Photography books – Potere Fotografico http://poterefotografico.com/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 13:30:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://poterefotografico.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-28.png Photography books – Potere Fotografico http://poterefotografico.com/ 32 32 Best books about the life and loves of Marilyn Monroe – SheKnows https://poterefotografico.com/best-books-about-the-life-and-loves-of-marilyn-monroe-sheknows/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 13:20:36 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/best-books-about-the-life-and-loves-of-marilyn-monroe-sheknows/ If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, SheKnows may receive an affiliate commission. One of the most iconic names, one of the most intriguing and heartbreaking star stories, is unequivocally Marilyn Monroe. When you think of Monroe, you either think of her status as a sex icon, […]]]>

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One of the most iconic names, one of the most intriguing and heartbreaking star stories, is unequivocally Marilyn Monroe. When you think of Monroe, you either think of her status as a sex icon, or her untimely death, or the tortured soul she was behind the camera. Although she passed away in 1962, she continues to inspire and mystify fans around the world over 60 years later.

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With Ana De Armas as Monroe in the new Netflix movie Blondeveryone wants to know all the details of the legendary actress.

Did you know she was an excellent cook? Did you know the last book she read was Kill a mockingbird? That she lived in London and had a love scene with Clark Gable? All this and much more can be found in the catalogs of biographies dedicated to the star.

Whether you want to learn more about his tumultuous relationship or the testimonies of his stepsister, we’ve found the best books to read before watching Netflix. Blond. From the book that Blond is based on her unfinished autobiography, these books will give you insight into Monroe that you may never know existed.

Check out our top picks for books about the life of Monroe and lose yourself in the crazy, dizzying world of Monroe.

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Better than all the treasures found in books… https://poterefotografico.com/better-than-all-the-treasures-found-in-books/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 20:23:01 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/better-than-all-the-treasures-found-in-books/ The patio of our cottage at Navilu Kaadu is spacious, almost the same size as the small cottage itself. A canopy held in place by a latticework of hollow metal pipes shelters the patio. A pestle and a pair of young neem trees flank the house on either side. We have a Mysore trumpet vine […]]]>

The patio of our cottage at Navilu Kaadu is spacious, almost the same size as the small cottage itself. A canopy held in place by a latticework of hollow metal pipes shelters the patio.

A pestle and a pair of young neem trees flank the house on either side. We have a Mysore trumpet vine that spans a bamboo trellis beyond the awning, and a purple allamanda that climbs the metal pole on one side of the patio.

Whenever I take a break from the busy schedule on the farm, I sit on the patio with a book, my binoculars and a camera by my side. Guess which ones get used to the most!

The winged fauns are a serious obstacle to my reading activities on the farm. I’ve barely read a paragraph when I’m distracted by the trill of a bee-eater, the wispy tune of a lark, or the soft tsee-tsee of a sunbird, and compulsively pick up one of my two gadgets optics.

Purple-rumped Sunbird (Zeylonic leptocoma) hunt for nectar among the sparse blossoms of our young Mysore trumpet vine. They plunge their long, down-curved beaks into the tubular red-yellow flowers to suck them.

These birds exhibit sexual dimorphism, which means that males and females of the same species are as different as chalk and cheese. Males are dazzling and sport a metallic green crown and shoulder with a purple throat, dark rusty coat and purple rump with creamy yellow underparts.

They shine like jewels in the sun. Females are plain in comparison, with dull gray-brown bodies and pale yellow underparts.

In December 2019, a pair of scaly-breasted munias (Lonchura punctulata) made a nest under the eaves of the chalet, just above our main door. These sparrow-sized birds have chocolate-brown upperparts with black spots on a white, scale-like breast, hence their name. Their large conical beaks are designed for a diet rich in grass seeds. Munias also love insects, making them seed-eating and insect-eating birds. The lovely couple twirled between the drumstick tree and the canopy to put the finishing touches on their brand new nest. The male is usually a shade darker than the female. The pair may have laid a clutch of four to eight eggs.

In July 2020, another species of cute finch, a pair of Indian silverbills (Euodice malabarica), occupied the same nest. It was the season of the native pink grass, and the male bird was courting his beloved with a gift of a single, delicate, pink-hued blade of grass clutched in his pale gray beak, made for an ethereal sight. They are also called white-throated munias.

Like all finches, these small birds are also equipped with short, sturdy beaks and feed on seeds and insects. Silverbills are monomorphic, meaning that both sexes of the species look alike. They are known to be communal nesters, and it is likely that the eggs in a nest belong to more than one silver-billed mother.

At the beginning of April this year, while I was sitting on the terrace and valiantly trying to read, another feathered diversion flew. This time, a gray tit (parus cinereus) actively explored one end of the hollow metal pipe supporting the canopy.

The bird plucked the dried grass from the ground, flew to the Neem tree and sat on a slender branch for a few seconds. He then made the short dash to the metal pipe near the tree, swinging on deft wings while wedging the grass into the hollow of the pipe.

Just as our cottage shelters us, its nooks and crannies are home to many avian households.

With gripping natural history moments like these playing out all day in Navilu Kaadu, should I be chastised for ditching my book for the camera?

Rooting for nature is a monthly chronicle about an offbeat urban family’s encounters with nature on a natural farm.

