Earth Day 2020

Today, Wednesday 22nd of April 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! The monstrous photomontage of gas mask and globe below is from the original Earth Day, of a world suffocating from pollution, is if anything more relevant today than it was 50 years ago.

Jun Fujita

Introducing photographer, poet and artist Jun Fujita. Fujita was an Issei, a term used by Japanese Americans referring to the first generation to migrate from Japan. Born on December 13, 1888 in Hiroshima prefecture, he migrated to Canada as a teenager, before finally settling in Chicago in 1909.

RECOMMENDED READING: SPAIN 1969

“In the spring of 1969 on the outskirts of Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol in Spain, a young photographer, Paul Carter, came across a small blue van. It was home to the Whitfield family who were passing through on their journey around Europe. Over a few days he took photos of the family, the local people living and working around  them, the tourists and the new high rise apartments.”