this year's World Press Photo Award is a picture taken by US photographer Spencer Platt on 15 August 2006 - the first day of the ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah - in a bombed-out street of South Beirut.

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It is a tremendous image, adding fault lines and divisions to those imposed by borders and wars. A kaleidoscope of meaning buried by the rubble. The comfortable and the not-so-comfortable heading off in different directions. Sunglasses, naked shoulders and an immaculate white T-shirt. Distance, safety, exposure and removal. So unflinching in its glamour. So softcore as warporn. Drive-by tourism, the spectacle is made real by a texting hand and the camera of a media man. A cloud of dust above the shiny red car. As spotless as blood. They head home.

February 13, 2007 | 12:30 AM | Permalink
Video capture

Helmet-cams & taser-cams.

February 12, 2007 | 11:24 PM | Permalink
Gomma Tv

There are audio, video and visual fragments of Italy's punk past to be found at Gomma Tv.


February 10, 2007 | 01:05 AM | Permalink
One love, so many guns

Why is Bob Marley so loved by the violent ones?


(From Portraits of violence: the gangs of Port Moresby and suicide bombers in Gaza - by Stephen Dupont and Kristen Ashburn)

February 10, 2007 | 12:14 AM | Permalink