The author started a career in software marketing before moving into freelance consulting and natural farming. She posts as @ramyacoushik on Instagram. Contact her at bluejaydiaries@gmail.com

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PHOTOGRAPHIC ZINES AND BOOKS NO: 45 https://poterefotografico.com/photographic-zines-and-books-no-45/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 01:35:31 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/photographic-zines-and-books-no-45/ Tokyo Street Vol.5 by Tatsuo Suzuki Who? We actually featured Suzuki in our last roundup with their Tokyo Street Edition Vol.3. A former visual interviewee, he is the founder of Empty Tokyo and at one point a few years ago notorious for his work with Fujifilm in which he was criticized for his photography methods […]]]>

Tokyo Street Vol.5 by Tatsuo Suzuki

Who?

We actually featured Suzuki in our last roundup with their Tokyo Street Edition Vol.3. A former visual interviewee, he is the founder of Empty Tokyo and at one point a few years ago notorious for his work with Fujifilm in which he was criticized for his photography methods (Google it).

What?

Tokyo Street Vol.5 is the latest in its ongoing series released in December last year. Perhaps more than the 2020 Fujifilm fiasco was more quietly its Steidl photobook release, so Vol.5 sees Suzuki simply hitting its stride with seemingly effortless street shots expertly stitched together as a cohesive work showcasing everything the artist is. As the essay included in the book points out, it tiptoes the line of fiction and non-fiction, as some are street shots and some are actual photographs of models.

It’s a deliberate blur that photo critic Takazawa points out, “that in doing so he casts doubt on the myth that street shots are just an expression of the unconscious, and simultaneously puts them into perspective with hypersensitivity to the use of personal images and the symptoms of snap phobia.

Why?

With that fuzziness… it’s the layout itself that has become more and more experimental than our previously revised Vol.3. Which, when visiting the group’s annual exhibition Void Tokyo last month, was also the case! I like in a lot of work the photographers have intensified their use of digital photography… i.e. embracing it instead of hiding the fact has had a lot of artistic success at odds with my bias for digital photography.

Details

◆【ZINE ×1】
100 pages / B5 size (257×182mm)
◆【Impressions ×3】
size (89×127mm)
◆【Poster ×1】
A2 size (420 × 594 mm)
Text on the back: “A Prescription for Street Snap-phobia” by Kenji Takazawa (Photography review)

Where?

You can check out this and other zines and prints on his site here for an international audience & here for those in Japan.

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Follow the Light by Bob St-Cyr

Who?

Bob St-Cyr is a Canadian art photographer. He works on all film formats (35mm-large format) beginning his photographic journey in the early 90s. He is guided by his simple mantra….’follow the light.’

What?

“Follow the Light” is a photo project made around Maple Ridge & Mission, British Columbia, Canada. Mission is one hour east of Vancouver. It is divided into three parts: the first is “Lac Alouette” which allows a serene study of the tree stumps along the shores of the lake. The second is “Fak-135” which uses 35mm film in a medium format camera to take various nature photos. The third is “Stave Lake Powerhouse”, a historic hydroelectric plant. The images personally remind me of Charles Sheeler’s work at the Ford Motor Company.

Why?

Perhaps Bob puts it best in the book: “Historian of photography Beaumont Newhall once said, ‘Over the years photography has been to me what a journal is to me. a writer: a record of things seen and experienced, moments in the flow of time, documents important to me, experiences of vision. I can truly say that a lot of what I do photographically resonates with Beaumont’s words.

Photography is a real privilege when as a photographer I can enjoy the experience of where I am photographing and then come home with some of those experiences as latent visual memories waiting for the next process to unfold. unfolds in the darkroom. Photography gives me a wonderful way to see deep into what has been framed in a camera and decide if the inner eye is moving to make an exposure or not.

The importance of photography is not only in the practice because I can, but because of the passion and the process, which reflects dedication, commitment and experience as innate ingredients in my relationship with the photography. Photography is for me a holistic and therapeutic experience, from the smells in the air to the sounds of nature, to the wind in my hair or the excitement of sharing my work and my techniques with others.

I am driven by the “doing” of my photographic art practice, going out…just going out with my camera(s) and rolls of film in my pockets or loaded film holders in my bag. I am driven by the interplay of light and subject and the blessed opportunities to capture some of this on film and later interpret the negatives into handmade gelatin silver prints. Here is a modest collection of some of my work that is film-based as I continue to follow the light…” – Bob St-Cyr

Where?

Unfortunately, the zine is no longer available.
You can follow his blog here and his Instagram here.

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Thank you to our two guests for their contributions, it’s really cool to be able to share them with you. And remember, it’s open to everyone. If you want your zines or books featured, all you have to do is email me. I hope that many more of you will want to distribute your books and your zines all over the world. Another episode will be coming soon.

Thanks
-JF

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The best books released this week https://poterefotografico.com/the-best-books-released-this-week/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 10:46:10 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/the-best-books-released-this-week/ A Merry Little Meet Cute by Julie Murphy and Sierra Simon Co-written by New York Times #1 bestselling author Julie Murphy and USA Today bestselling author Sierra Simone, a steamy, plus-size holiday romantic comedy about an adult movie star who is semi-accidentally cast as the lead in a family Christmas movie, and the former bad-boy […]]]>

A Merry Little Meet Cute by Julie Murphy and Sierra Simon

Co-written by New York Times #1 bestselling author Julie Murphy and USA Today bestselling author Sierra Simone, a steamy, plus-size holiday romantic comedy about an adult movie star who is semi-accidentally cast as the lead in a family Christmas movie, and the former bad-boy pop star she falls in love with.

Bee Hobbes (aka Bianca Von Honey) has a successful career as a plus-size adult movie star. With a huge following and two supportive moms, Bee couldn’t ask for more. But when Bee’s favorite producer chooses her to star in a Christmas movie he’s making for the Hope Channel, Bee’s career is about to take a more family-oriented direction.

