Interview / Damien Rudd (Sad Topographies)

Interview with Damien Rudd, the creator of ‘Sad Topographies’.
– an Instagram account where he collects Google Map screenshots of the world’s most depressing sounding places.

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Behind the image / Johnny Tang

What’s the background of this image?

Landmines comes from a series I completed between 2010-2011 titled Senbazuru.

In Japan there is a tradition known as “Senbazuru” (literally 1000 cranes) that states, anyone who folds 1000 origami cranes will be granted a single wish by the gods. The cranes are usually strung together, and hung on the outer walls of a temple, where they slowly decay as they are exposed to the elements. It is believed that the sacrificed cranes will then carry the wish up to heaven, for the gods to receive.

I am an impatient American, so I decided to burn mine.

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Murat Erman Aksoy

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Selection of photos by Murat Erman Aksoy
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28-year-old architect and amateur photographer from berlin, germany.

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Interview / Mark Boardman (StreetView Project)

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Interview with Mark Boardman for his series ‘Random Google Street View’ illustrations series.

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Behind the Image / Luca Tombolini

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Between the 2 images from your last series, did you really waited in the desert for the sunset to come and the colors to change?

Yes that was it. The second is an early night shot which is possible to do when its full moon. I do it often but usually choose one of the two, but this time i had the feeling they could look well together if hanged next to each other.

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Interview / Leonie Bos

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Interview with the Dutch illustrator, Leonie Bos.

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A Curious Question To / Philip Govedare

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Do you think the planet will be a better place with less humans on it?

The problems of climate change, disruption to essential ecosystems, species extinction, and conflicts between states and tribes threaten the quality of life for even the richest nations and put into question our long term survival. All of this compounded by growing numbers of people on earth. I think there is no question that for future generations, life on earth and what we know as “nature” will be very different from what it is today. We have to question how much we value the earth’s beauty and diversity, its natural systems, and what kind of world we want for the future.
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Philip Govedare – Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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Behind the Image / Sebastian Forkarth

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Can you tell us more about these 2 images and your series ‘Safe Haven’ ?

The first picture shows two Peshmerga soldiers on a hill station outside Sulaymaniyah, the second largest town in the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan. I spend the day with two kurdish friends on the top of the mountain. Driving back we took the wrong street and ended up in this military zone.

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Interview / Ahra Kwon

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Interview with Ahra Kwon, illustrator based in Seoul, South Korea.

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Interview / Anton Novikov

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Interview with the Russian photographer, Anton Novikov a.k.a ‘endlesstrains’.

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