In May 2011 Reed Young spent two weeks photographing various community members in Brownsville, Brooklyn, from gang members to a UPS driver who has to deliver packages with a police officer because he was held up at gunpoint. See more here.
New First Family portrait!
CRITERION CORNER GIVEAWAY!!!
LATE SPRING edition.
hey there. it’s been a while since i’ve randomly given stuff away, and that doesn’t jive well with my philosophy that love and / or readership should be shamelessly bought. so in honor of Criterion’s first Yasujiro Ozu blu-ray (the cover art of which, as with the original DVD, looks sorta like a Tumblr photo post), i thought it might be fun to give everyone out there a chance to take home one of the most beautiful stories about home ever told.
THE PRIZE: 1 Criterion DVD or Blu-ray (your choice, but choose the blu-ray) of Yasujiro Ozu’s LATE SPRING. Depending on the response, i may have more than 1 winner so that the ratio of entrees to prizes isn’t silly.
TO ENTER: just “like” and / or Re-blog this post (or RT on Twitter @Criterioncorner). each note will count as a separate entry, so everyone can theoretically submit a maximum total of 3 entries, if that’s how you roll.
giveaway will be closed at 11:59 P.M. EST on Friday, 4/20/2012. winners will be randomly selected. the odds may not be ever in your favor, but someone (or a few someones) are gonna get something sweet for nothing.
good luck, and thanks for reading!
update: i’ll be giving out at least 2 copies.
UPDATE 2: CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED MONDAY, 4/23.
FASTER was released on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday. Have you purchased your copy yet?
Its been revealed that the superb Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy will be released in the United Kingdom on January 30 2012 on Region 2 DVD and Region B Blu Ray.
Discs with these region codes are playable in Europe only.
Starring Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Mark Strong and John Hurt, this film is one of the year’s best - see our review and premiere report - and comes with our highest recommendation.
submission from ohyeahbsteady:
B.Steady explores the art of making fun pop music for queer people of color and other folks with silenced struggles. Her music and self made lyrical content is unmatched. Her music can be described as catchy, funky, but still sincere.
In addition to…
Why is this not released in CD format? I want to buy a CD.
This project was meant to be in Digital Download format for several reasons:
1. CD duplication is a very expensive and tedious process, not to mention time-consuming. Physical formats also take up so much room space and create…
Two weeks ago I got a call from my doctor, who I’d gone to see the day before because I’d been feeling worn out and was losing weight, and wasn’t sure why.
He was brief: “Amit, you’ve got Acute Leukemia. You need to enter treatment right away.”
I was terrified. I packed a backpack full of clothes, went to the hospital as he’d instructed, and had transfusions through the night to allow me to take a flight home at 7am the next day. I Googled acute leukemia as I lay in my hospital bed, learning that if it hadn’t been caught, I’d have died within weeks.
I have a couple more months of chemo to go, then the next step is a bone marrow transplant. As Jay and Tony describe below, minorities are severely underrepresented in the bone marrow pool, and I need help.
A few ways to help:
- If you’re South Asian, get a free test by mail. You rub your cheeks with a cotton swab and mail it back. It’s easy.
- If you’re in NYC, you can go to this event my friends are putting on.
- If you know any South Asians (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, or Sri Lanka), please point ‘em to the links above.
*NEW* Organize a donor drive near you (the most helpful thing you could possibly do!) email firstname.lastname@example.org. They’ll send you kits, flyers, tell you what to say, and make the whole process easy cheesy.
My friend Amit Gupta founded my favorite photography site Photojojo. A few weeks ago, he was diagnosed with leukemia. Amit is one of the nicest, most genuine, most creative people you could ever meet. Prior to founding the awesome Photojojo, he also co-founded Jelly in 2006 in NYC, a coworking community, that’s now spread to 60 cities across the world and helped spark the coworking revolution. It looks like Amit will need a bone marrow transplant quite soon. We can help him with that.
Unlike blood transfusions, finding a genetic match for bone marrow that his body will accept is no easy task. The national bone marrow registry has 9.5 million records on file, yet the chances of someone from South Asian descent of finding a match are only 1 in 20,000.
This is where we come in. We’re going to destroy those odds.
How? By finding and registering as many people of South Asian descent as we possibly can.
Tests are easy– a simple swab of the cheek. If you’re a match, the donation involves an outpatient procedure. It’s not fun, but it’s not dangerous either. And doing it could save a life.
We are encouraging anyone of South Asian descent to take a test to see if you’re a match.
We’ll have test kits on hand at the party, as well as music, booze, and maybe even a photo booth. It will, for the first time, combine a House 2.0-style party with a New Work City-style party, and if you’ve ever been to either, you know they are always something special.
Please spread the word and please do everything you can to help Amit beat leukemia. He’s a superstar.
Much thanks to Tony and pals for organizing this event, and EVERYONE who’s been tweeting and reblogging.
Please help get the word out any way you can. My life quite literally depends on it.
Cover Story - MySpace
My homage to Raygun. Made with a fax machine, glue, scotch tape, a ghetto copier, scissors, knives.. then more photoshoppery than i should admit to (i sort of woke up and found myself artfully placing photocopy distress marks in photoshop 15mins before it had to go). David Carson would turn in his grave.
if he was dead.
Shown here is the process or arranging the type in InDesign, before I cut it up and started the Raygun stuff, and the final cover.