150 Years Underground is a collection of 150 portraits of Londoners at 150 different Tube stations, and it commemorates 150 years of the London Underground. Now, it’s up for public viewing at Camden Collective until March 10th!
We love this pic from the hanging of the exhibition, and even if you can’t make it to Camden, you can see more pictures at the Facebook page.
Images are from issue #3 of Mossless magazine, which just reached its goal and features documentary-style photos snapped all over the US from 2003-2013 by the photographers listed above, among many, many, many others.
We’re currently obsessing over these images from Phillip Stearns’ High Voltage Image Making. The pictures explore the use of strong electrical currents in photography, and they are illuminating. They are powerful. They are positively shocking.
DANIEL JOHNSTON: here is a photo book about the artist and musician Daniel Johnston. Photographer Jung Kim documented Johnston’s process, work, and life over the course of three years. We asked her some questions about how the work came to be, and how it turned into a book.
How did you choose Johnston as your subject?
I was a fan of Daniel’s art and music, and I really just wanted to work with him and photograph him. When that opportunity came at one of his shows in NYC, I knew I wanted to keep working with him because I couldn’t put my camera down and we instantly developed a great working rapport. About 3 years in and many rolls of film later, I thought it would be nice to share these photographs finally, especially with his fans. That is when the idea for a book came to light.
The project seems to be about trust. What was the collaboration process like?
It is, and somehow that came naturally to us since the first shoot. Daniel was comfortable with me being a fly on the wall and allowed me to document him without limits. I think it’s rare to have a subject so open and trusting, and he was always himself without self-consciousness or a front - all of which are reflected in his own work. He made it so easy for me to capture him truly and honestly that it wasn’t so much a “process” but more like two old friends sharing a lot of silence and space together.
Anything else about the book that you’d like to mention?
We wanted to make a book from cover to cover that felt intimate and quiet. We asked Daniel to handwrite the title “here” over and over on a piece of paper and he ended up doing that during Sunday church in his hometown. Having only the title stamped on the cover in Daniel’s handwriting really made this book feel complete for us.
Over a year ago, photographer Matika Wilbur packed up her things into a car and embarked on Project 562. The goal of the project is to take pictures of members of every Native American tribe in the US, and these gorgeous images are among the many that she’s taken so far. You can also read more about the project here.
By the Olive Trees by Michael Friberg and Benjamin Rasmussen is a 64-page color newsprint publication consisting of stories from those affected by the Syrian civil war. Support the project here. Photograph from Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan by Benjamin Rasmussen.
"The pictures that meant almost nothing to people when I took them, had connected in a deep way, and without kickstarter, or the internet, it simply wouldn’t have been possible. While I didn’t need a publisher to make my book, the process of kickstarting it connected me with not only an incredible designer, but also one of the world’s best printer/publishers. While the project took longer than I had hoped, the backers got a book that is 50 times more beautiful than I could have made on my own and for me it is a powerful kickstarter success story.” Michael Galinsky on publishing Malls Across America