Forced to keep her job as Bianca a secret, Bee quickly learns that it’s a task much easier said than done. Though it’s all worth it when she finds out her co-star is none other than childhood crush Nolan Shaw, a former boy band member who is in desperate need of rehab. Nolan has promised his bulldog manager to keep it closed on set, and he will if it means he’ll be able to provide a more stable living situation for his sister and mother.

But things quickly heat up in Christmas Notch, Vermont, when Nolan recognizes his new co-star from his ClosedDoors account (oh yeah, he’s a member). Now Bee and Nolan sneak in for some quick on-set hits, keeping their newfound relationship a secret from Hope Channel executives. Things only get more complicated when the reporter who torpedoed Nolan’s singing career snoops around and takes an instant interest in mysterious newcomer Bee.

And if Bee and Nolan can’t keep their off-camera romance behind the scenes, then this happy little cute encounter could end up on the cutting room floor.

Reasons to read it: Let’s face it, anytime is the best time to read a holiday romance, and the inclusion of an adult star in this one makes it unique among Christmas-themed stories. Bonus points for being a rom-com that’s really funny, has characters with great chemistry, has great portrayal, and spice that’s *chef’s kiss*.

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These books make the perfect gift for Detroit lovers https://poterefotografico.com/these-books-make-the-perfect-gift-for-detroit-lovers/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 20:13:03 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/these-books-make-the-perfect-gift-for-detroit-lovers/ Detroit has left its mark on the world in many aspects. From cars to music to sports, Detroit is known around the world for producing great talent, and the same goes for books. As we head into colder weather and the holiday months, these books about Detroit, or by Detroit-based authors, will make great gifts, […]]]>

Detroit has left its mark on the world in many aspects. From cars to music to sports, Detroit is known around the world for producing great talent, and the same goes for books.

As we head into colder weather and the holiday months, these books about Detroit, or by Detroit-based authors, will make great gifts, or a good read curled up in a blanket during the colder months.

“Haunted Detroit” by Nicole Beauchamp

Beauchamp is a paranormal investigator from Michigan, and since Detroit has no shortage of historic buildings, there are plenty of places to get scared in Motor City.

In “Haunted Detroit,” Beauchamp will take you through some of the city’s most haunted locations, including the Whitney Mansion, the Leland Hotel, and more.

Beauchamp said: “I would love for those with a penchant for the mysterious and the spooky to visit and support local businesses, and I want to educate people about some of the city’s more obscure stories and paranormal happenings. “

As for what’s next, Beauchamp said she hosts in-person events across the state throughout the year, including lectures, paranormal investigations, haunted walking tours and more!

“Haunted Detroit” is available on Amazonas well as major retailers like Walmart, Target and Barnes and Noble.

“Detroit Revealed: Another Vision of the Motor City” by Leslie Cieplechowicz

Leslie Cieplechowicz was working as a Detroit EMS paramedic when she learned all about the darkest places in the city, and that’s what inspired her to write “Detroit Revealed.”

“I wanted to share these hidden gems to show how rich and vibrant the city of Detroit is and all it has to offer,” she said.

The book shows Motor City imagery that people may have never seen before or passed through without even noticing.

According to Cieplechowicz, she wants people to get excited about visiting and exploring Detroit, and “to realize that there’s more to the city than the wonderful bigger attractions.”

Next, Cieplechowicz worked on two more photography books – one about Michigan’s thumb area attractions and the other about historic sites along US-24 from Lapeer, Michigan to Peoria, Illinois.

You can buy “Detroit Revealed” on Amazonat Barnes and Noble, and more.

“Colin Sent Me Detroit Edition: You probably have no idea who he is. That’s Why It’s Funny” by Colin McConnell

Colin McConnell, also known as “ColinDetroit” on social media, knows all about Motor City, and his book is perfect for people visiting and looking for things to do.

In the book, Colin includes over 120 of his favorite places in the city to discover, with the aim of helping people break down a day and make the most of it.

It breaks down spots by category and even gives readers the option to leave a review for each place they visit.

“My intention is to showcase local spots and give some exposure to places you may not have been before or haven’t been in a while,” he said.

He also recently released a children’s book titled “BEE Kind: Act of Kindness Tracker,” and he released a second edition of “Colin Sent Me” with a whole new list of spots.

You can buy the Detroit Edition on Amazon or on BooksbyColin.com.

“Uphill: A Memoir” by Jemele Hill

Emmy-winning journalist and former SportsCenter co-host Jemele Hill is originally from Detroit, and her memoir is set to be released on October 25, 2022.

The memoir will cover Hill’s life as she talks about overcoming many things in her life and creating her own path.

“Jemele Hill’s world came crashing down when she called President Trump a ‘white supremacist’; the White House wanted her fired from ESPN, and she was inundated with death threats. But Hill had faced tougher adversaries growing up in Detroit than a tweeting president,” reads the book’s description. “Beneath the exterior of one of America’s most recognizable journalists, there was a need – a calling – to break his family’s cycle of intergenerational trauma.”

The book has great reviews with quotes from Gabrielle Union, Tamron Hall, Tarana Burke and many more.

“Uphill” will be released on October 25, 2022 and is available for purchase through the Macmillan website.

“Catch Me If You Can: One Woman’s Journey to Every Country in the World” by Jessica Nabongo

Jessica Nabongo made history in October 2019 when she became the first recorded black woman to travel to all 195 countries of the world.

Nabongo, who was raised in Detroit by Ugandan parents, shares her travel adventures on her blog, ‘The Catch Me If You Can’, and has also turned them into a book where she reveals her top 100 global adventure destinations. .

