Soldiers Face by Suzanne Opton

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Contemplative Portraits of American soldiers between tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Suzanne Opton has been photographing soldiers since 2004. Opton is the recipient of a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship. Her photographs of soldiers are included in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, The …

Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton

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We love this project! Obviously possible only in a city like NY…Humans of NY is a photographic census of population by Brandon Stanton. Brandon explane that: “I began Humans of New York in the summer of 2010. HONY resulted from an idea that I had …

Alex Stoddard Fine Art

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This is a guy with ideas. His photography has a cinematic construction, like a movie set. Alex Stoddard was born in 1993 in Jacksonville, Florida. He began taking self-portraits at the age of sixteen in the woods behind his Georgian home. His work focuses on …

Picasso ‘Draws’ With Light

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When LIFE magazine’s Gjon Mili, a technical prodigy and lighting innovator, visited Pablo Picasso in the South of France in 1949, it was clear that the meeting of these two artists and craftsmen was bound to result in something extraordinary. Mili showed Picasso some of …

Charles Marville: Documenting the Lost Medieval Paris

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Around 1832 Parisian-born Charles-François Bossu shed his unfortunate last name (bossu means hunchback in French) and adopted the pseudonym Marville. After achieving moderate success as an illustrator of books and magazines, Marville shifted course in 1850 and took up photography, a medium that had been …

Garden Fresh by Agan Harahap

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Garden Fresh series by Agan Harahap investigates the shifting boundaries between humans and animals in today’s environment and the complex relationship between art and nature. It is like a fable about a journey undertaken by the animals when they venture into our daily lives. The …

Rock Stars at home with their Parents

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     A gallery of rock legends: Clapton, Zappa, Elton John, Grace Slick Jackson Five and their totally square, totally sweet parents. In its September 24, 1971 issue, LIFE magazine illustrated a different side of the lives of rock stars. Like other mere mortals, they often …

Spectacular Day view of Manhattan

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Download the Hires here. “Me and my friends are creating project AirPano. I joined AirPano since its beginning as a project coordinator, photographer and color correction artist. AirPano is a noncommercial project focused on creation of high resolution 3D aerial panoramas. Our  team is a …

Helmut Newton’s Rare Photos

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A collection of unseen or rare photos by the Great Master Helmut Newton. See also the previous posts about Helmut Newton: HN 10 years ago, Censored Pirelli Calendar 1986, Big Nudes, The Legend.

After Schengen: Europe’s Abandoned Border Crossings

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The “After Schengen” project shows old border crossing points between different states in the European Union. After the Schengen agreement, most of these old checkpoints remain abandoned and out of service, allowing us to gaze into the past from the present. It causes many reflections, specially …

Best nature pictures of 2012

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A wonderful collection of the best nature photos of the year from Associated Press, Getty Images and Reuters. Enjoy! (via)

Frozen Landscapes: Lakes, Oceans and Pond

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A beautiful gallery of frozen lakes, oceans and pond from BoredPanda. Above: Abraham Lake – Canada, Emmanuel Coupé Kalomiris Siberia, Matthieu Paley Frozen Pond, Adam Rifkin Baikal Lake, Daniel Kordan 7 Japan, Kent Shiraishi Frozen Fractals on Southern Oregon Antarctica, Stu Shaw Baikal Lake, Alexey Trofimov Arctic …

Twilight Photographer Kimberley French Talks Movie Photography

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Kimberley French has the job you didn’t even know you wanted: she’s a still photographer working on movie sets. French has not only shot stills and behind the scenes on such renowned movies as Oscar award-winning film Brokeback Mountain, The Assassination of Jesse James, Shooter, …

Tao Liu, Self-Taught Chinese Street Photographer

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Liu Tao, a water meter reader in Hefei, Anhui Province, never imagined that the arc of his career would change so rapidly. If it hadn’t been for photography, he would have been a water meter reader his whole life. The job was mechanical and tedious: …

2012 A Year in Pictures: Part I (Associated Press & Reuters)

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Fireworks light up the skyline and Big Ben just after midnight, January 1, 2012 in London, England. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames in central London to ring in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) People …

TAXI by Mike Harvey

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Working as a taxi driver for 4 years – write Mike Harvey – gave me a great insight into the people and community of Neath. Thousands of people travelled in the small transient space of the taxi, and each journey had it’s own unique interaction …