|Thursday, December 22, 2005|
JANE EVELYN ATWOOD
On the "HOTEL RWANDA" DVD, actor Don Cheadle urges viewers to visit the Amnesty International website to learn more about genocide, because although the war in Rwanda may have ended, that it was happening right now somewhere else... (I can't remember much about what he said about Darfur and the Sudan on the video but his website has some excellent up-to-the minute links).
When I surfed over to the AI site that day, I was knocked out by a powerful black and white photograph...
by Jane Evelyn Atwood.
Although it's not on the AI homepage anymore, fortunately you can still see the item I'm referring to. Watch this documentary of Jane's stunning work from Taschen Books, 2000: Too Much Time - Women in Prison while it's still online.
Then head over to her brand new website janeevelynatwood.com to see even more beautiful photographs spanning Jane's incredible career, so far. Jane focuses her camera on people that are in some way excluded from the rest of us. Her subjects range from prostitutes and foreign legionaires in the 1980s, women in prison through 2000, to Darfur refugees and landmine victims today. At the moment the splash page on her website has one of my favorites. It's a close-up of a blind cat being petted by a group of young students in a school for the blind.
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