It is so very beautiful.
Addendum: this book is beautiful and sad and interesting, but I have a couple of squeamish feelings about it…
1. both intro essays are by men. Not that they can’t speak eloquently and compassionately about prostitution, but I feel a woman’s voice would have lent another view. Martin Parr discusses the artist and his method of photography. John Carlin wonders about the prostitutes themselves, but in a sort of voyeur way. He asks questions, but doesn’t explore where the questions come from.
2. In Martin Parr’s intro essay he notes that Salvans “employed a cunning deception to help him get access to his models” because the prostitutes were not cool with being photographed. I appreciate that these images expose a profession we might not otherwise be able to see, but I am uncomfortable with the devious way he went about getting the photographs. I know that most street photography is taken surreptitiously, but I’m starting to question this. As a woman, I would be very upset finding a random photo of myself on an artists’ website or in a book. I have no control over the context or my own image. Upon reflection, this body of work seems exploitative. He could have paid for their images, but maybe Salvans didn’t want to feel like a john…
More to think about.
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Sales at VooDoo Doughnut in Portland and Eugene of this colorful, lemon cream-filled doughnut called the “Easy Peasey Lemon Kesey” help the University of Oregon’s Knight Library raise money to buy the Ken Kesey collection. Right now the collection is at UO and worth at least $2 million.
Kesey is a native Oregonian, graduated from UO, and the film based on one of his most well-known works, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” was shot in Oregon. UO wants to permanently house Kesey’s archive of letters, manuscripts, and artwork and his family has given the school first shot at purchasing it. UO has responded with a fundraising effort to avoid losing the collection.
for this I will eat voodoo donuts
so with all the password-changing that has been going on, i have run into some pretty crappy UX. This one is from Prezi where you first enter your new password, then confirm it. Then this box pops up. What they mean by “confirm the change you requested by providing your password” is that they want you to enter your OLD password, not the NEW one you just entered and then confirmed. WTF. Then i get the message “your existing password is incorrect.” Wait, what? Which “existing” password? The OLD one or the NEW one?
I spend A LOT of time on websites, using a large variety of functions, and there are just so many bad things. :(
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