“People like Martin Parr won’t get a free copy of my book because I don’t like the entire idea of having these mega-gurus who decide what’s good and what’s not. They do not represent the self-publishing scene, but they still dominate it. I think we have to build up a new generation of publishers and stop kissing the asses of yesterday’s authority figures. Self-publishing should be anti-establishment. The way things are going right now narrows down the very broad spectrum of the photography book scene. Look at all the photography blogs, which mention the same 30 – 40 book titles that everyone is mentioning that year. Luckily enough there are also some photography blogs that are really committed to showing you works you would otherwise not see.”

Interview with Nico Baumgarten | FK (via photographsonthebrain)

[it’s because most of photography is ruled by nepotism and white privilege.]

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“Think outside the box! Think outside the box! Who even told you there is a goddamn box? Reconsider what you parrot. Then, think.”
— Albert Camus, from Notebooks (1958)

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“To forgive is to set someone free and then find out it’s you.”
— Rob Bell (via alaskarenee)

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A flute seller, Nandi Hills.


Snake Charmers (મદારીઓ). Agra. 1920s.


And finally the planet will eat up the city. (at Mumbai, India)

“The true measure of a man is not his intelligence or how high he rises in this freak establishment. No, the true measure of a man is this: how quickly can he respond to the needs of others and how much of himself he can give.”
— Philip K. Dick (via reckon)
“Try and stay fresh and engaged and have something in your heart that you want to say feels important to you.”
— Reflecting on the secret of his creative longevity in a recent interview, Stephen King echoes Henry Miller on the secret of remaining young at heart. (via explore-blog)

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“Softness is not weakness.
It takes courage to stay delicate
in a world this cruel.”
— Beau Taplin (via rejouir)

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“The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich. Consequently, the modern poor are not pitied, but written off as trash.”
John Berger (via justinacuff)

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