Mirrors and Windows is a portrait series by Italian photographers Gabriele Galimberti and Edoardo Dilelle that draws insight into the lives of women across the world based on their intimate living spaces.
Joseph Maida‘s recent project, “New Natives,” addresses identity, gender, and sexuality through a very specific and relatively unexplored subject matter: male models of Hawaii. “While the photographs are literally of aspiring male models whom I scout through social media, they are about ‘otherness’ and broader issues at the forefront of current conversations in art and politics,” Maida tells PDN via e-mail. Hawaii’s rich history with both Eastern and Western influences is apparent while looking at each subject. “I began this project shortly after President Obama’s election in 2008 to explore how we’ve reconsidered conventional categorical assignments and traditional hierarchies at the beginning of the 21st century.”
For each portrait, the model chooses his wardrobe, his pose and the location where he wants to be photographed. There are no specific guidelines for what he should wear or how he should present himself; he is only encouraged to select a spot off the beaten path, away from “town” as the urban center of Honolulu is called. Following the photo session, he enumerates his personal background. This autobiographical description, along with his given name, serves as his portraitʼs title. –Courtesy of Daniel Cooney Fine Art
Detroit-born Photographer Mark Laita explores social and cultural clashes between different social backgrounds by juxtaposing people of United States in his stunning series “Created Equal”. By contrasting social inequality, Laita invited the viewers to think about how and why they took these different directions.
People born equal but turned out totally different in real life. Mark Laita in his photo series compare different people from all walks of life such as a bank robber and a policeman, a high school dropout and a college graduate, a company president and a janitor etc. It took almost 8 years for Mark Laita to complete the project.
“what the world eats” by cultural geographers peter menzel and faith d’aluisio, who document what people around the world eat in one week, here in order of expenditure.
it’s interesting how once you reach the developed world, the amount of food stays roughly the same, it’s just the cost that increases. i wonder how much of that is general regional cost-of-living and how much is a preference for convenience foods and expensive brands
I can’t imagine spending $200 a week for food, much less $500.
why is no one talking about the canadians favorite food
Photographer Kirk Crippens says you can’t. But that hasn’t stopped him from trying. Since 2009, he has been documenting the city of Stockton, Calif., which last year became the largest city in American history to file for bankruptcy — until Detroit filed yesterday. Before bankruptcy, Stockton was the epicenter of the foreclosure crisis. But before that, Crippens says, it “was an all-American city — Boomtown, USA — housing going up everywhere.”
Stockton is one of California’s largest inland ports. Duraflame, the manufacturer of fire starters, is there. And, at about an hour-and-a-half drive east of San Francisco, it had become a destination for city dwellers wanting more affordable space. Then the housing market imploded.
"Stockton is the canary in the coal mine," says Crippens. “It’s looked at internationally by people who are wondering: Is this gonna happen in Detroit?"
Yesterday it did. Although it’s still not clear what, exactly, that means. “There’s no precedent,” Crippens says. “We don’t know.”