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Dive In! Photos of Swimming Pools From Around the World

Monday 08.04.2014 , Posted by
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Dutch photojournalist Marieke van der Velden has been taking photos of swimming pools in each country she has traveled to since 2009. Her work for NGOs has taken her to Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and beyond. Much of her organization-based work can be draining and emotional due to the subject matter she is photographing. Visiting swimming pools can give her a bit of refuge. ‘They have a quiet, positive atmosphere. They give me a rest from the reportages‘ she tells the Guardian. [Read more...]

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Army Eats: What Does Your Country Feed Their Soldiers?

Thursday 07.31.2014 , Posted by
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Around the world there are millions of soldiers, and all of them need to eat. Some are currently in a conflict, others are in training and some are just waiting. When in the field, the standard meal is an MRE, or “Meal, Ready-to-Eat.” Typically, these ready made meals come with a small instant heat pack to warm the contents of the foods provided. [Read more...]

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Bizarre Yugoslavian Monuments From a Bygone Era

Wednesday 07.30.2014 , Posted by
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There was a period in the 1960s and 70s when large sculptures were created all over the Republic of Yugoslavia to commemorate the battles of WWII. Now, with the fall of the U.S.S.R and the breakup of Yugoslavia, the monuments have lost some significance and seem from another planet. [Read more...]

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Poignant Photos of Twins Over 50

Monday 07.28.2014 , Posted by
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There’s a proverb in China that says the fifties are the years one comes to understand their fate. This proverb inspired Beijing-based photographer Gao Rongguo to pursue a project he titled “Identical Twins.” It involved photographing pairs of twins as if they are looking at each other and document their differences. The results are poignant and carry a solemnity appropriate of contemplating one’s existence. [Read more...]

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This is What People Look Like Shooting Out of a Waterslide

Monday 07.21.2014 , Posted by
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Krista Long took her camera to the water park, set it to capture the high-speed action, and came back with fantastically fun results. In case you were wondering – this is what it looks like when people shoot out of a water slide. [Read more...]

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Photographs of People with Their Attachments

Wednesday 07.16.2014 , Posted by
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In our everyday lives, there are items that we buy and keep. Over time, these objects can accumulate and limit us from leaving a place because we have so much “stuff.” Cerise Doucède wanted to create a series of photos to show the relationship between people and their material attachments in their daily lives. The project is titled Les Attaches. [Read more...]

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These 60s Kids Described Their Nightmares. Then Arthur Tress Recreated Them in Haunting Photographs

Monday 07.14.2014 , Posted by
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When it comes to vivid and original nightmares, kids can out dream the rest of us. Their imagination runs rampant – during the day and at night – with little filter to differentiate between reality and fiction. These classic images from photographer Arthur Tress drive that point home. He asked children in the late 60s and early 70s to describe their fantasies and nightmares. Then he brought them to life in these particularly unnerving staged images. [Read more...]

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These People Are Laying in 7 Days of Their Own Garbage

Thursday 07.10.2014 , Posted by
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It’s difficult to imagine how much trash we create each week, but photographer Gregg Segal is making it visual. The bulk of packaging wrapped around an item we’re buying is often the last thing on our mind when at the store, but Segal is putting that issue – and the growing trash problem in the modern world – front and center… and on top of his subjects. [Read more...]

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Do Cats Look Like Their Owners? Cats Faces Merged Onto Their Human Friends

Tuesday 07.08.2014 , Posted by
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Every time we see a wrinkly dog walk down the street next to it’s wrinkly owner, we’re reminded that dogs can look a lot like their human friends. But what about the cats? Sebastian Magnani is following up his series Underdogs with a feline themed face merging called Undercats. It’s fascinating, freaky and pretty hilarious. [Read more...]

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Modern Still Lifes & Portraits in the Spirit of the Old Masters

Monday 07.07.2014 , Posted by
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If you gave these images just a passing glance, it would be easy to think they were painted by a Dutch master of the Golden Age… but with a little more time, modern details start to emerge. Photographer Zdenek Sindelar is channeling the spirit of old masters, creating a series of still lifes and portraits that exude the moody aesthetic of the past while bringing it gracefully into the future. [Read more...]

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