Ai Weiwei

Over a month ago, Jenessa posted a link to an article on the detainment of artist Ai Weiwei. The story continues to grow as Weiwei’s art circulates through galleries and museums without him.

The New York Times covers Ai Weiwei back in April: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/a/ai_weiwei/index.html

TIME Magazine names the artist one of the top 100 Most Influential People in the World: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2066367_2066369_2066464,00.html

You can sign a petition for the release of Ai: http://www.change.org/petitions/call-for-the-release-of-ai-weiwei

thathipsterporn.org

I’ve always enjoyed this Photo Blog.

thathipsterporn.org

I not the biggest fan of Polaroid film, but I feel this blog posts some unique combinations using the format of Polaroids.

I’m just guessing, but the majority of the photos submitted are digital recreations of Polaroids. Also a large portion of the photos seem to be screen shots of pornographic films; placing these images into a faded Polaroid frame seem to give the typically vulgar images a romance and timeless vibe.

Of course they have other submission than just sexy Polaroids. There is plenty of good artworks here. Check it out, but if you don’t take well to nudity and vulgarity steer clear.

-Cody M.

New Juried Book Competition

Here is another opportunity for everyone! “Open to Interpretation” is holding an open call for entries from all photographers, the theme: water’s edge. Being so close to the bay, I’m sure you guys have awesome possibilities for entries.

The winners of the image competition will be the inspiration for the literary (poetry, prose, fiction, nonfiction, etc.) portion of a book as well! Entries are due June 7!

Check it ouuuut! http://www.open2interpretation.com/

Sweet Photography Press

Lots of coverage recently for our bustling photography department! Fine art photography students’ passion and drive has a strong presence on Western’s campus that can be seen through current exhibitions, projects, and articles. Check out cool stories and galleries from classmates recent work:

Mixed Nuts
AS Review
Western

SEM Exhibition

Technology Fee

Anna Zuck even snagged the Western home page today with a photo from the “Mixed Nuts” exhibition! Congrats Anna!