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The Burned and Bloodied Sex Workers of South Mumbai

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An estimated 100,000 sex workers currently earn a living working in the brothels of South Mumbai’s red-light districts. Most of them are not there voluntarily, but rather, have been sold into sex work, sometimes by a relative or trusted family friend. Some are born into it. Life within the red-light districts isn't easy. In fact, it's pretty much like living in a giant toilet bowl full of syringes and awful people. These women live on the fringes of a society defined by the unrelenting harshness of its edges. They are frowned upon and ignored.

I began my photo essay on a group of sex workers based in the red-light districts of Kamathipura, Falkland Road, and Worli. The prostitutes work with Social Activities Integration (SAI), a small NGO modeled on the Didi ("Sister") Project. These women take what they learn about HIV, STDs, and women's rights back to their communities and teach others about the importance of condoms and HIV testing, giving them a sense of purpose and self-respect—in addition to helping them reduce the risk of sexual disease.

After getting to know some of the women, I felt the need to make my project more personal, in order to tell their stories. Obviously, each of them was a sister, a mother, or a daughter, not just a sex worker. I looked to create images of intimacy, femininity, and tenderness that would contrast with the often brutal reality of their lives. I wanted the viewer to gain insight into the lives of these women. This set of photographs is a selection focusing on violence against these women, taken from my project ,The Sisters of Kamathipura.


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It's Fucking Art!

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These intimate & fornicating bits of genitalia are works by Paul Stafford ~ and their realism comes from the fact that Stafford takes plaster casts of couples having sex. Because Stafford can a...

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Quilling & Paper Art by Yulia Brodskaya

Quilling & Paper Art by Yulia Brodskaya | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

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“ It’s been over a year since we last checked in on the beautiful work of Russian paper artist and graphic designer Yulia Brodskaya (previously featured here), who creates vibrant,...

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Birds Of A Feather - Made Of Flowers

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“ Birds made of Flowers by Red Hong Yi ”
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Woven words #art

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Haunting Photographs of Artifacts From the Hiroshima Atomic Blast

Haunting Photographs of Artifacts From the Hiroshima Atomic Blast | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
Through Ishiuchi Miyako’s lens, the things we leave behind are not merely totems of ourselves, but rather objects with lives of their own. An upcoming exhibit at Andrew Roth gallery presents “Here and Now: Atomic Bomb Artifacts, ひろしま/Hiroshima 1945/2007—,” Ishiuchi's photos of objects in the archive of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
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Ultimate Button Lovers Sweepstakes

Ultimate Button Lovers Sweepstakes | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

There's a reason buttons are such a popular notion. Whimsical, functional, playful, antique, hand-carved... there are so many options, and each one can change the look of a garment! We want to see how you use buttons in your sewing. Upload any sewing project using or featuring buttons to enter, then vote on your favorite! Submissions close 8/31, and voting will start 9/1.

This contest is open to all BurdaStyle.com members.

Submission Dates:  August 1 until August 31
Voting Dates:  September 1 until September 7
Winner Announced:  September 8
 
The Grand Prize: Button Lovers Gift Basket

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Art EVERYWHERE!

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A new project takes iconic American pieces on the road.


Until August 31st, Art Everywhere US will display 58 beacons of American art on over 50,000 digital and material billboards across the country—on city streets, at town bus stops, across rural highways, on movie screens, bus shelters and taxi marquees.

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Have you spotted any in your town?

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Jessica Harrison: Feminist Figurines | Art Feature | The Skinny

Jessica Harrison: Feminist Figurines | Art Feature | The Skinny | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
Arriving in Jupiter Artland this month, in a pink plinthed and painted room, are a series of twisted ceramic ladies. Sculptor Jessica Harrison tells us about their genesis, feminism, and going viral

 

Jessica Harrison: Broken, Jupiter Artland, 31 Jul-28 Sep,

part of Edinburgh Art Festival

http://jessicaharrison.co.uk/

 

 


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Textile arts

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Queer Feminist Artists Challenging Today's 'Body Oppression' (NSFW)

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When asked, in an interview back in 1999, whether or not one painting could adequately challenge masculine representations of God, the inimitable Judy Chicago replied, "Not one painting... One painting can't possibly have that power...


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Divine female?!

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Marilyn Sanders: Wo-Men Working

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"I photograph to share what it is to be alive, an impulse so profound, that I sometimes feel as if images I’m making with my camera could emerge from my inner core as if I were a human camera obscura.- Marilyn Sanders – 2014."

 

Photographer Marilyn Sanders has been interpreting the world for nearly four decades, and today Lenscratch features a series that examines the roles of working women at a time when the Women’s Movement was just taking hold. Marilyn’s focus as a photographer ranges from portraiture, still life, to societal examination.  She works with analog and digital processes and her work is produced in silver gelatin and digital prints.


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Gemini A4 Fine Art Print on Hahnemuhle Smooth paper - Zodiac Pencil Illustration - Star Sign, Horoscope, Birthday Gift

Gemini A4 Fine Art Print on Hahnemuhle Smooth paper - Zodiac Pencil Illustration - Star Sign, Horoscope, Birthday Gift | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
Taken from my Horoscope series, this beautiful lady represents the Gemini sign. Original illustration was created in pencil and pen. Print
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Cigarette Girl, Go-Go Dancer, Punk Rocker -- Artist?

