Bhutan | The Land Of Serenity | By Matthieu Ricard | Photography Book Recommendation

   

Bhutan

The Land Of Serenity

By Matthieu Ricard

   

Written by Joelcy Kay

Editor & Curator of Edge of Humanity Magazine

Curator of NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY

 

 

Peaceful landscape photographs found  in ‘The Land of Serenity’ (the book’s first chapter) pave the path for this calm depiction of life in Bhutan.  The chapter is also composed of village life images. My favorite is a photograph of two men dressed in reddish robes between prayer flags (pp.24 & 25). 

The Tiger’s Lair (the book’s second chapter) is about temples. The fog surrounding the mountain as well as the incredible location of these temples provides a surreal vibe to the  landscape photographs; the interior shots are vibrant, and in these places one can easily reach a state of contemplation. Images taken in the 1980s and 2000s.

Intimate colorful portraits of Master Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche dating back from the 1980s accompanied by a text about his life can be found in the  ‘A Spiritual Master’ chapter.  Traditional ceremonies, and gatherings for teaching and reading also appear here.

Confusing for the eye is the architectural shot of the Kuje temple on page 105 in the ‘Architecture: A Spiritual Dimension’ chapter.  Interesting depiction as the viewer must rescan the picture in order to assure orientation which refreshes the palate in the process.  This chapter depicts Bhutan’s unique architecture, buildings on enchanting landscape, as if they were there for eternity.

In the mix of images from ancient Buddhist art are environmental portraits of contemporary artists and craftsmen recreating these treasures from the past.  The weaver in page 143 (ch. Sacred Art) is my favorite; this environmental portrait depicts a woman working her traditional wooden loom and the surroundings are full of light and life.

‘Dancing Monks’ is the next chapter.  These vibrant images depicting festivals, dances and ceremonies from 2007; they emit energy and culture.  Loaded with dancing masks, my favorite (must bring it home)  artifact. The tight close-ups of these masks makes the artifact collector inside me salivate a bit. 

Master Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche is featured again in ‘The Great Accomplishment Ceremony’ chapter showcasing ceremonies from the 1980s. 

A dramatic presentation can be found on two very dark (black, fire and red) photographs taken in Paro Kyichu, 1982, my absolute favorites.

Also included in this chapter are images of ceremonies from 2005 to 2007.

Offerings Of Fire And Light; the last chapter in the book also includes Master Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche ceremonial images from the 1980s, but they take place outside on open land in a vast landscape.  These sky and land combinations give the ceremonies another dimension.

Ceremonial images from the 2000s are also included.

This is a book one can enjoy and relax while flipping its pages.  I recommend it to anyone interested in Bhutan, Buddhism (ceremonies, art, monasteries, temples and daily life), South Asia , the  Himalayan,  landscape, travel,  Eastern philosophy and travel. Enjoy!

For book specifics see amazon.com below

Bhutan: The Land of Serenity


Are you looking to have a published review of your Photo Book?

 
Edge of Humanity Magazine’s curator is now reviewing photo books. Joelcy Kay (the curator of Edge of Humanity Magazine and the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY) has written many reviews for books in the Edge of Humanity Magazine’s Photography Book Collection and now she is available to write yours.  

Here are some of her book recommendations:

 

Curse Of The Black Gold

50 Years Of Oil In The Niger Delta

Photographs By Ed Kashi

Edited By Michael Watts

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

   

Living Faith

Inside the Muslim World of Southeast Asia

By Steve Raymer

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

 

Under A Grudging Sun

By Alex Webb

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

   

Ethiopia

Peoples Of The Omo Valley

By Hans Silvester

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

 

Quarries

By Edward Burtynsky

Photography Book Recommendation By Edge

of Humanity Magazine

 

Figments From The Real World

By Garry Winogrand

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

 

You can choose to have your (Photography Book Recommendation By Edge Of Humanity Magazine) published on the Edge of Humanity Magazine or at the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY Visual ART Blog.  For more information on this new service please email Joelcy at  jo@edgeofhumanity.com .

 

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ABOUT

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is designed to connect art seekers and collectors with artists DIRECTLY.  The gallery is not a mall, but instead a collection of remarkable works of art that bring together artists and potential buyers.

Following Edge of Humanity Magazine‘s footsteps of publishing unparalleled content from artists and photographers worldwide, the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is on a mission to provide it’s viewers art that is unique and diverse.

OUR CONCEPT

Written By Joelcy Kay – Curator

Every piece of art, crafts, or textiles, hanging on my walls or ceiling tells a tiny passage of my life.  Most of it was acquired during my travels.  Many of these treasures are damaged whether because they were broken on arrival, as the pieces were tightly stuffed into my backpack, or weathered by the unforgiving Florida tropical humidity.  But in the end, they are my precious processions and they are part of the stories I tell.  It feels good to have rugs hanging from the ceiling, masks on the walls, and drinking my morning coffee thinking of the mugs’ tale.  The point here is that art has a lot to offer each one of us; ART IS VERY PERSONAL!

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY offers that personal experience as the individual has the opportunity to buy the art from the creator and by doing so a new event to remember is born. When you hang the work of art on your wall there is a story behind it; an artist you now know and follow.  And instead of the usual “I purchased this at “WWW(BIG BIG ART STORE).COM”  the connection enriches the emotional value of your art piece.

WHY DISPLAY YOUR ART AT THE NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY?

The gallery is designed to connect the art seekers and collectors with artists directly. We offer artists a COMMISSION FREE / CONTRACT FREE online platform to sell their creations and engage with their clients using portfolio pages that are engaging with large images and a dramatic black background.

NO MIDDLEMAN is a boutique ART GALLERY; individuals browsing our archives and portfolio pages are relaxed, not pressured to sign up, agree with website terms, or maneuvering out of pop-up windows.

