Photography styles – Maxkol http://maxkol.org/ Mon, 27 Sep 2021 14:53:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://maxkol.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-30T235614.367-150x150.png Photography styles – Maxkol http://maxkol.org/ 32 32 How to Use Photographic Styles with Your iPhone 13 https://maxkol.org/how-to-use-photographic-styles-with-your-iphone-13/ https://maxkol.org/how-to-use-photographic-styles-with-your-iphone-13/#respond Mon, 27 Sep 2021 13:46:21 +0000 https://maxkol.org/how-to-use-photographic-styles-with-your-iphone-13/ IPhone photographers can take advantage of a new feature with their iPhone 13 called Photographic Styes. It is available with all models of the iPhone 13 product line. Photographic styles Photographic Styles use machine learning on the device to change the look of your photo as you take it. Multi-frame image processing intelligently applies exposure […]]]>

IPhone photographers can take advantage of a new feature with their iPhone 13 called Photographic Styes. It is available with all models of the iPhone 13 product line.

Photographic styles

Photographic Styles use machine learning on the device to change the look of your photo as you take it. Multi-frame image processing intelligently applies exposure and heat settings while preserving precise skin tones. Styles are different from filters you can apply in editing images because they work in real time and you cannot edit the style in post production.

There are five styles to choose from:

  • Standard – 0 ton, 0 heat. The default balanced style.
  • Rich contrast – -50 ton, 0 heat. Darker shadows, richer colors and stronger contrast.
  • Vibrant – +50 ton, 0 heat. Bright and vivid colors.
  • Warm – 0 ton, +50 heat. Golden undertones create a warm look.
  • Costs – 0 ton, -50 heat. Blue undertones create a cool look.

You can apply a style in Settings> Camera> Photographic styles. You can also change the style when the camera is active by finding the three-square icon. Note that Photographic Styles cannot be used for RAW photos, so if you don’t see the icon, turn RAW off.

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Cher and Lady Gaga twin with perfectly matched blonde hair https://maxkol.org/cher-and-lady-gaga-twin-with-perfectly-matched-blonde-hair/ https://maxkol.org/cher-and-lady-gaga-twin-with-perfectly-matched-blonde-hair/#respond Sun, 26 Sep 2021 19:47:16 +0000 https://maxkol.org/cher-and-lady-gaga-twin-with-perfectly-matched-blonde-hair/ Cher and Lady Gaga got together, and they perfectly matched their blonde hair to each other. The blonde pop divas gathered for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures opening gala on Saturday night in Los Angeles. The event was packed with top celebrities including Tom Hanks, Jamie Lee Curtis, Angela Bassett, Nicole Kidman, Meg Ryan, […]]]>

Cher and Lady Gaga got together, and they perfectly matched their blonde hair to each other.

The blonde pop divas gathered for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures opening gala on Saturday night in Los Angeles. The event was packed with top celebrities including Tom Hanks, Jamie Lee Curtis, Angela Bassett, Nicole Kidman, Meg Ryan, Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, and Jennifer Hudson, among others.

Superb!Foundation of the Academy Museum

Gaga looked stunning on the red carpet – in fact, the green carpet in this case – wearing Daniel Roseberry’s personalized Schiaperelli haute couture. The 35-year-old pop star also gave attendees a special musical performance later in the evening, performing standards from her jazz catalog.

Lady Gaga wearing a haute couture Schiaperelli personalized by Daniel Roseberry.Valerie Durant / Matt Brown / Academy Museum Foundation

Cher attended the event with fashion designer Bob Mackie. The 75-year-old music icon wore a suit with cheetah-print pants paired with a black and white plaid top under a black blazer with white embellishments. To top it off, there was a hat to match her corset, creating a bold look that only Cher could sport – which she did, of course.

Dear with fashion designer Bob Mackie, known for dressing the pop icon for decades.Matt Brown / Academy Museum Foundation

The pair of icons have only been pictured together once before, when Cher presented Gaga with an award at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. The “Bad Romance” singer wore her now infamous meat dress, while that Cher wore her iconic outfit from her music video for “If I Could Turn Back Time”.

