Vanessa’s photos give you an insight into San Jose’s youth culture. By capturing her life style Vanessa is creating a public time capsule that not only gives you a look into a recent San Jose youth, but the California lifestyle many from around the world dream of living. The photos are full of life, joy, and travels or as Vanessa likes to put it “Young, Broke & Livin’”
The title alone should get you to go!
This Camera Fights Fascism:
The Photographs of David Bacon and Francisco Dominguez
de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
July 29 – December 4, 2011 and January 14 – February 5, 2012
Tuesday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Opening Thursday, September 22nd, 6PM
David Bacon and Francisco Dominguez have both followed in the tradition of Depression-era photographers such as Dorothea Lange, focusing their cameras on struggle, dissent, immigrants, and workers. Their photographs speak to the global character of contemporary migration. Like the so-called Okies of the Depression, many of today’s migrants have been displaced by environmental degradation and wider economic forces.
The title of this exhibition refers to a sign that 1930s folk musician Woody Guthrie often had on his guitar, “This Machine Kills Fascists.” These two photographers build a powerful body of visual evidence of the continuing struggle of workers, migrants, and poor people to survive. In this exhibition the photographers responded to images by Dorothea Lange and selected photographs from their own work that draw close connections between the 1930s and today.
David Bacon is a photojournalist who has documented the movements of farm workers, social protest from Iraq and Mexico to the U.S., and the migration of people. He is the author of several books, and many of the images in this show are from Communities Without Borders, Images and Words from the World of Migration.
Francisco Dominguez is a photographer and printmaker. His parents both were farm workers. He documents the struggles of indigenous, immigrant, and poor people in black and white photography.
- Art Hazelwood, Guest Curator
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Recently I have been looking for artists for inspiration, in order
to become a better photographer. I like to research any type of
artists paintings, sculptures, sub cultures, fetishes, welders,
but primarily photographers. Doing some research today
I came across Manjari Sharma and her series Darshan,
Darshan is a series that’s aim is to create photographs
of Indian deity. I was specially drawn to this series
because Its similar to what I like doing, in the way
that I want to create everything that is in the photo
I don’t want to capture a moment rather create a moment,
when successfully done one can manipulate others feelings.
I believe she has only produced one image and is looking
for donations from others in order to keep this project
Maa Laxmi, the goddess of wealth, good fortune, and prosperity
I still don’t know much about her since I just recently stumbled
upon her work, but I also found a video that looks at the process
of what it takes to create this photos. In the video I was amazed
that she was using a 4×5 camera, and digitally manipulating
the images. Its good to see great talent shooting silver.