the child grows enormous but never grows up
life:

A welder at a boat-and-sub-building yard adjusts her goggles before resuming work, October, 1943. By 1945, women comprised well over a third of the civilian labor force (in 1940, it was closer to a quarter) and millions of those jobs were filled in factories: building bombers, manufacturing munitions, welding, drilling and riveting for the war effort.
See more photos here.

life:

A welder at a boat-and-sub-building yard adjusts her goggles before resuming work, October, 1943. By 1945, women comprised well over a third of the civilian labor force (in 1940, it was closer to a quarter) and millions of those jobs were filled in factories: building bombers, manufacturing munitions, welding, drilling and riveting for the war effort.

See more photos here.

michaeldavidfriberg:

Papaw (my grandpa) sweeping his sidewalk to escape the people overrunning his house. 
” I came out here to get some peace and you come out here poppin’ that thing off every whichaway!” 

michaeldavidfriberg:

Papaw (my grandpa) sweeping his sidewalk to escape the people overrunning his house. 

” I came out here to get some peace and you come out here poppin’ that thing off every whichaway!” 

whitneymuseum:

Yayoi Kusama in her installation Fireflies on the Water (2002) two weeks ago. The room is currently on view at the Whitney as part of Kusama’s retrospective. 
Photograph by Jason Schmidt, whose artist portraits are worth spending some time with. 

whitneymuseum:

Yayoi Kusama in her installation Fireflies on the Water (2002) two weeks ago. The room is currently on view at the Whitney as part of Kusama’s retrospective

Photograph by Jason Schmidt, whose artist portraits are worth spending some time with. 

devidsketchbook:

Artist Yuko Nasu  (Man Oil / B /  Yuko Nasu)

Yuko Nasu was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She studied visual design in Kyoto and Fine Art in London. She lives and works in London.

bottlekids:

by Kit Yip
blahblahlah:


Ingmar Bergman

blahblahlah:

Ingmar Bergman

jesuisperdu:

joel sternfeld

emir sehanović
mythologyofblue:

Walter Benjamin’s passport photo.

To be filed under things one cannot anoint by clicking a small picture of a heart. A thing powerful enough, so full of moment, as to have dropped [resist temptation here to speak of bursts] from our expected history-kitsch axes into the realm of things about which too much might be too easily said and so nothing must be said. An image/object poised at the event horizon of symbology; we can see it there, know what it represents, but it has fallen into itself under its own weight and so no longer represents anything at all, really, so long as we maintain that representation is tied, however tenuously, to a use value. We cannot say anything about it. It cannot be used. If Benjamin’s allegorical objects in trauerspiel have an antimony, this must be it. They are vectors approaching the same point of silence, one burst open [ah well, there it is] one, this one, crushed in.

[towirr, invisiblestories]

mythologyofblue:

Walter Benjamin’s passport photo.

To be filed under things one cannot anoint by clicking a small picture of a heart. A thing powerful enough, so full of moment, as to have dropped [resist temptation here to speak of bursts] from our expected history-kitsch axes into the realm of things about which too much might be too easily said and so nothing must be said. An image/object poised at the event horizon of symbology; we can see it there, know what it represents, but it has fallen into itself under its own weight and so no longer represents anything at all, really, so long as we maintain that representation is tied, however tenuously, to a use value. We cannot say anything about it. It cannot be used. If Benjamin’s allegorical objects in trauerspiel have an antimony, this must be it. They are vectors approaching the same point of silence, one burst open [ah well, there it is] one, this one, crushed in.

[towirr, invisiblestories]

prostheticknowledge:

Minjeong An

Creative, diagrammatic self-portraits of the artist.

The full size versions of the works can be found on the artist’s website (although it seems to have taken a bit hit in traffic)

http://myartda.com/

Alternatively, you can see more at 50Watts profile of the artist.

theconstantbuzz:


© Jordi Gual

theconstantbuzz:

© Jordi Gual