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Selected news about graphic design, photography, film studies and media & interaction design for CV students at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
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Mikhail Mishainik reveals the wonders of Russia's salt mines

Mikhail Mishainik reveals the wonders of Russia's salt mines | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Mikhail Mishainik demonstrates this perfectly with his images of Russian salt mines, which he managed to capture by venturing 650-feet below the city of Yekaterinburg, Russia. Spotted over at HUH Magazine, the naturally psychedelic mines are stunning with floor to ceiling swirls of earthy browns and oranges, interspersed with greens and rusty purples.

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Mining by David Maisel

Mining by David Maisel | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

David Maisel’s photographs are one thing, and yet another. Although the name of his current Haines Gallery show, Mining, cues viewers into the context of his images, many of them, even under close inspection, remain abstract. Such confusion is consistent with Maisel’s photographic procedures, which omit the physical and visual features that would betray the location or even the idea of a landscape. Maisel’s intention, however, is not so much to hide context as to not disclose it so that the images occupy an unstable position between documentation and abstraction.

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'Tales from the City of Gold': Jason Larkin's Photographs of Johannesburg's Abandoned Mines

'Tales from the City of Gold': Jason Larkin's Photographs of Johannesburg's Abandoned Mines | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In 1886, gold mining was introduced to South Africa. The city of Johannesburg, at that time a small, desolate farming community, was transformed into an international mining mecca, and eventually became the epicenter of a gold rush in Africa. The fallout from this history is the subject of Jason Larkin’s upcoming book, “Tales from the City of Gold.”

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