This issue of Foam Magazine explores image-based activism and the impact that photography can have on the world. The focus is on the people who are trying to send a message, those people who utilise both their role and platform to communicate a cause or a crisis to the public. In a world that is overcome with images what is needed to make you take notice?
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Painting Beyond Pollock is a captivating account of the history of European and American painting from the mid-20th century onwards.
Painting, with its endless capacity for reinvention, continues to occupy a privileged position in Western art. Since the mid-20th century, new practices have pushed art into territories such as performance and installation, leading some critics and artists to declare painting irrelevant or even finished. But these developments have, in fact, driven painting to new heights of innovation and interest, making these seventy years arguably the most lively in its history.
Morgan Falconer tells the story beginning with Jackson Pollock and the Abstract Expressionists on both sides of the Atlantic, proceeds through postwar abstraction in France, social realism in East Germany, the end of geometric abstraction in Europe, American post-painterly abstraction, the handmade ready-mades of Rauschenberg and Johns, Pop's rise in Britain and the US, painting's confrontations with photography in the 1960s and beyond, the return of expressionism in the 1980s, new approaches to Pop in the 1990s and 2000s, and the continued variety of some of the most recent paintings to be made by a younger, 'post-medium' generation of artists.
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Digital photography makes taking pictures easier, but learning the tools to develop and manipulate those pictures can be a bit overwhelming. This full-color guide demystifies the latest digital camera models and their features and inspires you to be more creative with your camera and in your image editing.