Cigarette Girl, Go-Go Dancer, Punk Rocker -- Artist? | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

Hell, yes! Charlene Lanzel's all this and more.


Best known for her series of Pin-Up Girls, but Charlene's other gigs make you think of her as being the pinup model rather than the artist. Let the history entertain you -- develop a huge girly crush, like Slip Of A Girl -- but don't underestimate this fine artist!


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Beware of Artists

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“ “Beware of Artists” - Actual poster issued by Senator Joseph McCarthy in 1950s, at height of the red scare.
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Twin Peaks Character Studies

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couldlooklikedew:
“ Megan Brain: Between Two Worlds; Twin Peaks character studies
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A work of art wastes away and becomes lustreless in surroundings where it has a price but not a value.

A work of art wastes away and becomes lustreless in surroundings where it has a price but not a value. | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

of art wastes away and becomes lustreless in surroundings where it has a price but not a value. It radiates only when surrounded by love. It is bound to wilt in a world where the rich have no time and the cultivated no money. But it never harmonizes with borrowed greatness.


-Ernst Junger

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Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano

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This Mom Lets Her 4-Year-Old Finish Her Drawings, And The Results Are Hilarious! ~ Distractify

This Mom Lets Her 4-Year-Old Finish Her Drawings, And The Results Are Hilarious! ~ Distractify | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

"At first, artist Mica Angela Hendricks didn’t want her four-year-old daughter near her new sketchbook. She is serious about her art, and she knew little Myla would want to scribble all over the pages. Then, her daughter said the words that changed everything.


“If you can’t share, we’ll have to take it away.”
 
"She had used her own mother’s words against her, and now Mica had no choice but to indulge Myla. She let her daughter finish one of her sketches, and pretty soon, they had a whole collection of collaborations."


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Budapest Masters of Art Nouveau in the Collection of the Museum of Applied Arts | Museum of Applied Arts

Budapest Masters of Art Nouveau in the Collection of the Museum of Applied Arts | Museum of Applied Arts | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

Until 31 August


The exhibition of the Art Nouveau collection of the Museum of Applied Arts, which met with success in the Musei Capitolini in Rome this spring, is on display in Budapest from 24 May, 2013.
The Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest, which came into being modelling the Victoria and Albert Museum, is one of the earliest and most significant institutions in Europe among such museums. Feeling enthusiastic about the success of the Paris Universal Exposition 1867 it was founded in 1872 as the second national museum of Hungary. Ödön Lechner’s architectural work the museum’s Art Nouveau palace, which dominates the townscape, was finished in 1896.


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Margaret Keane’s Big Eyes Were the Portrait of Her Tortured Soul

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by Lise LaSalle Having enjoyed Tim Burton’s movies through the years, my curiosity went on high alert when I read about his new biopic Big Eyes set to be released this Christmas in a theater near you and me. Adam Parfrey who runs Feral House Books, a little house of darkness promoting ‘pure information and…
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See also @Laura Brown's article about these big-eyed works written a decade ago! http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/columns/2004/9/20/

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See also [url=/u/164369 x-already-notified=1]Laura Brown[/url]'s article about these big-eyed works written a decade ago! http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/columns/2004/9/20/

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See also [url=/u/164369 x-already-notified=1]Laura Brown[/url]'s article about these big-eyed works written a decade ago! http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/columns/2004/9/20/

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See also [url=/u/164369 x-already-notified=1]Laura Brown[/url]'s article about these big-eyed works written a decade ago! http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/columns/2004/9/20/

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It’s a woman’s world at Bozar’s Summer of Photography | Flanders Today

It’s a woman’s world at Bozar’s Summer of Photography | Flanders Today | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

For women, photography was different, says Gabriele Schor, the Austrian curator of Bozar’s new exhibition, WOMAN: The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s, which stands as the centrepiece of the fifth biennial Summer of Photography festival in Brussels.

 

According to Schor, when women took up photography and other new media in the 1960s and ’70s, it was an act of artistic emancipation. “For the first time in the history of art, the ‘image of women’ was being created by women,” she says.


WOMAN, a collection of 450 works – mostly photographs – by 29 European and American female artists of the 1970s, sets the tone for this year’s festival, which takes a penetrating look into the world of gender and how it is performed and experienced in different societies.

 

Spearheaded by Bozar and in collaboration with 36 partners, Summer of Photography spreads across 20 locations in the Brussels-Capital Region, representing more than 85 artists.

Until 31 August 2014.

 

http://www.summerofphotography.be/

 

 


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Original Collage Art on Wood

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this is an original, hand-cut collage on a wood box measuring approximately 8.75 x 6.75 x 3.5 inches. Covered with an archival, UV resistant

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About a woman : La femme en photographie

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The Nailya Alexander Gallery in New York is holding a touching exhibition of thirty photographs of women taken from early last century up to the present day. In the many black-and-white photographs, the selection features many big names like Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Alexander Rodchenko, Sarah Moon...

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Women on the frontline: female photojournalists' visions of conflict

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Women are coming to the fore in a profession long dominated by men, and telling stories their male counterparts couldn't get, writes Tracy McVeig.

Four leading female photographers talk about their work.

 


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Why such a scandal over a nude painting of a Cambridge academic?

Why such a scandal over a nude painting of a Cambridge academic? | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
The stir caused by Victoria Bateman's portrait raises serious questions about current attitudes to women, writes Zoe Pilger

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