By Joe Shireman
seen on honestlywtf.com
Drawn exclusively from the V&A collections, this display features a selection of more than 80 photographs made in the UK since the 1950s. It focuses on individual projects, each of which tells a story. Collectively, they give a picture of life in Britain that reflects upon subjects ranging from landscape and industry to family and community.
Manshiet Nasser is Garbage Town. The largest squatter area in Cairo, the community is populated by trash collectors who have emigrated from rural Egypt since the 1950s. With over 300,000 people living in the area, photographer Carsten Snejbjerg went to capture the lives of the many different residents of Garbage towns. From children helping their fathers collecting trash to sell, to heroin addicts fresh from shooting up, to a woman getting ready for her wedding.
More at carstensnejbjerg.com.
We’re braced for an onslaught of Olympics-themed creative projects, from the sublime to the ridiculously tenuous, but social documentary photographer Katherine Green has produced what’s sure to be one of the best. From Itsnicethat. The rest here; http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/katherine-green-1948-olympians
Every day, approximately seven million people journey through the underworld of New York City’s subway system. Along their daily commutes, some passengers stare into space, rock out on headphones, or sleep. But a special group of riders simultaneously embark on a different kind of journey — through the books they read. Ourit Ben-Haim, New Yorker and self-proclaimed street photographer, has been documenting these “Reading-Riders” since December 2011 on The Underground New York Public Library. From www.storyboard.tumblr.com.