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Project 8: In Dialog with Artist, Abelardo Morell, camera obscura.

Project 8: In Dialog with Artist, Abelardo Morell, camera obscura.

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pursuable:

Nicholas Mottola Jacobsen, Collages
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spanishroyals:

1855 sculpture of a dead infante, probably the Infanta María Cristina, a daughter of Queen Isabel II who died three days after her birth in 1854. Made in marble by José Piquer y Duart, the last Court Sculptor. 
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spanishroyals:

1855 sculpture of a dead infante, probably the Infanta María Cristina, a daughter of Queen Isabel II who died three days after her birth in 1854. Made in marble by José Piquer y Duart, the last Court Sculptor. 

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fastcompany:

Google’s Plan To Fight Human Trafficking With Big Data

A collection of tech and data companies are working together to track, map, and fight the criminal underworld that ships people around the world.

Google announced this week that it’s giving a $3 million Global Impact Award (part of a series of grants given to nonprofits changing the world with technology) to help three anti-trafficking organizations—Polaris Project, Liberty Asia, and La Strada International—create a Global Human Trafficking Hotline Network. While these organizations operate effective trafficking hotlines across the world, they don’t share their information. That’s the kind of big-data problem that Google can help with.

Nine months ago, Google Ideas convened a summit on exposing, mapping, and disrupting illicit networks—the kind that organize human trafficking. This is a big problem that’s often hidden from public discourse; last year, over 20 million people were trafficked across the globe, generating over $32 billion in profits.

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today-isawindingroad:

Beauty: Hunts Point, Bronx (par Chris Arnade)
Beauty, 21, was born and raised in Oklahoma, and was brought to New York City by a pimp who promised her she could “make some mad money.” She has since had nine pimps: “I have been through nine niggas. Got my first black eye from one, another punched me in mouth, but this guy is good to me.”
Her mother was an addict. “She started using crack. That’s when it all started, the walls started coming in on me. Now she is incarcerated. I can’t blame my mom—she’s my mom. I smoke weed, but not crack. I don’t like that peppermint burning smell.”
“I want to get out of this stuff, but I am scared. I guess I could stop at any time. Some of the guys tell me I could be a model. Money wise it’s good, but otherwise, fuck Hunts Point. Maybe I can become an RN, or go into childcare.”
When I asked her how she wanted to be described she said, “I’m a good person. I don’t like to see anyone down. I like to make people happy.”
More on Beauty here: The pain of Beauty.

today-isawindingroad:

Beauty: Hunts Point, Bronx (par Chris Arnade)

Beauty, 21, was born and raised in Oklahoma, and was brought to New York City by a pimp who promised her she could “make some mad money.” She has since had nine pimps: “I have been through nine niggas. Got my first black eye from one, another punched me in mouth, but this guy is good to me.”

Her mother was an addict. “She started using crack. That’s when it all started, the walls started coming in on me. Now she is incarcerated. I can’t blame my mom—she’s my mom. I smoke weed, but not crack. I don’t like that peppermint burning smell.”

“I want to get out of this stuff, but I am scared. I guess I could stop at any time. Some of the guys tell me I could be a model. Money wise it’s good, but otherwise, fuck Hunts Point. Maybe I can become an RN, or go into childcare.”

When I asked her how she wanted to be described she said, “I’m a good person. I don’t like to see anyone down. I like to make people happy.”

More on Beauty here: The pain of Beauty.

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kat-jb:

The difference between Freedom & Slavery is a thin line.I grew up believing in the equality of people. As a child in elementary I remember watching world vision frequently. I wondered why there were kids, wherever in the world, who had so little compared to me. It made me question the fundamentals of human injustice at an early age. Years later I’ve learned if there is one thing that is endless in power it is the governance among people. It’s a self-righteous doctrine and most are completely ignorant to it. Propagating has become such a perfected tool in manipulation that real issues are being ignored. The educational system is a joke, many foods at the grocery are owned by pharmaceutical companies,  there is little transparency as to where our tax money goes, there is no pension liability, and these are just a small number of obvious problems that effect our daily lives. Yet we will go about our routine, content with the lies, wondering why prices are going up or why our children aren’t getting jobs. Most will idly go about their lives this way. We call this freedom. Fuck that. This is the first image I’ve come across that I’ve whole-heartedly decided to tattoo onto my body. It represents two things I’ve stood by for as long as I could remember, my belief in the truth and my hope for equality. 

kat-jb:

The difference between Freedom & Slavery is a thin line.

