Tag Archives: Photography

The Importance Of Photography In The Fight For Civil Rights

Some images are difficult to ignore. The dashboard camera footage of Sandra Bland’s arrest, three days before her wrongful death in prison. The still image of Michael Brown’s body covered by a sheet, just after the unarmed 18-year-old was fatally shot by a police officer. Protest photos of massive crowds bearing a single message, so simple it’s absurd: “Black Lives Matter.”… Read more »

Rotimi Fani-Kayode: Erotic photography from the ultimate outsider

(CNN)During his life, gay Nigerian photographer Rotimi Fani-Kayode struggled to find acceptance. Writing for now-defunct British photography magazine Ten.8, he once described himself as an outsider “on three counts.” “In terms of geographical and cultural dislocation; and in the sense of not having become the sort of respectably married professional my parents might have hoped for.” Fani-Kayode left Nigeria when… Read more »

Gas masks, guns and Misfits: the punk photography of David Arnoff

David Arnoff documented some of punks biggest players as the style mutated beyond its mid-70s origins, from Patti Smith to Ian Dury and Nick Cave. He tells the stories behind the shots Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/feb/25/punk-photography-david-arnoff