Meet the godfather of political memes

Blood and Iron (1934) by John HeartfieldThe making and sharing of political memes feels like a very new style of political and artistic behaviour. However, a brief survey of one influential photographer and photomontage maker, John Heartfield, proves the process is almost as old as photography itself.

Heartfield was born Helmut Herzfeld on 19 June 1891 into a left-wing family in Berlin. He anglicised his name in 1917, in protest at widespread wartime anti-English sentiment in Germany, and began creating his first political photomontages in the early 1920s. Here’s how photo-historian Ian Jeffrey takes up the story in The Photography Book.

“Heartfield marked the tenth anniversary of the outbreak of World War I with this [top], his first photomontage. The procession of boys in archaic uniforms grew to manhood and became casualties in the war. The skeletons appear to be of individuals, rather than of the same figure taken from different angles. The elderly man in uniform looks like Kaiser Wilhelm II in old age. Heartfield was telling an epic story of enthusiasm and catastrophe very familiar to German audiences in 1924. It is an elegy for a lost generation.

Blood and Iron (1934) by John Heartfield

“Heartfield escaped carrying out military service by feigning madness. He became a member of the Communist Party in 1919,” Jeffrey goes on, “and he participated in Dadaist events. In the 1920s he worked as a left-leaning graphic designer. He is best known for his anti-fascist photomontages printed from 1930 onwards in the AIZ (Arbeiter Illustrierte Zeitung). In 1933, on the Nazis coming to power, he fled to Prague and thence to Britain in 1938.”

Returning to Germany after the war ended, he continued to produce commercial illustrations, stage and costume designs for likeminded playwrights such as Bertolt Brecht, as well as more political works.

Dangerous Dining Companions (c. 1930s) by John Heartfield

While his later output may not have had the bite of his earlier work, Heartfield’s body of work shows latter-day political artists just how the quick and dirty satire of text and photos predates Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by around a century. For more on Heartfield’s place in photography, order The Photography Book. For more on today’s protest art get Visual Impact Creative Dissent in the 21st Century.

Mapplethorpe’s American Flags

Flag, 1987, by Robert Mapplethorpe Copyright: © Robert Mapplethorpe FoundationWhat kind of artist turns his attention from S&M club denizens to self-portraiture, from flowers to fellow artists, to film and pop stars, to the American flag? Someone like Robert Mapplethorpe.

Though better known for his lily studies and sexually explicit imagery, the US photographer trained his lens on the American flag on a number of occasions. This early image (top) was taken in the summer of 1977 in the Pines, a gay-friendly resort on New Yorks’ Fire Island, where Mapplethorpe’s lover, Sam Wagstaff, had rented a house.

The picture was shot almost exactly two hundred years after the States officially adopted the Stars and Stripes, and displays the same sharp, exacting reproduction standards Mapplethorpe insisted on in his work at this time, whether shooting a perfect lily, or the masked clientele of a Manhattan sex club.

Black-and-white film, Mapplethorpe’s preferred medium at this point, might not seem like a wise choice for so colourful a subject, yet the photographer captures unexpected nobility in the tattered cloth.

Flag, 1987, by Robert Mapplethorpe Copyright: © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

Mapplethorpe returned to the US flag ten years later, in 1987. By that time was a well-established artist, had been diagnosed with AIDS, and knew he did not have long to live. The flag he chose to photograph in this instance was an unbroken pristine one, flying near horizontal in a stiff breeze.

In contrast, his earlier tattered flag, a little less erect, and perhaps more windblown might offer us insight into the unapologetic way this singular American artist found and presented his sources of beauty.

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The first child photography

The first child soldier pops out of the bush clutching an AK-47 assault rifle in one hand and a handful of fresh marijuana buds in the other. The kid, probably 14 or 15, has this big, goofy, mischievous grin on his face, like he’s just stolen something—which he probably has—and he’s wearing a ladies’ wig with fake braids dangling down to his shoulders. Within seconds his posse materializes from the thick, green leaves all around us, about ten other heavily armed youngsters dressed in ratty camouflage and filthy T-shirts, dropping down from the sides of the jungle and blocking the red dirt road in front of us. Our little Toyota truck is suddenly swarmed and immobilized by a four-and-a-half-foot-tall army.