“I got my first passport when I was four or five years old. What I didn’t realize at the time was how generous life could be and that I was entrusted with the world to explore,” Nabongo said in his introduction on the book’s Amazon page.

According to her “about the author” page, you can find Nabongo tending to her plants at her home in Detroit when she’s not traveling the world.

You can buy his book on his website.

“How It Happens” by Jean Alicia Elster

“How It Happens,” published by Wayne State University Press, tells the story of Elster’s maternal grandmother, who was born in Tennessee in 1890.

It is a continuation of the storylines that began in Elster’s other two novels, “Who’s Jim Hines?” and “The Colored Car”.

“Through three successive generations of African-American women, Elster interweaves fictional adaptations of defining periods and challenges — race relations, miscegenation, sexual assault, and class divisions — in her family’s history,” reads the description of the book.

The book is available for purchase via Wayne State University Press.

“My Robot Gets Me: How Social Design Can Make New Products More Human” by Carla Diana

Carla Diana, head of 4D design at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in metro Detroit, will host the first in-person book launch for her book as part of Detroit Month of Design.

The book talks about the relationship people have with their “smart” products, and Diana “describes how new technology is allowing designers to humanize consumer products in delightfully subtle ways.”

You can read more about the book launch on the Cranbrook websiteand his book is available on Amazon.

“The First Five: A Love Letter to Teachers” by Patrick Harris II

It’s all about teachers in Patrick Harris’ memoir, ‘The First Five,’ in which he sheds light on the realities of teaching, especially those in the first five years of a teacher’s career.

At the same time, Harris II explains the changes that could be made to the educational system.

“The work we do together throughout this book and beyond will leave you feeling hopeful, empowered, and challenged. No matter where you start, know that this work is in progress. Give yourself the grace. We’re in this together, for the long haul,” reads the book’s description.

You can buy the book via Amazon, Heinemannand other websites.

“We Want Our Bodies Back” by Jessica Care Moore

Jessica Care Moore is the founder and CEO of Moore Black Press and has received several accolades from different organizations. The native of Detroit, who lives in a historic district, published this collection of poems in support of black women.

“This searing collection of poetry is filled with original and moving stanzas that speak to both the creative and intellectual power of black women, and express the pain, sadness and anger of those who face constant scrutiny because of their gender and of their race,” reads the book’s description. .

You can buy this book and its others on his website, jessicacaremoore.com.

“Lavonne’s Kitchen” by Lavonne Fulton

Lavonne Fulton has been catering and providing event services in Metro Detroit for over a decade, and in Lavonne’s Kitchen she posts some of her best recipes and food photos over the years.

The subtitle of the book says it all: “Learn to cook with love”.

The book is available for purchase at Lavonne’s Kitchen website.

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Hong Kong judge sentences children’s book authors to sedition (Update: 19-month sentence) https://poterefotografico.com/hong-kong-judge-sentences-childrens-book-authors-to-sedition-update-19-month-sentence/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 01:26:00 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/hong-kong-judge-sentences-childrens-book-authors-to-sedition-update-19-month-sentence/ The space for free expression in Hong Kong continues to shrink. On Wednesday, a judge sentenced five speech therapists for sedition after publishing a series of illustrated children’s books. On Saturday, the judge sentenced each of them to 19 months in jail. The books contained cartoons depicting sheep and wolves, as part of fables depicting […]]]>

The space for free expression in Hong Kong continues to shrink. On Wednesday, a judge sentenced five speech therapists for sedition after publishing a series of illustrated children’s books. On Saturday, the judge sentenced each of them to 19 months in jail. The books contained cartoons depicting sheep and wolves, as part of fables depicting political events in the city, which the judge viewed as a conscious attempt to “indoctrinate” children into separatism and incite “hate” against Beijing. This punishment also reflects the will of the government growing use of sedition charges stifle critical expression and restrict literary discourse containing indirect comments on the policy. Kelly Ho of the Hong Kong Free Press reported condemnation and defiant tone in the courtroom:

District Judge Kwok Wai-kin handed prison terms to Lorie Lai, Melody Yeung, Sidney Ng, Samuel Chan and Fong Tsz-ho on Saturday, three days after convicting them of conspiracy to print, publish , to distribute and display three books with seditious intent between June 2020 and July 2021.

[…] During sentencing, Judge Kwok said what the speech therapists had done with the picture books was actually “brainwashing” young readers.

[…] “I don’t regret my choice and I hope I can stand on the side of the sheep from start to finish. My only regret is that I was not able to publish more picture books before I was arrested,” [Melody Yeung] said in court. [Source]

The five speech therapists are all under 30 and have have remained in detention since their arrest in July 2021. They were part of the now disbanded Hong Kong General Union of Speech-Language Pathologists, and chose not to testify during the trial or summon witnesses when the proceedings began in July. Theodora Yu of The Washington Post describes the contents of the three books they have published:

The first book showed sheep resisting wolves’ attempts to take over their village. The second featured the story of a dozen sheep who tried to escape wolves, in apparent reference to 12 people who were captured at sea by Chinese authorities in August 2020 as they tried to flee Hong Kong. A third book alludes to the Hong Kong government’s initial reluctance to close the border with China at the start of the coronavirus outbreak.

