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Teju Cole - Schriftsteller und Fotograf
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Looking sideways at life

“Blind spot” is a book of photographs taken by Teju Cole on his global travels and each of the images is accompanied by text on the facing page. Surprise number one: there is often a disconnect between the pictures and the prose; what you see does not always relate to […]

Fleeing the filth of war
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Fleeing the filth of war

Nuba, wrestler, images: put these three words into an online search and you’ll see George Rodger’s famous black-and-white photograph of a victorious Nuba wrestler being carried through a crowd on the shoulders of his defeated opponent.   Sean Sheehan   It is the best known example of Rodger’s work in […]

Puppets dancing on water
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Puppets dancing on water

This water art, linked to the age-old tradition of the rice harvest, represents a special display of Vietnamese culture that reflects the simple, work lifestyle of the Vietnamese.   Duong Bui   Starting from the placing of mobile wooden figures to scare off demons and disasters, the first performances of […]