This is on the road to Bavi, a rebel-controlled gold mine on the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s wild eastern edge. Congo is sub-Saharan Africa’s largest country and one of its richest on paper, with an embarrassment of diamonds, gold, cobalt, copper, tin, tantalum, you name it—trillions’ worth of natural resources. But because of never ending war, it is one of the poorest and most traumatized nations in the world. It doesn’t make any sense, until you understand that militia-controlled mines in eastern Congo have been feeding raw materials into the world’s biggest electronics and jewelry companies and at the same time feeding chaos. Turns out your laptop—or camera or gaming system or gold necklace—may have a smidgen of Congo’s pain somewhere in it.

The mine in the Bavi area is a perfect example. It’s controlled by a potbellied warlord called Cobra Matata, though “controlled” may be a strong word. There are no discernible front lines out here marking where government rule definitively ends and Cobra’s territory definitively begins, no opposing troops hunkered down in trenches or foxholes eyeballing each other through their scopes. Instead there are just messy, blurry degrees of influence, often very marginal influence, with a few Congolese government guys lounging under a mango tree in one place, and maybe two miles down the road a few of Cobra’s child soldiers smoking pot, and nothing in between but big, vacant, sparkling green wilderness.

“Sigara! Sigara!” the child soldiers yell, seeking cigarettes. Photographer Marcus Bleasdale and I quickly push fistfuls of Sportsmans, a local brand, out the window, and they are instantaneously gobbled up by feverish little hands. That seems to do the trick, along with a few thousand crumpled Congolese francs, worth less than five bucks, and then we’re on our way again, rumbling down an excruciatingly bumpy dirt road, past thatched-roof villages and banana trees. In the distance giant mountains nose the sky.

When we get to Bavi, we sit down with the village elders and talk gold. The world gold price has quadrupled over the past ten years, but there’s no sign of development or newfound prosperity out here. Bavi has the same broken-down feel of any other village in eastern Congo: a clump of round huts hunched by the road, a market where the shops are made of sticks, shopkeepers torpidly selling heaps of secondhand clothes, and glassy-eyed men reeking of home brew stumbling down the dirt footpaths. There’s no electricity or running water, and the elders say they need medicine and books for the school. The kids are barefoot, their bellies pushed out like balloons from malnutrition or worms or both.

“We’re broke,” says Juma Mafu, one of the elders. “We’ve got a lot of gold but no machines to get it out. Our diggers use their hands. No big companies are ever going to come here unless we have peace.” Which they clearly don’t.

The birds are chirping, and the afternoon sun is slanting behind us as we walk down the hill toward the gold mine. First stop is to say hello to the “minister of mines,” who is at a pub in the market, sitting Buddha-like with his eyes half closed behind a forest of freshly polished-off Primus beer bottles. He is an enormous man and wears a cheap, silvery blazer stretched awkwardly over the thick rolls of fat on his back.

“Hujambo, mzee,” I say, giving him a respectful Swahili greeting.

He burps—loudly. I tell him we’re journalists and we’d like to see the gold mine.

He laughs a nasty little laugh and then says, “How do I know you’re journalists? Maybe you’re spies.” The word “spies” shoots through the market like a spark, igniting a crowd of people, who suddenly flock around us. A one-eyed child soldier glares at us menacingly and fingers his gun. Another young man abruptly announces that he works for the Congolese government intelligence service and wants to see our documents.

Time to leave, I think. Time to leave, right now. As casually as I can manage at this point, though my voice is beginning to crack, I say, “Fine … uh … no problem. Then we’ll just … um … go home.”

But the minister of mines shakes his fat head. “No, no, you won’t. You’re under arrest.”

