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think this happens only in Tehran. Some people get paid to walk behind your car, so the traffic cameras can not capture your plate number when you enter the restricted traffic areas! (via (359) Jobs: What is a job that exists only in your country? - Quora)

think this happens only in Tehran. Some people get paid to walk behind your car, so the traffic cameras can not capture your plate number when you enter the restricted traffic areas! (via (359) Jobs: What is a job that exists only in your country? - Quora)

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For her iteration of the MCA Chicago Plaza Project, Ross-Ho re-creates this trio at a monolithic scale with faithful allegiance to the original image. Completing the installation is a large-scale rendering of a color calibration card—the color grid that is used to maintain accuracy in the printing or post-production of color photography because it remains consistent in various lighting conditions. By including this card—which is usually discarded or cropped out of finished photographs—Ross Ho presents an image that is self-consciously “contaminated,” as the color calibration card disrupts the composition. At the same time, its inclusion points to it as an artifact of a bygone era in which “accuracy” or “truth” in photography was a given. (via Amanda Ross-Ho | i like this art)

For her iteration of the MCA Chicago Plaza Project, Ross-Ho re-creates this trio at a monolithic scale with faithful allegiance to the original image. Completing the installation is a large-scale rendering of a color calibration card—the color grid that is used to maintain accuracy in the printing or post-production of color photography because it remains consistent in various lighting conditions. By including this card—which is usually discarded or cropped out of finished photographs—Ross Ho presents an image that is self-consciously “contaminated,” as the color calibration card disrupts the composition. At the same time, its inclusion points to it as an artifact of a bygone era in which “accuracy” or “truth” in photography was a given. (via Amanda Ross-Ho | i like this art)

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On May 30, 2012, at 10 PM was awakened and told to dress. Seventy-two of us were chained and shackled again and put onto another plane. When we landed, we were told we were near Kingston, Jamaica, and the officers gave each of us a phone card. Most of the men were able to arrange to have family members pick them up. Six of us were stranded. I knew no one in Jamaica—I hadn’t been there in more than 20 years, and my whole family now lived in the United States. I didn’t have any money or even a change of clothes. I’d lost 40 pounds while in detention, and the jeans and thermal shirt I was wearing when I was taken from my house were practically falling off me….

That’s how I came to find myself back in rural Jamaica at age 41, having never visited since leaving as a boy of 17. It’s a very tough place—there are no jobs, and crime and poverty are rampant. There are murders every day. People who are deported back here are stigmatized—seen as criminals who must have committed some heinous crime in order to be sent back—and often become the targets of violence. We’re seen as disposable and worthless, not entitled to anything, not even a job.So I have to keep quiet about my circumstances as I scramble to make a living, desperate to find a way home.

(Source: politico.com)

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Circle of Confusion (1997/2012) by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige
Renowned artist film-makers Hadjithomas and Joreige return to the gallery with a new version of their epic interactive work, Circle of Confusion, first done in 2001. They invite visitors to remove and scatter 3,000 fragments of an aerial photograph that compromises their native city of Beirut. Underneath, a large-scale mirror is revealed, reflecting the viewer into the crevices of the disappearing cityscape (via Palistinauts and Virtual Jihadi: Arabic artists get subversive – in pictures | Art and design | theguardian.com)

Circle of Confusion (1997/2012) by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige
Renowned artist film-makers Hadjithomas and Joreige return to the gallery with a new version of their epic interactive work, Circle of Confusion, first done in 2001. They invite visitors to remove and scatter 3,000 fragments of an aerial photograph that compromises their native city of Beirut. Underneath, a large-scale mirror is revealed, reflecting the viewer into the crevices of the disappearing cityscape (via Palistinauts and Virtual Jihadi: Arabic artists get subversive – in pictures | Art and design | theguardian.com)

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A statue built for Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi, who hurled his shoes at former U.S. president George Bush, is seen in Tikrit, 150 km (95 miles) Baghdad, January 27, 2009. (via Shoe monument for man who threw footwear at Bush | Reuters)

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A statue built for Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi, who hurled his shoes at former U.S. president George Bush, is seen in Tikrit, 150 km (95 miles) Baghdad, January 27, 2009. (via Shoe monument for man who threw footwear at Bush | Reuters)

forgot about this.

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Plaster statue of Kim Jong Il in a lobby at Munsu Water Park in east Pyongyang (via North Korea just built the creepiest water park you’ve ever seen)

Plaster statue of Kim Jong Il in a lobby at Munsu Water Park in east Pyongyang (via North Korea just built the creepiest water park you’ve ever seen)

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