11 Klatsassin portraits: Cook, Frenchman, Prospector, Constable, Thief, Deputy, Prisoner, Miner, Innkeeper, Partner, Gambler
Black and White Laserlight Jet Print
Image Size: 11 prints: Framed: 34 x 28 x 1 1/4 in 86.4 x 71.1 x 3.2 cm Unframed: 33 x 27 inches 83.8 x 68.6 cm
Edition of 7
Stan Douglas: Klatsassin at David Zwirner Gallery. Klatsassin takes its title from a Tsilhqot’in chief (the Tsilhqot’in are Athapascan-speaking Aboriginal people in British Columbia)
©2003 David Zwirner Gallery. All Rights Reserved.
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Sexwork at NGBK (J. Jackie Baier/Courtesy Agency Yorckberlin)
We just got back from our trip to Berlin, so just a short blurb. Due to Kafkaesk meanderings of the German state museum organisation - a tale I reserve for later - we ended up not photographing inside the Hamburger Bahnhof, as planned, but instead spent a rather impromptu but very pleasant afternoon working at the NGBK, which roughly translates as the New Society for Visual Arts.
If ever Koen Hauser would have a sister in photography, it would be Yvonne Todd, one of the younger photographers to emerge in New Zealand. Art critic and gallery owner Anna Miles has commented that Todd ‘cultivates a visual equivalent to the incomprehension we sometimes feel at the strange behaviour of others, or more chillingly, ourselves.’ That abouts pinpoints it beautifully, I would say.
By Robert Parry
Monday 08 January 2007
*/George W. Bush has purged senior military and intelligence
officials who were obstacles to a wider war in the Middle East,
broadening his options for both escalating the conflict inside Iraq
and expanding the fighting to Iran and Syria with Israel's help./*
On Jan. 4, Bush ousted the top two commanders in the Middle East,
Generals John Abizaid and George Casey, who had opposed a military
escalation in Iraq, and removed Director of National Intelligence John
Negroponte, who had stood by intelligence estimates downplaying the
near-term threat from Iran's nuclear program.
Most Washington observers have treated Bush's shake-up as either routine
or part of his desire for a new team to handle his planned "surge" of
U.S. troops in Iraq. But intelligence sources say the personnel changes
also fit with a scenario for attacking Iran's nuclear facilities and
seeking violent regime change in Syria.
Bush appointed Admiral William Fallon as the new chief of Central
Command for the Middle East despite the fact that Fallon, a former Navy
fighter pilot and currently head of the Pacific Command, will oversee
two ground wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The choice of Fallon makes more sense if Bush foresees a bigger role for
two aircraft carrier groups now poised off Iran's coastline, such as
support for possible Israeli air strikes against Iran's nuclear targets
or as a deterrent against any overt Iranian retaliation.
Though not considered a Middle East expert, Fallon has moved in
neoconservative circles, for instance, attending a 2001 awards ceremony
at the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, a think tank
dedicated to explaining "the link between American defense policy and
the security of Israel."
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