Art/Video – The Twisted Films of the artist PES
I met photographer David Leeson a few years ago when we were speaking at the same photojournalism workshop in Omaha. It was like finding a long lost brother, so many things did we have in common. We shared the same obsessive compulsive immersive behaviors, the inability to stop or slow down, and as the conversation flowed over a couple of days we weren’t ever filling each other in on anything we didn’t already know about. Since then, Leeson went on to win a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the invasion of Iraq. We haven’t spoken since Omaha.
Here’s the interview: Fayrouz in Beaumont
NYT Book Review – Ivan’s War
NYT editorial – White House shoots foot
From the New York Times:
“The President of the United States doesn’t know what the rules are! The secretary of defense doesn’t know what the rules are. But the government expects this Pfc. to know what the rules are?”
Artist – Alex Gross
Though it won’t be published for another eight months, you’ve got to check out the preview to photographer Andrew Faulkner’s book, Midnight Train to Warsaw.
Artist- Marion Peck
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Not much today.