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M.R. Hasan – Park life

A place of serenity for the inhabitants of Dhaka city, Bangladesh

Parks are of immense value to their cities. Whether it's about aesthetic, environmental, recreational or economical values, parks are a place for refreshment for the city's inhabitants and add some openness to the streets. Bangladesh' capital, Dhaka city, houses over 20 million people, with new fortune seekers arriving every day. You can only imagine the importance of a park in such a densely urbanized area. Bangladesh based...

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  •  18.10.2013
  •  Kaymir

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Knar Bedian – Armenian Roots

A trip trough Nagorno-Karabakh, an unfamiliair region in the Caucasus

Armenian photographer Knar Bedian took a trip to Nagorno-Karabakh, a once disputed territory in Azerbaijan that has now gained independence. She was able to travel on the Kelbajar route, a road with extremely poor conditions that connects Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. She got in touch with us to offer the world a glimpse of a place that most people haven't heard of....

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  •  16.10.2013
  •  Kaymir

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Sicksystems

Let me introduce you to Dmitri Aske, aka Sicksystems, He's a multidisciplinary artist from Moscow, Russia and 'sick' is the appropriate term for his work (in a good way)! With a background as graffiti artist, a healthy interest for typography (not in the last place because his father is a typeface designer) and a love for geometric figures, Sicksystems has been pushing boundaries since he began back in 2000. He's active as illustrator,...

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  •  14.10.2013
  •  Arden

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Turjoy Chowdhury – A Savar tragedy

A haunting photo report of the factory collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 2013

A young man somehow managed to get hold of his mobile phone to give his mother a last call. A woman took out her ID card and held on to it firmly, so at least her body could be identified for her children. These are just some of the horrific stories resulting from the collapse of 'Rana Plaza', an eight-story commercial building in Savar, Dhaka (Bangladesh), on April 24th of this year. More than 1100 people died and thousands of more...

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  •  14.10.2013
  •  Arden

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Zeus X The London Police

Somewhere in a studio in Amsterdam an installation is being created for the Moniker Art Fair (16-20 October) in London. It is an installation that invites you to step inside the artwork and be part of it. Sounds cool, eh? It will be cool. It is a collaborative installation by The London Police and Zeus, as part of the Look for Art Gallery exhibition space. A week before the start of Moniker, I was invited into the studio for a sneak...

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  •  10.10.2013
  •  Nicole

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Catching up with Pip

It's been a few years (2011) since we've last had a chat with London based photographer Pip. I wasn't only impressed by Pip's fantastic portfolio, but also by the fact that this young photographer is completely self-taught. That's right: no school, no study, not even serving as an assistant. Pip just picked up a camera and started snapping pics of his friends who were aspiring musicians or models, all in preparation for bigger and...

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  •  09.10.2013
  •  Arden

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Monica Hee Eun

"I like it when art gives you a strong blow to the gut" is what Monica Hee Eun says. Well that's just what her work did to me. Big, textured, violent brusshtrokes depicting scenes that would be difficult to explain to your grandparent. Yet it's the taboo and exploring of boundaries (when is art explicit? They're just brush and pencil-strokes after all) that is endlessly intriguing. More than enough reasons to get to know the artist...

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  •  28.09.2013
  •  Arden

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Ancilla Tilia – The Idealistic Adventurer

She's a sparkling Dutch lady riding the waves of modern times. Successful as a model, television presenter, actress, columnist and privacy activist. But foremost someone like Ancilla Tilia lives by her own concepts and ideals. Plus as a cherry on top, she actively pursues those beliefs. Work hard for today to enable tomorrow, that's the CFYE spirit!...

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  •  25.09.2013
  •  Kaymir

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Desiré van den Berg – Usagi

Sunday, September 22nd Hong Kong was anxiously awaiting the approach of typhoon Usagi, described as one of the regions most powerful storms in three decades. As the usually crowded streets of the city emptied out in preparation, Dutch photographer Desiré van den Berg decided to get out her camera gear and capture this unusual image of Hong Kong....

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  •  24.09.2013
  •  Arden

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Ron English

It's extremely difficult to find Art these days unless you know where to look. You'd probably go through hours of research in order to find an artist you could actually share a connection with and then buy a piece of art that you'd truly admire. I personally enjoy looking for artists that I know will reward me in my efforts with great artwork but sometimes the Artist isn't too difficult to find because of the things they have painted...

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  •  16.09.2013
  •  George