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Martin Parr

Martin Parr is a British documentary photographer and photobook collector. He is known for his photographic projects that take an intimate and anthropological look at aspects of modern life, in particular documenting the social classes of England, more broadly the wealth of the Western world, his major projects have been rural communities, The Last Resort, The Cost of Living, Small World and Common Sense. Since 1994, Parr has been a member of Magnum Photos, he has had around 40 solo photobooks published, has featured in around 80 exhibitions worldwide – including the international touring exhibition ParrWorld, a retrospective at the Barbican Arts Centre, London, in 2002. The Martin Parr Foundation, founded in 2014, opened premises in his hometown of Bristol in 2017, it houses his own archive, his collection of British and Irish photography by other photographers, a gallery. Born in Epsom, Parr wanted to become a documentary photographer from the age of fourteen, he cites his grandfather, George Parr, an amateur photographer and fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, as an early influence.

He married Susan Mitchell and they have one child, Ellen Parr. Parr has said of his photography: The fundamental thing I'm exploring is the difference between the mythology of the place and the reality of it.... Remember I make serious photographs disguised as entertainment. That's part of my mantra. I make the pictures acceptable to find the audience but deep down there is a lot going on that's not written in your face. If you want to read it you can read it. Parr's aesthetic is close-up, through use of a macro lens, employing saturated colour, a result of either the type of film and/or use of a ring flash; this allows him to put his subjects "under the microscope" in their own environment, giving them space to expose their lives and values in ways that involve inadvertent humour. His technique, as seen in his book Signs of the Times: A Portrait of the Nation's Tastes, has been said to leave viewers with ambiguous emotional reactions, unsure whether to laugh or cry. Parr studied photography at Manchester Polytechnic from 1970 to 1972 with contemporaries Daniel Meadows and Brian Griffin.

Parr and Meadows collaborated on various projects, including working at Butlin's as roving photographers. They were part of a new wave of documentary photographers, "a loose British grouping, though it never gave itself a title have become variously known as'the Young British Photographers','Independent Photographers' and the'New British Photography'." In 1975 Parr moved to Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. He was involved with the Albert Street Workshop, a hub for artistic activity which included a darkroom and exhibition space. Parr spent five years photographing rural life in the area, focusing on the Methodist non-conformist chapels, a focal point for isolated farming communities that in the early 1970s were closing down, he photographed in black-and-white, for its nostalgic nature and for it being appropriate to his celebratory look at this past activity. Photographers at that time were obliged to work in black-and-white to be taken colour being associated with commercial and snapshot photography.

His series The Non-Conformists was exhibited at the time and published as a book in 2013. Critic Sean O'Hagan, writing in The Guardian, said "It's easy to forget how observational Parr was as a black-and-white photographer."In 1980 Parr married Susan Mitchell and, for her work, they moved to the west coast of Ireland. He set up a darkroom in County Roscommon. Parr's first publications, Bad Weather, published in 1982 by Zwemmer with an Arts Council subsidy, Calderdale Photographs and A Fair Day: Photographs from the West Coast of Ireland, all featured photographs from northern England, Ireland, in black-and-white, he used a Leica M3 with a 35 mm lens. In 1982 Parr and his wife moved to Wallasey, he switched permanently to colour photography, inspired by the work of US colour photographers Joel Meyerowitz, but William Eggleston and Stephen Shore, the British Peter Fraser and Peter Mitchell. Parr has written that "I had encountered the post cards of John Hinde when I worked at Butlin's in the early 70s and the bright saturated colour of these had a big impact on me."

During the summers of 1983, 1984 and 1985 he photographed working-class people at the seaside in nearby New Brighton. This work was published in the book The Last Resort: Photographs of New Brighton and exhibited in Liverpool and London. Although John Bulmer had pioneered colour documentary photography of Britain, from 1965, Gerry Badger has said of The Last Resort: It is difficult from a perspective of a quarter of a century to underestimate the significance of The Last Resort, either in British photography or Martin Parr's career. For both, it represented a seismic change in the basic mode of photographic expression, from monochrome to colour, a fundamental technical change that heralded the development of a new tone in documentary photography. Karen Wright, writing in The Independent, has said "He was attacked by some critics for his scrutiny of the working classes, but looking at these works, one sees Parr's unflinching eye capturing the truth of a social class embracing leisure in whatever form available."

