Language of the Wall.

Pera-Museum-Language-Wall-Graffiti-AM-27The country of Turkey was recently graced by a great exhibition featuring some key graffiti and street artist from around the world.
Held at the Pera Museum, the show was entitled Language of the Wall: Graffiti / Street Art and gathered together artists from countries such as America, Germany, France, Japan, Turkey, to give folks in the region a taste of the urban art form from around the globe.
Curated by Roxane Ayral, this grouping included works by distinguished icons from different generations & disciplines such as Futura, Carlos Mare, Cope2, Turbo, Wyne, JonOne, Tilt, Mist, Psyckoze, Craig Costello (aka KR), Herakut, Logan Hicks, C215, Suiko, Evol, Gaia, Tabone, Funk and No More Lies, along with photographs by documentarians & photographers Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant and Hugh Holland.
Check out the behind the scenes look as the artists created some site specific works for the great opening.
See heaps more via Openings: “Language of the Wall: Graffiti / Street Art” @ Pera Museum « Arrested Motion.

‘Heroes of Gallipoli’ John Simpson and his donkey.

The will of a Gallipoli hero, Private John Simpson Kirkpatrick, was recently discovered by the State Records Office (SRO) in Western Australia.
Simpson and his donkey became symbols of the Anzac spirit, famed for transporting wounded Australian and New Zealand soldiers from the frontline at Gallipoli to safety in 1915.
Simpson was born in England in 1892, joined the merchant marines at 17 and eventually made his way to Australia.
In August 1914, he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force and started training at Blackboy Hill camp near Perth.
Simpson disembarked for training in Egypt and it was there, just weeks before his death, he pencilled a will on 6 April, 1915.
“In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property and effects to my mother Sarah Simpson,” he wrote.
Gallipoli hero John Simpson Kirkpatrick, was killed at the age of 22 while trying to rescue an injured soldier.
“Simpson was posted to the 3rd Field Ambulance and landed in Gallipoli on 25 April
As a stretcher bearer he decided he would enlist the help of a donkey to carry the wounded.
Only three weeks after landing he was killed by a Turkish bullet during a journey up Monash Valley to help wounded soldiers and became a national symbol of sacrifice and courage.
Source: Anzac Day 2016: WWI hero Simpson’s will discovered by WA State Records Office – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Separate Lives.


Merve Ates, National Geographic Your Shot
Traveling on a ferry between the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, Your Shot contributor Merve Ates noticed this composed moment, inspiring her to draw her own connections.
“The boy on the right was sitting next to me. I was listening to the screaming of the seagulls and smelling the sea air and taking several shots but also waiting for a particularly interesting moment, and suddenly I noticed the window reflection.
It seemed like the man and the boy were sitting side by side. In reality, the old man was reading the Koran, while the young boy had a worried look on his face (maybe about his future—who knows?).
Two separate lives, together in the same frame.”
Alexa Keefe is the editor of Photo of the Day, a curated look at photography around National Geographic.
via Photo of the Day: Best of April | PROOF.