a year in photographs

Fun Fact: Well, more creepy than fun. Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) the author of “Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” was forbidden by Alice’s mother to see the children after he persuaded Alice’s 13-year-old sister Lorina Lidell to pose for several full frontal nude photographs. One of them still resides in a Paris museum. The photos would be considered child pornography today and would have Dodgson locked up for years as a sex offender.

Alice and her sisters (1864) by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

YEMEN. Sana’a. May 18, 2011. A poster of Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh is seen on the roof of a house in the old town during the Yemeni Revolution, the local manifestation of the Arab Spring.

In Yemen, over three decades of authoritarianism were unravelling in a bloody maelstrom. The regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh had brutally staved off protests against its rule, fuelled by frustrations over a lack of political freedoms in the country and the perceived graft of Saleh’s family and cronies. At least 350 people had died in violence since the upheaval commenced early this year. Saleh was eventually ousted.

Photograph: Yuri Kozyrev/NOOR for the Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. 

I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art – write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. 

And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”
~Neil Gaiman

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As we approach the end of the year, here are my top 5 posts from Tumblr in 2016!

I haven’t had much time for photography this year so I’ve posted less than normal - sorry! Despite this, my blog has now reached almost 57,000 followers! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! #humbled

I also want to thank just some of the blogs that regularly share my images: @magicalnaturetour, @radivs, @earthandanimals, @telescopical, @lensblr-network, @imiging, @funnywildlife, @alltiger and @mistymorningme to name just a few!

Wishing you all the best for 2017!

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Alexey Titarenko: The City is a Novel 

Born in 1962 in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, Alexey Titarenko has been taking photographs for over thirty years, in four major cities: St. Petersburg, Venice, Havana, and New York. Alexey Titarenko: The City is a Novel at the Nailya Alexander Gallery brings together, for the first time, prints from every phase of Titarenko’s career, including rarely exhibited photomontages from the his first major series, Nomenclature of Signs; key photographs from his groundbreaking series City of Shadows; and never-before-seen work produced within the past year.

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