Lady Gaga accepts Cher’s VMA on stage at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.Kevin Mazur / WireImage

“I thought it was hysterical,” Cher said of her reaction when Gaga asked her to hold her purse, which was also made of meat. “At first I didn’t realize what it was, then she said, ‘Hold my meat bag,’ and I thought it was a new designer that I didn’t know. Then I looked down and thought, “Woah, this is weird. ‘It was very strange, but the design was beautiful and it was truly a work of art. “

According to a statement, the Academy Museum is the largest museum in the United States devoted to “the arts, sciences and artists of cinema”. The museum opens to the public on September 30, 2021.

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Heather Altman wears head-to-toe pink for date: photo https://maxkol.org/heather-altman-wears-head-to-toe-pink-for-date-photo/ https://maxkol.org/heather-altman-wears-head-to-toe-pink-for-date-photo/#respond Sat, 25 Sep 2021 17:53:42 +0000 https://maxkol.org/heather-altman-wears-head-to-toe-pink-for-date-photo/ Bravo Insider Exclusivity! Create a free profile to get unlimited access to exclusive videos, sweepstakes and more! Register for free to view Heather Bilyeu Altman proves that pink is definitely her color. The Million Dollar Ad Los Angeles The agent recently dressed in head-to-toe blush tones while enjoying a night out with her husband, Josh […]]]>

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Heather Bilyeu Altman proves that pink is definitely her color. The Million Dollar Ad Los Angeles The agent recently dressed in head-to-toe blush tones while enjoying a night out with her husband, Josh Altman.

On September 25, Josh took to Instagram to share a preview of their glamorous night. While Josh looked handsome as he walked into town in a gray suit over a white shirt and white sneakers, Heather dazzled in a lovely monochrome pastel pink outfit. As the snapshot below shows, the mum-of-two looked gorgeous in a pair of high waisted satin pants in pink hues and a matching long sleeve top with a halter neckline.

To top off the gorgeous look, Heather accessorized the outfit with a hot pink handbag and pointed toe stiletto heels. She also styled her long blonde hair in soft, loose waves.

“See you last night with @theheatheraltman”Josh wrote in the caption of the photo.

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How to Use Photographic Styles and Switch Between Them https://maxkol.org/how-to-use-photographic-styles-and-switch-between-them/ https://maxkol.org/how-to-use-photographic-styles-and-switch-between-them/#respond Sat, 25 Sep 2021 06:32:00 +0000 https://maxkol.org/how-to-use-photographic-styles-and-switch-between-them/ APPLE has added a new smart feature that instantly livens up your photos. The new iPhone 13 features Photographic Styles – special “filter style” camera presets that enhance the appearance of your photos. 1 Photographic styles are designed to give your photos more characterCredit: Apple / The Sun You choose them before you take a […]]]>

APPLE has added a new smart feature that instantly livens up your photos.

The new iPhone 13 features Photographic Styles – special “filter style” camera presets that enhance the appearance of your photos.

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Photographic styles are designed to give your photos more characterCredit: Apple / The Sun

You choose them before you take a photo, making your images look fresh and different.

The feature is only available on the iPhone 13 at the moment, so if you don’t have one, you’ll be missing out.

What are the photographic styles of the iPhone 13?

There are five photographic styles as standard.

The first is Standard – the default iPhone option which should work best in most situations.

Then there is Rich contrast, which promises “darker shadows, richer colors and strong contrast” for a dramatic look.

The third is Dynamic styling, which offers “wonderfully bright and vivid colors” for what Apple describes as a “shiny but natural look.”

The fourth is Warm style, adding golden undertones for a much warmer photo.

And the fifth is the opposite of that – Cool style – with blue undertones for a cooler feeling.

How do you choose the photographic styles on iPhone 13

When you open the camera for the first time on your iPhone 13, you will be asked to choose a photographic style.

It’s probably worth sticking with Standard at first, so you get a feel for the usual style of photos.

However, note that you cannot change the styles after taking a photo.

If you want to try a different style, you need to change your settings before taking a photo.

There are two ways to do this.

  • 1. First open the Camera app and choose Photo
  • 2. Then swipe up from the word Photo
  • 3. Tap the icon that looks like several squares
  • 4. From here you can swipe left or right to choose a style.

You can also go to Settings> Camera> Photographic styles to change the chosen mode.

