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James Mollison: Playground

DATE 4/3/2015

James Mollison: Playground

A follow-up of sorts to his landmark photobook Where Children Sleep, James Mollison's beautiful new monograph collects 59 fascinating photographs of childrens' playgrounds around the world. (See more images here.) Each image is extensively captioned, providing an extra layer of point-blank sociology. Of Holtz High School, Tel Aviv, Israel, September 12, 2013, Mollison writes, "This high school is also a technical college and is affiliated with the Israeli air force. Nearly all of the pupils will be drafted into the air force as computer engineers, electronics specialists and mechanics. The 850 students come from all over the country because they want a military career or because their parents believe that it will make them well disciplined. In addition to tables for chess and ping-pong, there are a few old military aircraft spread around the campus. This photo was taken after the students had been practicing marching and military drills and while they were waiting for their parents to arrive to watch their end-of-term parade. The school belongs to the Amal group, established in 1928, a network of 120 institutions that concentrate on technological education to ensure that Israel will have the well-trained young people that it needs."

Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series

DATE 3/30/2015

Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series

Featured image is panel 58 of The Migration Series, Jacob Lawrence's 1940-41 multi-panel masterwork. All of the panels were captioned so as to tell the story of the Great Migration of American blacks from the rural south to the north and west; in this case, "In the North the Negro had better educational facilities." Jodi Roberts writes, "Reaching with arms stretched high to write numbers on a large clean chalkboard, these three girls embody the aspirations of thousands of Southern migrants. Their bright dresses and adequately supplied classroom suggest that these students enjoy a standard of living comfortable enough to let them focus on school work. Lawrence's picture of an education-focused childhood in the North contrasts sharply with his depiction of underage labor in panel 24, in which barechested children work in cotton fields under the sun."

Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series

DATE 3/29/2015

Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series

Featured image is panel 52 of The Migration Series (1940-41) by Jacob Lawrence. His eerie caption: "One of the largest race riots occurred in East St. Louis." Jodi Roberts writes, "The violence, aimed principally at African-American communities, left dozens dead and hundreds injured, and created a fortune in property damage; whole swaths of the city were burned out. Fearful for their lives, more than 6,000 black residents of East St. Louis fled. The uprising spurred protests across the country. In a speech in Harlem, the black activist Marcus Garvey called the riot a 'massacre that will go down in history as one of the bloodiest outrages against mankind for which any class of people could be held guilty.' On July 28, 10,000 people joined a silent march down Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, holding signs demanding justice and equal rights for blacks across the nation."

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