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Col. Chris Hadfield
Saudi Arabia (Featuring Red Sea - Egypt to West)
Signed print selected You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes. Photos from the International Space Station.
Col. Chris Hadfield – First Canadian Astronaut to walk in space, operate Canadarm, and command the International Space Station.
This image is a part of You Are Here, Hadfield's intimate and compelling publication about the planet we live on choosing the best from the thousands of photos he took on the International Space Station. Chris Hadfield's images shows us our home--our city, country, continent, our whole planet--from a unique perspective.
During his time on Expedition 35, Hadfield recorded music for an album, using the guitar previously brought to the ISS. The first song recorded in space, Jewel in the Night, was released via YouTube on Christmas Eve 2012.
On 12 May 2013, after handing over command of the ISS, but before returning home, Hadfield released a music video recorded on the ISS of a modified rendition of "Space Oddity" by David Bowie which has over 35 million views on YouTube.
In October 2015, Hadfield released Space Sessions: Songs From a Tin Can, an album of songs that he had recorded on the International Space Station.
This work has been donated to RMG Exposed by Col. Chris Hadfield.
Abstraction #6, 1955
10"H 8"W (work)
Framed with museum glass
Whichever way you try to categorize Weegee (1899-1968), the more you know about him, the more difficult it is contain him within a single definition.
Weegee began shooting crime, drama, tragedy and depravity throughout New York City in the 1930's for Acme newspapers. In 1935 he became a freelancer, mostly contributing to the PM magazine. While his nickname derived from his sixth-sense to find and capture urban mayhem, in 1938 he was granted permission to install a police radio in his car. This certainly facilitated capturing the most violent episodes as a first-responder/journalist.
Weegee was celebrated in his age. The New York Photo League exhibited his work in 1941 and he was included in the MoMA's seminal exhibition "50 Photographs by 50 Photographers" (curated by Edward Steichen) In 1945 Weegee published his widely admired and commercially successful "Naked City"
Yet shortly after Weegee abandons documentary photography and moves to Los Angeles.
In L.A. Weegee's relationship with the medium undergoes a radical shift. He begins experimentations in abstraction, distortions and engages with disrupting the photo development process in order to create non-figural works. Some scholars have suggested that Weegee was following the avant-garde and art world as he shifted to abstraction.
This work is a paradigm of Weegee's mid-century abstract work.
This work has been donated to RMG Exposed by Caviar20.