My good friend and fab photographer Tema Stauffer is one of several talented women on view tonight in the group show organized by the online blog project NYMPHOTO. I will be on a plane, but I those of you in town should stop by and take a look.
CONVERSATIONS VOLUME 1
GROUP SHOW III
Wednesday May 6, 6-8pm
Sasha Wolf Gallery
10 Leonard St., Tribeca
From NY Times
Dieting in the Torture Memos
In a footnote to a May 10, 2005, memorandum from the Office of Legal Council, the Bush attorney general’s office argued that restricting the caloric intake of terrorist suspects to 1,000 calories a day was medically safe because people in the United States were dieting along those lines voluntarily.
“While detainees subject to dietary manipulation are obviously situated differently from individuals who voluntarily engage in commercial weight-loss programs, we note that widely available commercial weight-loss programs in the United States employ diets of 1,000 kcal/day for sustained periods of weeks or longer without requiring medical supervision,” the footnote reads. “While we do not equate commercial weight loss programs and this interrogation technique, the fact that these calorie levels are used in the weight-loss programs, in our view, is instructive in evaluating the medical safety of the interrogation technique.”
There are so many things wrong with this, I cannot begin to discuss them all. But just the basic idea that our government would use the fact that Americans suffer from eating disorders as a justification for using starvation as a torture method is enough…..
A great mini-documentary on effects of photoshop on our culture produced by the NY Times. See it the video here. Check out the work of the director, Jesse Epstein, on her blog.
Here is a good example of how even already good looking girls get ‘improved.’
It has been great to see a growing contemporary art scene in my hometown of Detroit. The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, CAID, is still developing a program, but they just launched their first online exhibit, Contact. I am happy to have work from my UV project included.
I know I have been MIA for a while, however sometimes life takes precedence over blogging. Once I am caught up, (which may be never!) hopefully I devote some more attention to GG. But I could not resist posting this work featured in today’s Times. I have one word: Jealous! I have been fantasising about doing still lifes in the machines at the airport that scan you bags at security. Well I missed my chance. Satre Stuelke, a former SVA art professor now in med school used CAT scan technology to capture children’s toys and small electronics. You can see more at his website.
I am pleased to announce that the WIPNYC – LIGHTSIDE Individual Project Grant is now open! You have until May 1st to do your online entry form. We invite all female photographers to apply who have a project that needs funding. Exhibitions, books, travel for shooting, film, equipment are all acceptable requests for funding. The online application is easy and the $20 entrance payable with paypal.
Good luck! And thanks to our generous sponsor Lightside & LTI, LTI is my lab of choice and Lightside does my framing. I can vouch for the excellence of both.
A special thanks to Humble Arts, and Amani Olu & Dalton Rooney for getting our redesigned site up and running.