Keith A Kelly
Cambodia - The White Building (Ma-Deng), Phnom Penh, a set on Flickr.

Finally made a trip to the White Building (Ma-Deng). Was quite eye opening, and not completely what I expected. Of course going in daylight is probably a world different than going at dark. I still wish I would have had my tripod, or monopod at least. Another time…

Though there were areas in a very dilapidated state, some areas of the building were quite clean and freshly painted. Glimpses into apartments showed varied states of living right next to each other. One apartment could almost seem like a throw back to a medieval era. Situated next door, or across the hall, there could be a well maintained, very clean, modest apartment. Stigmatized as a den of drugs, prostitution, and crime, it is still home to as many (or more) common and talented citizens. Sa Sa Art Projects has a strong presence in the building. The population of the building is stated as being between 2500 - 3000. We were greeted mostly by the elderly or young school age kids (obviously school wasn’t very high on their priorities). We did come across an small Aziza School (Empowering Youth In Cambodia) with students using what looked like OLPC XO-1 machines.

More detailed historical information can be found at the White Building Art Archive

While looking up info I came across an interesting Photo Journalist project here, Chasing the Ghost of Karl Marx.

Nina Paley is working on something new! Here is the first video, also check out the blog http://blog.ninapaley.com/category/seder-masochism/ If you’ve not yet seen “Sita Sings the Blues” I highly recommend it! http://www.sitasingstheblues.com/

Typewriter Art!

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It’s finally done! Here’s The Ballad of Bloody Babs, me and Candy Sue's entry in the 2014 Comics Workshop Composition Competition. Hi-res (more readable) version is posted here. Please read it, we worked really hard on it!

Thailand recalls maths books featuring Japanese porn star on cover"…they selected the image randomly from the Internet…" - So obviously the RIGHTS to the image were NOT purchased, or they would have known where it came from. LOL! Sounds to me like the Photo Editor or Creative has some explaining to do. The publisher also must make their employees use Google in "Safe Search" mode. hahaha

Thailand recalls maths books featuring Japanese porn star on cover

"…they selected the image randomly from the Internet…" - So obviously the RIGHTS to the image were NOT purchased, or they would have known where it came from. LOL! Sounds to me like the Photo Editor or Creative has some explaining to do. The publisher also must make their employees use Google in "Safe Search" mode. hahaha


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Louisiana Loses Its Boot
The boot-shaped state isn’t shaped like a boot anymore. That’s why we revised its iconic outline to reflect the truth about a sinking, disappearing place.

Read more at:

Louisiana Loses Its Boot

The boot-shaped state isn’t shaped like a boot anymore. That’s why we revised its iconic outline to reflect the truth about a sinking, disappearing place.

Though not a real quote by Darwin, it still makes sense to me.
Six Things Darwin Never Said and One he did

Though not a real quote by Darwin, it still makes sense to me.

Six Things Darwin Never Said and One he did

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Gaetano Chierici

Love the subject of all of these. Incredible paintings!

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) [1600x1049] by Chris Weston : MoviePosterPorn

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Binh Danh: Ancestral Altars

Using found photographs from the Khmer Rouge era, Binh Danh imprints the images on leaves through photosynthesis, creating a powerful link between the present and the past by alluding to the jungles that the war was fought in.

Artist Statement: 

In 1975-79, almost 2 million people lost their lives to murder and famine when the Khmer Rouge forced the urban population into the countryside to fulfill their ideal of an agrarian society. The Khmer Rouge—organized by their leader Pol Pot—arrested, tortured, and eventually executed anyone suspected of belonging to several categories of supposed “enemies,” such as foreigners who were ethnic Vietnamese. In a Security Prison coded-named S-21, which was once a schoolhouse, 14,000 men, women and children were tortured and killed. Their testimony was meticulously documented to justify their execution. When Cambodia was liberated by the Vietnamese in 1979, barely a dozen survived S-21.

While visiting this museum, I documented much of the interior. I roamed the rooms and hallways and imagined the horror taking place in front of me. As part of the the victims’ testimony, photographs were made of them. Today, what is left of the memories of these people are rooms and rooms of those portraits. The portraits are witnesses to history and they speak to us, holding us accountable. To honor these lives, I made altars of the dead—a place where we can meditate on history, the present moment, and our own mortality. I believe that even when faced with the truth that we will die someday, we can live a good life and do good for others.

Cool poster by Pop Chart Lab! 

Cool poster by Pop Chart Lab! 

Some of the incredible work by Arantzazu Martinez

Great spoof Ad! Very funny!