Sunday, 23 December 2007

Seeds of Thought Urban Poetry

http://www.geocities.com/seeds_ofthought/homepage.html

F 'n' Christmas

I wish it wasn't Christmas
I wish it wasn't Christmas
I wish it wasn't Christmas

Cos its too fuckin' dear !

Its time for a fling
To hell with this ring

I wish it wasn't Christmas
Cos its too fuckin' dear !

In England by Don McCullin







Synopsis

Don McCullin’s view of England is rooted in his wartime childhood and growing up around Finsbury Park in the fifties. His first published photograph was a picture of a gang from his neighbourhood, which appeared in a newspaper after a local murder; McCullin always balanced his anger at the unacceptable face of the nation with tenderness or compassion.

In England combines some of his greatest work with an entirely new body of photographs. McCullin sees his home country with its perpetual social gulf between the affluent and the desperate in mind. He continues in the same black and white tradition as he did between foreign assignments for the Sunday Times in the sixties and seventies, when his view of a deprived Britain seemed as dark as the conflict zones from which he’d just escaped.

This book marks his return to the cities and landscape he knew as a young photographer. At a time when we might believe the world has changed beyond our imagination, McCullin shows us a view of England where the line between the wealthy and the deprived is as defined as ever. This time he adds wry humour to his lyricism, as if the nation is as absurd as it is tragic.

http://www.rbooks.co.uk/product.aspx?id=0224078704

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Eli Reed - Black in America

http://www.dirkhalstead.org/issue0007/erintro.htm

Injustice to Blacks in America represented photographically

Tom Stoddarts' Photography

http://www.tomstoddart.com/emotion.html

"A spirit in my feet said go and i went"

Great site - Photos images, with commentary and music

Li Zhensheng

http://red-colornewssoldier.com/toc.html

LI'SS PHOTOS ARE A RARE AND POSSIBLEY UNIQUE, PICTORIAL RECORD
OF THE HORROR,ABSURDITY AND BRUTALITY THAT WAS MAOS' CULTURAL REVOLUTION