Once you’ve selected a Photographic Style, you’ll see it appear at the top right of the Camera app.

You can tap it to change your style at any time.

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More forgotten: Remedios Varo, Spanish painter of magic, mysticism and science https://maxkol.org/more-forgotten-remedios-varo-spanish-painter-of-magic-mysticism-and-science/ https://maxkol.org/more-forgotten-remedios-varo-spanish-painter-of-magic-mysticism-and-science/#respond Fri, 24 Sep 2021 21:08:27 +0000 https://maxkol.org/more-forgotten-remedios-varo-spanish-painter-of-magic-mysticism-and-science/ Varo, then well in his forties, made his breakthrough with a group exhibition in 1955, showing paintings that dealt with the subconscious, the mystical, and the metaphysical; in many, the protagonist looked like Varo. She was interested in tarot, astrology and alchemy, which she balanced with a long-standing love for science, especially geology, Arcq said […]]]>

Varo, then well in his forties, made his breakthrough with a group exhibition in 1955, showing paintings that dealt with the subconscious, the mystical, and the metaphysical; in many, the protagonist looked like Varo.

She was interested in tarot, astrology and alchemy, which she balanced with a long-standing love for science, especially geology, Arcq said in an interview. Varo’s work merged these interests.

“She was trying to find the intersection between the mystic and the scientist,” Arcq said.

In Varo’s painting “Harmony” (1956), a person (it could be a man or a woman) sits at a desk in a cavernous room, threading objects like crystals, plants, geometric figures and pieces. of math formulas paper on a musical staff that looks like an abacus or loom. Silhouettes resembling muses seem to emerge from the walls. The person, Varo wrote in a note to his family, “tries to find the invisible thread that unites all things.”

At that time, she was living with Walter Gruen, an exiled Austrian owner of a popular classical music record store. He believed in Varo’s talent and encouraged him to devote himself entirely to painting.

Varo had her first major solo exhibition in Mexico City in 1956. It was a hit with critics and collectors as well as the famous Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, who is said to have declared Varo to be “one of the most important female artists in the world. . “His second solo exhibition, in 1962, was also a success.

Varo died of a heart attack on October 8, 1963. She was 54 years old. Gruen has become a tireless champion of her work and heritage, and a 1971 posthumous retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City drew crowds.

The value of Varo’s work has skyrocketed in recent years, largely due to its rarity, quality, and striking imagery.

“It has a magical effect,” Norris said. “There is a sparkle and a light in his work, much like you see in a large Renaissance painting. “

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Kourtney Kardashian and Megan Fox accused of copying photos for Skims campaign https://maxkol.org/kourtney-kardashian-and-megan-fox-accused-of-copying-photos-for-skims-campaign/ https://maxkol.org/kourtney-kardashian-and-megan-fox-accused-of-copying-photos-for-skims-campaign/#respond Thu, 23 Sep 2021 20:57:50 +0000 https://maxkol.org/kourtney-kardashian-and-megan-fox-accused-of-copying-photos-for-skims-campaign/ Kourtney Kardashian and Megan Fox have been accused of copying the idea from their recent Skims campaign. Kim Kardashian’s shapewear brand posted photos from the keeping up with the Kardashians star and the Transformers actor posing together in Skims underwear. In one of the photos, the women can be seen huddling together as they both […]]]>

Kourtney Kardashian and Megan Fox have been accused of copying the idea from their recent Skims campaign.

Kim Kardashian’s shapewear brand posted photos from the keeping up with the Kardashians star and the Transformers actor posing together in Skims underwear.

In one of the photos, the women can be seen huddling together as they both bite into an apple, while another sees Kardashian feeding Fox Cherries.

However, shortly after the campaign photos were unveiled, Kristen Noel Crawley acknowledged the similarities between the cherry photo and a previous photoshoot involving a model and a former LA basketball women star Draya Michele and model Tanaya Henry.

Crawley, who is said to be a former friend of the Kardashians, has brought up the resemblance on her Instagram Stories, according to a screenshot captured by BuzzFeed, where she posted photos from the photoshoot with Michele and Henry, in which the women may be. dressed views. lingerie and feed each other cherries.

“Black women are always the role model, and don’t forget that,” Crawley captioned before tagging Michele and Henry.

