Monthly Archives: December 2011

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‘People of the Twentieth Century’ by August Sander (1876-1964)

August Sander provides an extensive encyclopedia into a Germany of the past through his seven categories of occupations:  The farmer, the skilled tradesman, the woman, classes and professions, the artist, the city and the last people (the social misfits or disabled). Apparently beginning in 1909, photographing farmers, Sander shows us the people that represented German society at the time and inevitably what these distinctions meant to him.

 

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The Farmers Arms Poem

According to research the poem dates from the late 18th century and it featured on many different forms of pottery created in England.

Let the Wealthy & Great,
Roll in Splendour & State,
I envy them not I declare it.
I eat my own Lamb,
My chickens and Ham,
I shear my own Fleece & I wear it.
I have Lawns, I have Bow'rs,
I have Fruits, I have Flow'rs,
The Lark is my morning alarmer.
So jolly boys now, Here's God speed the Plough.
Long life & Succefs to the Farmer.

Snap Me One! by Philip Kwame Apagya

A ghanaian photographer uses backdrops incorporating ideas typically viewed as outcomes of Western living and combines with the traditional poised style of Ghanaian portraiture.  The high life has been confused. The photos were taken sporadically in the 90s and the exhibition was in 1998.  Go HERE for more…

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Waiting for the Wave by Tony Nolan in Teahupo'o, Tahiti.

For Blustery Days

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Wet Women by Amanda Langford

Taken from an exhibition entitled ‘Wet Women’ which was held in 1988 in the West Indies. Go HERE for a few more…

Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko Bop!

 

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Linda Evangelista by Steven Meisel. 1989

by Ellen von Unwerth

Kate Moss by Frederique Veysset. 1994

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