"For me the noise of time is not sad: I love clocks, watches - and I recall that at first photographic implements were related to techniques of cabinetmaking and the machinery of precision: cameras in short were clocks for seeing..."

                                                            - Roland Barthes

 

Current Advanced TV Studio Live students and guests from our weekly talk show @UNI. The guests for this 2/29 installment were Jonathan Cox and Gary Kroeger. Jonathan has been at UNI for twenty years and currently runs the Center for Multicultural Education. Gary was a cast member of Saturday Night Live for three years and is currently the Creative Director at Mudd Advertising in Cedar Falls.

Mural by Hamza Abu Ayyash
Mural by Hamza Abu Ayyash
Mural Detail
Mural Detail

This mural by the Palestinian graffiti artist Hamza Abu Ayyash is in Ramallah. According to Ayyash the text reads "The day we are born is the day we die as martyrs." A transliteration is simply "Born to die." The artist painted this work during Israel's Operation Cast Lead in Gaza. He dislikes the use of stencils because in his words they are "a commercial way to do graffiti." However he effectively uses this technique to detail the child angel's face. The similarity to faces of dead children from Gaza which appeared in West Bank newspapers is intentional.

Other photographs are available for viewing on my Flickr Photostream. Video may be viewed on my YouTube Channel.