September 1, 2014

different-cultures-and-justice:

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Caretos (meaning “Ugly Faces”) represent demons of Nature linked to fertility rituals. It’s a pre-historic celtic tradition still in place in the region of Bragança in Northern Portugal.

(click on the pictures to see where the caretos are from and for a clearer and fuller view)

With masks made of wood, brass, cork, straw or fabric, and costumes made of traditional colorful quilts, young men run through the village, screaming, playing the chocalhos (bells), playing pranks, trying to steal whine and re-enacting several historic moments, like the roman invasions, the visigothic invasions and the muslim invasions.

The only way to get the Caretos to stop their pranks is by throwing ash at them or getting the Marafonas (Crones) to intervene.

They’re more active around Mardi Gras (Carnaval), and while it’s never been a holiday, it has always been what counts as a bank holiday. Two years ago, when Portugal asked for financial bailout, the Prime-Minister decided to end Carnaval, stating that it’s not even a Portuguese tradition (needless to say he’s from the South). One of his minister apologized on public TV to the people of Bragança that same night, going against the Prime-Minister, but the damaged had already been done.

Then again, with the way the North is treated here, it’s not surprising

Wikipedia 

Pictures from google

Video (music: Foliada de Berbucido by Gallician folk group Milladoiro. Spanish Galicia and Northern Portugal belong to the same ethnic/cultural group)

(via portugalsecrets)

September 1, 2014

wired:

Glen E. Friedman is responsible for many of the most iconic portraits of hip-hop, punk, and skating legends taken in the ‘80s and ‘90s. The best of these photos has been compiled in a new anthology called My Rules.

See more of Friedman’s shots of Ice-T, Henry Rollins, and Tony Hawk here.

(Source: Wired)

September 1, 2014
alma-portuguesa:

Sé de Lisboa, Portugal

alma-portuguesa:

Sé de Lisboa, Portugal

(Source: Flickr / aragao)

September 1, 2014

manpodcast:

These are five of the seven pictures Dorothea Lange took of Florence Thompson in Nipomo, Calif. in February, 1936. Thompson was a pea-picker and mother of seven children. Ever since Lange took her iconic photograph of Thompson — shown above in the best-known form, and at bottom in un-modified form (note the thumb in the lower right) — she’s been known as the Migrant Mother. These are five of the seven known Lange photographs of Thompson. Each is in the collection of the Library of Congress. 

Tonight most PBS stations will premiere an "American Masters" documentary on the life and work of Dorothea Lange. Titled "Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning," the film looks at Lange’s life from her upbringing outside New York City, to her emergence as a major American photographer. Lange is best-known for her work chronicling the Dust Bowl era, but her oeuvre includes much more, including pictures of Depression-era labor strife, the internment of Japanese-Americans and early environmentalist documentary photography. Such was Lange’s stature that just after she died in 1966 the Museum of Modern Art devoted just its sixth retrospective of a photographer’s career to her work. 

Taylor was the lead guest on last week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast. She and host Tyler Green discussed the documentary and Lange’s life and work.

How to listen to this week’s show: Listen to or download this week’s program on SoundCloudvia direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:

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September 1, 2014
mapsontheweb:

Wine regions in Uruguay and Southern Brazil

mapsontheweb:

Wine regions in Uruguay and Southern Brazil

(Source: decanter.com)

September 1, 2014
jacobvanloon:

Just a reminder that Tuesday, September 2 is the last day to enter my original illustration giveaway. Instagram only, thank you and good luck. 

jacobvanloon:

Just a reminder that Tuesday, September 2 is the last day to enter my original illustration giveaway. Instagram only, thank you and good luck. 

September 1, 2014

Thomas Ruff

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September 1, 2014
Jeremy Mann
"Composition 156"
Oil on Panel48 x 48 inches- Opening this weekend, September 5th 5-8pm and September 6th 3-7pm, CH Gallery - 326 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg CA. with fellow friend and artist Valerio D’Ospina -

Jeremy Mann

"Composition 156"

Oil on Panel
48 x 48 inches

- Opening this weekend, September 5th 5-8pm and September 6th 3-7pm, CH Gallery - 326 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg CA. with fellow friend and artist Valerio D’Ospina -

September 1, 2014

Lucile Chombart de Lauwe

Foyers (urbans) Mongols

Pays en transition, la Mongolie se (re)construit autour de villes et de noeuds urbains, bien loin de l’image d’épinal des grandes steppes. Ce monde en mouvement, guidé par le développement d’une économie de marché et par la multiplication de catastrophes climatiques, marque des ruptures.

Sans opposer nomadisme et sédentarité, Lucile Chombart de Lauwe nous fait partager les transformations, les transpositions et les ajustements des manières d’habiter d’une population s’installant ou déjà installée en ville, au sein de la capitale mongole Oulan-Bator, ou ailleurs. Le passage des grands espaces à la ville surpeuplée, de la tente circulaire et mobile à un habitat angulaire et fixe entraîne des changements de modes de vie qui posent question. Des questions quant aux possibilités d’adaptation des familles à cette nouvelle situation d’habitat et aux notions d’espace collectif et d’espace privé. Des questions également quant à l’entassement des populations dans les « quartiers de yourtes » où les nouveaux arrivants se sentent pourtant isolés. Des questions surtout sur les raisons et les conséquences de l’application d’un modèle urbain occidental et d’une norme qui uniformise les paysages et les cultures.

La ville d’Oulan-Bator (UB) rassemble à elle seule la moitié de la population du pays, plus d’un million d’habitants. Elle se compose de bâtiments modernes accolés à des immeubles à l’architecture héritée de l’urbanisation soviétique et de faubourgs enfumés par l’activité des yourtes. Les trois-quarts de la population de la capitale vivent dans ces quartiers de yourtes où le quotidien s’organise autour d’allers et venues aux kiosques à eau et de l’achat du charbon qui alimente le poêle. D’autres mongols résident dans les logements bâtis en dur au confort inspiré par une certaine conception du “bien-être” à l’occidental. Ici, les conditions d’habitat différentes se mêlent aux cultures locales : des générations peuvent vivre dans le même appartement, des parents dormir avec leurs enfants dans le même lit ou continuer à déplier leur matelas au sol dans un logement qui n’est pourtant plus traditionnel.

C’est en s’attachant au rapport des familles à leur habitat, son utilisation et son environnement que la photographe met en lumière les transformations de la société mongole. À la complexité urbaine de la ville d’Oulan-Bator s’ajoute une mixité économique, sociale et culturelle que reflètent les modes de vie divergents.

Justine Pribetich, sociologue

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September 1, 2014
Miguel Almagro

Miguel Almagro

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