“The purpose of the books was to tell young people more tactfully…what is going on in society, [and] we argue that it is a legitimate and useful purpose for expressing events in society,” Peter Wong, a lawyer for the defendants, said at an earlier hearing. [Source]

Judiciary power saw their books in a more harmful light. According to the judge’s 67-page verdict, the defendants “indoctrinated” readers with separatism, incited “anti-China sentiment”, “degraded” arrests and legal prosecutions and “escalated” the conflict between Hong Kong and China. China. During the two-month trial, prosecutors argued that a sedition offense is like “treason.” Sum Lok-kei from The Guardian describes how the judge decided the publication of the books constituted sedition:

Prosecutors said the animals were analogies for Hong Kong residents and mainland Chinese respectively, and were intended to incite hatred towards the latter. The defense argued that the contents of the books were subject to interpretation and that they did not call for an armed rebellion against the government.

But in his verdict, Judge Kwok Wai-kin, who is part of a panel of national security judges selected by the city leader, wrote that the books were written in such a way as to guide the minds of readers. and that the publishers had not recognized Beijing’s sovereignty over Hong Kong.

“Seditious intent stems not just from words, but from words with proscribed effects intended to occur in the minds of children,” Kwok wrote. “Children will be led to believe that the PRC [People’s Republic of China] the government comes to Hong Kong with the evil intention to take away their home and ruin their happy life without any right to do so. [Source]

Activists and legal experts criticized the judge’s decision to punish the five speech therapists. “In today’s Hong Kong, you can go to jail for publishing children’s books with drawings of wolves and sheep. These convictions for ‘sedition’ are an absurd example of the disintegration of human rights in the city,” said Gwen Lee, Amnesty International’s China campaigner, who added: “Writing children’s books is not a crime, and attempting to educate children about recent events in Hong Kong’s history does not constitute an attempt to incite rebellion. Thomas E Kellogg, executive director of the Center for Asian Law at Georgetown University, said the case of speech pathologists represents “a significant expansion of the category of seditious remarks. . .[as it]criminalizes speech that indirectly comments on politics,” adding that the prison sentence “for peaceful artistic or literary speech with a political tinge is quite harsh.” VOA’s Tommy Walker reported on other critical reactions to the sedition penalty:

“Today’s riotous publication case marked the era when the court reverts to the colonial era by punishing political dissidents for non-violent speech, which is not acceptable by international standards of justice. freedom of expression”, [Eric Yan-ho Lai, a law analyst and fellow at Georgetown University in Washington,] says VOA.

Lai added that it was disappointing that the courts ignored a recent report by the United Nations Human Rights Committee which called on the Hong Kong government to repeal the sedition law.

“The condemnation certainly undermines the expert opinion of international human rights scholars and lawyers, and further undermines the Hong Kong government’s commitment to the ICCPR. [International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,” Lai said. [Source]

Commenting on the case, Human Rights Watch described how the Hong Kong government expanded the use of sedition charges to stifle civil society under the guise of national security:

Hong Kong authorities first invoked the Sedition Act in July 2020, shortly after Beijing imposed the draconian law National Security Act (NSL) on the city in June 2020. The Hong Kong government accused 38 people and 4 media companies under the law. Among those charged are journalists, academics, a radio show host, people who distributed pro-independence leaflets and people who cheered during the trial of a pro-democracy activist.

Although sedition is not a crime under national security law, Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal ruled in December 2021 that it is an offense endangering national security. The court extended national security law enforcement rules to sedition cases, including expanded police investigative powers and a higher bail standard. Following this court decision, arrests for sedition jumped up.

The Hong Kong government may have regularized the sedition law in its legal arsenal to punish minor speech offences, Human Rights Watch said. The law defines “seditious” in very broad terms and provides a low threshold for conviction, as long as the court is satisfied that a speech or publication is intended to cause “hate or contempt” against the government, “raise discontent” or “promoting feelings of ill will” among Hong Kong residents. [Source]

This is not the first time that Chinese authorities have cracked down on publishers of children’s books deemed to endanger national security or damage the country’s image. In August of last year, Beijing bans foreign textbooks primary schools and colleges in order to better “reflect the will of the state”, in a movement which coincided with the directives of the government to integrating “Xi Jinping Thought” into school curricula. In June, the Ministry of Education ordered a national survey of textbooks at all levels after a social media uproar over illustrations in elementary school math textbooks that some have called inappropriate and anti-China. (Earlier this week, the Hong Kong Bureau of Education updated its curriculum guide for primary schools to recommend devote a quarter of their study time to patriotism and national security education.) In the past, government regulators have punished producers of children’s cartoons for creating content that failed to “advocate social morality and family virtues”. In a report for The Associated Press in February, Huizhong Wu detailed a particularly extreme example in which the Chinese government – employing similar legal logic to this week’s condemnation in Hong Kong –sentenced a Uighur to death over textbooks, drawn in part from historic resistance movements, that had previously been accepted by mainland publishing authorities:

Sattar Sawut, a Uighur official who headed Xinjiang’s education department, was sentenced to deathannounced a court last April, saying he led a separatist group to create manuals filled with ethnic hatred, violence and religious extremism that drove people to commit acts of violence during ethnic clashes in 2009.

[…] Details about the textbooks were later featured in a documentary by CGTN, the overseas arm of state broadcaster CCTV, about what it called hidden threats in Xinjiang in a 10-minute segment. It included what amounted to confessions filmed by Sawut and another former education official, Alimjan Memtimin, who was sentenced to life.

[…] The textbook drawings are presented as evidence that Sawut led others to incite hatred between Uyghurs and the majority Han population in China. [Source]

[Updated at 06:13 PDT on September 10, 2022: On September 10, 2022, the five speech therapists were each sentenced to 19 months in prison.]