For details regarding participating in the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY please contact Joelcy Kay the curator at jo@edgeofhumanity.com.

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Are you looking to have a published review of your Photo Book?

  Edge of Humanity Magazine’s curator is now reviewing photo books. 
Joelcy Kay (the curator of Edge of Humanity Magazine and the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY) has written many reviews for books in the Edge of Humanity Magazine’s Photography Book Collection and now she is available to write yours.
 

Here are some of her book recommendations:

 

Curse Of The Black Gold

50 Years Of Oil In The Niger Delta

Photographs By Ed Kashi

Edited By Michael Watts

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

   

Living Faith

Inside the Muslim World of Southeast Asia

By Steve Raymer

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

 

Under A Grudging Sun

By Alex Webb

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

   

Ethiopia

Peoples Of The Omo Valley

By Hans Silvester

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

 

Quarries

By Edward Burtynsky

Photography Book Recommendation By Edge

of Humanity Magazine

 

Figments From The Real World

By Garry Winogrand

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

 

You can choose to have your (Photography Book Recommendation By Edge Of Humanity Magazine) published on the Edge of Humanity Magazine or at the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY Visual ART Blog.  For more information on this new service please email Joelcy at  jo@edgeofhumanity.com .

 

The  NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is an

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ABOUT

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is designed to connect art seekers and collectors with artists DIRECTLY.  The gallery is not a mall, but instead a collection of remarkable works of art that bring together artists and potential buyers.

Following Edge of Humanity Magazine‘s footsteps of publishing unparalleled content from artists and photographers worldwide, the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is on a mission to provide it’s viewers art that is unique and diverse.

OUR CONCEPT

Written By Joelcy Kay – Curator

Every piece of art, crafts, or textiles, hanging on my walls or ceiling tells a tiny passage of my life.  Most of it was acquired during my travels.  Many of these treasures are damaged whether because they were broken on arrival, as the pieces were tightly stuffed into my backpack, or weathered by the unforgiving Florida tropical humidity.  But in the end, they are my precious processions and they are part of the stories I tell.  It feels good to have rugs hanging from the ceiling, masks on the walls, and drinking my morning coffee thinking of the mugs’ tale.  The point here is that art has a lot to offer each one of us; ART IS VERY PERSONAL!

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY offers that personal experience as the individual has the opportunity to buy the art from the creator and by doing so a new event to remember is born. When you hang the work of art on your wall there is a story behind it; an artist you now know and follow.  And instead of the usual “I purchased this at “WWW(BIG BIG ART STORE).COM”  the connection enriches the emotional value of your art piece.

WHY DISPLAY YOUR ART AT THE NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY?

The gallery is designed to connect the art seekers and collectors with artists directly. We offer artists a COMMISSION FREE / CONTRACT FREE online platform to sell their creations and engage with their clients using portfolio pages that are engaging with large images and a dramatic black background.

NO MIDDLEMAN is a boutique ART GALLERY; individuals browsing our archives and portfolio pages are relaxed, not pressured to sign up, agree with website terms, or maneuvering out of pop-up windows.

For details regarding participating in the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY please contact Joelcy Kay the curator at jo@edgeofhumanity.com.

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Broken Empire | After The Fall Of The USSR | By Gerd Ludwig | Photography Book Recommendation

Broken Empire

After The Fall Of The USSR

Photographs By Gerd Ludwig

Text By Fen Montaigne 

Written by Joelcy Kay

Editor & Curator of Edge of Humanity Magazine

Curator of NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY

Broken Empire starts with a classic landscape photograph of Siberia (cold to the bones), followed by daily life images taken before and after the fall of the USSR.

Chapter One (The Way It Was) is dominated by Moscow and Ukraine images taken 1992/93 right after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. There are some images depicting a higher level of freedom and jubilance, but most carry a gloomy mood and dilapidated infrastructure.

Photos from Moscow depicting the haves and have nots tell stories of extreme opposites, where some splurge while the many struggle to survive.

The picture of what life must have been in Ukraine is depicted among the dead in a gruesome photograph inside of a filthy morgue with stiff naked bodies on tables and others on the floor (p.57).

You can catch an apocalyptic vibe on the harsh features of the miners faces while they sit around half naked and smoking (p.67).

Like soldiers, the chimneys of Lenin Steel Works line up; framing this surreal landscape telling an environmental story.  While the heavy smoke escapes from these vertical structures; fishermen drill the polluted Ural River (pp.70-71). On page 72-73 camels walking away from an abandoned ship on dry land where once flowed the Aral Sea.

Poverty is depicted in many images where residents search for items on wastelands and trash containers (pp.74-75).

A glimpse into hell, hard work and unsanitary conditions are pictured inside this meat plant.  And to think that the flesh tossed around this disgusting place will end up on a fancy plate (p.76).  I will have the homeless guys pasta instead (pp. 78-79).  

Eight children with congenital deformities (without half of their arms and hands) stand for this story telling portrait in Moscow, 1993 (pp. 82-83).

And here comes a Rembrandt moment, depicting Chernobyls victims line up against the wall waiting for compensation (pp. 92-93).

Five years later, life looks very different.  Most images included in A Window Opens (ch.2) were taken inside Russia in 1996/97.  Theres life and progress in these daily life images documenting moments throughout Russia.  New Russia offers happy moments, leisure time, family gathering, shopping, fashion and entertainment.  My favorite image shows a man almost falling from an agitated black horse in the water (pp. 130-131).

Right off the silver screen is the image on page 117, displaying a classic cinematographic scene; the soldier and his lover, lost in each others eyes.  Lit by the trains yellow light and standing by the door; who will disembark first? Is this a love affair? 

The Shape Of The New is the last chapter of the book, depicting images from many places in Russia mainly in 2001 and life looks good.