In 1985 Parr completed a commission for the Documentary Photography Archive in Manchester to photograph people at supermarkets in Salford, Retailing in the Borough of Salford, which

Elián Herrera (baseball)

Elián Herrera Dominguez is a Dominican former professional baseball utility player. Herrera played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball, the Yokohama DeNA BayStars of Nippon Professional Baseball, he played second base, third base and all three outfield positions in his career. A native of the Dominican Republic, Herrera signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers as an undrafted free agent in 2006 and began play with the rookie class Gulf Coast Dodgers, where he was selected as a Gulf Coast League All-Star. In 2007, he played at three levels, with the rookie class Ogden Raptors, Class-A Great Lakes Loons and A-Advanced Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino. Overall, he appeared in 70 games and hit.255. He appeared in only 37 games in 2008, for the same three teams, hit.292. In 2010, Herrera played in 97 games for the AA Chattanooga Lookouts, hitting.258 and stole 31 bases. He played in 25 games in AAA for the Albuquerque Isotopes, where he hit.229. For the 2011 season he played for Chattanooga, appearing in 116 games, hitting.278 and stealing 33 bases.

Herrera began the 2012 season with Albuquerque and had his contract purchased by the Dodgers when he was called up to the Majors for the first time on May 14, 2012. He made his Major League debut as a pinch hitter on May 15 against the Arizona Diamondbacks and popped out, he recorded his first hit, an RBI double, in the first inning of his first start, on May 16 against the San Diego Padres. He hit his first Major League home run on July 2012 off of Wade Miley of the Diamondbacks, he appeared in 67 games with the Dodgers in 2012, batting.251 In 2013, Herrera had a couple of brief Major League call-ups but only appeared in 4 games, where he had 2 hits in 8 at-bats. He was in 108 games at Albuquerque, where he hit.282. On November 4, 2013, he was claimed off waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers. On July 13, 2014, Herrera had a career high five hits in one game against the Cardinals, he was the sixth player to do that hitting out of the eighth spot in the last twenty years. On June 2, 2015, Herrera was designated for assignment.

On July 30, 2015, he re-joined the Brewers following the Carlos Gómez and Mike Fiers trade to the Houston Astros. The Brewers did not tender him a contract for the 2016 season. On December 26, 2015, Herrera returned to the Los Angeles Dodgers on a minor league contract, he was given a non-roster invitation to Dodgers spring training and he was assigned to the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers to begin the season. He was released on May 14. On June 1, 2016, Herrera signed with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars of Nippon Professional Baseball, he became a free agent after the 2017 season. On July 6, 2018, Herrera signed with the Diablos Rojos del México of the Mexican League, he was released on July 18, 2018. On January 16, 2019, Herrera was announced as the bench coach for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in the Dodgers farm system. For 2020, he was assigned to the same role for the Great Lakes Loons. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference

Chrispa (album)

Chrispa is an album released by Greek singer Chrispa. It was released in Greece in 2004 by Minos EMI and it was repackaged as Chrispa 100% in 2005 to contain the single "Andres 100%", remixes and a bonus DVD. "Fevgo Gia To Epta" "An Den Ipirhes" "Mou Kanei Plaka O Theos" "I Kolasi Eimai Ego" "Pes Mou Sto Theo Sou" "Akatallila Oneira" "Savvatokiriako" "Afise Me" "Den Mou Eisai Aparetitos" "Den Ksereis Pote" "Afou Den M'Agapas" "Aparigoriti Kardia Mou" "Pali Tha Peis Signomi" CD "Andres 100%" "Fevgo Gia To Epta" "An Den Ipirhes" "Mou Kanei Plaka O Theos" "I Kolasi Eimai Ego" "Pes Mou Sto Theo Sou" "Akatallila Oneira" "Savvatokiriako" "Afise Me" "Den Mou Eisai Aparetitos" "Den Kseris Pote" "Afou Den M'Agapas" "Aparigoriti Kardia Mou" "Pali Tha Pis Signomi" "Mou Kanei Plaka O Theos" "Savvatokiriako" "Pali Tha Pis Signomi"DVD "Mou Kanei Plaka O Theos" "Fevgo Gia To Epta "An Den Ipirhes" "Documentary / Making Of"

