Exhibition: Ray K. Metzker, One and Only: Unique photographs and works on paper
Location: Laurence Miller Gallery (20 West 57th Street)
Dates: 4 September - 25 October 2014
Postcard of the Former Monsanto Factory in Anniston, AL 1936.
Take a look at Mathieu's ongoing project on Monsanto's legacy.
"My photographic project investigates key milestones in Monsanto’s 100 years history by documenting communities whose lives were dramatically affected by unscrupulous policies of this corporation. The project is based in the United States but to complete it I have to travel to Vietnam and Norway. During the last two years I’ve extensively travelled around the United States. I went to Alabama, West Virginia and Missouri to document communities located in the areas contaminated by Monsanto. Residents there have a very high level of cancer. In Pennsylvania and Ohio, I photographed children of U.S. Vietnam War veterans whose health was impacted through their parent’s exposure to Agent Orange. I met with families of farmers in Maine and Indiana: their businesses were endangered by Monsanto’s patent infringement laws on GMO seeds. The project combines environmental portraits, landscapes and archival materials".
To finish the project Mathieu will travel to Vietnam (to photograph the consequences of the use of Agent Orange); and Norway (to the Svalbard Global Seed Bank on a remote island in Norway where seeds from all around the world are stored as a backup plan in large part due to the rise of genetically modified seeds).
You can click on this link to support Mathieu’s project financially.
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Alt Health Works: A Legacy of Destruction: Monsanto’s Dark History Exposed in Stunning New Photo Essay
Feature Shot: Compelling Photos Reveal the Legacy of America’s Most Hated Corporation
Emaho Magazine: Mathieu Asselin: Monsanto - A Photographic Investigation
Lee Roy Muck at his home in the Poca Basin (Like an alarming number of residents in the area, his wife suffered a cancer related death)
West Anniston, Alabama 2012 (An abandoned park where PCB levels are particularly high in West Anniston)
David Runyon,Geneva, Indiana 2013 (In July 2004, David and his family was a victim of Monsanto reckless persecution of farmers in the USA)
10x10 Japanese Photobooks.
Edited by Matthew Carson, Michael Lang, Russet Lederman and Olga Yatskevich
Design by SYB
Text by Akira Hasegawa, Atsushi Fujiwara, Dan Abbe and Eric Miles (English and Japanese)
Photography by Mathieu Asselin, Jeff Gutterman and Olga Yatskevich Lithography by Colour & Books. Printed by Mart.Spruijt, Amsterdam.
[Purchase: 10x10 Photobooks]
Printed in a limited numbered edition of 400, this “book on books” presents selections by twenty photobook specialists. As a catalog associated with the traveling 10×10 Japanese Reading Room and Online space, the book offers an in-depth visual investigation of twenty highlighted books – one from each specialist’s selection of ten books – and a visual appendix that documents all 200 Japanese photobooks.
Designed by the Dutch graphic design studio SYB (designer of Viviane Sassen’s Flamboya and Carolyn Drake’s Two Rivers) with lithography and technical supervision by Colour & Books, 10×10 Japanese Photobooks lavishly presents the highlighted books across multiple full-page wrap-around spreads with selector commentaries. Texts include the last essay by the late Akira Hasegawa (photo editor of Masahisa Fukase’s Ravens), an interview by writer Dan Abbe with photographer and Asphalt editor Atsushi Fujiwara, and an historical overview by photo-eye book specialist Eric Miles.
Here is the short list (35 books) in three categories.
The opening night was so busy (and hot)! Be ready!
Check out 10x10 Japanese Photobooks at Arthur Fournier booth on 1st floor #I01.
I love Ampersand Books!
Brad Philips at Harper’s Books (“There is no Business like no Business”).
Etudes Books have the best presentation!
Little Big Man - publishes beautiful photobooks!
This year oodee books join the NYABF!!!!!