Bag’s Take-Away:

The World in Two Balconies: Emerging China, Declining Greece.

via Reuters, Editor’s Choice

(Credits: Photo 1, Aly Song/Reuters caption: A worker climbs a ladder next to a mannequin during the China International Wedding Expo in Shanghai February 15, 2012. The expo will allow exhibitors to highlight their products, high-level equipment and the world’s wedding photography trends, plus the exchange and trade between the domestic and overseas wedding industries; Photo 2, Panayiotis Tzamaros/Reuters caption: An employee of the Workers Housing Organization threatens to jump from the office where she worked because her wage has been cut and she and her husband were threatened with layoffs, in Athens February 15, 2012. Workers Housing Organization is a state owned company that is on the list of state entities that may be shut down to cut costs under the terms of the new 130-billion-euro ($170 billion) bailout agreement with the European Union and International Monetary Fund.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
Is this what its come to, the world economic disaster and the problem of the have’s vs. have-nots so unsolvable our last chance is divine intervention? 
(photo: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images caption: A man walks past graffiti displayed on a building on December 6, 2011 in Athens, Greece. Graffiti artists throughout the city are expressing the effects of austerity measures that have plagued the community as Greece continues to struggle in debt while lawmakers today are set to pass next year’s budget.)
Via Charlotte Observer.
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Is this what its come to, the world economic disaster and the problem of the have’s vs. have-nots so unsolvable our last chance is divine intervention?

(photo: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images caption: A man walks past graffiti displayed on a building on December 6, 2011 in Athens, Greece. Graffiti artists throughout the city are expressing the effects of austerity measures that have plagued the community as Greece continues to struggle in debt while lawmakers today are set to pass next year’s budget.)

Via Charlotte Observer.

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Tags #News    #Media    #Photography    #Greece    #Religion    #Graffiti    #art    #public art    #economy    #street art    #public art    #business   

Bag’s Take-Away:
From my reader, Tom, in Greece (clearly with an eye to the aesthetics): “There is so much contrast — color, clothing, posture — and the other photographer looks great.” From my end (though I do love the photog’s custom riot helmet), I see: hippy punching goes international. 
(photo: AP via Spiegel Online)
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From my reader, Tom, in Greece (clearly with an eye to the aesthetics): “There is so much contrast — color, clothing, posture — and the other photographer looks great.” From my end (though I do love the photog’s custom riot helmet), I see: hippy punching goes international.

(photo: AP via Spiegel Online)

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Tags #riots    #EU    #Greece    #G-8    #social justice    #globalization    #photojournalism    #police    #hippies   

Bag’s Take-Away:
Introducing: Louk, the Greek Riot Dog! Riots and uprisings and demonstrations have become so embedded in cultural/political imagery, we have anthropomorphized the event.  What’s next, “Squiggles, the Flood Trout”? … because water and uprisings seem to be the 2011 themes.

(FP runs a slideshow retrospective of Louk at various riots throughout the years.) 

(photo: Olivier Laban-Mattei/AFP/Getty Image)
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Introducing: Louk, the Greek Riot Dog! Riots and uprisings and demonstrations have become so embedded in cultural/political imagery, we have anthropomorphized the event. What’s next, “Squiggles, the Flood Trout”? … because water and uprisings seem to be the 2011 themes.

(FP runs a slideshow retrospective of Louk at various riots throughout the years.)

(photo: Olivier Laban-Mattei/AFP/Getty Image)

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One of the interesting things about the “Nazi Euro” in this Greek protest photo is the lack of crudeness in the sign. It’s at once believable and “a tell” to what this is really about: Greek resentment toward the rest of the EU, but especially the slick, prosperous Germans perceived to be dictating to the humbled, hairy, have-nots of Greece. 

The unspoken communication: ‘We may be all too fallible, but YOU used to be a Nazi and you’re trying to make us a puppet state again.’

(photo: AP caption: Protestors in Athens demonstrating against austerity measures. From: Greece Back on the Brink - Spiegel)
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Greek protestors demonstrating in Athens.  Speaks to Germany’s role in the bail-out and Greek resentment of Germany’s inflicted austerity.  It seems to come down to national resentment on both sides.

Bag’s Take-Away:

One of the interesting things about the “Nazi Euro” in this Greek protest photo is the lack of crudeness in the sign. It’s at once believable and “a tell” to what this is really about: Greek resentment toward the rest of the EU, but especially the slick, prosperous Germans perceived to be dictating to the humbled, hairy, have-nots of Greece.

The unspoken communication: ‘We may be all too fallible, but YOU used to be a Nazi and you’re trying to make us a puppet state again.’

(photo: AP caption: Protestors in Athens demonstrating against austerity measures. From: Greece Back on the Brink - Spiegel)

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Greek protestors demonstrating in Athens. Speaks to Germany’s role in the bail-out and Greek resentment of Germany’s inflicted austerity. It seems to come down to national resentment on both sides.

Tags #Germany    #Greece    #EU    #Greek demonstrations