I recommend this book to anyone interested in how daily life changed over recent decades, communism, capitalism, photography, world history and Russia history.  With some intense images, Broken Empire is an interesting book to have around while entertaining, a good conversation starter. Enjoy!

For book specifics see amazon.com below

Broken Empire: After the Fall of the USSR

 

Are you looking to have a published review of your Photo Book?

  Edge of Humanity Magazine’s curator is now reviewing photo books. Joelcy Kay (the curator of Edge of Humanity Magazine and the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY) has written many reviews for books in the Edge of Humanity Magazine’s Photography Book Collection and now she is available to write yours.  

Here are some of her book recommendations:

 

Curse Of The Black Gold

50 Years Of Oil In The Niger Delta

Photographs By Ed Kashi

Edited By Michael Watts

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

   

Living Faith

Inside the Muslim World of Southeast Asia

By Steve Raymer

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

 

Under A Grudging Sun

By Alex Webb

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

   

Ethiopia

Peoples Of The Omo Valley

By Hans Silvester

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

 

Quarries

By Edward Burtynsky

Photography Book Recommendation By Edge

of Humanity Magazine

 

Figments From The Real World

By Garry Winogrand

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

 

You can choose to have your (Photography Book Recommendation By Edge Of Humanity Magazine) published on the Edge of Humanity Magazine or at the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY Visual ART Blog.  For more information on this new service please email Joelcy at  jo@edgeofhumanity.com .

 

The  NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is an

 Edge of Humanity Magazine project.

ABOUT

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is designed to connect art seekers and collectors with artists DIRECTLY.  The gallery is not a mall, but instead a collection of remarkable works of art that bring together artists and potential buyers.

Following Edge of Humanity Magazine‘s footsteps of publishing unparalleled content from artists and photographers worldwide, the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is on a mission to provide it’s viewers art that is unique and diverse.

OUR CONCEPT

Written By Joelcy Kay – Curator

Every piece of art, crafts, or textiles, hanging on my walls or ceiling tells a tiny passage of my life.  Most of it was acquired during my travels.  Many of these treasures are damaged whether because they were broken on arrival, as the pieces were tightly stuffed into my backpack, or weathered by the unforgiving Florida tropical humidity.  But in the end, they are my precious processions and they are part of the stories I tell.  It feels good to have rugs hanging from the ceiling, masks on the walls, and drinking my morning coffee thinking of the mugs’ tale.  The point here is that art has a lot to offer each one of us; ART IS VERY PERSONAL!

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY offers that personal experience as the individual has the opportunity to buy the art from the creator and by doing so a new event to remember is born. When you hang the work of art on your wall there is a story behind it; an artist you now know and follow.  And instead of the usual “I purchased this at “WWW(BIG BIG ART STORE).COM”  the connection enriches the emotional value of your art piece.

WHY DISPLAY YOUR ART AT THE NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY?

The gallery is designed to connect the art seekers and collectors with artists directly. We offer artists a COMMISSION FREE / CONTRACT FREE online platform to sell their creations and engage with their clients using portfolio pages that are engaging with large images and a dramatic black background.

NO MIDDLEMAN is a boutique ART GALLERY; individuals browsing our archives and portfolio pages are relaxed, not pressured to sign up, agree with website terms, or maneuvering out of pop-up windows.

For details regarding participating in the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY please contact Joelcy Kay the curator at jo@edgeofhumanity.com.

See more ART on Edge of Humanity Magazine

Art * Digital Art * Fine Art PhotographyStill Life Photography * Landscape Photography * Night Photography  Aerial Photography * Conceptual PhotographyUnderwater Photography * Architectural Photography 

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Living Faith | Inside the Muslim World of Southeast Asia | Steve Raymer | Photography Book Recommendation

Written by Joelcy Kay

Editor & Curator of Edge of Humanity Magazine

Curator of NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY

Leading the book’s foreword is an architectural image featuring the top of buildings under a bluish gray sky (pp.14-15). The old architectural style of the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station frames the image, the new buildings on the background look as if it is in a process of disappearing; and as a viewer my eyes move throughout the photograph, anxious to see more of that skyline and wondering what is outside of that frame.

When children pray, the aspects of religion such as the child’s God, holy book or place of worship become universal; and the denomination lines are erased (ch.The Mosque, pp.35, 42, 49).  The religious moments captured here are up close and personal portraying serenity.

In the special area reserved for women at the Kubang Kerian Mosque; women in white prayer shawls line up to pray, some bring their children not dressed in white.  Contrast and simplicity all in one frame, nothing is missing here. (ch. The Mosque, pp. 44-45).

The devotees’ portraits depict tranquility in the daily life that goes on inside these mosques, where people not only pray but also study, rest and sleep, while life around these Southeast Asia’s mosques seems very active.

In The Mosque chapter you will also find images of Islamic architecture; Steven shows the Baiturrahman Great Mosque, Sumatra during sunset (pp.52-53).  The reflection of the entire landscape on the water takes 40% of the frame.  Dark enough to add drama without losing all the colors inflicted by the sun going away for the day and the nightlights that eliminates the dark night at bay.

Even when wearing uniforms (ch. Muslin Schools) which is designed to promote sameness; these children’s portraits delivery an array of moods and personalities such as: strong and serious (pp.86-87), intriguing (p.74), devoted (pp.72, 81) and playful (pp.73).  ‘Girl and Quran’ (p.75) and ‘girl holding a book and running’ (pp. 92-93) are my favorites.

The Village chapter starts with a portrait of this impeccably dressed woman (although she looks sad) and her fruits’ stand near Kota Bharu (pp.96-97); it is a high impact vibrant shot.  Also included are rural life moments, and food markets shots; my favorite (pp.118-119) is a shot from above showing these two women working this massive food stand.

