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Wayne Lawrence
 ‘Orchard beach : The Bronx Riviera’

Happy Birthday Dr. Huey P. Newton (Co-founder of the Black Panther Party); because they don’t want us to know he had a Ph.D in Social Science. They want us to think he was just some ignorant, trouble-making thug.

Robert Mapplethorpe's photograph entitled ‘Wave’ taken in 1980.
ICP-Bard MFA studios

"In the scrap metal dealer next to my office. Aided by some detective work by Facebook and Twitter friends, I think these are the remains of Fiona Banner's recent exhibits at Tate Britain.” (cormac70) [2010]

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Tonight at 6 pm, join us for a free tour of our exhibition Urbes Mutantes: Latin American Photography 1944–2013. The tour will be led by Aline Shkurovich, a recent graduate of our MFA program, who will share her perspective as a #LatinAmerican photographer. #luchadores #UrbesMutantes
Image:  Lourdes Grobet, Double wrestle III (La doble lucha III ), Mexico, 1981-82. Collection Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski. © Lourdes Grobet.
"I remember once, working as a packer in this lighting fixture company, one of the packers suddenly said: “I’ll never be free!” One of the bosses was walking by (his name was Morrie) and he let out this delicious cackle of a laugh, enjoying the fact that this fellow was trapped for life. So, the luck I finally had in getting out of those places, no matter how long it took, has given me a kind of joy, the jolly joy of the miracle. I now write from an old mind and an old body, long beyond the time when most men would ever think of continuing such a thing, but since I started so late I owe it to myself to continue, and when the words begin to falter and I must be helped up stairways and I can no longer tell a bluebird from a paperclip, I still feel that something in me is going to remember (no matter how far I’m gone) how I’ve come through the murder and the mess and the moil, to at least a generous way to die. To not to have entirely wasted one’s life seems to be a worthy accomplishment, if only for myself."
Charles Bukowski Rails Against 9-to-5 Jobs in a Brutally Honest Letter (1986) | Open Culture (via photographsonthebrain)

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Mom, Dad and I in 1964. At this point their marriage was illegal in 17 states. - Nayland Blake


With Curators: The Gifriends
(Marisa Gertz, Peter Marquez, Alex Thebez, Michael Fivis)
Prompt: Your gastrointestinal tract is 9 meters long. You eat: for the next 24 to 72 hours each mouthful will be ground down, broken apart, denatured, processed and, finally, absorbed - or excreted. Nearly a ton a year.87% of us (in America) have some kind of life online. Nearly 2000 hours a year. We communicate using text, video, and images: with each other, with organizations, and with technology itself. Every day we eat, for sustenance, for pleasure, or for social interaction. We consume this digital stuff for the same reasons, every day, and at an accelerating pace.Does this make you feel invigorated? Or bloated?
Submissions due July 20, 2014 at 11:59pm. Please submit to up to 5 images for consideration (sRGB, JPG or GIF, 2000 pixels on the longest side and 300dpi). Send as a ZIP file.Also please include: Title, Series (if relevant) and your web url.

NET 07 will be released during the Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo (RIPExpo)  taking place August 2nd-3rd at the Providence Public Library. 
So send in a submission jpg or gif!