Kirkjubøur - Faroe Islands (by Felix van de Gein)
The photographer Samuel Fosso is widely considered one of Africa’s most important contemporary artists. Last February, amid catastrophic violence in the Central African Republic, Fosso’s studio was ransacked and much of his archive destroyed. Despite this, the Walther Collection in New York has managed to stage a solo exhibition of Fosso’s work.
All images copyright Samuel Fosso, courtesy the Walther Collection and Jean Marc Patras Galerie
William Eggelston, UNTITLED (SUMNER, MISSISSIPPI, CASSIDY BAYOU IN BACKGROUND), 1975
Last Ama photo, for her fans (I’m now done housesitting, so she abandoned me for her regular human companions). Ama cared about the glacier for about one second while it was making a noise. Then it was back to all frisbee, all the time.
Portage Glacier, Alaska
GAZA CITY : A Palestinian man plays with his baby on a beach on September 7, 2014 in Gaza city. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD HAMS
Jason Larkin: Isolated in Eritrea (2010)
“Having fought with most of its neighbours, Eritrea has few friends. It’s 30 year war with Ethiopia finally gained the country its independence in 1992. Colonised by the Italians and British before, Eritrea hasn’t had its own sovereignty for over 100 years and since its last deadly skirmish with Ethiopia in 2000, the country has been trying to find its feet, rebuilding its much needed infrastructure and various state institutions. Offers of help from the West are turned away as the president Isaias Afwerki believes aid does more harm than good.
The President’s view of aid reflects, in the extreme, a growing theory that aid to Africa can cause more problems than it solves. Only a handful of NGO’s are allowed to work there and their scope is extremely limited. The desire for self-reliance is based on more than a century of abuse from successive colonial masters. Afwerki admitted that living in Eritrea is a ‘struggle’ and a ‘hardship’ but claims that ‘charity does not work’.”