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fotojournalismus:

Here is a quick friendly reminder (or correction you may say):

This is an old photo from 2009. I saw this going around on the internet lately, uncredited and misleadingly captioned. Not going to name but even some NGOs and news sites share this as if it was taken recently in the Gaza Strip during Israel’s latest so-called ‘Operation Protective Edge’. However, as you might find after a little research, this picture was taken in Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip in 2009. Just few months after Israel’s then 22-day ‘Operation Cast Lead' (December 27- January 18).

Here is its caption: “A Palestinian boy plays with a pink balloon in the rubble of his house, which was destroyed during Israel’s 22-day ‘Operation Cast Lead’ [2008], in Jabalia, in the northern Gaza Strip, on April 10. [2009]”

Also, another thing is its photographer — either no name given or completely false name given. But, actually, it was taken by Ashraf Amra/APA Images.

But does it really matter? For credibility, yes, I think. Other than that, not really. Nothing has changed a lot, except for the names of stolen Palestinian lives and of Israeli military operations. 

What has happened to this little boy with a pink balloon? I can’t help but think where he is now, if he is still alive.

urbanautica:

KEVIN FRAYER

Canadian Kevin Frayer (b. 1973) is probably best known for his work as a war photographer. Since his career started in 1991, he has worked in the former Yugoslavia, Gaza, Afghanistan and Iraq. His amazing work has got him nominated for Pullitzer Prize and in 2009 he was among the winners at the World Press Photo. Since 2009 Kevin Frayer has been based in New Delhi, where he carries out his work for The Associated Press. War is no longer represented in his work, but the drama still lives its own quiet life in the pictures he takes in India. Whether it is the fishermen, farmers or coal scavengers he captures, their poverty is visible in the subdued everyday portraits Kevin Frayer takes. Still Kevin Frayer manages to add some aesthetics to the misery, not that anyone would want to trade with these people, but enough to remind one that beauty can emerge in glimpses, even under the most miserable conditions.

© All copyright  Kevin Frayer

asylum-art:

Hundreds of Hanging Red Coils Symbolize Human Connections-Beili Liu
This gorgeous array of floating red discs, called the Lure Installation Series, is a contemplative exploration of an ancient Chinese legend, which states that, “When children are born, invisible red threads connect them to their soul mates. Over the years of their lives they come closer and eventually find each other, overcoming the distance between, and cultural and social divides.”
Created by multidisciplinary artist Beili Liu, each site-specific installations symbolizes direct human connections and love throughout the world. To create each individually handmade coil, the artist ties a knot in the center of each disc and then spirals it into a circular shape. She then suspends hundreds of lines from the ceiling with needles and pierces the center of each disc with a second needle.
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asylum-art:

Hundreds of Hanging Red Coils Symbolize Human Connections-Beili Liu
This gorgeous array of floating red discs, called the Lure Installation Series, is a contemplative exploration of an ancient Chinese legend, which states that, “When children are born, invisible red threads connect them to their soul mates. Over the years of their lives they come closer and eventually find each other, overcoming the distance between, and cultural and social divides.”
Created by multidisciplinary artist Beili Liu, each site-specific installations symbolizes direct human connections and love throughout the world. To create each individually handmade coil, the artist ties a knot in the center of each disc and then spirals it into a circular shape. She then suspends hundreds of lines from the ceiling with needles and pierces the center of each disc with a second needle.
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asylum-art:

Hundreds of Hanging Red Coils Symbolize Human Connections-Beili Liu
This gorgeous array of floating red discs, called the Lure Installation Series, is a contemplative exploration of an ancient Chinese legend, which states that, “When children are born, invisible red threads connect them to their soul mates. Over the years of their lives they come closer and eventually find each other, overcoming the distance between, and cultural and social divides.”
Created by multidisciplinary artist Beili Liu, each site-specific installations symbolizes direct human connections and love throughout the world. To create each individually handmade coil, the artist ties a knot in the center of each disc and then spirals it into a circular shape. She then suspends hundreds of lines from the ceiling with needles and pierces the center of each disc with a second needle.
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asylum-art:

