Models in New York photographed by Gordon Parks, 1952.
Marilyn Monroe at The Actor’s Studio photographed by Roy Schatt, 1955.
Another Hearth Of Resistance…
The Stung Meanchey pagoda in Phnom Penh, well at least some of the monks at that pagoda, together with monks from Wat Than, are involved in supporting those who are suffering from unjust situations. They were present during the SL factory worker’s strike at the end of 2013, they did show up frequently during the post-election rallies from the opposition CNRP. Today they host 67 families at the pagoda, mostly former soldiers, many of them maimed by land mines, from Malai in Banteay Meanchey, who are involved in a land issue.
This is part of a new story called ‘Hearths of Resistance’, which itself is a follow-up on the ‘Quest for Land' story which is available as an iApp on iTunes and which reports on land issues in Cambodia since the year 2000 with texts by Robert Carmichael and over 700 photographs.
Checking out some photography books while I wait for Vicky to get the train into #Oxford and having a tea after a few pints with a mate. #vscocam #magnumphotos #robertfrank #theamericans #salgado #koudelka #exiles
177$US Is What They Need…
Some 8 unions, representing part of the 600,000 Cambodian factory workers, staged a demonstration to pressure the buying companies (Zara, Levi’s, H&M, Adidas, LVMH etc…) and the owners of the factories into obtaining a monthly wage of 177$US instead of the current 100$US. The event receives worldwide support from many unions in various countries.
This is a follow-up on the ebook ‘A Fine Thread’ which is available for your iPad or your Mac running ‘Mavericks’. Written by Robert Carmichael and with photographs by myself, the ebook gives a comprehensive overview of the current situation of Cambodian factory workers and the garment sector. The ebook is sold for 4.99$US and can be bought at the iTunes Store at THIS LINK.
Ezra Stoller: Hirshhorn Museum, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Washington, D.C, 1974