High School Fashion, 1969
The existence of photos like these (and similar photos from the 70s and 80s and so on) makes me wonder yet again why current-day movies set in this time never seem to be able to get the hair and clothing right.
Last year, the Italian photographer Vittoria Mentasti travelled to Canada to pursue the story of the Inuit people of Nunavut, the northernmost region of the Canadian Arctic. “I became interested in this story because of how completely removed it is from the consciousness of most Americans,” Mentasti said. A look at her photos: http://nyr.kr/1gaFoz7
Photographs by Vittoria Mentasti.
France’s U.N. ambassador called the situation in Central African Republic “horrendous.” Other human rights observers, diplomats and government officials use similar terms to describe the African country, where armed Seleka rebels from neighboring countries have engineered a near-civil war between the country’s dominant Christian population and minority Muslims. “The state has collapsed, and this country is now simply plundered, looted, the women are raped, people are killed by thugs,” French U.N. Ambassador Gerard Araud said earlier this month. U.S. State Department officials have used similar language. France and Rwanda, which has had its own history of genocide, are trying to organize intervention, but the situation is considered so volatile no one is sure how to make a definitive move.
More than 400,000 people have been displaced, and reports of child murders and grotesque violence are prompting fears that genocide may be inevitable. VII photographer Marcus Bleasdale recently documented the effect of the sectarian violence in the Central African Republic for Human Rights Watch.
(Photographs by Marcus Bleasdale/ VII)