From BBC website: Last October 13-year-old girl, Sheridan Hookimaw, headed to the rubbish dump and
hanged herself. Since then more than 100 of Attawapiskat's 2,000 First
Nation people, most of them teenagers, but one just 11 years old, have
Elsa Gidlow at a Country Women
festival, Mendocino Woodlands, 1974. Photographed by Lynda Koolish. She
told Josephine Withers: "It violates every photographic rule there is.
One, I used Tri-X film [a fast, grainy film] in bright daylight. Two, I
photographed a very old person using very harsh light. Everything you're
not supposed to do. And there it was, she was so lovely."
Retrospecting Sandy Hill - Chris Shaw: "While studying photography at a
local art college in 1987, I discovered this place. I felt alienated
from my fellow students, but found a home on the Sandy Hill Estate. Over
the next three years I gave people photo prints which led to more
pictures - the camera was an excuse really. I liked talking to ‘normal’
people. Obviously they were obsessed with cars and bikes - they were
‘normal’ to me."
Interview with Robert Longo: People know you as an extremely accessible, kind, and
graceful artist. But what or who really gets you angry, and does any of
it play itself out in your artwork? Cindy Sherman: Inconsiderate, rude behavior
drives me nuts. And I guess the inconsiderate rudeness of social
ineptitude definitely fuels my work.