Blindspot opening in Potsdam

Photographs from Purple Hearts and Marine Wedding will be on display along with images of Iraq
from Christoph Bangert, a wonderful photographer, and a former student of mine at ICP.
Details: Opening: 4pm October 25, 2009
On view until December 6, 2009
Address: Schiffbauergasse 6
14467 Potsdam, Germany
Tel. 0331 27156-0

Italian facist propaganda

I found these postcards by Aurelio Bertiglia on sale outside the Milan train station. They depict the Italian campaign in Ethiopia. The owner sold them next to framed photos of Mussolini. Il Duce skiiing, Il Duce swimming.
The owner said he was a socialist, said Italy was ruined, and hated selling the images, but said it’s what people like to buy. The use of children to promote war time mythologies astonished me, but the scenes depicted felt quite familiar._MG_6639_MG_6633