Weekly Roundup: Afghan Box Camera Project, 2013 Dayanita Singh Photo Book and More

Weekly Roundup: Afghan Box Camera Project, 2013 Dayanita Singh Photo Book and More

Photographer Mia Muhhamad with his box camera.
Image Courtesy of the Afghan Box Camera Project

Afghan Box Camera Project
Discover Afghanistan’s unique photographic history through this project whose goal it is to research and record the use of a type of instant camera called the kamra-e-faoree. This extensive online resource features photographer profiles and photo galleries tracing the history of this simple, box-shaped wooden camera.

Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference – Call for Entries
Organizers of the conference are looking for short films under 15 minutes. Your submission should include an online link to your film (private link is fine), a press kit, and a short statement (50 words or less) on how the film addresses the mixed experience and fits the theme “Global Mixed Race” (trailers for feature films will be accepted).

Dayanita Singh’s File Room Photo Book
During a recent trip to Aperture, it was this book that I devoured out of all the others in their reading room. Singh’s series of B&W photographs show volumes of paper files bound, folded and stacked within various archives. The viewer at once thinks of the absurdity of sustaining paper archives and the sheer volume of India’s population.

Thai Politics Photo Essay
Graffiti on advertisements (mostly penises drawn over mouths) by teenagers is something I see everyday on the subway platforms of NYC. This series by Thai photographer Miti Ruangkrtya shows the political tension between the opponents supporters in Bangkok’s 2011 election.
Lorna Simpson Shoots Cast of 12 Years A Slave
So great to see Simpson “crossing over” and doing editorial work. Check out the images from her W Magazine shoot featuring actors Lupita Nyong’o, Adepero Oduye, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender.

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