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Archive March 2009

Bianca Van der Werf: “It is important that you keep experimenting”

March 31, 2009 by · 10 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the photographer Bianca Van der Werf Movement – me Bianca van der Werf was born in Den Haag, The Netherlands and there she studied Architectural Design at the Royal Academy of Arts. Since 2005, she has been hooked on photography and devotes her time to this form of art. Before that […]


March 31, 2009 by · 2 comments

Aksinia Mihailova Photo: NatureFreak07 My left hand over a piece of paper; if you erased my thumb and my little finger and replaced them with verse, my hand mutilated and bony seen from the above would resemble a step of a bird chained to the piece of paper with tiny inky bracelets. Like that exotic […]

Artist of the Week – Sergio Lopes

March 30, 2009 by · 3 comments

Vanya Nikolaeva’s interview with the photographer Sergio Lopes I was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1954 – a son of Italian and Portuguese immigrants. I had a happy childhood despite the financial difficulties faced by my parents, together my three brothers. Since childhood I’ve been a great observer and photography has been my greatest […]

Sunny Morning

March 28, 2009 by · 1 comment

David Cazden Photo: yoppy Behind us, flashes of car windshields off the streets, students awaiting plates of food. We float conversation while the sky encircles us without a cloud.

Dr. Kara Cooney and a Few More Words About Ancient Egypt

March 28, 2009 by · 14 comments

Vanya Nikolaeva Related to the article The Lost Queen of Egypt Dr. Kara Cooney‘s professional life is devoted to archaeology and Egypt’s history and art. Her first book, The Cost of Death: The Social and Economic Value of Ancient Egyptian Funerary Art in the Ramesside Period was published in 2007. She is working on a […]

The Cripple Who Danced When the House Was on Fire, Chapters 4-6

March 26, 2009 by · 2 comments

Raven Jordan Photo: lepiaf.geo Read chapters 1-3 here Even now, the pearl-blight raged. The king knew this; why were they telling him yet again? It was sunny, out beyond the colonnade. Out there, it was hot. The fountain bubbled and spat; hummingbirds browsed the vines. He watched one close in upon a flower, close and […]

Reading Michaux’s Portrait of the Meidosems

March 25, 2009 by · No comments

Darren Jackson Photo: carlsonimkeller Although it’s been many years since I first escaped into the tormented mythology of the Meidosems, the images still hold me the way the Meidosems’ grip one of their children of the soul, dangled by the ankle “in the wind and the rain” (115)*. I had moved to the south of […]

Rhythm of a Nation I: Portuguese Fado

March 24, 2009 by · No comments

Katia Delavequia Снимка: Jsome1 “Fado is like a sigh” – Celeste Rodrigues, fado singer. Very few things can describe a culture and the vibrations of a people as the music. It is the music that makes us realize a different universe. Fado is a popular rhythm of Portugal, relatively appreciated in Spain, France, Netherlands, Japan, […]

It’s Your Turn

March 23, 2009 by · No comments

Zdravka Evtimova Photo: ktylerconk Elinor Cunnigham was an exceptionally cold-blooded woman. Her eyes narrowed as she stared at a small, crumpled newspaper clipping. Her fingers trembled with suppressed rage. She found the clipping in her husband’s wallet during one of her regular searches. It was an advertisement carefully underlined by Henry. There could be no […]

Artist of the Week – Gerardo Gomez

March 23, 2009 by · 11 comments

Vanya Nikolaeva’s interview with Gerardo Gomez Who is Gerardo Gomez? Gerardo Gomez is a young visual artist from El Salvador, Central America, turning 20 this year. A dreamer and a rebel, with an immense passion about his art. We are starting a new century and a new millennium; things are evolving and we are looking […]

Wallace Steven’s Firecat

March 22, 2009 by · 1 comment

George Fillingham Photo: ansik “Later, the firecat closed his bright eyes And slept.”          Wallace Stevens After Steven’s firecat Had bristled in the way Of the clattering bucks As they swerved To the left, and to the right, He slept. And as he slept, he dreamed.

The Lost Queen of Egypt

March 21, 2009 by · No comments

Translated from Bulgarian by Mariana Velichkova The civilization of ancient Egypt existed for three thousand years in a flux between periods of stability known as “Kingdoms” and intermediate periods of general instability. According to etymologists the word ’Egypt’ means ‘two straits’ – it relates to the dynasty separation of Upper and Lower Egypt during the […]

Slavic Interlude

March 19, 2009 by · No comments

David Cazden Photo: luigi morante Sali reads Turgenev, sits next to a girl with loose pants and a looped wallet chain. They talk in airy tones beside the diner window where the sky is dense

Photography – Sharing the Invisible

March 19, 2009 by · No comments

Velina Vateva’s interview with Cesar Pimentel Photo: Tihomir-Caspar Cesar Pimentel is interested in the enigmatic. The photographs in his exhibit, “Bulgaria My Eyes Wish To See,” may present spring and summer scenes in Bulgaria, a particular place, particular people, are not the subjects of his photography. Rather, he is interested in what hides behind the […]


March 17, 2009 by · No comments

Bozhana Apostolova Photo: Per Ola Wiberg Get up early. Carry on your shoulders the concern about the seed yesterday sown. Everyday there is something unfinished to be done: a cut conversation, an unfinished poem. Everyday there is something that has yet to be born or conceived. Go along the hard road of water and bread— […]

As if from some hourglass this beach

March 17, 2009 by · No comments

Simon Perchik Photo: lepiaf.geo As if from some hourglass this beach slipped past last night, the wind returning empty, its sand laying motionless among the hours, one more joyous than another, one more caring one flying between these gulls and even you are lonely

Artist of the Week – Valentin Nanovsky

March 16, 2009 by · 3 comments

Vanya Nikolaeva How long have you been photographing? What is photography to you? I’ve been photographing for about 15 years. Everything started at Parallax Photo Club, Sofia, Bulgaria. At that point I was in my freshman year at Sofia University. Since then the flame has been burning increasingly. I really grew up as a photographer […]

Krassimir Avramov: I love being loved

March 15, 2009 by · 3 comments

Interview of Krassimir Avramov by Tatiana Pedersen Photo: Vassil Karkelanov The career of Krassimir Avramov, the man-voice, has been well documented. He had been a mime and producer in Bulgaria before fulfilling his American dream. We have read about his many concerts and his life among the stars of Los Angeles. He is now in […]

Summit, Looking Up

March 14, 2009 by · No comments

Kenneth Pobo Photo: j-pocztarski In 745 Li Po peppers a poem about loneliness with a mountain and, inevitably, a moon. Today in Middletown, I’m lonely. A mall a half mile away, that’s a mountain too. Some regrets are mountains. Some can never be climbed.

Learning How the Other Half Lives

March 14, 2009 by · No comments

Elayne Clift Photo: zenobia_joy Ever since my first job as a medical secretary, I have believed it would be useful for med students to be admitted anonymously to a teaching hospital where they could experience first-hand the indignities of a medical work-up. Whether for diagnostic or treatment purposes, I’m sure their empathy for patients would […]