“For what?” I ask, my throat parched.

“For being in a zone rouge.

Isn’t most of eastern Congo a red zone, controlled by armed groups? I think. But I don’t say anything, because the next minute we’re marched into a car for a five-hour drive to the larger town of Bunia, where we will be held at gunpoint and interrogated in a dark, little house with mysterious stains on the floor.

The story of Congo is this: The government in Kinshasa, the capital, is weak and corrupt, leaving this vast nation rotten at its core. The remote east has plunged straight into anarchy, carved up by a hodgepodge of rebel groups that help bankroll their brutality with stolen minerals. The government army is often just as sticky fingered and wicked. Few people in recent memory have suffered as long, and on such a horrifying scale, as the Congolese. Where else are men, women, and children slaughtered by the hundreds, year after year, sometimes so deep in the jungle that it takes weeks for the truth to come out? Where else are hundreds of thousands of women raped and just about nobody punished?

To appreciate how Congo descended into this madness, you need to step back more than a hundred years to when King Leopold II of Belgium snatched this huge space in the middle of Africa as his own personal colony. Leopold wanted rubber and ivory, and he started the voracious wholesale assault on Congo’s resources that has dragged on to this day. When the Belgians abruptly granted Congo independence in 1960, insurrections erupted immediately, paving the way for an ambitious young military man, Mobutu Sese Seko, to seize power—and never let go. Mobutu ruled for 32 years, stuffing himself with fresh Parisian cake airlifted into his jungle palaces while Congolese children curled up and starved.

But Mobutu would eventually go down, and when he did, Congo would go down with him. In 1994 Rwanda, next door, imploded in genocide, leaving up to a million dead. Many of the killers fled into eastern Congo, which became a base for destabilizing Rwanda. So Rwanda teamed up with neighboring Uganda and invaded Congo, ousting Mobutu in 1997 and installing their own proxy, Laurent Kabila. They soon grew annoyed with him and invaded again. That second phase of Congo’s war sucked in Chad, Namibia, Angola, Burundi, Sudan, and Zimbabwe—it’s often called Africa’s first world war.

In the ensuing free-for-all, foreign troops and rebel groups seized hundreds of mines. It was like giving an ATM card to a drugged-out kid with a gun. The rebels funded their brutality with diamonds, gold, tin, and tantalum, a hard, gray, corrosion-resistant element used to make electronics. Eastern Congo produces 20 to 50 percent of the world’s tantalum.

Under intense international pressure in the early 2000s, the foreign armies officially withdrew, leaving Congo in ruins. Bridges, roads, houses, schools, and entire families had been destroyed. As many as five million Congolese had died. Peace conferences were hosted, but cordial meetings in fancy hotels didn’t alter the ugly facts on the ground. The United Nations sent in thousands of military peacekeepers—there are around 17,000 today—but the blood continued to flow. Donor nations sank $500 million into an election in 2006—Congo’s first truly inclusive one—but that didn’t change things either.

Congo’s east remained a battle zone. Ugandans, Rwandans, and Burundians kept sneaking across the borders to sponsor various rebel outfits, which kept using minerals to buy more weapons and pay more rebels, like the wig-wearing Cobra Matata boys. Despite the international outcry, no one knew exactly what to do.

Sometime around 2008 a critical mass of human rights groups and American lawmakers started asking a crucial question: What about the minerals? What if Congo’s mineral trade could be cleaned up and the rebel ATM shut down? A “blood diamonds” campaign in the late 1990s had exposed how the West African diamond trade was funding rebellions on that side of Africa. What about a similar conflict-minerals campaign for Congo?

On July 21, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank financial-reform bill, an 848-page behemoth that included a special section on conflict minerals. The law called for publicly listed American companies to disclose whether any of their products included minerals from mines controlled by armed groups in or around Congo. Though Dodd-Frank did not explicitly ban corporations from using Congo’s conflict minerals, it made big companies worry about being linked with what is arguably the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.

