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The Sami Way by Elisa Ferrari

This interview between Marco Bohr and the Argentinian photographer Elisa Ferrari was conducted in June 2013. Marco Bohr: You came to photography via ethnomusicology. Is it fair to say that you came to photography relatively late? Do you think there might be certain advantages on being a bit of an outsider – if that is…

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The Happiness of the Working Poor

The British banking giant Halifax has launched a new advertising campaign which depicts ordinary people such as this hardware store sales assistant called Linda Turner. In a widely televised ad, Linda is depicted as a cheery person who likes to help others who come into the hardware store: she feeds water to a dog, she…

Three Studies of Lucian Freud

The 99 Percent and the Value of Art

Francis Bacon triptych at Christie’s auction, New York, 2013 Sold yesterday at Christie’s in New York for a staggering $142m, a Francis Bacon triptych has become, for now, the most expensive artwork ever to be sold at auction. This record-breaking sale is part of a far-reaching shift that is currently taking place in our globalized…