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All the books in the Strand List by Matthieu Blazy https://poterefotografico.com/all-the-books-in-the-strand-list-by-matthieu-blazy/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 11:17:44 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/all-the-books-in-the-strand-list-by-matthieu-blazy/ The list of books by Matthieu Blazy ​Mica/12Willy Vanderperre Buildings and projects: 1923-1950Richard Neutra Andra Ursuta: 2000 wordsKaren Marta and Massimiliano Gioni Anne CollierAnne Collier The Eleven Thousand Yards,Guillaume Apollinaire Breakfast at WolseleyA.A. Gill Carl André Sculptor 1996Carl Andre Carlo Scarpa: The Complete WorksCarlo Scarpa Catherine OpieCatherine Opie Dressing for Fun in Rubber, Vinyl and […]]]>

The list of books by Matthieu Blazy

​Mica/12Willy Vanderperre

Buildings and projects: 1923-1950Richard Neutra

Andra Ursuta: 2000 wordsKaren Marta and Massimiliano Gioni

Anne CollierAnne Collier

The Eleven Thousand Yards,Guillaume Apollinaire

Breakfast at WolseleyA.A. Gill

Carl André Sculptor 1996Carl Andre

Carlo Scarpa: The Complete WorksCarlo Scarpa

Catherine OpieCatherine Opie

Dressing for Fun in Rubber, Vinyl and Leather: Best of AtomAge 1972-1980Johnny Trunk

Milan startersFabrizio Ballabio, Daniel Sherer

Hollywood Arensberg: Avant-Garde Collection in Mid-Century LAMark Nelson, William H. Sherman

Hujar: Intimate InvestigationPeter Hujar

Image Machine: Andy Warhol and photographyRaphaela Platow, Synne Genzmer

In the American WestRichard Avedon

I sleep, I workValentin Schlegel

La Borne: 1940-1980: a post-war ceramic expression movement in FranceMaud Leonhardt Santini

The paradeJean Paul Gaultier, Regine Chopinot

The dancing menMichael Huet

Lisa Yuskavage: Babie Brood, small paintings, 1985-2018Lisa Yuskavage

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Mach Dich Hübsch!Isa Genzken

Fiorucci made me hardcoreMark Leckey

New WeltWolfgang Tillmans

Out in the world with Gaetano PesceGaetano Pesce

Pierre Chapo: a modern craftsmanPeter Chapo

PolaroidsFrancois Halard

RobotPierre Boogaerts

Ruby sterling/Robert MapplethorpeEd Schad

The land in betweenUrsula Schulz-Dornburg

The Olmecs: America’s First CivilizationRichard A. Diehl

WellNigel Shafran

The workshopCarl Aubock

The Young and Evil: Queer Modernism in New York, 1930-1955, Jarrett EarnestAnn Reynolds

Tsutsumu: the origins of Japanese packagingHideyuki Oka

Unusual placesStephen Shore

Alvaro Barrington: Crosses Artist’s Book – Standard EditionAlvaro Barrington

Cooking with Scorsese: The CookbookHaTo Press

eye i love youEd van der Elsken

The Hélène and the boys saga

Discovered, Pierre Debusschere

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Vanessa Bryant trial highlights ‘death books’ in law enforcement https://poterefotografico.com/vanessa-bryant-trial-highlights-death-books-in-law-enforcement/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 12:58:56 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/vanessa-bryant-trial-highlights-death-books-in-law-enforcement/ Vanessa Bryant’s lawsuit ended in her favor after she claimed LASD shared photos of her late husband and daughter. The lawsuit highlighted a wider problem among law enforcement officers – taking and sharing photos of the deceased. Sources told Insider that Kobe Bryant’s celebrity status and ethnicity may have factored into the photo sharing. Loading […]]]>
  • Vanessa Bryant’s lawsuit ended in her favor after she claimed LASD shared photos of her late husband and daughter.
  • The lawsuit highlighted a wider problem among law enforcement officers – taking and sharing photos of the deceased.
  • Sources told Insider that Kobe Bryant’s celebrity status and ethnicity may have factored into the photo sharing.

Vanessa Bryant’s lawsuit against Los Angeles County first responders over photographs taken of the remains of her late husband and daughter has left onlookers concerned about law enforcement’s use of the so-called books of deceased.

Some cops have been known to keep “macabre” catalogs of bodies and human remains from crime scenes and disasters, LASD Sheriff Alex Villaneuva recognized in 2020 after media reported that deputies shared footage of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and six others. Adam Bercovici, a law enforcement expert who was called to testify by Bryant’s team, called them “photographic memorabilia” in a phone call with Insider.

“I go back to the pre-telephone days. So before, when it was Polaroids, that’s when I first saw people taking pictures that had no probative value for their own personal collection. or things they wanted to keep,” he said, adding that the practice differs from murder books – a collection of images and information relevant to an investigation that is handled by homicide detectives and has strict procedures.

When the jury sided with Vanessa Bryant, awarding her $15 million in damages, they singled out the LA County Sheriff’s Department for repeatedly taking photos of human remains.

“It’s standard practice,” said Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Doug Johnson, who was among the first to respond to the horrific crash. He added that he had been to 25 to 50 crashes or crime scenes where he had taken photos of victims or victim remains and that on at least 20 occasions he had received photos of bodies – or body parts – other agents.

The jury ultimately found that the first responders’ behavior violated Vanessa Bryant and Chris Chester’s constitutional right to privacy of images of their loved ones. Chester lost his wife and daughter in the crash.

Keeping photos like these can have a traumatic impact on families of victims, Sarah Sentilles, who wrote a writing titled “When we see photographs of some corpses and not others,” Insider said. Vanessa Bryant said she still had panic attacks thinking about the leaked footage. Chester said that although the loss of his wife and daughter left him hollow, just knowing the photos filled him with rage.