Even before the legislation was enacted, some leading electronics companies such as Intel, Motorola, and HP had begun tracking the minerals used in their products. Since the law went into effect, many other companies, but not all, have also made progress auditing their supply chains, according to the Enough Project, an American nonprofit that ranks major company efforts to create a clean minerals trade.

Chuck Mulloy of Intel concedes that complying with the new regulations eats into profits (he won’t estimate how much), but “we don’t want to support people who are raping, pillaging, and killing. It’s as simple as that.” By the end of 2012 Intel’s microprocessors were conflict free for tantalum, though the company cannot guarantee that a dash of other conflict minerals, like gold, tin, or tungsten, hasn’t made it into their microchips.

One of the criticisms of Dodd-Frank was that it might prompt electronics companies to simply boycott all minerals from Congo, which would inadvertently hurt local miners’ livelihoods. And this did happen, at least at first. Multinationals stopped buying tin and tantalum ore from smelters unable to prove that their minerals did not fund conflict. And in September 2010 the Congolese government issued a six-month ban on all mining and trading activities in the east—devastating thousands of miners.

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Why Gaming Aren’t As Bad As You Think

The Different Kinds of Online Games in Our Time Today

Online games are computer games that are able to provide people with some fun and entertainment that is why we should know more about them. Online games are much different than ordinary games that we play on our computers as they would have the feature where we are able to connect to the internet and play with different kinds of people all over the world. There are rules and instructions that we need to know before playing a game so that we would be able to do it properly that is why we should make sure that we are able to do some research about the games that we are interested in. Make sure that you are able to read more about tutorials and other guides about online games as it would be able to help us perform much better especially when we are against other people who are also playing the game. There are a lot of online games nowadays where people are able to get better if they would train and learn more about the game that is why they would want to have more information about gaming so that they could enjoy themselves a lot more. There are a lot of people who are also doing some research in looking for game related articles and videos online as they would be able to learn a lot of things there.

There are a lot of people nowadays that are looking for websites that are all about gaming as it may contain some information about the games that they are interested in. There are hundreds of millions of people all over the world that are playing different kinds of online games and it has surely become something that have become very influential. There are some games that would take their competitions seriously as they would have cash prices that would be reaching several millions of dollars that a team could win. There are online games that are also able to get the interest of huge companies because the exposure that they are able to get from these games would surely be able to affect their companies success. There are now professional gamers that are able to earn a lot of money in online gaming and has proven that the online gaming industry have greatly improved. Make sure that you are always able to enjoy yourself when playing online games.

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Find Out About Some Of The Incorrect Preconceptions With Regards To Online Gaming

One of the things that the rise of the internet brought along with it is online gaming and nowadays, online gaming is growing to become more and more popular due to the increasing number of people who are playing games such as the following: World of Warcraft, Call of Duty and Diablo as well. In fact, you can actually say that ever since the day online games were introduced to the world, there has been an increase in the number of individuals who are putting off the old offline games that they have an indulge in some exciting game in the internet where they can get the chance of playing with other gamers across the globe. However, notwithstanding the fact that online gaming is popular these days, there are still so many people who are making errors when it comes to it. They often think about many things regarding online games but the truth of the matter is that, that really is not the case at all. In this article, we will discuss with you some of the most common misconceptions about online gaming that you need to know of.

With regards to online gaming, one of the most common misconception that many of have is how playing such a game will require you to have the money to spend on it. In fact, there are so many people who are conflicted to play online games due to the fact that they are worried about the possible incurring charges that might be billed to them. If you want to play a game with no restriction at all, you have to either but the game itself or pay for additional charges if you want to play it online. But, the error that is committed by many of us when it comes to this or the common misconception about it is them thinking that it will daunt them on a monthly basis. However, this is not the case at all as there are other online games out there that are not charging expensively while there are also those games that are only charging you when you sign up or when you purchase it. If you are looking for online games that are for free, there are also lots of them online although, if you want to have additional cards, you have to pay for it. For safety purposes, you have to check first the game if there is a need for you to pay a certain amount or not before playing it.

