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#SANDY is a book of iPhone Photos of Hurricane Sandy by acclaimed photographers to be published by Daylight Books in October 2014. 100% of the net proceeds will be donated to Occupy Sandy to support their rebuilding efforts in the New York City area.

Last October 2012, Hurricane Sandy devastated communities in the New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut areas. In response, Foley Gallery and photographer Wyatt Gallery organized an exhibition of iPhone photographs of the storm by acclaimed documentary and fine art photographers. Hundreds of people attended the one night event and almost 400 photographs were purchased. We were able to donate $19,000 in sales to Occupy Sandy and Third Wave Volunteers.

As the first year anniversary approaches, many residents are still struggling to regain normal living conditions. In order to remind the public that people are still in need of assistance and to raise money to support rebuilding efforts, we are producing this groundbreaking book.

Photographers featured in the book are:

Benjamin Lowy
Stephen Wilkes
Ed Kashi
Richard Renaldi
Hank Willis Thomas
Lyle Owerko
Wyatt Gallery
Ruddy Roye
Michael Christopher Brown
Giles Clarke
Andrew Quilty
Craig Wetherby
Erica Simone
13th Witness
Sam Horine
Yosra El-Essawy
Stanley Lumax
Nicole Sweet
Dylan Chandler
Brent Bartley

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sandy-iphone-photography-book

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In 1964, still living the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the USA and the Soviet Union in the space race.

Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts, a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit.

That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

The perfect xmas present, learn about the ‘Churnalism’ that is embedded into our media.

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“Working with a network of off-the-record sources, Davies uncovered the story of the prestigious Sunday newspaper which allowed the CIA and MI6 to plant fiction in its columns; the daily newsroom where senior reporters casually refer to ‘nig nogs’ and where executives routinely reject stories about black people; the respected quality paper which was so desperate for scoops that it hired a conman to set up a front company to entrap senior political figures. He found papers supporting law and order while paying cash bribes to bent detectives and hiring private investigators to steal information.

Davies names names and exposes the national news stories which turn out to be pseudo events manufactured by the PR industry and the global news stories which prove to be fiction generated by a new machinery of international propaganda.

He shows the impact of this on a world where media consumers believe a mass of stories which, in truth, are as false as the idea that the Earth is flat – from the millennium bug to the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, tainting government policy, perverting popular belief.

He presents a new model for understanding news. With the help of researchers from Cardiff University, who ran a ground-breaking analysis of the contents and sources for our daily news, Davies found most reporters most of the time are not allowed to dig up stories or check their facts – a profession corrupted at the core.

Read All About It. The news will never look the same again.”

http://www.flatearthnews.net/

In an article by the guardians Sean O’Hagan reviewing Magums new offering in book form – Magum Revolution: 65 Years of Fighting for Freedom, the most interesting line goes a little something like this…

“Ironically, we are now in the midst of a revolution in the way that revolutions are being reported. As Anderson points out “no Magnum photographer was present on the grubby outskirts of Sirte to witness and record Gaddafi’s final moments of life, but we all saw what happened anyway”. The profusion of cameras, alongside the rise of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, means images of struggle are disseminated globally in seconds by those on the ground. Magnum Revolution is a testament to the age of great photojournalism but it may also become a kind of requiem for that same age”.

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