The Perversity of Propaganda

With the recent massacre largely aimed at young children in Houla, the war on the Syrian people reaches a new gruesome low. The images emerging out of Syria stand in stark contrast to the family friendly public profile the Assad regime attempted to promote in the past. As pointed out by the Washington Post, in…

The Environmental Portrait in Koyaanisqatsi

Las Vegas waitresses in Godfrey Reggio’s Koyaanisqatsi. In Godfrey Reggio’s Koyaanisqatsi, a group of middle-aged Las Vegas waitresses look straight into the camera as they are captured in time lapse. This brief scene in Koyaanisqatsi adds to the film’s complex montage of visually arresting sequences that explore the condition of late capitalism. The position of…

Photography at the Bauhaus

Masters on the roof of the Bauhaus building, c.1926, From left to right: Josef Albers, Hinnerk Scheper, Georg Muche, László Moholy-Nagy, Herbert Bayer, Joost Schmidt, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, Gunta Stölzl and Oskar Schlemmer. Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin/Centre Pompidou, Paris Bauhaus: Art as Life, currently on display at the Barbican Centre,…