If you think that online games are only played on PC’s, well, you have to think about it again as there are now online games that can be played on other gadgets such as phones and tablets.

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The Benefits of Breast Augmentation

If you know about plastic surgery, you might know that, in a lot of parts of the world, it has enjoyed a great deal of popularity, as it has the ability to provide advantages to a lot of people. Another thing that you might know is that there are a lot of different kinds of plastic surgery, and that each one is specific and special because it can improve the face or the body in its own way. For instance, those who are not happy with their breasts can undergo a type of plastic surgery which is well-known as breast augmentation. When women undergo breast augmentation, then, they will surely be able to enjoy benefits and advantages which are surely wonderful and worthwhile.

Undergoing breast augmentation is certainly something that will be wonderfully beneficial to you in a lot of different and wonderful ways, one of which is the fact that when you do so, you can be sure that it is up to you to decide what your breasts end up looking like. For example, women can choose what size they want their breasts to be, whether it is a bigger size or one that is more comfortable to them. Picking breast size can be like going to the mall to select clothes, which is certainly a wonderful advantage for women.

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Don’t be afraid to inquire the number of breeds they’re focused on and be aware that the lesser the breeds they have, the better it is because it means that they have more time and focus on that particular breed. Also keep in mind that if the breed can’t provide answers you want to hear or unwilling, it is smart for you to avoid doing business with them.
Learning The Secrets About Pets
At this point, it’s easy to see that the procedure of finding the right French Bulldog breeder is not always easy but still, it can be done. To be sure for yourself that you are only dealing with the best breeder around, the secret here is to know what questions to ask. Not only that, you have to remember that no matter how many questions you throw at them, good and reputable breeder will not cross or get angry with you or even make you feel as if you’re overstepping your bounds. The reason for this is that, a good breeder always care about their dogs and will want to be certain that they’ll be sent only to the right home.

Finding Ways To Keep Up With Farms

Why Foods Bought in Farmers’ Markets are the Best Eating locally grown farmers’ products has many benefits both for the consumer, the grower and the community. And as a growing movement more and more families are making the choice to buy from local food producers market since crops are picked at their peak of ripeness versus being harvested early in order to be shipped and distributed to your local retail store. There is a difference when crops are harvested at the peak of ripeness than those harvested in advance. And when you eat locally grown food, you know that these foods are being harvested in the right season. There is a right season for strawberries to ripen and all the other months are spent to prepare themselves to bear fruit at their appointed time. Which is why they are full of flavor and taste better than the ones sold during the winter. Also the time it takes from farm gate to your table is shorter than those that needs to be shipped from a distant land. Therefore you get fresher quality foods with higher nutritional value if you get your food at your local farmers’ market.
Getting To The Point – Fruits
The money that you spend on locally produced products stays in the community and is reinvested in businesses and services. You will have a vibrant livable community, and a healthy ecosystem since it ensures that economic powers reside locally to the greatest extent possible.
5 Key Takeaways on the Road to Dominating Farms
Your community will have farmland green and open space when you purchase locally grown foods. NO we know that the farmers’ market is the best sour of fresh food. And you can shop for the best foods that are in season. You can get the best flavors from foods in season, and not only that foods in season are produced in abundant too, so you also get a good, low price on it. It benefits you to know where you food comes from and who grew it and in the process you will also learn more about the food that you ear, the practices used by the farmers to plant and harvest the crops, the fertilizers and pest control that they use. These are all important elements to consumers now a days after having been misled into thinking that they are eating healthy food product when they are not. But speaking of many local food producers, they choose to use organic and natural pest repellents to preserve the health of the food they distribute. The big agricultural corporations usually make use of mechanized sprayers with pesticides. In order to keep them fresh in transit, most locally produced foods don’t have any preservative and chemicals added to it.