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The Heart Has its Reasons
Artpil / Juneteenth

In celebration of Juneteenth, we revisit some recent articles and profiles: A Matter of Black Lives; Martin Luther King Jr. with photography by Bruce Davidson and Gordon Parks; Universal Declaration Of Human Rights on its earlier anniversary; the acclaimed feature documentary studying the light, mood, movement and Black life in the American South, Hale County This Morning, This Evening by Director and Photographer RaMell Ross.

Juneteenth, this year, at last, has been adopted as a federal holiday in the U.S., celebrating the emancipation of African-Americans who had been enslaved (2021) –A minor eulogy in the mortuary of reparations against the otherwise growing trend of walking back of Civil Rights progress and the newest wave of voter suppression.

The Heart Has its Reasons
Artpil / Juneteenth

  • Rencontres d’Arles 2024
    Beneath The Surface
    Jul 1 – Sep 29, 2024
    Arles, France

    Tremors and turmoil, spirits, traces, parallel readings and rereadings all constitute new perspectives underlying the 2024 edition of the Rencontres d’Arles. Photographers, artists and curators reveal their visions and stories, not least that of our humanity, by turns thwarted, in endless redefinition, resilient, but also visionary. Whether on the margins or established at the center, the narratives lead to divergent, multiple paths, all emanating from the faults in a porous surface: they intertwine, superimpose and overlap. (more…)

  • Mikel Bastida: Anarene
    Tipi Photo Bookshop

    Anarene is a book that was born from an eight-year photographic project made by Mikel Bastida in the United States. In the spirit of referencing the ghost town in Archer County, Texas, portrayed in Peter Bogdanovich’s film adaptation of Larry McMurtry’s novel The Last Picture Show, the author has traveled the country looking for images and stories that cinema has left behind. (more…)

    May 31 – Nov 3, 2024
    Stasys Museum
    Panevėžys, Lithuania

    On this day… Stasys arrives back at his home village, Lepšiai… It all happens in May 2024… That’s when the Stasys Museum opens up to the public, a museum titled after him. This was never predicted – the future from there, a little village, in the house within a disorderly wooden structure, run down with dripping roofs, filled with bellowing, roaring farm animals… No fairy tales could be heard there… But just one hour’s walk away from Lepšiai, the white rectangular building stands proudly in the city centre (more…)

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