The post was then shared by Michele, who reposted it in her own Instagram Stories, according to screenshots shared on Twitter.

While some fans agreed with the similarities, others suggested the copying charges were “reach.”

“100% black culture is the inspiration for everything to do with fashion, music, etc. However… This pose is just that, a pose… I also see a litter here. It is an unfortunate comparison. I understand her intention and why she feels like this, “one person tweeted, while another said,” We’re reaching, she just wanted a moment. “

So far, neither Kardashian nor Fox have addressed the similarities between the photoshoots.

The independent contacted Skims for comment.

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The Duchess of Cambridge wears a self-portrait dress at a photographic event https://maxkol.org/the-duchess-of-cambridge-wears-a-self-portrait-dress-at-a-photographic-event/ https://maxkol.org/the-duchess-of-cambridge-wears-a-self-portrait-dress-at-a-photographic-event/#respond Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:49:32 +0000 https://maxkol.org/the-duchess-of-cambridge-wears-a-self-portrait-dress-at-a-photographic-event/ Yahoo Life publishers are committed to independently selecting great products at great prices for you. We may receive a share of purchases made through the links on this page. Prices and availability are subject to change. The Duchess of Cambridge opted to wear a cream dress made by an aptly named designer as she hosted […]]]>

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The Duchess of Cambridge opted to wear a cream dress made by an aptly named designer as she hosted an event to thank those who worked on her Hold Still photography project.

Photography is very dear to Kate’s heart. Rather than hiring a photographer to take official portraits of her family, she has a tradition of taking her photos herself.

So it seems fitting that the Duchess chose to wear an outfit from a London-based label called Self-Portrait as she thanked those involved in her lockdown photography project on Wednesday September 22.

The tailored cream buckle and chiffon midi dress costs £ 400 and is available for pre-order in sizes 4, 6, 8, 12 and 14.

Kate’s dress features a fitted tweed blazer bodice contrasted with a pleated chiffon midi skirt, edged with mesh lace for an ethereal finish.

Custom Cream Loop & Chiffon Midi Dress (Self Portrait)

Kate kicked off the Hold Still project last year, when she asked the public to submit photographs to capture what the UK looked like during coronavirus lockdowns.

There followed an exhibition featuring some of the photos, which were later published in the book, Hold Still: A portrait of our nation in 2020.

The Duchess of Cambridge is a fan of tailored blazers and had worn another style of belted tweed the day before as she met relatives of the Windermere children to find out how their loved ones’ stay in Cumbria after WWII has made them feel helped to continue to build successful lives in UK.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a Really Wild tweed blazer on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 (Chris Jackson / Getty Images)

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a Really Wild tweed blazer on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 (Chris Jackson / Getty Images)

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25 years later, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy’s wedding dress is still stunning https://maxkol.org/25-years-later-carolyn-bessette-kennedys-wedding-dress-is-still-stunning/ https://maxkol.org/25-years-later-carolyn-bessette-kennedys-wedding-dress-is-still-stunning/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 21:52:19 +0000 https://maxkol.org/25-years-later-carolyn-bessette-kennedys-wedding-dress-is-still-stunning/ For her marriage on September 21, 1996 to John F. Kennedy Jr., Carolyn Bessette was ready to surprise. It was one of the most anticipated nuptials since Princess Diana and Prince Charles, but instead of a cathedral filled with thousands of people, the couple chose the First African Baptist Church on Cumberland Island, Georgia, with […]]]>

For her marriage on September 21, 1996 to John F. Kennedy Jr., Carolyn Bessette was ready to surprise. It was one of the most anticipated nuptials since Princess Diana and Prince Charles, but instead of a cathedral filled with thousands of people, the couple chose the First African Baptist Church on Cumberland Island, Georgia, with around 40 guests in attendance. For their rehearsal dinner and reception, they celebrated at the Island’s Greyfield Inn, where most of their guests have also stayed.

The wedding was an event, but the dress was what changed everything. Bessette chose her close friend Narciso Rodriguez, who had worked with her at Calvin Klein and instantly made the designer a household name; the following year, he launched his own eponymous label. “It was a great moment in my career but also a great moment in my personal life,” he said. Vogue in 2018. “Someone I loved very much asked me to make the most important dress of his life. This life turned out to be much shorter than expected at the time – Bessette-Kennedy was 33 when she and her husband died in a private plane crash in July 1999.

