'Crying Meri: Documenting Extreme Gender Violence in Papua New Guinea' launches Kickstarter campaign
When FotoEvidence first exhibited photographer Vlad Sokhin's 'Crying Meri’, they had no idea how fast and deep would be its impact. Within months, the work was picked up by gender activists working for the United Nations, Amnesty Australia Pacific, and Child Fund Australia for campaigns to expose the extraordinary violence against women in Papua New Guinea (PNG). International attention and a public outcry by concerned activists brought a response by the government, which passed the nation’s first law prohibiting domestic violence late last year. This is a first step in a long process of change that needs to happen in PNG to protect women from violence. FotoEvidence and Vlad Sokhin have launched a Kickstarter campaign to create a publish ‘Crying Meri’ and create a documentary record of gender violence in PNG.
(Photograph by Vlad Sokhin)
David Hammons - Bli-zaard Ball Sale (1983)
"The photos portraying Hammons with his neatly arranged rows of snowballs for sale are probably the most frequently reproduced images in the artist’s oeuvre. The piece has become iconic, the single ephemeral work – a work that is essentially about ephemerality – that has come to stand for his entire practice.”
it started to get dark so the lighting was shit but i couldn’t ignore this little snail in the flower
Filippo Minelli, Contradictions (Ongoing)
The aim of the project is to point out the gap between the reality we live in and the ephemeral world of technologies.
Writing the names of anything connected with 2.0 experiences in the slums of the third world as to show the idealization connected with these experiences, underlining the difference between what we decide to show about us and our reality and how the world actually is, how we actually are and live.
2.0 technologies and the marketing behind them are characterized by a religious veneration, as also said by Leander Kaheny in his “Cult of Mac” book. Users are pushed to live with increasing abstraction from reality, living technologies only as an ideal reality.
Project realized (until now) between Cambodia, Vietnam, Mali, China, Italy.