Recently, a two-album collection containing 400 images of Los Angeles gang and prison photos taken between 1977 and 1993 sold for $45,000. Pete Brook of Prison Photography writes about the the journey the collection took to market, and ponders the difference between moneyed collectors and preservationists.
Excited for this film by Cheryl Dunn, whenever it comes out… no release date has been set.
This site has been mad slow all day, so be patient.
Cey Adams, Haze, Arabella Field, World B Omes, Glen E Friedman, Ricky Powell, Todd James, Mike Mills, Matteo Pericoli, Bill McMullen, Bruce Davidson, Alex Grey, Kiino Villand, and Sunny Bak talk to Juxatpoz on the launch day of their special June 2013 issue, Beastie Boys: A Visual History + Tribute to MCA.
Surf Fiction: The Evasive Wave by Tetsuhiko Endo
Surfing is awash with staggering stories of waves conquered and heroes made, but where are all the great surf books? Tetsuhiko Endo trawls through waveriding’s slim literary canon and finds a world that lies beyond words.
As said by O.D.B. upon walking out of a private screening of Crooklyn after only 10 minutes. Here’s An Oral History of the Crooklyn Dodgers… Straight from Crooklyn, better known as Brooklyn.
A film by Will Robson-Scott
“This film follows Jela, brought up in the heart of the East End of London in a Turkish and English family. He talks about his memories of growing up in the 80s and 90s and his time on the streets and on football terraces. Jela grew up fast, being immersed in football violence , skinhead culture , and hard drug use before his life spiraled out of control, now sober he looks to the future. The East End he grew up in has changed on the surface but many of the faces he grew up with remain the same. His struggles have made him what he is today and Jela is East London through and through.”
In other Detroit news: Looks like China is establishing roots in the American Auto Industry.
The Persistent Cult of Arrested Development by Will Leitch
Also, check the trailer for Season 4 of Arrested Development after the jump
Once a hub in ’90s Hip-Hop, brownstone Brooklyn is now just hip. A nice history lesson here.
D’Angelo Barksdale breaks down “The Great Gatsby” on The Wire.
I Don’t Know Much About Music in New York by Gary Panter
*it’s a comic
Made in collaboration with Glenn O’Brien
The Luckiest Village in the World by Michael Paterniti
It was a tiny town of farmers, a village where everyone knew everyone and nearly all struggled to make ends meet. But then, a few days before Christmas, they won the largest lottery in the history of Spain. The entire town. All of them. (Well, almost all of them.) Instantly, Sodeto became known as the luckiest place on earth. Michael Paterniti visits the town that fortune smiled upon and finds that the people there—now flush—are still uncertain of just how lucky they really are
STEVE OLSEN, a short film by Patrick Pearse