Her fashion legacy, however, lives on. Twenty-five years after Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy “handily changed the wedding dress game,” people who saw her perform are looking back.

The most famous photograph of the evening was taken by Denis Reggie, a longtime Kennedy family photographer who says he captured 25 Kennedy marriages. He broke the newlyweds as they walked down the steps of the candlelit church, which had no air conditioning and only eight pews.

Reggie: It was an incredibly magical moment. I saw it as it unfolded, almost in silhouette. It was practically dark outside. John grabbed Carolyn’s hand; she was caught off guard. I walk backwards in the fine rain at dusk, and John makes this amazing gesture, taking her hand and bringing it to his lips.

John and Carolyn asked Reggie to choose the photo that would go public two days later on Monday, September 23.

Reggie: It was beautiful, the spontaneity of this gesture. For a celebrity to be so warm and to show her love that way, that was great. The previous time we had seen John Kennedy with an expressive gesture, that was 33 years ago, at his father’s funeral on his third birthday. It was such a revealing and interesting moment, saying hello to his father. Then, at her own wedding, another incredibly kind princely gesture. I was really moved by this and Carolyn’s surprise. I loved his expression, that says it all. The way she flowed in her beautiful dress, moving at full speed, down the steps. This was happening in real time, and in no way posed or arranged. It was indicative of how the marriage was – natural and timing, not trying to be more than it was in its simplicity. He had such incredible elegance and romance; the authenticity of the whole, its simplicity gives it real power. It was a really special photograph.

What I remember the most is the way they hang out. They exuded an affection that was beautiful to see, the love felt that weekend and that night on Cumberland Island. It’s what I remember most: the magical feeling of the two of them together, the way they were.

Carolyn’s veil was silk tulle and she wore Manolo Blahnik crystal beaded satin sandals; on her arms were long white gloves, and in her hands a discreet bouquet of lilies of the valley. Her hair was tied in a bun and held in place by a clip that belonged to her stepmother, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. She specifically requested that the photo Reggie chose to post show Rodriguez’s dress.

Reggie: She said, “Show the dress. My dear friend designed the dress. She knew it would be a time when the dress would fully show…. The dress was lovely and very fitted. She certainly wore it beautifully and it was made for her. It was charming in its simplicity and elegance and was very much in keeping with the theme or mood of the wedding. It was five star perfection.

Old Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief Kate Betts, who was working at the time Vogue: We were a generation who grew up watching Diana get married on television in 1981 in this iconic wedding dress. In 1996, it was still a pretty iconic wedding dress. Vera Wang and Carolina Herrera simplified their designs, but not as simple as a slip dress. [Carolyn’s dress] was revolutionary in that for someone to wear something so simple. He crystallized this trend [minimalism] fashionable. It was her aesthetic, and her wedding dress was a very, very daring expression of that minimalism.

Fashion designer Ann mashburn: [Carolyn] worked in fashion and was a fashion person. Having worked for Calvin Klein, her dress made sense to me. She dressed like this in the photos and when I saw her in the Calvin Klein showroom. For it to be a slip dress, it’s a bold thing to wear; it’s not even corseted. You have to be confident; I could never wear it. Her dress was perfect for the place where she got married.

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Sci-Fi Script and Cage-Shaped Mosque: Islamic Art Becomes Subversive | Art and design https://maxkol.org/sci-fi-script-and-cage-shaped-mosque-islamic-art-becomes-subversive-art-and-design/ https://maxkol.org/sci-fi-script-and-cage-shaped-mosque-islamic-art-becomes-subversive-art-and-design/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 16:53:00 +0000 https://maxkol.org/sci-fi-script-and-cage-shaped-mosque-islamic-art-becomes-subversive-art-and-design/ WThe ords have had an inordinate importance in Muslim culture from the beginning. The Qur’an, which literally means “recitation,” was of course revered as the word of God. But, above all, images of humans and animals were frowned upon because they could distract people from prayer; as a result, artists put all their creativity and […]]]>

WThe ords have had an inordinate importance in Muslim culture from the beginning. The Qur’an, which literally means “recitation,” was of course revered as the word of God. But, above all, images of humans and animals were frowned upon because they could distract people from prayer; as a result, artists put all their creativity and imagination into calligraphy. Faced with the same constraint, artisans and architects create vibrant geometric shapes in which words are often incorporated. The discipline imposed by the impossibility of representing living beings has given birth to some of the most attractive settings on the planet.