Books about death can also have profound consequences for the parties involved.

Park Dietz, MD, a forensic psychologist at the consulting firm Park Dietz & Associates, told Insider that it’s inappropriate for investigators to share photographs that are part of an investigation.

“I’ve had photos of celebrities who have died in connection with a case, but they were always carefully checked and had to be sent back to the agency. But certainly not for anyone’s entertainment,” said Dietz to Insider.

Bercovici told the court earlier in the trial that during his 30 years with the Los Angeles Police Department, other officers had shown him photos of deceased victims on several occasions – including a Polaroid of the scene of The death of Nicole Brown Simpson.

Sometimes photos of accident victims were kept by law enforcement in memorabilia “ghoul books,” Bercovici told the court.

But Bercovici told Insider that photos of an accident or crime scene generally shouldn’t be handled by patrol officers. In some cases, they should be kept in murder books.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva himself, who claimed to have ordered the photos deleted shortly after a private citizen complained that a deputy was sharing the photos at a bar, said in an interview with ABC7 that death books had been a long-standing problem in the department.

“It’s extremely inappropriate,” he said. “It’s disgusting.”

However, when speaking in the Bryant case, Villanueva denied knowledge of such books about death. He said photos should be taken – but not necessarily shared.

LASD did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment. However, a spokesperson for Villanueva previously told Insider that he was “proud to have led the charge to legally remove all known photos of the crash from that horrific day.”

“We hope and pray that all photos will be gone forever so that we can remember our hero Kobe and his beautiful daughter with images of joy and love,” spokeswoman Jennifer Buonantony continued. “It is unfortunate that county prosecutors did not better defend our efforts with more vigor. After this incident, Sheriff Villanueva led an effort to prohibit such photo takings in the future. We wish the best to the Bryant family.

The deputies said in their testimony that sharing the photos was due to ‘curiosity’ and that it helped them to ‘relieve stress’.

“Whether it’s a coping mechanism to desensitize and dehumanize these things, that’s probably part of it, but it’s still not fair. And that still needs to be regulated and there still needs to be a policy. “, Bercovici told Insider, adding that the photos should be strictly considered as evidence.

Bercovici said the lawsuit is indicative of leadership and accountability issues within the department.

“There was bad supervision, bad policy to begin with, which made them think they could run around and take a bunch of pictures. And then no accountability, because they thought they could share the pictures,” he added, also highlighting the department’s decision. to erase images.

The roles of fame and ethnicity as catalysts for photographs and sharing

Celebrities tote one appearance line at a time familiar and distant to their audience. Aspects of their life – and their death – may appear to be information open for public consumption. This lack of privacy in addition to a public figure’s impact on the culture can foster a false sense of familiarity among fans and audiences.

Sentils — a writer who has also taught courses on photography and the deceased — said photos of human remains are sensitive artifacts that society may not be equipped to view in an ethical context.

“Each photograph of violence is an intimate photograph for someone, it is someone’s brother, someone’s husband, someone’s sister, someone’s loved one, someone’s friend from someone, says Insider.

She said black and brown bodies, in particular, have always been “different” – making them more likely to be shared, placed in the news and easily viewed.

“It’s not just a photo of a celebrity, it’s a photo of a black celebrity. And I thought about whose bodies are made visible and whose bodies aren’t made visible, and in the American journalism, almost all bodies are bodies of color that are put on the front page,” Sentilles told Insider.

Sentils Underline that photos of white bodies are generally not shown publicly, while black people being brutalized by the police or the bodies of dark people killed abroad are more often shown in the media.

“There’s this long history of circulating images of violence against other people, whether it’s postcards of lynching or the circulation of photographs of torture or photographs of war trophies,” said Sentils. “I think you can’t separate that story from a story of racist violence, even knowing that in this case for Kobe Bryant, it was a helicopter crash.”

Bercovici said it’s likely the book-of-death phenomenon exists outside of celebrities. But, he added, Kobe Bryant’s celebrity status and his family’s resources are what brought the issue to a wider audience, exposing “cracks in the sheriff’s department.”

“Kobe did a lot of good for this world and was a very good figure, people looked up to him. ordinary people who don’t have that celebrity status…I can’t say for sure, but it wouldn’t have been that important,” Bercovici continued.

Sentilles argued that the case highlights the ethical issues of photos depicting death in a larger context.

“I think every death picture deserves to be well maintained, no matter what it looks like,” she said. “And I think one of the things that the Bryant family brings up is, how do we maintain the images of the dead? Who can watch them and who doesn’t, and how could we think about that in a more ethical way and compassionate way?”

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Oklahoma Education’s Emerging Culture Wars: Banned Books https://poterefotografico.com/oklahoma-educations-emerging-culture-wars-banned-books/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 13:15:00 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/oklahoma-educations-emerging-culture-wars-banned-books/ Oklahoma’s 1775 bill does not ban any specific book, but one of the effects of the law has been that teachers self-censor the books that students can access. Fear: A single complaint could put their career and district credential in jeopardy. Last week, an English teacher at a Normandy high school resigned over a district […]]]>

Oklahoma’s 1775 bill does not ban any specific book, but one of the effects of the law has been that teachers self-censor the books that students can access. Fear: A single complaint could put their career and district credential in jeopardy.

Last week, an English teacher at a Normandy high school resigned over a district policy related to House Bill 1775. Summer Boismier was removed from her class the first week of school after posting a code that , when read by a smartphone camera, directs students to the Brooklyn Public Library books are banned program.

