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Famed war photographer turns his camera on racism, poverty and violence in U.S.

  • Jefferson23 (2432 posts)
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    Famed war photographer turns his camera on racism, poverty and violence in U.S.

    Full title: Broken America: Famed war photographer turns his camera on racism, poverty and violence in his own country on return to American soil

    Photographer Peter van Agtmael spent years covering conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan during wars
    The 36-year-old returned to America ‘trying to understand his experiences and his country’
    He decided to capture images highlighting racism, poverty and violence across country from 2009 to 2012
    His new book, ‘Buzzing at the Sill’, ‘is a stew of reflections on war, memory, militarism, identity, race, class, family, surrealism, and the landscape’
    By Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com

    Published: 09:05 EDT, 12 March 2017 | Updated: 04:18 EDT, 13 March 2017

    snip* The acclaimed photographer captured the images for his book from 2009 to 2016, while traveling across the country to places like Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Maryland, Brooklyn, New York and even New Orleans where he highlighted post-Katrina life.

    ‘The fact is my vision of America is in some degree sharpened and to some degree clouded by my experiences of America at war,’ he told the New York Times.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4306110/Photographer-turns-camera-racism-poverty-US.html#ixzz4bEtk5w9B

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  • hopemountain (1171 posts)
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    1. i hope he shared his photos with

    the persons he photographed – so that they had an opportunity to behold their power.


    "economic and environmental justice is spiritual work." ~ tom b. k. goldtooth .... "Upon suffering beyond suffering: the Red Nation shall rise again and it shall be a blessing for a sick world; a world filled with broken promises, selfishness and separations; a world longing for light again. I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth will become one circle again.  In that day, there will be those among the Lakota who will carry knowledge and understanding of unity among all living things, and the young white ones will come to those of my people and ask for this wisdom. I salute the light within your eyes where the whole Universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am that place within me, we shall be as one."  ~ Crazy Horse ~ Oglala Lakota (circa 1840-1877). His words of prophecy to Sitting Bull while sharing a sacred pipe a few short days before his death.