Wete one, Barcelona, Spain.
The impact of professionalization is also clear. The “free-floating intellectual” may occupy himself with problems because of their inherent interest and importance, perhaps to little effect.
The professional, however, tends to define his problems according to the technique that he has mastered, and has a natural desire to apply his skills.
Philipp Aldrup, German photographer based in South-East Asia for over 10 years.
Mesmerised and troubled by the inexplicability of mankind’s brief existence in the dizzying vastness of time and space, I seek spaces of unsettling beauty in scenes that contain fragments of multiple temporalities.
My visuals seek to be disquieting and contemplative – meditations and a poetic rebellion against the imperatives of bleak functionality and mind-numbing economization.2 hearts
Denef Huvaj, Istanbul, Turkey.
There’s been regression, a lot of regression. Things don’t move smoothly. But there have been bad periods before, and we’ve pulled out of them.
I think there are opportunities—they’re not huge, but they’re real—to overcome the—and I stress again—to overcome problems that the human species has never faced in its roughly 200,000 years of existence, problems of, literally, survival.
We’ve already answered these questions for a huge number of species: We’ve killed them off.
Marcin Zuberek, Photographer, Warsaw, Poland.
But when the sun had unsheathed its sword of light and the sombre night was fled in fear, Kai Khosrau commanded that the trumpets of departure sound.
Then the army came before the Shah, and he gave into the keeping of Tus the standard of Kawah, and he bade him lead forth the hosts.