New Student Photo Series 2010 – Post #29

This entry will likely conclude our series on new student photos for this summer.  Thank you to everyone that participated!

Timothy Sandole is responsible for the first set.  He will be pursuing his MIA degree.


A Sarajevo Rose is a concrete scar caused by a mortar shell’s explosion that was later filled with red resin.  Because Sarajevo was a site of intense urban warfare and suffered thousands of shell explosions during the Bosnian war of the 1990s, the marked concrete patterns are a unique feature to the city.  If time was taken to fill the concrete scar with the red resin, this marked where an individual lost their life.

Jahorina Mountain was the site of the 1984 Yugoslavian Winter Olympics for women’s alpine skiing.  The moutain is located directly southeast of Sarajevo.  In this picture, a military installation of the Bosnian-Serb army is left in ruins possibly due to the bombing campaign by NATO forces during 1990’s war.

Baščaršija is the main street of Sarajevo and one of its landmarks. It is located in the old town part of Sarajevo, designed in the OttomanTurkish style. It has souvenir shops and public fountains, and contains a bazaar that sells metalwork, jewellery and pottery. Each street is dedicated to a craft. It was built in the 16th century.

Stari Most is a 16th century bridge in the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina that crosses the river Neretva and connects two parts of the city. The Old Bridge stood for 427 years, until it was destroyed on November 9, 1993 during the Bosnian War. Subsequently, a project was set in motion to reconstruct it, and the rebuilt bridge opened on July 23, 2004.


This next set was submitted by Gregg Sgambati, an incoming EMPA student.


US-Mexico border in Nogales, AZ / Nogales, Mexico – US/Mexico border pictures are interesting to me, not because of the contrast of poor, undeveloped infrastructure on one side in comparison to the other, but because of the Mexican population living next to the wall and the disparity with the US side–in this case: Nogales, US population: 20,0000, Nogales, Mexico population, 159,000.
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Photo #4: A huge Buddha phantasm floating in the Kadamapa Buddha temple in Glen Spey, NY.  A wonderful retreat for city dwellers to enjoy solitude and have a chance to learn the introspection that Buddhism teaches.
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Homeless or perhaps sleeping, this person huddles on the stoop of an abandoned building in Brooklyn, NY.  New Yorkers are immune to the sense of human defeatism on their front stoops and streets.
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Off of the northern coast of Honduras, a group of Garfiunas take to sea to gather a particular type of sand from a remote
shore to use for building a home.  The Garifunas are descendants of African slaves (brought to Honduras to work on the sugar plantations) and the Carib (indian) people whose history is rather legendary.  Look them up!
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