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mexico city’s indie

los dynamite
Los Dynamite
Maria Daniela y su Sonido Lasser
Maria Daniela y su Sonido Lasser

Today’s Observer Music Monthly, republishes in its selection from the New York Times, the article Mexico City’s Indie Rock, Now Playing to the World on the influence of online distributing platforms such MySpace-Music on Mexico City’s indie rock scene.
Commenting on the influence of the internet on a generation of teens that grew listening to american music and learning from global peer to peer independent distribution models, the article highlights a few cases of intermedia creativity,sampling and (re)mixing prolific visual and musical outputs, an example of which being the label Nuevos Ricos, by visual artist Carlos Amorales and musician Julian Lede (Silverio). Others to check include: Maria Daniela y su Sonido Lasser, Los dynamite, Rodrigo y Gabriela and ChiquitaViolenta.

Filed under: music

exhibition mezz gallery

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to do

1- licensing the new work using creative commons licensing (refer to licensing page on this blog)
2-upload personal projects to flickr
3-upload personal projects to their own page on this blog
>place personal projects images(72 dpi .jpgs) and text in the photo folder> photoindex>personal projects> folder with your name
>refer to nicola’s page on this blog for archival tags.
Specs to consider:
Measurements: …x…
Location: London South Bank University Digital Photography Dept
ID Number: PI-RGSB-NP001(PI=Photographic Index, RGSB=Reinterpretation Girls Subcultures Box, XY001=YOUR INITIALS followed by three digits as in NP001, NP002, NPetc )
Licensing: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 UK: England & Wales, Nicola Penfold c/o London South Bank University, Digital Photography Course, UK
refer to individual photo page for photo’s archival tag

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Between Dog and Wolf

nick haymes

Nieves Books, the Zurich-based independent publishers have just released Between Dog and Wolf by British born photographer Nick Haymes. In a special edition of 25 copies, the book includes young skateboarders photographed across Nick’s journeys throughout North America. Look inside the book here.

Filed under: photographer, publication, youth cultures



Nothing Magazine may’s 17 issue publishes an interview with SIX, the working name for London photographer Simon Barker, discussing his work Pervateen. Photographed in Prague, the project documents youth subculture grouped around pervatin, an illegal methamphetamine which has become the drug of choice of the chzech underground scene. On the six website, you’ll find the whole series as well as interesting reviews of the work providing detailed background information on the social context it emerged from, including biogs for all those photographed in the series.

Filed under: photographer, youth culture

temporary homes


Images from a collaborative project I developed with young women in temporary accommodation in South London have just been published in a special supplement of Cais, the portuguese equivalent of the Big Issue- a Lisbon magazine that is sold by the homeless to raise funds for them .

Dedicated to collaborations between artists and the “socially excluded,” the supplement shows the work of 16 artists and writers. My images are the ones of the “woman-house”, on the supplement’s cover and on pages 26/27. You can download the pdf file for the whole supplement here. cais119_revelacao.pdf
The project is also being displayed on street billboards.

Filed under: paula roush

hip-hop project

A new film opening in new york documenting the real-life-hip-hop-project set up in the south-bronx by Chris “Kazi” Rolle, a formerly homeless teenager.

Read the Village Voice review here. and check out the project’s website.

Filed under: video

teen bomber

Day Night Day Night written and directed by Julia Loktev is the new film america is talking about, following a teenage girl that prepares to blow herself up in NY’s Times Square. Read the whole “plot” in the Village Voice film review.

Filed under: video

tag template

As promised, here’s Jessica’s template to be used for the labeling of exhibition works.

Please download it ( by cliking the link below) and replace the info provided by your own.

Print it in photographic paper and bring it next Friday.

Also, the hours the mezzanine space is available have been confirmed and these remain 5pm to 9pm (as before) thus making it impossible to accomodate the request to move it to an earlier afternoon event.

All the specifications for the work to be submitted can be found on post ‘week 12’ of the unit’s blog

Please keep in mind that you need to bring to the class (friday 18th may) a copy of the cd you submit in the office so that all material can be upload to the blog (images and text)

if you have any questions, you can email me> paularoush (at) googlemail (dot)com or jessika >jessica (dot) kril (at) googlemail (dot) com

Filed under: exhibition

week 12

Hi, here’s a summary of our 12th session (Friday 11 May) before the final exhibition hanging up (next friday 18th of May).

I’d like to follow the following outline
1. Licensing of the work using creative commons licensing scheme
2. Peer review
2. Preparation exhibition (2nd part)
3. pm: continuation (individual tutorials if required)

Project 2. Specifications summary
Submission deadline Friday 11 May (week 13). Installing the exhibition: Friday 18 May.

For this part of the project you were asked to produce a series of 3-7 (minimum) portraits that reinterpret the box GS, setting it in the context of contemporary youth culture.

You were asked to explore one or more of the following aspects:
1. The concept of subculture/lifestyle as a theoretical model to interpret photographically the cultural sensibilities of contemporary youth
2. The relationship between youth culture and popular culture commodities such as music and fashion.
3. The role of ethnic identity as strategies of negotiation between the traditional and the contemporary cultures, and as affirmation of local urban identities (ie, inner-city districts and neighbourhoods)

You were also asked to reinterpret the archive, throught one or more of the strategies:
4. Everydaying: Adopting the methodology of collecting to archive banal images, questioning how value is added to photographic objects.
5. • Reenacting: Use the core material of an archive as reference to remake photographs in a similar style.
6. Fictionalising: Use your research into the structure of archives to create a fictional narrative that looks for the invisible as well as the visible.

You were asked to produce a porftfolio of exhibition-quality prints according to these criteria
-Hardcopy (for wall display)
– Printed colour (matte)
– Size: A2 /A3 (flexible to other formats)
– Unmounted

– cd (through the office):
To submit your work it will be necessary to save it in a cd in the following formats:
• Photographs selected for the exhibitiion must be saved in two sets
– as .tiff files at 300 dpi
– as .Jpeg files at 72 dpi
• Text, including production analysis, must be saved as word documents.

So I propose we go through all this, i wil be available for individual tutorials as required
thank you!

Today’s docs:

Project 2: reinterpreting the GS (girls- subcultures) box- Peer Review formphotographicindex-project-2-peerreview.doc

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