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Projects WE Love: Dogs in Cars

We love this project by Brit photographer Martin Usborne and the honest account of how it came about. It’s already had press coverage and accolades from the likes of David Alan Harvey; everybody (except one of the authors of this blog) loves dogs, so get funding.

"Dogs in cars - why on earth??

 When I first had the idea five years ago I thought it was foolish. Dogs in cars? errrr..

But the best ideas are the ones that stay with you and after many years of being lodged in my subconscious this one eventually had to come out barking.

I now realize the pictures come from fairly deep fears I’ve had of being alone and without a voice (I found it almost impossible to express myself when I was a kid) and also from my early fascination with animals, dogs in particular, who also seemed vulnerable and somehow mute.”

Jade Doskow shares an affinity for ABC No Rio along with surely many New Yorkers. In its final hours, this project documenting its demolition needs a boost."ABC No Rio is a collectively-run arts center located on New York’s Lower East Side. Established in 1980, it has gone through quite a few manifestations, from alternative art gallery to punk squathouse to community center. It now houses a gallery space, screen-printing studio, black and white darkroom, free bike workshops with Times Up!, computer lab, zine library, and has provided space to Food Not Bombs and Books Through Bars." Head to Kickstarter to help.

Jade Doskow shares an affinity for ABC No Rio along with surely many New Yorkers. In its final hours, this project documenting its demolition needs a boost.

"ABC No Rio is a collectively-run arts center located on New York’s Lower East Side. Established in 1980, it has gone through quite a few manifestations, from alternative art gallery to punk squathouse to community center. It now houses a gallery space, screen-printing studio, black and white darkroom, free bike workshops with Times Up!, computer lab, zine library, and has provided space to Food Not Bombs and Books Through Bars." Head to Kickstarter to help.

Jade Doskow shares an affinity for ABC No Rio along with surely many New Yorkers. In its final hours, this project documenting its demolition needs a boost."ABC No Rio is a collectively-run arts center located on New York’s Lower East Side. Established in 1980, it has gone through quite a few manifestations, from alternative art gallery to punk squathouse to community center. It now houses a gallery space, screen-printing studio, black and white darkroom, free bike workshops with Times Up!, computer lab, zine library, and has provided space to Food Not Bombs and Books Through Bars." Head to Kickstarter to help.

Jade Doskow shares an affinity for ABC No Rio along with surely many New Yorkers. In its final hours, this project documenting its demolition needs a boost.

"ABC No Rio is a collectively-run arts center located on New York’s Lower East Side. Established in 1980, it has gone through quite a few manifestations, from alternative art gallery to punk squathouse to community center. It now houses a gallery space, screen-printing studio, black and white darkroom, free bike workshops with Times Up!, computer lab, zine library, and has provided space to Food Not Bombs and Books Through Bars." Head to Kickstarter to help.

Projects WE Love: ADIL

 

©André Liohn/Prospekt

After Dawn In Libya (ADILis an ideaconceived of by photographer Andre Liohn, with fellow photographers Lynsey Addario, Eric Bouvet, Bryan Denton, Christopher Morris, Jehad Nga, Finbarr O”Reilly and Paolo Pellegrin.  

This project has 11 more days to be funded, so we hope to help make this happen.  The idea of bringing photography to the people of Libya, one year after the beginning of the conflict is something we totally support, and hope you will too.

ADIL is an Arabic name derived from the Arabic word “Adl” which means “fairness” and “justice”

The ADIL project’s purpose is to contribute to the Reconciliation process for Libyan People facing the aftermath of the civil war. The core concept of the project is to use Visual Communication as a Bridge for Reconciliation.

International photographers who lived the conflict “on the ground” offer independent visual documentation of the war and are partnering with local organizations to bring four exhibitions to four Libyan cities - Benghazi, Misratah, Tripoli and Zintan - scheduled for the spring 2012, one year after the eruption of the conflict against the Ghaddafi regime.

The aim is to put these exhibitions at the service of dialogue, we do not want to impose a reality, we are knocking at doors wishing to be welcome. During the period of the exhibitions some of the photographers will come to Libya to participate in events linked to ADIL, such as workshops with local photographers and journalists, and panel debates with local activists organizations. These events will be organized by our local partners, among them: The Tripoli Post, the Art Gallery Art House of Tripoli, the artist Mohammad Bin Lamin, the Libyan lawyer and activist Rima Bugaighis.

It is our aim to create a neutral arena were different people, with different opinions, expectations and experiences of the war, will be invited to see and react to how independent eyes saw their reality.

You can read and see more about ADIL here