7.16.2015

MYLES LITTLE: Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality | Book + Documentary Exhibition

A man floats in the 57th-floor swimming pool of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, with the skyline of the Singapore financial district behind him. 2013 Photograph: Paolo Woods; Gabriele Galimberti--INSTITUTE

'Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo, Monaco' 2009
Photograph © David Leventi

Pheasants are laid out on a hunter's pickup truck in the UK. 2011 
Photograph © Ben Quinton

'Paradise Now Nr. 18' 2008
Photograph © Peter Bialobrzeski

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If you are concerned that the top 1% of the world owns 50% of all wealth, then this is the photo book for you!

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Myles Little is an award-winning photo editor at TIME magazine with extensive experience in print, web and curation. He has produced documentary photography by Tomas van Houtryve and Peter van Agtmael; photo illustrations by Chris Buck and Alexander Crispin; portraits by Laura Pannack and Paolo Verzone; and still-lifes by Jamie Chung and Grant Cornett.

Outside of TIME, Little curated an exhibit of documentary photography about wealth inequality. After two years of work, it's traveling to 5 countries and counting (China, UAE, Nigeria, Bosnia and Wales). Included are some of the best photographers in the world, like Christopher Anderson, Nina Berman, Michael Light and David Chancellor. Nobel Prize-winning economist, Joseph Stiglitz, is writing an essay for the book; and Geoff Dyer, National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author, is also writing an essay. The 5 exhibitions are fully funded.


Recently, a major European publisher named Hatje Cantz has offered to make a book with the work. But, as is often the case with publishing these days, he will need to contribute part of the funding to cover the costs of production, so he launched a Kickstarter campaign to help make that happen. Read the facts about inequality; review the Rewards for your support; and read the extensive list of the best documentary photographers included here.


In exchange for your support, you will receive various rewards including two of my favorite images:

4x6" Postcard with
Jesse Chehak's 'Hollywood, California' printed on the front

'Harvard University' 2006 (only avail in 5x7")
Photograph © by Shane Lavalette

GLOBAL EXHIBITION SCHEDULE
Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China, September 9-15, 2015 / East Wing Gallery, Dubai, UAE, September 25 - October 25, 2015 / LagosPhoto (Satellite Exhibit), Lagos, Nigeria, October 17 - November 21, 2015 / Fotografija Godine BIH Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, January 29-31, 2016 / The Eye – International Photography Festival, Aberystwyth, Wales, September 30 - October 2, 2016

3 comments:

Barbara Griffin said...

Backed! Thank you for posting this!

Trudy Gray Miller said...

Cool...

Yvette Meltzer said...

I thought this photo was a demo of what will happen to NY when the oceans rise due to global warming