Hundreds of Hanging Red Coils Symbolize Human Connections-Beili Liu
This gorgeous array of floating red discs, called the Lure Installation Series, is a contemplative exploration of an ancient Chinese legend, which states that, “When children are born, invisible red threads connect them to their soul mates. Over the years of their lives they come closer and eventually find each other, overcoming the distance between, and cultural and social divides.”
Created by multidisciplinary artist Beili Liu, each site-specific installations symbolizes direct human connections and love throughout the world. To create each individually handmade coil, the artist ties a knot in the center of each disc and then spirals it into a circular shape. She then suspends hundreds of lines from the ceiling with needles and pierces the center of each disc with a second needle.
Zoom Info
asylum-art:

Hundreds of Hanging Red Coils Symbolize Human Connections-Beili Liu
This gorgeous array of floating red discs, called the Lure Installation Series, is a contemplative exploration of an ancient Chinese legend, which states that, “When children are born, invisible red threads connect them to their soul mates. Over the years of their lives they come closer and eventually find each other, overcoming the distance between, and cultural and social divides.”
Created by multidisciplinary artist Beili Liu, each site-specific installations symbolizes direct human connections and love throughout the world. To create each individually handmade coil, the artist ties a knot in the center of each disc and then spirals it into a circular shape. She then suspends hundreds of lines from the ceiling with needles and pierces the center of each disc with a second needle.
Zoom Info
asylum-art:

Hundreds of Hanging Red Coils Symbolize Human Connections-Beili Liu
This gorgeous array of floating red discs, called the Lure Installation Series, is a contemplative exploration of an ancient Chinese legend, which states that, “When children are born, invisible red threads connect them to their soul mates. Over the years of their lives they come closer and eventually find each other, overcoming the distance between, and cultural and social divides.”
Created by multidisciplinary artist Beili Liu, each site-specific installations symbolizes direct human connections and love throughout the world. To create each individually handmade coil, the artist ties a knot in the center of each disc and then spirals it into a circular shape. She then suspends hundreds of lines from the ceiling with needles and pierces the center of each disc with a second needle.
Zoom Info
asylum-art:

Hundreds of Hanging Red Coils Symbolize Human Connections-Beili Liu
This gorgeous array of floating red discs, called the Lure Installation Series, is a contemplative exploration of an ancient Chinese legend, which states that, “When children are born, invisible red threads connect them to their soul mates. Over the years of their lives they come closer and eventually find each other, overcoming the distance between, and cultural and social divides.”
Created by multidisciplinary artist Beili Liu, each site-specific installations symbolizes direct human connections and love throughout the world. To create each individually handmade coil, the artist ties a knot in the center of each disc and then spirals it into a circular shape. She then suspends hundreds of lines from the ceiling with needles and pierces the center of each disc with a second needle.
Zoom Info
asylum-art:

Hundreds of Hanging Red Coils Symbolize Human Connections-Beili Liu
This gorgeous array of floating red discs, called the Lure Installation Series, is a contemplative exploration of an ancient Chinese legend, which states that, “When children are born, invisible red threads connect them to their soul mates. Over the years of their lives they come closer and eventually find each other, overcoming the distance between, and cultural and social divides.”
Created by multidisciplinary artist Beili Liu, each site-specific installations symbolizes direct human connections and love throughout the world. To create each individually handmade coil, the artist ties a knot in the center of each disc and then spirals it into a circular shape. She then suspends hundreds of lines from the ceiling with needles and pierces the center of each disc with a second needle.
Zoom Info

asylum-art:

Hundreds of Hanging Red Coils Symbolize Human Connections-Beili Liu

This gorgeous array of floating red discs, called the Lure Installation Series, is a contemplative exploration of an ancient Chinese legend, which states that, “When children are born, invisible red threads connect them to their soul mates. Over the years of their lives they come closer and eventually find each other, overcoming the distance between, and cultural and social divides.”

Created by multidisciplinary artist Beili Liu, each site-specific installations symbolizes direct human connections and love throughout the world. To create each individually handmade coil, the artist ties a knot in the center of each disc and then spirals it into a circular shape. She then suspends hundreds of lines from the ceiling with needles and pierces the center of each disc with a second needle.

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