FR. FRANK SABATTÉ: RANDOM-STITCH EMBROIDERER AND CHAMPION OF THE ARTS

NUMBER 24 CAMBODIA 1975 by FR. FRANK SABATTÉ

Fr. Frank Sabatté is a Paulist Fathers priest and a random-stitch portrait embroiderer who heads up an arts collective in NYC called Openings. In fostering the nexus between spirituality and creativity, “Openings believes that the connections between creativity and transcendence foster critical conversations that have the potential to unite individuals across cultural divides.” What could […]

POSTWAR SHADOWS: THE WORK OF JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHER ISUICHI MIYAKO

Ishiuchi Miyako’s “Postwar Shadows,” now at the Getty, features photographs reflecting on the reality of life after nuclear war. The show culminates with photographs of personal effects, including garments, which had been in direct contact with their owners’ bodies at the time of the bombing. (Ishiuchi Miyako)

August 6 of this year marked the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb dropped by the U.S. on Japan, at Hiroshima. Nagasaki followed on August 9. General Leslie Groves, director of the Manhattan Project, testified before the U.S. Senate shortly afterwards that death from radiation is “without undue suffering” and “a very pleasant way […]