Among other farming scenes in this chapter, you will find; one which depicts child labor (p.111), or to be fair with time and place “children help with the harvest…”and another showing a worker, hanging from a bamboo ladder while picking peppers by hand (p.108). The patterns produced by the greenery around the picker seem to dance inside the frame; it’s pleasant to look at it.

Seascape photographs depicting fishermen from the village of Marang in action at sunrise (p.112-113) makes the viewer move focus from one corner of the picture to another and see night turning into day.

Following the same layout of the first image mentioned in this review, the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station (ch.The Cities, pp.148-149) serves again as frame; this time using street level and colors, reds, gold and yellows, the making of a vibrant cityscape photo. Urban images of nightscapes, street photography, shopping galore, and people sleeping on subways across Southeast Asia are also included in this chapter.

Mainstay of Faith is the last chapter on ‘Living Faith | Inside the Muslim World of Southeast Asia’ it is packed with intimate portraits of Muslim families, their faith and dynamics.  These portraits take place in their homes, outdoors gatherings and traditional ceremonies in Southeast Asia.

‘Living Faith | Inside the Muslim World of Southeast Asia’ is a relaxing and enjoyable book. I recommend it to viewers interested in Islam, religion in general, and Southeast Asia, and avid travelers. Enjoy!

For book specifics see Amazon.com below:

Living Faith

 

Are you looking to have a published review of your Photo Book?

  Edge of Humanity Magazine’s curator is now reviewing photo books. Joelcy Kay (the curator of Edge of Humanity Magazine and the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY) has written many reviews for books in the Edge of Humanity Magazine’s Photography Book Collection and now she is available to write yours.  

Here are some of her book recommendations:

 

Curse Of The Black Gold

50 Years Of Oil In The Niger Delta

Photographs By Ed Kashi

Edited By Michael Watts

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

   

Living Faith

Inside the Muslim World of Southeast Asia

By Steve Raymer

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

 

Under A Grudging Sun

By Alex Webb

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

   

Ethiopia

Peoples Of The Omo Valley

By Hans Silvester

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

 

Quarries

By Edward Burtynsky

Photography Book Recommendation By Edge

of Humanity Magazine

 

Figments From The Real World

By Garry Winogrand

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

 

You can choose to have your (Photography Book Recommendation By Edge Of Humanity Magazine) published on the Edge of Humanity Magazine or at the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY Visual ART Blog.  For more information on this new service please email Joelcy at  jo@edgeofhumanity.com .

 

The  NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is an

 Edge of Humanity Magazine project.

ABOUT

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is designed to connect art seekers and collectors with artists DIRECTLY.  The gallery is not a mall, but instead a collection of remarkable works of art that bring together artists and potential buyers.

Following Edge of Humanity Magazine‘s footsteps of publishing unparalleled content from artists and photographers worldwide, the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is on a mission to provide it’s viewers art that is unique and diverse.

OUR CONCEPT

Written By Joelcy Kay – Curator

Every piece of art, crafts, or textiles, hanging on my walls or ceiling tells a tiny passage of my life.  Most of it was acquired during my travels.  Many of these treasures are damaged whether because they were broken on arrival, as the pieces were tightly stuffed into my backpack, or weathered by the unforgiving Florida tropical humidity.  But in the end, they are my precious processions and they are part of the stories I tell.  It feels good to have rugs hanging from the ceiling, masks on the walls, and drinking my morning coffee thinking of the mugs’ tale.  The point here is that art has a lot to offer each one of us; ART IS VERY PERSONAL!

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY offers that personal experience as the individual has the opportunity to buy the art from the creator and by doing so a new event to remember is born. When you hang the work of art on your wall there is a story behind it; an artist you now know and follow.  And instead of the usual “I purchased this at “WWW(BIG BIG ART STORE).COM”  the connection enriches the emotional value of your art piece.

WHY DISPLAY YOUR ART AT THE NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY?

The gallery is designed to connect the art seekers and collectors with artists directly. We offer artists a COMMISSION FREE / CONTRACT FREE online platform to sell their creations and engage with their clients using portfolio pages that are engaging with large images and a dramatic black background.

NO MIDDLEMAN is a boutique ART GALLERY; individuals browsing our archives and portfolio pages are relaxed, not pressured to sign up, agree with website terms, or maneuvering out of pop-up windows.

For details regarding participating in the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY please contact Joelcy Kay the curator at jo@edgeofhumanity.com.

See more ART on Edge of Humanity Magazine

Art * Digital Art * Fine Art PhotographyStill Life Photography * Landscape Photography * Night Photography  Aerial Photography * Conceptual PhotographyUnderwater Photography * Architectural Photography 

See also:

Photography Articles *  Photography Book Recommendations  ART Book Reviews

Press Release For Artists, Photographers, Poets & Writers On Edge of Humanity Magazine

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Curse Of The Black Gold | 50 Years Of Oil In The Niger Delta | Photographs By Ed Kashi | Edited By Michael Watts | Photography Book Recommendation

 

Written by Joelcy Kay

Editor & Curator of Edge of Humanity Magazine

Curator of NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY

The Urhobo People baking tapioca using the heat generated by a gas flare (pp.20-23) starts off this massive depiction of daily life in the Niger Delta and the impact of oil on the lives of its inhabitants.

The images throughout this book illustrate resilience and poverty, in a place where oil spills seem to be a norm; emitting a level of realism (a feeling of being there). The photos depicting environmental pollution makes the viewer gasp for air (pp.30-33), they tell a story of hard working people, living without sanitation under the shadows of oil.

Oil facility images (pp.50-59) are presented in tight shots of workers in action and also on aerial photographs. Workers are found wearing full protective gear even behind computer workstations.

The book cover image is found on (ch. Slave Ship to Oil Tankers) which also contains interesting historical pictures and facts.  Wider than presented on the cover, this two pages portrait of two men’s torso holding machetes and soaked in oil while cleaning up an oil spill, has no protective gear on sight (pp.66-67).