I grew up believing in the equality of people. As a child in elementary I remember watching world vision frequently. I wondered why there were kids, wherever in the world, who had so little compared to me. It made me question the fundamentals of human injustice at an early age. 
Years later I’ve learned if there is one thing that is endless in power it is the governance among people. It’s a self-righteous doctrine and most are completely ignorant to it. Propagating has become such a perfected tool in manipulation that real issues are being ignored. The educational system is a joke, many foods at the grocery are owned by pharmaceutical companies,  there is little transparency as to where our tax money goes, there is no pension liability, and these are just a small number of obvious problems that effect our daily lives. Yet we will go about our routine, content with the lies, wondering why prices are going up or why our children aren’t getting jobs. Most will idly go about their lives this way. We call this freedom. 
Fuck that. 
This is the first image I’ve come across that I’ve whole-heartedly decided to tattoo onto my body. It represents two things I’ve stood by for as long as I could remember, my belief in the truth and my hope for equality. 

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wasted-hourss:

“Pivot was designed as a tactical intervention that facilitates communication between human rights activists, victims, and support services. It is not a stand-alone solution to the entire problem of human trafficking; rather it offers a cost-effective mechanism to address the discrete problem of providing rescue information to victims without their captors’ knowledge. It’s primary limitation is in exclusively targeting female victims. While women make up the majority of persons traffick for sex and domestic labor, men are also trafficked, particularly for industry and agricultural work.”

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Water and Soap: I was cleaning the windows on my back porch and saw beauty in the way the water and white soap mixed and swirled together.  I thought of Ernesto Neto.  Though Neto and this image have almost no correlation it was the shapes and forms in the water that the soap formed, reminding me of his abstract expressive art installations.  Neto creates a fantasy of biomorphic hanging growths. The soap kept swirling and mixing, giving an impression of expansion and elongation; taking me back to Neto.

Water and Soap: I was cleaning the windows on my back porch and saw beauty in the way the water and white soap mixed and swirled together.  I thought of Ernesto Neto.  Though Neto and this image have almost no correlation it was the shapes and forms in the water that the soap formed, reminding me of his abstract expressive art installations.  Neto creates a fantasy of biomorphic hanging growths. The soap kept swirling and mixing, giving an impression of expansion and elongation; taking me back to Neto.

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Little Black Dress: This is a semi-self portrait of me.  I wanted to express through color and attempted texture a material beauty.  I tried my hand at Elizabeth Peyton’s art work.  Her loose paint strokes, color filled, almost glamorous pieces I really admire.  Peyton paints with a dynamic and expressive brush, giving her works a contemporary feeling that I like.  I tried to copy some form of her style into my watercolor, but I could not seem to get my strokes bold and strong enough.  Her art has a power and confidence to it that I would love to steal.

Little Black Dress: This is a semi-self portrait of me.  I wanted to express through color and attempted texture a material beauty.  I tried my hand at Elizabeth Peyton’s art work.  Her loose paint strokes, color filled, almost glamorous pieces I really admire.  Peyton paints with a dynamic and expressive brush, giving her works a contemporary feeling that I like.  I tried to copy some form of her style into my watercolor, but I could not seem to get my strokes bold and strong enough.  Her art has a power and confidence to it that I would love to steal.

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Ballerina: I have always thought that ballerinas have such grace and amazing physical forms.  In so many works I see a resemblance of this same grace and motion.  

Ballerina: I have always thought that ballerinas have such grace and amazing physical forms.  In so many works I see a resemblance of this same grace and motion.