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Sniffing

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Say NO to drugs.Amr Dabees.

First selfie

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My first selfie ever…im on the train going to the beautiful Cairoo…i will be posting from there…im really excited. Amr Dabees.

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From a series called “Beautiful Egypt: I love Egypt and Egyptians”. Amr Dabees.

Egyptian child

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From a series called “Beautiful Egypt: I love Egypt and Egyptians”. Amr Dabees.

Tamara Dean – About Face – “Are you a boy or a girl?”

Tamara Dean

About Face – “Are you a boy or a girl?”

A series of portraits of people with androgynous qualities, which for me symbolize a universal sense of humanity without gender defining the individual.

Meng – I have a really cool paternal grandmother – she’s a Buddhist nun, has a shaved head, and really made her own way as a single mother in Communist China. My grandmother’s favorite story as a child was Mulan. A few months ago I watched the Disney rendition of Mulan with my mum and I struggled very hard not to cry during the scene where she cuts off all her hair to join the army. It reminded me of when I first cut off all my long, thick, black hair and my mother cried. She said to me in Mandarin through her sobs and tears, “Not boy, not girl” – a phrase she proceeded to repeat to me for over four years. I don’t think being androgynous means being neither a boy nor a girl – I think it means being able to embrace both femininity and masculinity. I think it means being comfortable with this fusion of softness and hardness, sensitivity and resilience, the external and the internal.

Grace – I was a confident child, that wore what I wanted and did what made me happy. I had no concept of gender; and the associated expectations, or an understanding of sexuality. As a child I had a strong sense of identity; it is a strange thing to lose it in adolescence only to regain it again. As a small children we played kiss and catch; I was always on the boys team and none of the kids questioned it. The environment that I grew up in was very open and allowed for self discovery and as a young girl it was acceptable to be a tomboy. I never wanted to trade in my board shorts and black harley davidson shirt for a dress, however, it had occurred to me that it was expected. I never thought people perceived me as a boy until I went to my friends house and his father asked me directly “are you a boy or a girl?”. I was self-conscious and hesitant to answer, that moment made me stop and internalise what that question meant.

 

 

Bio

Tamara Dean is an Australian photographic artist. In 2013 Dean was selected for the ArtOmi International Artists Residency, New York. Works produced during this residency won first prize in the 2013 New York Photo Awards – Fine Art series category. Dean has received numerous awards including a high commendation – 2013 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, winner – 2011 Olive Cotton Award and winner – 2009 Sydney Life: Art & About. Her works have featured in the 2015 Sydney Contemporary, 2014 Melbourne Art Fair, 2013 Aspettando FotoLeggendo Festival, Italy; 2012 Fotofever Brussels Art Fair and 2012 Pingyao Photography Festiva China. Solo shows include Here-and-Now 2015, The Edge, 2014, Only Human, 2012, This too Shall Pass, 2010 , Ritualism and Divine Rites, 2009. Dean was a member of the Oculi photographic collective from 2001-2011. Dean is represented by Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney and Jayne H Baum Gallery, NYC

 

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Hiroshi Okamoto – Recruit

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Hiroshi Okamoto

Recruit

“I want to die.”

During February 2013, this e-mail was sent by my best friend in my university, who was doing his job-hunting then.

In Japan, more than half a million students participate in job-hunting simultaneously every year.

Students go into this frantic game with their desire and anxiety for their future careers.

“Recruit” is a personal story of Yo Toshino, my best friend from my university, and his job-hunting experience.

This is also just one of the stories amongst more than half a million job-hunters in Japan.

 

 

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Okamoto was born in 1990 in Tokyo. He graduated from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University with a degree in Social Science and International Relations in 2014. After graduating, Okamoto was working as an video creator and editor at a video production in Japan. He then started his career as a photographer and film director. Hiroshi mostly focuses on East African countries and Japan in these days.

 

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Aaron Blum – A Guide To Folk Taxonomy

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Aaron Blum

A Guide To Folk Taxonomy

Appalachia pulls at me like a haunted memory. It is a place of nebulous forests, moss blankets and dark corners where secrets are kept and folklore thrives.

Human nature moves us to classify the things that make up our world. We describe our culture and surroundings through self-made dialect called folk taxonomy. This type of language and folklore helps to create and sustain regional identities and pass our existence on to future generations.

A Guide To Folk Taxonomy infuses Appalachian mystery with pseudo-scientific study as well as personal experience as a lifetime Appalachian resident. I see this place through idealized eyes of wonder. These images are my folklore.

 

 

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Aaron Blum is an eighth-generation Scots-Irish Appalachian from the hills of Appalachia; which is the center of his artistic work. After graduating with degrees in photography from West Virginia University and Syracuse University, Aaron immediately began receiving recognition for his photographs including the Juror’s Choice Award at Center: Santa Fe, Critical Mass top 50, Magenta Flash Forward, and FOAM talent. His work has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally as well as featured by the likes of Fraction Magazine, CNN, BBC and the New Yorker. His work has been included in the permanent collections of the Haggerty Museum of Art, the Houston Museum of Fine Art and Duke Documentary Studies.

 

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NYFW

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Photo by @fran.gennari.My last post is straight from the first day of the New York Fashion Week! It has been amazing to make you all part of my crazy NY life for awhile. Many thanks again to @diegorlando and @davidalanharvey for this opportunity. Cheers! #NYFW #nyc #manhattan #ny #photodiary

Diana

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Photo by @fran.gennari Williamsburg nights.#photodiary #nyc #ny #brooklyn

Broadway Junction

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Photo by @fran.gennari Evening commuter.#photodiary #nyc #brooklyn #portrait