Ada Polak

Ada Buch Polak was a Norwegian art historian. Andrea Buch was born in Ljan, 19 September 1914, her father was the engineer her mother was the teacher Camilla Collett. She was a great-granddaughter of writer Camilla Collett and Peter Jonas Collett, grandniece of Robert and Alf Collett, she finished her secondary education in 1933 and graduated from the University of Oslo in 1940 with the thesis Norsk Glass 1739–1753, continued working with glass to take her doctorate in 1953 on the thesis Gammelt norsk glass. She spent half a year as an associate professor at the Norwegian Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, was a curator at Vestlandske Kunstindustrimuseum from 1942 to 1948. In July 1948 she married British solicitor Alfred Laurence Polak, moved to London, her sister Ellisiv married Sverre Steen. Polak spent the rest of her career as a freelance writer, in books and yearbooks, magazines and newspapers, she was on a state scholarship since the early 1980s. She was a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, was decorated as a Knight, First Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav in 1981, died in October 2010 in London

Le Mani Destre Recise Degli Ultimi Uomini

Le Mani Destre Recise Degli Ultimi Uomini is the sixth album by the conceptual American band Secret Chiefs 3. The album is a paranoiac soundtrack to an imaginary Giallo horror film; the album contains 30 tracks of original music inspired by Italian film composers including Bruno Nicolai, Stelvio Cipriani, Ennio Morricone and Piero Piccioni. The album marks the first full-length release by one of the Secret Chiefs 3 satellite bands. Three of the seven satellite bands, UR, The Electromagnetic Azoth and Ishraqiyun have released limited edition 7" EPs. Le Mani Destre Recise Degli Ultimi Uomini had a limited vinyl release. "Faith's Broken Mirror" – 0:59 "Sophia's Theme" – 2:15 "What's Wrong with Cytherea?" – 1:19 "Mourning in Ekstasis" – 1:53 "He Hates Us" – 1:04 "Psychism 1: Cytherea's Possession" – 1:23 "Love Spell" – 1:48 "Agenda 21" – 1:50 "Subcutaneous Solution" – 0:31 "Abyss of Psychic Enchantments" – 2:01 "Subdermal Sequence" – 0:30 "RFID Slaverider" – 1:54 "Dionysian Dithyramb" – 0:48 "Zombievision" – 1:38 "Perfectly Reasonable" – 0:16 "Psychism 2: Fear is the Great Teacher" – 1:04 "Abolish Believers by Abolishing Belief" – 0:30 "Funeral for What Might Have Been" – 3:04 "Codex Alimentarius" – 3:18 "Putting Forth the Hand to Take" – 0:23 "Psychism 3: Sow the Wind, Reap the Whirlwind" – 1:53 "Hypnotopia" – 0:27 "Nano-correction/Human Migrations/Faith Realizes" – 1:33 "Chapel by the Sea" – 1:17 "The Strength to Sever" – 0:21 "Baby Hedone" – 0:45 "Zombievision 2012" – 1:42 "The Great Die Off" – 1:16 "Cytherea's Awakening/Martyrdom at Romiou Point/Return to the Foam" – 1:02 "To Love God is Sweeter than Life" – 2:27 Secret Chiefs 3 Trey Spruancevocals, bass guitar, carillon, synthesizer, additional percussion, electroacoustic treatments, additional B3 and other Conn and Hammond organs Jai Young KimHammond B3 organ Timb Harris — violins, viola William Winantvibes, percussion Ches Smith and Shahzad Ismailydrums and bass on tracks 3, 23 and 29Featuring musicians Jason Schimmel — fuzz guitar, vocals Laurie Goldstein — cellos Hans Teuber — flute Dave Abramson — drums KT Pierce — vocals Kris Hendrickson — vocals, autoharp

Nights of Labor

Nights of Labor: The Workers Dream in Nineteenth Century France is a 1981 non-fiction book by Jacques Rancière, based upon his doctoral thesis. The book was re-released in 2012 by Verso under the title Proletarian Nights; the book collects a series of paraphrasing and summaries of worker writings that discuss a series of three experiments in worker association in mid-19th-century Paris. In the book Rancière looks at the beginnings of today's socialism and early proletarian class consciousness. Labour/Le Travail praised the book, calling it "an important statement"; the American Historical Review wrote that the translation of the book was "excellent" and thought the foreword by Donald Reid was a highlight. The Oral History Review stated that Nights of Labor was "a powerful and radical argument"; the Journal of Modern History stated the book was "more a work of philosophical meditation than conventional historical analysis." Spiked Magazine praised Rancière for not taking a "hero-centric view of history" but stated that the book was "a dense text as Rancière unwilling to interpret or distil the great wealth of evidence he has uncovered, gives us it all".

Official Verso page for the book