On Wednesday, Oklahoma’s secretary of education and candidate for state superintendent Ryan Walters called for the state to revoke his teaching certificate – a consequence normally reserved for very serious allegations of child abuse, predatory behavior or other alleged crimes. The mother who complained told FOX25 she was concerned about students accessing “porn books,” particularly Maia Kobabe’s “Gender Queer: A Memoir.”

The book is one of many available through the Books Unbanned program, created in response to nationwide efforts to remove books from library shelves. The library is “fighting for the rights of teens nationwide to read what they love, discover themselves, and form their own opinions,” according to a statement posted on their webpage.

“Gender Queer: A Memoir” was the most contested book of 2021 according to the American Library Association. It’s an illustrated graphic novel on the author’s journey to identify as non-binary, which does not identify as either male or female.

Parents and GOP lawmakers in some communities objected to the book based on the inclusion of certain explicit images, including depictions of masturbation and certain sexual experiences. A recent attempt to label the book obscene in Virginia failed.

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a Virginia Beach tattoo shop owner and former Republican candidate for Congress who wanted ‘Gender Queer: A Memoir’ and the fantasy romance novel ‘A Court of Mist and Fury” be deemed illegal for sale or loan in the state, according to an Associated Press story. He argued that depicting or illustrating sex acts in the books was inappropriate for children.

The judge ruled that the book did not meet the obscenity standard and said restricting the distribution of the books would violate the First Amendment.

“The First Amendment protects literary expression, even when some people find parts of the works difficult or objectionable. Everyone should be able to choose what they want to read,” said attorney Matt Callahan, of the ACLU of Virginia, who challenged the lawsuit on behalf of the booksellers.

Students: We want to hear from you. What do you think of these book bans? Are you concerned or not? I would love to hear from you via email or DM.

—Jennifer Palmer

Correction: In last week’s newsletter, teacher Summer Boismier’s name was misspelled. Oklahoma Watch regrets the error.

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Arctic Monkeys’ Reading Festival 2022 Set is one of Storybook | Live https://poterefotografico.com/arctic-monkeys-reading-festival-2022-set-is-one-of-storybook-live/ Sun, 28 Aug 2022 14:16:12 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/arctic-monkeys-reading-festival-2022-set-is-one-of-storybook-live/ Reading and Leeds Festival occupies a special place in Arctic Monkeys’ hearts. The Sheffield rockers first headlined the festival in 2009 and again in 2014. This is the arena they traveled to as young punters, and where they later played some number of impressive and career-defining sets. Perhaps the most anticipated UK festival performance of […]]]>

Reading and Leeds Festival occupies a special place in Arctic Monkeys’ hearts. The Sheffield rockers first headlined the festival in 2009 and again in 2014. This is the arena they traveled to as young punters, and where they later played some number of impressive and career-defining sets.

Perhaps the most anticipated UK festival performance of the summer, today’s Arctic Monkeys fever is intense in Reading. With punters on their feet, waiting outside the Main Stage East as early as 11 a.m. to be close enough for a good view, there is little doubt about the cultural significance of this hot ticket.

Arctic Monkeys' Reading Festival 2022 Set is one for the history books

The first live show on UK soil in four years for the band, they offer the crowd a series of select belts, while cleverly inserting some deep cuts, resulting in a vigorous and memorable live show. The sought-after guitar band demonstrates that the spark and energy for which they became known twenty years ago is as strong, as fierce as ever. Showcasing the depth of their catalog, the set is put together with a hungry fan base in mind.

singer and leader Alex Turn takes the quartet through a set of eighteen booming, peppy tracks and a three-song encore. They launch events evocatively with the resounding sound ‘Do I want to know’ to a gigantic cheer of a welcome from a buzzing audience. It’s a soulful opening moment just as they launch into the thundering, throbbing beats of ‘Brianstorm’ and the melodious ‘Snap Out Of It’. Staying on a similar emotional point with ‘Crying Lightning’ the mood then rises with ‘Teddy Picker’ from 2007’s ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’.

Arctic Monkeys' Reading Festival 2022 Set is one for the history books
Arctic Monkeys' Reading Festival 2022 Set is one for the history books

Continually feeding Reading’s ecstatic fans, punters sing, essentially, to highlight Turner’s clever lyricism that seems forever etched in a wall of fame unseen – or symbolic – for the band. At no point does the crowd stand still, it seems, and the deep love for Arctic Monkeys is strong, as the whole thing leaves a deep yet engrossing sting.

A voice of creative authority, Turner’s earthy, enigmatic voice sounds rich, and with precision, the crowd eagerly sings the poignant guitar riffs during songs such as “The View From the Afternoon”, “I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor”, “Arabella’ and last track of the encore ‘RU Mine?’. Crisply, debuts in Zürich, new song “I’m not quite where I think I am” gets the green light of approval.

Two decades on Arctic Monkeys continue to build on their list of accolades, and this performance adds yet another watershed and historic moment to their rock’s greatest legacy.

Arctic Monkeys' Reading Festival 2022 Set is one for the history books

Words: Susan Hansen
Photography: Ben McQuaide

Arctic Monkeys Reading Festival 2022 Set List:

  • do i wanna know
  • Brianstorm
  • Regain consciousness
  • Weeping Lightning
  • teddy picker
  • This is where you are wrong
  • Approaching Potion
  • The afternoon view
  • corner stone
  • Pretty visitors
  • Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
  • Why do you only call me when you’re high?
  • I’m not quite where I think I am
  • do me a favor
  • From the Ritz to the rubble
  • I bet you look good on the dancefloor
  • Socks
  • 505

Bis

  • Unique point of view
  • Arabelle
  • Are you mine?
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