‘Please Mind The Gap’ by Weilun Chong

Weilun Chong developed a deep interest in photography since he held his father’s camera twenty years ago. However, he was no more than a hobbyist throughout his formative years, experimenting and collecting cameras rather than taking photographs. It was only three years ago when he got more serious in it, after he discovered street and…

Visions of Heaven. The Domes of David Stephenson

There’s an ethereal magic to standing beneath a dome, neck craned, looking up at a vision of the heavens created by some long-ago figure of genius. From the Pantheon to the Hagia Sophia, the power of the dome seems transcendent. Photographer David Stephenson’s magnificently kaleidoscopic images of dome interiors capture this evanescent drama, and make Visions…

Boxing Academy of Garrido by Nacho Doce

“Aspiring boxers train at a gymnasium under the Alcantara Machado viaduct as cars drive past in the Mooca neighborhood of São Paulo, Brazil. The Boxing Academy of Garrido, founded by Brazilian former pro-boxer Nilson Garrido, uses primitive training equipment that he developed himself during his years as a coach, in a project which aims to…

Holi 2013: The Festival of Colors

“This week Hindus around the world celebrated Holi, the Festival of Colors. Holi is a popular springtime celebration observed on the last full moon of the lunar month. Participants traditionally throw bright, vibrant powders at friends and strangers alike as they celebrate the arrival of spring, commemorate Krishna’s pranks, and allow each other a momentary…

Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1895 and studied photography in New York City before the First World War. In 1919, she moved to San Francisco, where she earned her living as a portrait photographer for more than a decade. During the Depression’s early years Lange’s interest in social issues grew and…

A visual history of the Mac

A visual history of the Mac: 30 years in 33 photos. Read the complete story here. This ad is now considered a watershed event and a masterpiece in advertising, and is widely regarded as one of the most memorable and successful American television commercials of all time. Contrary to popular belief, it was aired twice (not…

Destino by Michelle Frankfurter

Meaning both “destination” and “destiny” in Spanish, Destino portrays the perilous journey of undocumented Central American migrants along the network of freight trains lurching inexorably across Mexico, towards the hope of finding work in the United States. It is the odyssey of a generation of exiles across a landscape that is becoming increasingly dangerous, heading…

The High Tide by Alejandro Chaskielberg

Alejandro Chaskielberg is an Argentinian photographer based in Buenos Aires. He has developed projects in Japan, Kenya, Surinam and Argentina among other countries. With The High Tide project Chaskielberg documented the Paraná River Delta near Buenos Aires and the community of islanders who live there. The Paraná is one of the major rivers in South…

30 Years After the Chernobyl Disaster

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. On April 26, 1986, technicians conducting a test inadvertently caused reactor number four to explode. Several hundred staff and firefighters then tackled a blaze that burned for 10 days and sent a plume of radiation around the world in the worst-ever civil nuclear disaster.…

White is not a colour

On the 22nd of July 2011 the right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people in Oslo and on Utøya in Norway – one of the scarcest populated and wealthiest countries in the world. He believed himself to be defending Norwegian culture from multiculturalism. In 2013 the Norwegian people voted in an alliance of the…

Enchanted Lands by Roland and Sabrina Michaud

In their own eloquent words and stunning photographs, Roland and Sabrina Michaud narrate a lifetime of travel, adventure, and discovery in the world’s most remote regions. Roland and Sabrina Michaud, now in their eighties, have spent most of their lives together exploring Africa and Asia. Their travels have taken them to far-flung places, including Yemen,…

Where Children Sleep by James Mollison

The photographer James Mollison says: Where Children Sleep- stories of diverse children around the world, told through portraits and pictures of their bedrooms. When Fabrica asked me to come up with an idea for engaging with children’s rights, I found myself thinking about my bedroom: how significant it was during my childhood, and how it…

First We Take Manhattan by Sophie Ebrard

Born in the alps, Sophie Ebrard is a London-based photographer and director. Her photographs are as eclectic and full of life as the photographer herself. Sophie captures all aspects of life on film; from the smoky hills of la Clusaz and the bustling streets of Thailand, to the alternative nine-to-fives of the residents of Cape…

The Russian Woodpecker

Fedor Alexandorich, a Ukrainian victim of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, is researching the cause of the catastrophic accident when his investigation is interrupted by the 2014 Euromaidan uprising that culminates in the ousting of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Amid all of this turmoil, Alexandrovich uncovers a damning Cold War-era Soviet secret. In this Sundance World…

The Reluctant Father by Phil Toledano

The Reluctant Father by Phil Toledano. Well, obviously, it’s not exactly how it started (that would be a slightly different kind of book). I was never particularly interested in having kids. I liked them in an abstract sense, in the same way that exercise seems appealing, but in practice, utterly tedious. When friends came over…

The Chinese Art of the Crowd

Pupils stand to form a giant Chinese national flag to celebrate the upcoming 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, at a primary school in Dexing, Jiangxi province September 22, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA ANNIVERSARY EDUCATION SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) Hundreds of students of the school…

Tokyo Compression by Michael Wolf

In Tokyo Compression, Michael Wolf presented portraits of Japanese people inside crowded Tokyo subway trains who had been pressed against a window.The commuters’ expressions were characterized in one review as “traumatised” and “woeful.”Wolf stated that some people closed their eyes or hid their faces with their hands upon realizing that they were being photographed. One…

CouchSurfing by Gabriele Galimberti

CouchSurfing is the act of trading hospitality, practiced by the over 2 million members of the CouchSurfing network present in 230 countries worldwide. A CouchSurfer will stay at the host’s house for a day or more, depending on the arrangement made between the host and the guest. CouchSurfers contact each other through the organization’s nonprofit…