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Archive for March, 2007

Junk Science Causes Indigestion

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Debbie says: Via Zuzu at Feministe, I find Echidne of the Snakes, the blogger I have clearly been looking for for a long time without knowing it. Echidne is on a crusade against junk science, and she’s really good at it. The linked posts above, both from Echidne and from Zuzu, discuss the media attention […]

Conversation with the Comments:Is PTSD Sexy?

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Laurie says: The varied comments on the photographs we discussed in Is PTSD Sexy? got me thinking about the viewers’ eyes. No matter how successful the photographer is in portraying the model or in strongly imposing their point of view, people still come to the photographs with all their history in their eyes. And that […]

Exhibition Up and and Carnival Out

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Laurie says: I hung the photos for the Silver/Silicon exhibition yesterday. It’s the first time in years I’ve worked alone. I was being relaxed because it was 18 photographs and not a larger solo show.Then I was standing on top of a ladder hanging the large nudes and realizing I had no one to hold […]

Loving Our Bodies from the Inside Out

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Debbie says: Most material in the blogosphere is best served by linking to it, and quoting from it. This one is so good in so many ways, and so completely on the money for this blog, that I’ve taken the liberty of reproducing the whole thing. The “original” is on the NoLOSE 2006 site. These […]

Reflections on Seeing Botero’s Images of Abu Ghraib

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

Laurie says: I went to see Botero’s Abu Ghraib pictures last week at the Doe Library in Berkeley. I spent a long time there but still emerged somewhat confused in my feelings about the work. It’s taken until now to figure it out. We’ve reproduced one of the drawings below. The Berkeley campus is beautiful […]

Is PTSD Sexy?

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

Laurie and Debbie say: Lindsay at Majikthise saw something in the long New York Times article, “The Women’s War,”. The article is a respectful examination of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in female Iraq veterans. Lindsay is writing about the accompanying photographs, and so are we; however, the article is excellent, and is also blogged here. […]

Silver/Silicon Exhibition

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

Laurie says: As you know I just finished Women of Japan, and boy, has that not sunk in yet. Because I’ve spent the last two years intensely working on this project, I’ve had little exhibition during that time. My first exhibition back is “Silver/Silicon” at Back to the Picture (details below). The show is a […]

More Links than You Can Shake a Stick At

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Laurie and Debbie have been collecting tidbits from the Web: Because we work with photographs, we are very interested in the brouhaha over French citizen journalism. We would blog about it ourselves, if Republic of T hadn’t said everything we could possibly think of, and said it all well. In particular, we were glad to […]

Men Will Be Boys

Monday, March 12th, 2007

Laurie and Debbie say: Shakespeare’s Sister has found an interesting article on sexual harassment claim filings. As you can see from both her post and the linked article, the fastest-growing category of sexual harassment claims in the workplace is claims filed by men (of all orientations) against straight men. (Claims filed by men against women […]

A Taste for Dance

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Laurie says: Big Moves, the fabulous fat dance organization, is sponsoring “A Taste for Dance,” a chocolate tasting and performance evening tomorrow night in Oakland. Last year’s performances were great – as were the chocolates. “Guests will be treated to hip hop and jazz performances by the Phat Fly Girls-West Coast, jazz performances by Big […]