L.A. Times photojournalist Mark Boster captures chilling scenes from supermax security Pelican Bay State Prison.
Thursday on Fresh Air:
4 alleged leaders of rival prison gangs worked together to coordinate a hunger strike last summer, at California’s Pelican Bay State Prison, in protest of long-term solitary confinement. We’ll speak to journalist Benjamin Wallace-Wells about how they organized the strike while in solitary. Then we’ll speak to Professor Craig Haney who has interviewed about 1,000 prisoners who have done time in solitary about its psychological impact.
In need of bright colors.
Nick Meek, via Kateoplis
Using self-portrait photographs and watercolors, artist Aliza Razell has been exploring several abstract narratives by merging the two mediums in Photoshop. Her first series, Anesidora , involves the story of Pandora’s Jar (Pandora’s box was actually a jar, a detail misinterpreted in the 1400s), while the second is inspired by the Finnish word ikävä, meaning the feeling of missing someone or something. You can see much more of her work over on Flickr.
Take a walk.
A decade ago, Peter Wegner was hoping to “simplify” his relationship with New York City. “The city is always burgeoning,” he says. “It’s just entirely too much.”
Around the same time, he started to take notice of the negative space within Manhattan’s skyline. That’s when “Buildings Made of Sky" began. It’s a simple idea — a collection of upside-down photographs showing the city’s most imposing streetscapes in a new way.
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He’s terminating that plie.
“Arnold Schwarzenegger takes a ballet lesson from dancer Marianne Claire during filming of “Pumping Iron,” a documentary film about bodybuilding, in New York City.”
Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde makes small clouds indoors by using a combination of “frozen smoke” and water vapor.