The Empire of Commodities chapter, again with historical images and facts, depicts fish (fish market, drying fish and selling fish). My favorite (p.80-81) displays a child on the mother’s back and fish for sale all around.

After flipping through easy to see images of children playing (ch. Generation) one must take a deep breath or a long sip of whiskey in order to carry on.  The following images of a slaughterhouse are dark in all aspects with an apocalyptic vibe (pp.120-127).  You know you are looking at a documentary, but your emotional reaction is surreal just enough not to lose grip of the extremely harsh reality it portrays;  impressive, out of this world photographs , thank you Ed.

Poverty in print can be found in chapter Vanishing Soft Side that depicts dwelling and lack of sanitation.  The image of a person bathing (pp.134-135) is my favorite.

A girl holds a colorful Shell umbrella while she walks on pipelines, a storytelling image (ch. Now is the Time, pp.148-149).

Photographs of vibrant lady’s dresses and headdresses lift the mood on ch. Twelve Years Later.  Also included are shots of celebrations, daily life and food markets. My favorite image (pp.170-171) depicts three women, dressed for a traditional wedding.

The final images in ‘Curse Of The Black Gold | 50 Years Of Oil In The Niger Delta’ depicts painful moments of struggle, human suffering and structural loss. Grand Commander the book’s last chapter contains strong, high impact pictures of men holding heavy fire power and death.

‘Curse Of The Black Gold | 50 Years Of Oil In The Niger Delta’ is a must have for photography collectors of raw images and anyone interested in Africa’s social issues and the power of oil in recent history.  A large percentage of the images occupied two pages of the book, you remember them after you close the covers.

 

For book specifics see Amazon.com below:

Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in The Niger Delta

 

Are you looking to have a published review of your Photo Book?

  Edge of Humanity Magazine’s curator is now reviewing photo books. Joelcy Kay (the curator of Edge of Humanity Magazine and the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY) has written many reviews for books in the Edge of Humanity Magazine’s Photography Book Collection and now she is available to write yours.  

Here are some of her book recommendations:

   

Living Faith

Inside the Muslim World of Southeast Asia

By Steve Raymer

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

 

Under A Grudging Sun

By Alex Webb

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

   

Ethiopia

Peoples Of The Omo Valley

By Hans Silvester

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

 

Quarries

By Edward Burtynsky

Photography Book Recommendation By Edge

of Humanity Magazine

 

Figments From The Real World

By Garry Winogrand

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

 

You can choose to have your (Photography Book Recommendation By Edge Of Humanity Magazine) published on the Edge of Humanity Magazine or at the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY Visual ART Blog.  For more information on this new service please email Joelcy at  jo@edgeofhumanity.com .

 

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ABOUT

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is designed to connect art seekers and collectors with artists DIRECTLY.  The gallery is not a mall, but instead a collection of remarkable works of art that bring together artists and potential buyers.

Following Edge of Humanity Magazine‘s footsteps of publishing unparalleled content from artists and photographers worldwide, the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is on a mission to provide it’s viewers art that is unique and diverse.

OUR CONCEPT

Written By Joelcy Kay – Curator

Every piece of art, crafts, or textiles, hanging on my walls or ceiling tells a tiny passage of my life.  Most of it was acquired during my travels.  Many of these treasures are damaged whether because they were broken on arrival, as the pieces were tightly stuffed into my backpack, or weathered by the unforgiving Florida tropical humidity.  But in the end, they are my precious processions and they are part of the stories I tell.  It feels good to have rugs hanging from the ceiling, masks on the walls, and drinking my morning coffee thinking of the mugs’ tale.  The point here is that art has a lot to offer each one of us; ART IS VERY PERSONAL!

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY offers that personal experience as the individual has the opportunity to buy the art from the creator and by doing so a new event to remember is born. When you hang the work of art on your wall there is a story behind it; an artist you now know and follow.  And instead of the usual “I purchased this at “WWW(BIG BIG ART STORE).COM”  the connection enriches the emotional value of your art piece.

WHY DISPLAY YOUR ART AT THE NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY?

The gallery is designed to connect the art seekers and collectors with artists directly. We offer artists a COMMISSION FREE / CONTRACT FREE online platform to sell their creations and engage with their clients using portfolio pages that are engaging with large images and a dramatic black background.

NO MIDDLEMAN is a boutique ART GALLERY; individuals browsing our archives and portfolio pages are relaxed, not pressured to sign up, agree with website terms, or maneuvering out of pop-up windows.

For details regarding participating in the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY please contact Joelcy Kay the curator at jo@edgeofhumanity.com.

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Under A Grudging Sun By Alex Webb | Photography Book Recommendation

Reviewed  By Joelcy Kay

Editor & Curator | Edge of Humanity Magazine

Curator | NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY

Under A Grudging Sun By Alex Webb depicts Haiti in the late 80s.

It is a dramatic; and yet raw contrast of thick colors and the Haitian people’s dark complexion, which is in many images, depicted as a silhouette.

My eyes wander endless through these images that seem to recycle the stories every inch of the way. Images of daily life are organic, full of truth and saturated by vibrant colors.

Most images have landscape orientation and occupy 1/3 of the page, there are also many diptychs, all depicting scenes of daily life where color and silhouette mimic waves, moving in and out of sand with an enchanting rhythm.

You can feel the tension in the images showing scenes of social injustice/stability, violence, dead bodies, suffering and poverty, as if the deep colors and shadows were heating up.

My favorites:

The image on page 19 has a motion picture feel, as a little guy (child) in the middle of the image takes a pick looking at the photographer.

On Page 29 patterns meet daily life in an artistic depiction of a (almost) silhouette of a man wearing a hat.  In the background men labor on top of a wood roof. The patterns on the roof and window run horizontally while the ones on the walls and fence run vertically. It looks like a painting.

