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5 tags and 3 profiles in descriptionI'll be giving a talk about migration and photography today at the Lumix Festival in Hannover. This aerial photo of the Mexico-U.S. #border is featured in @TIME 's recent special report on the drone age. See the series at @viiphoto @pulitzercenter #overtheline #blueskydays #lumixfestival2018 #worldrefugeeday
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11 tags and 2 profiles in descriptionHey America, looks like it's time for a quick morality check if you want to continue as a democracy. Listen to your conscience and verify your status. . . The detail images of immigrant kids being apprehended are by acclaimed photojournalist John Moore @jbmoorephoto #migrantchildren #immigrantchildren #morality #conscience #borders #migration #childrensrights #immigration #recaptcha #imnotarobot #internetart internetart @everydaylafrontera
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4 tags and 1 profile in descriptionWar or peace? North Korea and the United States are at a key historical moment today. This image is from a #Pyongyang shooting range ten years ago. #NorthKorea #summit #trumpkimsummit @viiphoto
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8 tags and 3 profiles in descriptionIt's great to be in Denmark presenting my latest #drone work alongside @rasmusdegnbol , one of my students at the VII Masterclass in Milan. It's a thrill to see many of the students that we taught and mentored at the previous #viimasterclass have since achieved notable and lasting success. For many, the six-month intensive training program was a crucial career turning point. (Rasmus went on to have his own drone work exhibited at the #MoMA in NYC.) I'm really looking forward to teaching at the next VII Masterclass in #Warsaw . If you're an emerging talent ready to take your visual storytelling to a whole new level, you can apply for a spot before June 14th at: @viiphoto #viimasterclasswarsaw #mentorship #everydaylafrontera (This image is from the Mexico-U.S. border and featured in the current issue of @time .) #overtheline
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4 tags and 2 profiles in descriptionGlass 4x5" collodion negative in the fixer tray of an adobe house built in 1840 by Rafael Gonzales, when the pueblo of Monterey was the capital of Alta California under Mexican rule. Today, it's called the Stevenson House because Scottish author Robert Luis Stevenson stayed here in 1879. #linesandlineage @pulitzercenter #history #wetplate #collodion
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6 tags and 7 profiles in descriptionBack in the West exploring #history with the wet plate camera. Just another day on the job... #collodion #LinesandLineage #wetplate #glassnegatives #largeformat @pulitzercenter @baudoin_lebon @anastasiaphoto1 @viiphoto @thephotosociety video by @acullenphoto
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2 tags and 5 profiles in descriptionDivided, my latest video installation has won First Place, Producer’s Choice Award from @centersantafe Video link: Juror’s Statement: “This work took a very simple concept, a border wall between two countries, and visually infused it with all the complexities of the contemporary American debate. The ‘moving picture’ that tells this story, does so in a leisurely way, but clearly one that was thought out and executed with the utmost care and attention to detail. The ‘reveal’, at the end, lingers in your mind. This piece is not overly ambitious, but the artist’s ambition is right-sized to the storytelling and to the ability to tell it with a level of perfection that makes the story of Alta and Baja all the more relevant and impactful to the viewer.” — Keith Jenkins (@keithwj ), Director of Visual Journalism, NPR Artist Statement: Since Baja and Alta California were divided by the seizure of Mexican land by the United States military in 1848, a political boundary has jutted into the Pacific Ocean. Over the years, the border has been reinforced from an imaginary line to a fence to steel barrier. This single-channel video installation focuses on the timeless repetition of lines of waves as they crash perpendicular into the barrier. The collision of waves is mesmerizing, and we notice unified lines of waves that are divided in two. This work was supported by a Fellowship in partnership with the @pulitzercenter #border #everydaylafrontera @everydaylafrontera
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3 tags and 0 profile in descriptionHere's an image worth considering on #CincodeMayo : a map of Mexico and the US circa 1839, showing the original #border . #linesandlineage
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2 tags and 8 profiles in descriptionJoin me in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area this week as I present "Lines and Lineage," my Fellowship project on the forgotten history of the Far West before it was seized by the U.S. in 1848. Who were the early inhabitants of the West? What did the original border landscapes look like? Three upcoming events: • NYC talk at the @magnumfoundation #PhotoEx Symposium on Tuesday, May 1st. I'm scheduled to speak at 10:40am at this all-day event on challenging official histories with photography. Free, but RSVP required here: • San Francisco exhibition opening Thursday, May 3rd at @sfcamerawork starting at 6:00pm: • Bay Area artist talk at the @palo_alto_photo_forum on May 4th at 7:30pm. Moderated by Sally Katz of @sfmoma Tickets required: Thanks to CatchLight, @harpersmagazine @pulitzercenter and @baudoin_lebon for their support of this work. #LinesandLineage
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0 tag and 5 profiles in descriptionI will be speaking about my Lines and Lineage project at the @magnumfoundation symposium in NYC on Tuesday, MAY 1. The full-day symposium will feature projects that question official histories and explore alternative narratives. RSVP via Lines and Lineage explores the missing photographic history of the West using 19th century techniques. The project is supported by and @pulitzercenter The symposium is in collaboration with @parsonsschoolofdesign at @thenewschool
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5 tags and 8 profiles in descriptionFour ways to see my Lines and Lineage project: 1) Prints in NYC April 5-8 at #AIPAD2018 booth 205 2) Exposition in San Francisco May 3 - June 30 at @sfcamerawork 3) Artist talk in Palo Alto on May 4 at @palo_alto_photo_forum 4) Track down the Feb. issue of @harpersmagazine for the 12-page spread. • • • The #LinesandLineage series questions the role that photographs—both present and missing—have played in shaping the identity of the West. Using a 19th century camera and glass plate negatives, I photographed landscapes along the pre-1848 Mexico-U.S. #border and portraits of descendants of early inhabitants of the West. #AIPAD @PulitzerCenter @viiphoto @thephotosociety @baudoin_lebon #baudoinlebon
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6 tags and 7 profiles in descriptionFrom the series Lines and Lineage: Nathan Alexander Steiner and Green River, 2017, diptych gelatin silver prints from #wetplate , 60 x 40 cm, currently on view in NYC at booth 205 at @aipadphoto (@baudoin_lebon gallery). The booth is also showing work by artists @ayanavjackson @julietteandreaelie @joelpeterwitkinstudio & #robertmapplethorpe . #aipad2018 #baudoinlebon #AIPAD #LinesandLineage @pulitzercenter
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