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Blinded by Fame

Beauty pageants have turned into a process that converts the female into an elite that can be manipulated by various visual media. By being in different multi-cultural societies, these media globally consume the image of beauty. The pageants, even though they hold different values in the multi-cultural diversities,in the end they provide the same conclusion. The desire to be the image of the most beautiful female, creates the `poster` female, a female of a special beauty that is used in the global market of fashion. The `Miss` crown holders from various countries were asked to pose with their eyes closed, this way performing the moment of becoming a visual object of beauty, one which is manipulated

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A Slow and Motionless Death

It has been ten years now that they live under a polluted patch of sky that hangs over Porto Romano, this way being victims of a silent curse. There are fifteen thousand residents who do not know the truth about the land being contaminated with lethal substances. They do not know where the suffering comes from, but they do what they can to prevent the Leather Factory from re-opening. In the meantime, they continue to daily consume this poison, which will soon develop into a cancer, through the air, the water and the milk. There is evidence of about twenty thousand ton of toxic waste in the territory of the factory located in Porto Romano. The environmental problems are mainly attributed to the contamination of the land with lindane and 6-valence chrome. This has caused a realistic threat of life, especially in children who are in daily contact with the contaminated air, while their homes are turning the color of lindane. The residents have various health issues, and lately they have requested medical assistance due to problems with their lungs, eyes, and throats, while at the same time there are various noted cases of problems with their skin

 

Presumed Guilty

New York 2005. In the US, people were always told to be proud of their justice system, because “people are innocent until proven guilty”, but after 9/11 everyone is presumed to be guilty, and they must prove their innocence. Time Square faces gave me, visually, the same sense of guilt in people the feeling of anxiety and the general distrust that have surged since the attacks of 9/11 The sense of being watched like never before has made many in the US more tense and suspicious.

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Memorial Plates 9 / 11/ 01

Painted plates coming from around US to honor the victims of 9/11 are being exhibited at Main Street on the crossroad between Greenwich Avenue and Mulry SQ at Greenwhich Village, Manhattan, New York City. On September 11, 2001, four U.S. planes hijacked by terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania killing nearly 3,000 people in a matter of hours. Behind the staggering number of deaths are the individuals, each of whom left behind family, friends and co-workers who feel the national tragedy on a personal level.

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