In Purbalingga, central Java, numerous small workshops represent the first step in a global supply chain. Almost all workers are women, all of them scraping a living by measuring and cutting artificial hair to the requisite size for false eyelashes, and then knitting them onto a thin plastic thread. The job requires intense concentration, often leaving workers with sore eyes and backs. Their financial remuneration for such monotonous work is about $0.04 per pair, sometimes lower. By the time the product reaches Western consumers, the price they pay has often reached $10 a pair – a mark-up of 2,400%.
Here’s my duck pic
Yau Yau celebrates her second birthday at the Bifengxia Panda Base in China on August 25, 2012.
© Annette Yuen.
Omg happy bday
Alternate depiction of Black fatherhood offered by Toronto photographer and physician Zun Lee in his new book, Father Figure: Exploring Alternate Notions of Black Fatherhood.
Black Fathers, Present and Accountable
BY MAURICE BERGER
An anxious little girl hugs her father as a shark swims overhead in an aquarium. A man feeds his baby as he keeps a mindful eye on his three other rambunctious children. A single father reveals the tattoo on his forearm that depicts him as his son’s guardian angel. A young man poses proudly with the teacher he sees as a father figure.
While these photographs depict everyday situations, they are in one sense unusual: Their subjects are black and counter mainstream media that typically depict African-American fatherhood as a wasteland of dysfunction and irresponsibility. These images appear in a groundbreaking new book, “Father Figure: Exploring Alternate Notions of Black Fatherhood” (Ceiba), by Zun Lee, a photographer and physician based in Toronto. A reception and book signing to mark its release will take place Friday night at the Bronx Documentary Center.
[Continue reading article and view many more Zun Lee photographs.]
I wanted to do a project like this in 2002. So glad it exists!
Shizu Saldamando is Japanese-Mexican artist based out of Los Angeles, California. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles, for her undergraduate work and received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. Her work often revolves around race, gender, ethnicity, and sexual identity.
Her pieces featured here include (click individual image for more detail):
1) Irina and Ami / Las Tres Adelitas, 2009. Color pencil and collage on paper, 30 x 49 inches.
2) Cat and Carm, oil, gold leaf on found screen, 32x64 inches
3) Soni, Looking at Art, Blue ball point pen on Canvas, 24 x 48 inches
4) La Otra Gerry, gold leaf, washi paper, oil paint, on wood, 5x3 feet
5)Ripples, Long Beach, ball point pen on bed sheet, 178 x 249 cm
Click here to visit Shizu’s webpage for more of her art and further information.
Emma Sulkowicz is on the cover of this month’s New York Magazine and that is the coolest thing wow
DUUUUDE this is a huge fucking deal honestly
why am i only motivated to sort my life out at 4am
when you call people out for being problematic
'Black World', Johnson Publishing Company, Chicago, 1972-1974.