Spurt of Blood
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lomographicsociety:

Film Ferrania To Produce Films Anew
It’s official: Ferrania films will finally be available again in the market soon! http://bit.ly/1AZRv9N

Woot woot!

lomographicsociety:

Film Ferrania To Produce Films Anew

It’s official: Ferrania films will finally be available again in the market soon! http://bit.ly/1AZRv9N

Woot woot!

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nevver:

Train in vain, Pierre Folk

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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Joshua Hagler

My Name is Nobody

2014

1 & 2. Et In Arcadia Ego / detail

3 & 4. I Am a False Prophet. God is a superstition / detail

5. The Pipeline

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The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6,314, compared with $110,500 for the average white household, according to 2011 census data. The gap has worsened in the last decade, and the United States now has a greater wealth gap by race than South Africa did during apartheid. (Whites in America on average own almost 18 times as much as blacks; in South Africa in 1970, the ratio was about 15 times.)
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The primary causes of poverty lie not in individual behavior at all, but in specific social and historical structures, in forces outside any single person’s control. If you haven’t lived it or even seen it firsthand, there’s almost no way to imagine it. Living in the ghetto, one faces problems with public housing, family violence, drug and alcohol abuse, the drug trade, negligent landlords, criminals, illness, guns, isolation, hunger, ethnic antagonisms, racism, and other obviously negative forces. Even forces that might seem positive in other circumstances- the law, the media, government, neighbors, police- can, in the ghetto context, make life miserable for the poor. And one has to contend will all of these forces- any one of which might be overwhelming- all at once, without a break. Turn to deal with one problem, and three attack you from behind. Experience a little unexpected bad luck, and you find yourself instantly drowning. The cumulative effect of the ‘surround’ is more than the sum of any of these individual forces. There is simply no space to breathe.

American society has generally tried to confine private charity and governmental assistance to the ‘deserving’, while insisting that the ‘undeserving poor’ improve their character as a condition for receiving relief. Like many people in our individualistic culture, the poor ultimately blame themselves for their lack of success, and can easily lose whatever self-confidence they have been able to muster. What little public assistance exists is often administered in ways that make it difficult to move back into the world of self-sufficiency, especially when self-sufficiency is defined as a series of exhausting jobs that don’t pay a living wage. The causes of ghetto poverty do not lie in the individual behavior of inner city African Americans, but lie primarily in forces outside their control. It is up to them to do what they humanly can; it is up to the rest of society to change existing programs and create new ones to allow everyone to enjoy a decent standard of living
Urban Injustice: How Ghettos Happen by David Hilfiker, M.D, xii & xv,  69, 58, & 128 (via twentyfirstcenturyvagabond)
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amare-habeo:

Odilon Redon (French, 1840 - 1916) - Visage de rêve, N/D
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Galerie  Coatalem, Paris, France

amare-habeo:

Odilon Redon (French, 1840 - 1916) - Visage de rêve, N/D

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Galerie  Coatalem, Paris, France

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design-is-fine:

Jana Heidersdorf, Banshee & Kelpie, 2014. Artists on tumblr: checanty

Inbetween two mysterious creatures, illustrated by one of my students, who is hopefully enjoying my design history course.  

(Source: checanty)

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yungshrek:

the chosen one has revealed themself

yungshrek:

the chosen one has revealed themself

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And if Michael Brown was not angelic, I was practically demonic. I had my first drink when I was 11. I once brawled in the cafeteria after getting hit in the head with a steel trash can. In my junior year I failed five out of seven classes. By the time I graduated from high school, I had been arrested for assaulting a teacher and been kicked out of school (twice.) And yet no one who knew me thought I had the least bit of thug in me. That is because I also read a lot of books, loved my Commodore 64, and ghostwrote love notes for my friends. In other words, I was a human being. A large number of American teenagers live exactly like Michael Brown. Very few of them are shot in the head and left to bake on the pavement.

The “angelic” standard was not one created by the reporter. It was created by a society that cannot face itself, and thus must employ a dubious “morality” to hide its sins. It is reinforced by people who have embraced the notion of “twice as good” while avoiding the circumstances which gave that notion birth. Consider how easily living in a community “with rough patches” becomes part of a list of ostensible sins. Consider how easily “black-on-black crime” becomes not a marker of a shameful legacy of segregation but a moral failing.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, being amazing. (via politicalprof)