40 years ago today
Egypt mourns ‘headscarf martyr’
Monday July 6, 2009, who was stabbed by a German man in a courtroom in eastern Germany last week, during a protest in Cairo, Egypt. The woman was to testify against the man in court after he allegedly called her an Islamist and a terrorist in 2008. German prosecutors say a 28-year-old man who fatally stabbed Marwa was driven by a deep xenophobic hate of foreigners. Arabic read as ” the veil martyr”. Arabic read as ” the veil martyr”. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ahmed), more on BBC
Iran – death of Neda
too upsetting to post many photos or videos so will just note links
Neda Agha-Soltan was killed June 20 during a protest in Tehran
TIME story | link to photos
Lede Blog on June 22 – the video still below haunts just like the one of the little boy being shielded by his father in West Bank the moment before he is killed. the moment before death
only Al-Jazeera blurs her face
Al-Jazeera Iran in Crisis
incredible memorial page on Facebook
a photo of her alive in collaged in front of a media still
rather than a ghost image – it is an image of fate to come
Day of Mourning in Iran, June 18
The day of mourning in Topkhone Square, Tehran, June 18, 2009.
A mourner holds up a photograph of one of the men who died during the rallies.
photo from Huff Post where Live Blogging continues
from Guardian – photos by Saeed Kamali Dehghan
from MSNBC: in front of the Iranian Embassy in Kuwait City – above; in Vienna directly above, on June 17.
more – photos from BBC
and another great amateur video with no voice over
Roh Moo-hyun funeral, South Korea
Roh Moo-hyun funeral preparations, S. Korea
photos of funeral procession
/P Animate Projects commissions artists to make work that explores the relationship between contemporary art and animation, for broadcast, gallery, cinema and online exhibition.
The Life Size Zoetrope by Mark Hewis, 2007
Primitive by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2009
Phantoms of Nabua,* portrait of a home and primitive installation
Unfolding the Aryan Papers by Jane and Louise Wilson, 2009
a video based on materials from Stanley Kubrick Archive, Aryan Papers, he never made.
The Black Dog’s Progress by Stephen Irwin, 2008
told through a series of flip books
blog about Rafah in Gaza Strip by journalist and photographer Mohammed Omer (his photo above)
interview on democracy now
web design for non profits
open source office software