On page 75 the eyes of the man and woman standing in front of a blue and pink wall tells the story of their lives in a very emotional portrait.

Under a Grudging Sun By Alex Webb is a must have for people interested in social issues, history and the Caribbean.  For the monochrome buffs go ahead and play dangerously, you will not be disappointed. And for the photography book collector this book is a must have.

For book specifics see Amazon.com below

Under a Grudging Sun: Photographs from Haiti Libere 1986-1988

 

Are you looking to have a published review of your Photo Book?

  Edge of Humanity Magazine’s curator is now reviewing photo books. Joelcy Kay (the curator of Edge of Humanity Magazine and the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY) has written many reviews for books in the Edge of Humanity Magazine’s Photography Book Collection and now she is available to write yours.  

Here are some of her book recommendations:

 

Curse Of The Black Gold

50 Years Of Oil In The Niger Delta

Photographs By Ed Kashi

Edited By Michael Watts

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

   

Living Faith

Inside the Muslim World of Southeast Asia

By Steve Raymer

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

 

Under A Grudging Sun

By Alex Webb

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

   

Ethiopia

Peoples Of The Omo Valley

By Hans Silvester

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

 

Quarries

By Edward Burtynsky

Photography Book Recommendation By Edge

of Humanity Magazine

 

Figments From The Real World

By Garry Winogrand

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

 

You can choose to have your (Photography Book Recommendation By Edge Of Humanity Magazine) published on the Edge of Humanity Magazine or at the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY Visual ART Blog.  For more information on this new service please email Joelcy at  jo@edgeofhumanity.com .

 

The  NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is an

 Edge of Humanity Magazine project.

ABOUT

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is designed to connect art seekers and collectors with artists DIRECTLY.  The gallery is not a mall, but instead a collection of remarkable works of art that bring together artists and potential buyers.

Following Edge of Humanity Magazine‘s footsteps of publishing unparalleled content from artists and photographers worldwide, the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is on a mission to provide it’s viewers art that is unique and diverse.

OUR CONCEPT

Written By Joelcy Kay – Curator

Every piece of art, crafts, or textiles, hanging on my walls or ceiling tells a tiny passage of my life.  Most of it was acquired during my travels.  Many of these treasures are damaged whether because they were broken on arrival, as the pieces were tightly stuffed into my backpack, or weathered by the unforgiving Florida tropical humidity.  But in the end, they are my precious processions and they are part of the stories I tell.  It feels good to have rugs hanging from the ceiling, masks on the walls, and drinking my morning coffee thinking of the mugs’ tale.  The point here is that art has a lot to offer each one of us; ART IS VERY PERSONAL!

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY offers that personal experience as the individual has the opportunity to buy the art from the creator and by doing so a new event to remember is born. When you hang the work of art on your wall there is a story behind it; an artist you now know and follow.  And instead of the usual “I purchased this at “WWW(BIG BIG ART STORE).COM”  the connection enriches the emotional value of your art piece.

WHY DISPLAY YOUR ART AT THE NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY?

The gallery is designed to connect the art seekers and collectors with artists directly. We offer artists a COMMISSION FREE / CONTRACT FREE online platform to sell their creations and engage with their clients using portfolio pages that are engaging with large images and a dramatic black background.

NO MIDDLEMAN is a boutique ART GALLERY; individuals browsing our archives and portfolio pages are relaxed, not pressured to sign up, agree with website terms, or maneuvering out of pop-up windows.

For details regarding participating in the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY please contact Joelcy Kay the curator at jo@edgeofhumanity.com.

See more ART on Edge of Humanity Magazine

Art * Digital Art * Fine Art PhotographyStill Life Photography * Landscape Photography * Night Photography  Aerial Photography * Conceptual PhotographyUnderwater Photography * Architectural Photography 

See also:

Photography Articles *  Photography Book Recommendations  ART Book Reviews

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Ethiopia | Peoples Of The Omo Valley By Hans Silvester | Photography Book Recommendation 


Written by Joelcy Kay

Editor & Curator of Edge of Humanity Magazine

Curator of NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY

 
 

Hans Silvester’s Ethiopia – Peoples of the Omo Valley is presented as two volumes in a box.  The two books are ‘Custom and Ceremony’ which depicts tribal daily life and ‘Face and Body Decoration’ displaying close up portraits that include body decorations resembling abstract paintings.

The beauty of the Omo Valley’s women and men are documented without intrusion.  The photographs depicting the ancient ways of life capture the serenity and simplicity of its people while the images from ceremonies seemed to have a more intense vibe.

Men are commonly seen wearing body paint and packing a rifle or a spear.

Heavy, bold, and beautiful jewelry is found on the women of the valley, who wear clothing made of animal skin and headdresses built out of natural materials that are very artistic.

Body tattoos, hair braids, colorful beads, tribal anklets, lip plates, and ear piercings, are also in plain view throughout these books.

Some of my favorites are the multiple feet shot on page 36/37 and the mother squirting water from her mouth onto her child at the river banks on page 44/45.  Also the pink flower headdress on page 74 and the contrast on the dual portrait on page 118/119 depicting mainly skin with only a couple pieces of simple jewelry.

The images depicted in Hans Silvester’s Ethiopia – Peoples of the Omo Valley are loaded with positive energy. The combination of natural materials used by the Omo Valley people are a source of inspiration and ideas for any artist as their bodies and faces are truly a work of art.

For book details, check out amazon.com below.

Ethiopia: Peoples of the Omo Valley

   

Are you looking to have a published review of your Photo Book?

  Edge of Humanity Magazine’s curator is now reviewing photo books. Joelcy Kay (the curator of Edge of Humanity Magazine and the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY) has written many reviews for books in the Edge of Humanity Magazine’s Photography Book Collection and now she is available to write yours.  