This bias towards the word and against the portrait persists. So it’s no surprise that an exhibition of the V&A Jameel Prize nominees, which recognizes artists inspired by the Islamic tradition, has a complex feel, made up of patterns and textures. Works of art are often documents, with text transferred to paper bags, rugs or T-shirts. For visitors who cannot read Arabic writing, the writing will blend into the ornament: dots and flourishes, lines and ligatures dancing on the fabric or the page. But this is not always a barrier – often the word itself is not the focal point, but rather its form and what it represents.

Farah Fayyad’s Kufur Police. Photography: Farah Fayyad,

This is the case, for example, in the work of Lahore artist Bushra Waqas Khan. Its source material is affidavit paper, printed sheets used for official documents in Pakistan, covered with the kind of decoration found on passport pages or banknotes. She cuts out the various headers and patterns and puts them together into stiff Victorian ball gowns about 12 inches high. The word Pakistan, repeated over and over again, becomes an elaborate hem. Colonialism, nationalism, and administration are all subtly mocked here, as is the idea of ​​women as property: Affidavit paper is often used as proof of ownership.

In Hadeyeh Badri’s textiles, hand-woven phrases in shimmering red fade and disappear, sometimes clearly defined, sometimes half-erased. They represent fragments of letters from his late aunt Shahnaz and are Badri’s reinterpretation of an ancient trope of Arabic poetry known as the al-waqaf ala al-atlal, or “standing by the ruins”. In it, the protagonist stops next to the traces of a campsite or colony where he met his beloved years ago and imagines her there again. In Badri’s work, the words themselves are the ruins, and to contemplate them evokes Shahnaz, his hopes and fears wavering through layers of memory.

One hundred crest waves… The project of Golnar Adili.
One Hundred Crest Waves… Golnar Adili’s Ye Harvest from the eleven-page letter. Photography: Peter Kelleher / Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Old themes are also brought up to date in Farah Fayyad’s graphic creations. She adapted Kufic, the extraordinary style of calligraphy in which the first Qurans were written, as a typeface for the digital age. Kufic was already ahead of his time, strangely fat and elongated, like a 70s sci-fi director’s idea of ​​how aliens might write. Fayyad’s interpretation, called Kufur, is friendlier, more bulbous, but she makes serious use of it: cryptic slogans such as “I wish we could run like the river” and “It won’t beat me” conjure up spirit of 1968. In 2019, Fayyad found herself in the midst of street protests in Beirut, printing T-shirts with revolutionary statements on them for people to take and wear.

Faced with this obsession with the written word, the work of Saudi artist Ajlan Gharem might seem out of place. His installation Paradise Has Many Gates is a large, chain-type metal cage that, with a crude dome and minaret, takes on the familiar form of a mosque. He is represented in the exhibit by a beautifully austere photograph and video in the desert outside Riyadh. But while he avoids text, he remains abstract, line and volume rather than flesh and blood. Given the context – Saudi Arabia, where freedom of expression is severely restricted – should we assume that it is deliberately harmless? A “mosque” in which you can read a number of things, including the artist’s own religious devotion? Gharem may be cautious, but it is clear that he considers this work to be subversive. “A few years ago it would have been too dangerous for me to do this kind of work, but things have changed,” he told the Art Newspaper. In a video made for the exhibition, he says: “The mosque in my work is not a reflection of religion or faith, but rather the particular form of religiosity from which extremism and fanaticism sprang.” He adds, a little ambiguously: “It is this ideology which is prisoner, not religion.

