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What's new in Visual Communication?
Selected news about graphic design, photography, film studies and media & interaction design for CV students at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
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Tom Bianchi : Fire Island Pines Polaroids 1975-1983

Tom Bianchi : Fire Island Pines Polaroids 1975-1983 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Bianchi’s Polaroid images document the people, parties, and shared moments that defined Fire Island summers during those years, providing an intimate look at the Pines, a small close-knit gay beach community fifty-seven miles from New York City. The beautiful austere barrier island became a haven for the emerging gay community.

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A Heavy Bass Beat, a Wreath of Smoke, an Aura of Sweat

A Heavy Bass Beat, a Wreath of Smoke, an Aura of Sweat | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

"Interior. Leather Bar." is a sly conceptual coup d’art and a deeply sincere exploration of masculinity and its discontents, with a little hot sex thrown in. The movie’s ostensible point of departure is 40 minutes of graphic footage of S-and-M that the director William Friedkin was forced to edit out of “Cruising,” his 1980 thriller with Al Pacino, to avoid an X rating. Inspired by what they rather cryptically term the mythology of “Cruising,” Mr. Franco and Mr. Mathews have set out to reimagine this excised material.

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101 years of gay cinema

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After 1970 we finally began to see the emergence of New Queer Cinema — movies about gay people made by gay people or made by straight filmmakers more sympathetic to gay characters.

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Laurence Rasti | Fisheye

Laurence Rasti | Fisheye | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Alors que l'homosexualité est passible de la peine de mort en Iran, la jeune photographe suisse redonne un visage à ceux qui ont fuit leur pays dans l'espoir de vivre librement. Dans la petite ville de Turquie où des centaines de réfugiés homos attendent un asile, elle signe une série tendre à découvrir dans Fisheye # 10. Rencontre.

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While homosexuality is punishable by the death penalty in Iran, the young Swiss photographer gives a face to those who have fled their country in the hope to live freely. In the small city in Turkey where hundreds of gay refugees wait an asylum, she signed a tender photo series to discover in Fisheye # 10. Meeting.
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Dear Uncle Frank: A Photographer's Exploration of Gay Myths and Family Truths

Dear Uncle Frank: A Photographer's Exploration of Gay Myths and Family Truths | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

My uncle Frank Silano died from complications of AIDS in December 1989. My family rarely spoke of him. He was a mystery to me. The few things I did know were generalities: he was gay, lived in New York and died young. I always wanted to know more, but no one could tell me anything else. It took me a quarter-century to begin unraveling who he was.

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