Here are some of her book recommendations:

 

Curse Of The Black Gold

50 Years Of Oil In The Niger Delta

Photographs By Ed Kashi

Edited By Michael Watts

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

   

Living Faith

Inside the Muslim World of Southeast Asia

By Steve Raymer

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

 

Under A Grudging Sun

By Alex Webb

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

   

Ethiopia

Peoples Of The Omo Valley

By Hans Silvester

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

 

Quarries

By Edward Burtynsky

Photography Book Recommendation By Edge

of Humanity Magazine

 

Figments From The Real World

By Garry Winogrand

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

 

You can choose to have your (Photography Book Recommendation By Edge Of Humanity Magazine) published on the Edge of Humanity Magazine or at the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY Visual ART Blog.  For more information on this new service please email Joelcy at  jo@edgeofhumanity.com .

 

The  NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is an

 Edge of Humanity Magazine project.

ABOUT

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is designed to connect art seekers and collectors with artists DIRECTLY.  The gallery is not a mall, but instead a collection of remarkable works of art that bring together artists and potential buyers.

Following Edge of Humanity Magazine‘s footsteps of publishing unparalleled content from artists and photographers worldwide, the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is on a mission to provide it’s viewers art that is unique and diverse.

OUR CONCEPT

Written By Joelcy Kay – Curator

Every piece of art, crafts, or textiles, hanging on my walls or ceiling tells a tiny passage of my life.  Most of it was acquired during my travels.  Many of these treasures are damaged whether because they were broken on arrival, as the pieces were tightly stuffed into my backpack, or weathered by the unforgiving Florida tropical humidity.  But in the end, they are my precious processions and they are part of the stories I tell.  It feels good to have rugs hanging from the ceiling, masks on the walls, and drinking my morning coffee thinking of the mugs’ tale.  The point here is that art has a lot to offer each one of us; ART IS VERY PERSONAL!

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY offers that personal experience as the individual has the opportunity to buy the art from the creator and by doing so a new event to remember is born. When you hang the work of art on your wall there is a story behind it; an artist you now know and follow.  And instead of the usual “I purchased this at “WWW(BIG BIG ART STORE).COM”  the connection enriches the emotional value of your art piece.

WHY DISPLAY YOUR ART AT THE NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY?

The gallery is designed to connect the art seekers and collectors with artists directly. We offer artists a COMMISSION FREE / CONTRACT FREE online platform to sell their creations and engage with their clients using portfolio pages that are engaging with large images and a dramatic black background.

NO MIDDLEMAN is a boutique ART GALLERY; individuals browsing our archives and portfolio pages are relaxed, not pressured to sign up, agree with website terms, or maneuvering out of pop-up windows.

For details regarding participating in the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY please contact Joelcy Kay the curator at jo@edgeofhumanity.com.

See more ART on Edge of Humanity Magazine

Art * Digital Art * Fine Art PhotographyStill Life Photography * Landscape Photography * Night Photography  Aerial Photography * Conceptual PhotographyUnderwater Photography * Architectural Photography 

See also:

Photography Articles *  Photography Book Recommendations  ART Book Reviews

Press Release For Artists, Photographers, Poets & Writers On Edge of Humanity Magazine

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Your Photo Book Review On Edge Of Humanity Magazine (Now Available)

 

Are you looking to have a published review of your Photo Book?

 

Edge of Humanity Magazine’s curator is now reviewing photo books.

 

Joelcy Kay (the curator of Edge of Humanity Magazine and the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY) has written many reviews for books in the Edge of Humanity Magazine’s Photography Book Collection and now she is available to write yours.

 

Here are some of her book recommendations:

  Ethiopia

Peoples Of The Omo Valley

By Hans Silvester

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

   

Quarries

By Edward Burtynsky

Photography Book Recommendation By Edge

of Humanity Magazine

 

 

Figments From The Real World

By Garry Winogrand

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

   

You can choose to have your (Photography Book Recommendation By Edge Of Humanity Magazine) published on the Edge of Humanity Magazine or at the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY Visual ART Blog.  For more information on this new service please email Joelcy at  jo@edgeofhumanity.com .  

The  NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is an

 Edge of Humanity Magazine project.

ABOUT

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is designed to connect art seekers and collectors with artists DIRECTLY.  The gallery is not a mall, but instead a collection of remarkable works of art that bring together artists and potential buyers.

Following Edge of Humanity Magazine‘s footsteps of publishing unparalleled content from artists and photographers worldwide, the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is on a mission to provide it’s viewers art that is unique and diverse.

OUR CONCEPT

Written By Joelcy Kay – Curator

Every piece of art, crafts, or textiles, hanging on my walls or ceiling tells a tiny passage of my life.  Most of it was acquired during my travels.  Many of these treasures are damaged whether because they were broken on arrival, as the pieces were tightly stuffed into my backpack, or weathered by the unforgiving Florida tropical humidity.  But in the end, they are my precious processions and they are part of the stories I tell.  It feels good to have rugs hanging from the ceiling, masks on the walls, and drinking my morning coffee thinking of the mugs’ tale.  The point here is that art has a lot to offer each one of us; ART IS VERY PERSONAL!

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY offers that personal experience as the individual has the opportunity to buy the art from the creator and by doing so a new event to remember is born. When you hang the work of art on your wall there is a story behind it; an artist you now know and follow.  And instead of the usual “I purchased this at “WWW(BIG BIG ART STORE).COM”  the connection enriches the emotional value of your art piece.

WHY DISPLAY YOUR ART AT THE NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY?

The gallery is designed to connect the art seekers and collectors with artists directly. We offer artists a COMMISSION FREE / CONTRACT FREE online platform to sell their creations and engage with their clients using portfolio pages that are engaging with large images and a dramatic black background.

