Patrick Willocq: On the road from Bikoro to Bokonda (Western DRC)
*I don’t usually reblog but lensculture has done another feature on Willocq and he deserved more attention.
Willocq, through long term immersion in these villages, worked with the Batwa Pygmies and Bantu life in the province of Equateur (DRC) to create poignant images depicting complex themes on education, religion, the relationship between men and women, the role of the forest and globalization. These ‘bush theatres’ are artistically driven but yet reflect fundamental social problems and development needs.
Artist Statement via lensculture:
[…] I also wanted to go beyond images conveyed by Western media and show a Congo that we are not used to see because too often buried in images of war. I specifically wanted to witness the peace that prevails in the West, a different reality than the Eastern Congo. A reality that Western media regularly focus on and, although dramatic, stigmatizes the whole country.
Paiute Baby. (1906) Andrew Alexander Forbes, photographer
Frida Gustavasson by Josh Olins for Another
Photos from a real-life storm chaser:
TED Fellow Camille Seaman captures the spectacular and ominous beauty of storm clouds. Supercell clouds, like the ones above, can grow up to 50 miles wide and reach up to 65 thousand feet into the atmosphere. In her TEDTalk, Camille describes her experience chasing storms: “There’s a warm, moist wind blowing at your back and the smell of the earth, the wheat, the grass, the charged particles. And then there are the colors in the clouds of hail forming, the greens and the turquoise blues.”
Colored pencils on paper 21/29 cm
Nude, Xue Yanqun(1953, Chinese)