Destruction of a Nation

Posted by: Trent Design @ 4:22 pm | Date: May 31, 2008 | Comments Off on Destruction of a Nation
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Photojournalist, Marcus Bleasdale and his images are featured in this info-doc about The Democratic Republic of Congo. Home to the deadliest war in the world today, an estimated 5.4 million people have died since 1998. These deaths are byproducts of a collapsed healthcare system and a devastated economy.

Watch the rest of the piece here.

Marcus has spent 8 years covering the brutal conflict within the borders of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

View more of his work at this website.

Self-Afflicted Injury in Japan

Posted by: Trent Design @ 6:52 pm | Date: May 29, 2008 | Comments (1)
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Photo by Kosuke Okahara

TIME Magazine’s feature on “Self-Injury in Japan“, a photo essay by Photographer Kosuke Okahara, locates a world of deep despair among young Japanese women.

So sad to see people suffering from these feelings. It clashes with my ideals about what it must be like to live in a Japanese society. The story goes onto admit that most of these traumas come from extreme anxiety and depression.

You’re able to see how much someone is capable of putting themselves through. Moreover, it suggests that no one is perfect. Least of all, on the inside.
This shot
sums the whole thing up nicely enough…

The full essay starts here.

See more of Kosuke’s work here.

Sixth Grader Designs Google’s Logo

Posted by: Trent Design @ 7:36 pm | Date: May 28, 2008 | Comments Off on Sixth Grader Designs Google’s Logo
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Unbeige has a piece (*had* a piece) last Tuesday that talks about Grace Moon, a 6th grader who beat out 16,000 other students in a contest to design the Google homepage logo. Her’s has a theme that features some earth-friendly overtones. Not bad. I don’t think i could have come up with something this interesting. Nope.

The story also features a video of Grace and her work. Read the rest here

They’re still kind-of McUgly

Posted by: Trent Design @ 9:33 pm | Date: May 27, 2008 | Comments Off on They’re still kind-of McUgly
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Uniforms at McDonald’s have been given an overhaul by a designer better known for glamorous dresses worn by celebrities. [More here]

Street Shots

Posted by: Trent Design @ 8:14 pm | Date: May 26, 2008 | Comments Off on Street Shots
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Back in the days, Jamel Shabazz was on the scene, photographing everyday people hangin’ in Harlem, kickin’ it in Queens, and cold chillin’ in Brooklyn. He is still taking pictures, revisiting old haunts and old friends.

WYNC in New York celebrates street photography:

Scores of street photographers document city life on any given day, one shot at a time. Meet six who are practicing and redefining a uniquely New York art form dating back to the days of Weegee the Famous.

Hear from 5 more photographers, each with their own video and unique style. The story continues here.