NO MIDDLEMAN is a boutique ART GALLERY; individuals browsing our archives and portfolio pages are relaxed, not pressured to sign up, agree with website terms, or maneuvering out of pop-up windows.

For details regarding participating in the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY please contact Joelcy Kay the curator at jo@edgeofhumanity.com.

See more ART on Edge of Humanity Magazine

Art * Digital Art * Fine Art PhotographyStill Life Photography * Landscape Photography * Night Photography  Aerial Photography * Conceptual PhotographyUnderwater Photography * Architectural Photography 

See also:

Photography Articles *  Photography Book Recommendations  ART Book Reviews

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Quarries By Edward Burtynsky | Photography Book Recommendation

Written by Joelcy Kay

Editor & Curator of Edge of Humanity Magazine

Curator of NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY


Artistically speaking Edward Burtynsky’s Quarries is about patterns. These geometric indentations after excavation create a new rock formation. Even though white, black, and rust, seem to occupy most of the frame. These are intense colors giving rise to creativity and inspiration.

As these gigantic rocks wait to become building materials with the next excavation, they are art pieces taking their last breath of life. Images on pages 41, 43, and 45 display just that. My favorite is page 55, depicting diagonal patterns and a green water base.

Pages 66 through 69 showcase unusual landscapes with deep colors.  It is like looking at Rembrandt of rock formations or should I say deformations.

It is not until the eye of the viewer finds a human within these images that the understanding of the scale of these monumental and fast industrial landscapes kicks in.

While the underground landscapes resemble our thoughts of places on other planets, the site of a tall wooden ladder found in the mix of large-scale excavation equipment is unnerving. At first, the equipment on the ground looks like play toys.  But on page 47, which depicts 3 ladders reaching higher and higher levels on the face of a rock is that the thought of dangerous work conditions comes to mind. The closer images depicting working areas are confusing, overwhelming, and otherworldly.

Edward Burtynsky Quarries documents these enormous places around the world where earth gives us material to build the cities, we live in.  Quarries bring to life unexpected images, landscapes, and activities that we never think about it; it’s an eye opener to understanding the fundamentals of building, through revealing images that excites the mind.

For complete book details check amazon.com below.


Quarries

 

Are you looking to have a published review of your Photo Book?

  Edge of Humanity Magazine’s curator is now reviewing photo books. Joelcy Kay (the curator of Edge of Humanity Magazine and the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY) has written many reviews for books in the Edge of Humanity Magazine’s Photography Book Collection and now she is available to write yours.  

Here are some of her book recommendations:

 

Curse Of The Black Gold

50 Years Of Oil In The Niger Delta

Photographs By Ed Kashi

Edited By Michael Watts

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

   

Living Faith

Inside the Muslim World of Southeast Asia

By Steve Raymer

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

 

Under A Grudging Sun

By Alex Webb

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

   

Ethiopia

Peoples Of The Omo Valley

By Hans Silvester

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

 

Quarries

By Edward Burtynsky

Photography Book Recommendation By Edge

of Humanity Magazine

 

Figments From The Real World

By Garry Winogrand

Photography Book Recommendation

By Edge of Humanity Magazine

 

You can choose to have your (Photography Book Recommendation By Edge Of Humanity Magazine) published on the Edge of Humanity Magazine or at the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY Visual ART Blog.  For more information on this new service please email Joelcy at  jo@edgeofhumanity.com .

 

The  NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is an

 Edge of Humanity Magazine project.

ABOUT

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is designed to connect art seekers and collectors with artists DIRECTLY.  The gallery is not a mall, but instead a collection of remarkable works of art that bring together artists and potential buyers.

Following Edge of Humanity Magazine‘s footsteps of publishing unparalleled content from artists and photographers worldwide, the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is on a mission to provide it’s viewers art that is unique and diverse.

OUR CONCEPT

Written By Joelcy Kay – Curator

Every piece of art, crafts, or textiles, hanging on my walls or ceiling tells a tiny passage of my life.  Most of it was acquired during my travels.  Many of these treasures are damaged whether because they were broken on arrival, as the pieces were tightly stuffed into my backpack, or weathered by the unforgiving Florida tropical humidity.  But in the end, they are my precious processions and they are part of the stories I tell.  It feels good to have rugs hanging from the ceiling, masks on the walls, and drinking my morning coffee thinking of the mugs’ tale.  The point here is that art has a lot to offer each one of us; ART IS VERY PERSONAL!

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY offers that personal experience as the individual has the opportunity to buy the art from the creator and by doing so a new event to remember is born. When you hang the work of art on your wall there is a story behind it; an artist you now know and follow.  And instead of the usual “I purchased this at “WWW(BIG BIG ART STORE).COM”  the connection enriches the emotional value of your art piece.

WHY DISPLAY YOUR ART AT THE NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY?

The gallery is designed to connect the art seekers and collectors with artists directly. We offer artists a COMMISSION FREE / CONTRACT FREE online platform to sell their creations and engage with their clients using portfolio pages that are engaging with large images and a dramatic black background.

NO MIDDLEMAN is a boutique ART GALLERY; individuals browsing our archives and portfolio pages are relaxed, not pressured to sign up, agree with website terms, or maneuvering out of pop-up windows.

For details regarding participating in the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY please contact Joelcy Kay the curator at jo@edgeofhumanity.com.

See more ART on Edge of Humanity Magazine

Art * Digital Art * Fine Art PhotographyStill Life Photography * Landscape Photography * Night Photography  Aerial Photography * Conceptual PhotographyUnderwater Photography * Architectural Photography 

See also:

Photography Articles *  Photography Book Recommendations  ART Book Reviews

Press Release For Artists, Photographers, Poets & Writers On Edge of Humanity Magazine

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