Hidden (& Haunting) histories

Ethiopian princes in exile, boxing champs and ‘Friendly Zulus’ … these previously unseen images of black people in the Victorian times show colonialism in all its contradictions

via Hidden histories: the first black people photographed in Britain – in pictures | The Guardian.


Skittles Portrait

This has to be the most bizarre image of George Zimmerman we’ve seen yet, made using 12,000 Skittles. The mug shot of Zimmerman, who was arrested last week for second-degree murder, has become infamous throughout the case’s frenzied media coverage, but we’ve never seen it quite like this. The gallery explained: “Zimmerman’s fear directly resulted in Trayvon Martin being shot and killed. But in the end, the only thing he had to fear was a 17 year old and a bag of Skittles.”

via The Week In Art: Bob Marley, Twin Peaks And My Meaty Pony