Heaven Has Many Gates by Ajlan Gharem.
Walking a Careful Line… Heaven Has Many Gates by Ajlan Gharem. Photography: Ajlan Gharem

Jameel Prize jurors were intrigued enough to choose Gharem as this year’s winner. But in doing so, they may have overlooked the remarkable work of Iranian-American Golnar Adili, whose eleven-page letter Ye Harvest marries pure form, memory and loss in a deeply touching way. Ye is the last letter of the Arabic (and Persian) alphabet. When it appears at the end of a word, it makes a wide curve. Adili, who spent much of his youth separated from his late father, pored over a long, handwritten message he once sent to “a lover,” identifying every instance of that final word. She treated them as objects of reverence, removing them from the text and making them look like a hundred crest waves. The climax of the project sees them transformed into sculptures, raised on spindly wooden supports, stiff black worms echoing in a long line. “It was like I wanted to bring my dad back through his writing, but also kind of make this emotional graphic of him.” Adili manages to generate deep emotion out of meticulousness and abstraction in a way that Muslim artists throughout the ages would undoubtedly recognize.

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Abortion rights: OkCupid presents a “Pro-Choice” badge https://maxkol.org/abortion-rights-okcupid-presents-a-pro-choice-badge/ https://maxkol.org/abortion-rights-okcupid-presents-a-pro-choice-badge/#respond Mon, 20 Sep 2021 15:03:47 +0000 https://maxkol.org/abortion-rights-okcupid-presents-a-pro-choice-badge/ The OkCupid dating service has introduced a way for users to clearly indicate their support for the right to abortion: a “pro-choice” badge that appears prominently in a dating profile. Melissa Hobley, OkCupid’s chief marketing officer, said the feature was created in response to the passage of Senate Bill 8, which made abortion essentially illegal […]]]>

The OkCupid dating service has introduced a way for users to clearly indicate their support for the right to abortion: a “pro-choice” badge that appears prominently in a dating profile.

Melissa Hobley, OkCupid’s chief marketing officer, said the feature was created in response to the passage of Senate Bill 8, which made abortion essentially illegal in Texas. (OkCupid’s parent company, Match Group, is headquartered in Dallas.)

The badge, comparable to a virtual bumper sticker, will appear on profiles directly below biographical details – such as name, age, and location – making it immediately visible to anyone who slides. For each profile that adds the badge, OkCupid will donate $ 1 to Planned Parenthood.

In recent years, OkCupid has offered different badges for users to signal their position on various political issues, including a “Black Lives Matter” badge and a “Voter” badge. In May, the company added an “I am vaccinated” badge to its list of identifiers.

The OkCupid Abortion Right Badge was developed after the Supreme Court ruled in early September not to block Texas law that bans most abortions after six weeks and allows citizens to sue anyone who helps a woman. patient to have an abortion. OkCupid users have already gained support for OkCupid users: Between September 2020 and September 2021, the number of users in the United States who wrote “pro-choice” in their bio increased by approximately 18% , the company said.

Sarah Lynn Robinson, 30, a dating coach, was one of those users. After Senate Bill 8 came into effect, she added a line to her OkCupid bio: “pro-woman, pro-choice, those who disagree can get away with it.” “

“I’m friends with people who are a little more conservative than me, or religious and on the fence about abortion, and that’s great,” Robinson said over the phone. “But I think your partner is the only person in your life who should have the same standards and morals. I would rather be single for the rest of my life than be with a guy who doesn’t support my right to be. bodily autonomy.

Increasingly, dating apps like OkCupid allow users to incorporate their political views into their profiles. Bumble offers a filter that sorts people based on their politics, such as whether they see themselves as conservatives or liberals. In a survey, the company found that politics was among the top 10 out of 50 factors women consider in a potential match.

Before the arrival of such features, app users were already creating their own slogans and visual shortcuts to express their political beliefs. The red rose emoji, for example, could be used to indicate his affiliation with the Democratic Socialists of America, while a red hat on a profile photo could signal his support for former President Donald Trump.

Millennials and Millennials in particular supported the idea that a woman should be able to have an abortion, according to a Gallup poll. They are also the generations most likely to use dating apps.

According to OkCupid, expressing your point of view clearly can improve the chances of making a connection. People who include the words “pro-choice” in their OkCupid profile are almost twice as likely to get a response than others. (The likelihood of a response also increased for profiles with a voter badge.)

Beyond the badge, Match Group announced in early September that it was creating a fund to help employees and dependents affected by the abortion law. Bumble, who is based in Austin, Texas, took a similar step, saying that the company has created “a relief fund to support the reproductive rights of women and all gender seeking abortions in Texas.”

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