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Over Canada as well as Greenland With NASA’s Procedure IceBridge (28 images).

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Getty Images photographer Mario Tama just returned from the Arctic, after coming with researchers with NASA’s Procedure IceBridge as they flew sets of eight-hour research trips over components of Canada, Greenland, as well as the Arctic Sea on their Arctic spring project. Scientists are checking Arctic ice loss and also researching how polar ice has actually evolved over the previous 9 years. The flights were conducted aboard a retrofitted 1966 Lockheed P-3 aircraft, flying from Thule Air Base in northwestern Greenland. Tama reports that “according to NASA scientists and also the National Snow and Ice Data Center, sea ice in the Arctic appears to have actually gotten to the most affordable maximum winter degree ever taped on March 7.” And, if you appreciate these photos, please see Tama’s

shots from Antarctica in 2014. An area of an ice area is seen from NASA’s Operation IceBridge research study airplane on March 29, 2017, over Ellesmere Island, Canada. The ice fields of Ellesmere Island are pulling away due to warming temperature levels. (Mario Tama/ Getty)



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The ‘Coffin Residence’ of Hong Kong (17 images).

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Associated Press photographer Kin Cheung hung around recently photographing some of the tiny subdivided housing units in Hong Kong, called “coffin homes,” and those that reside in them. Cheung reports that there is a “dark side to the residential or commercial property boom in rich Hong Kong, where thousands of thousands of individuals evaluated of the market must stay in partitioned homes, ‘coffin residences’ and also other poor real estate.” These locals are among an approximated 200,000 individuals in Hong Kong residing in such little subdivided units, some so tiny that a person can not even fully extend their legs.

Wong Tat-ming, 63, beings in his” casket house “which is alongside a collection of grimy commodes in Hong Kong as he pays HK$ 2,400 ($ 310) a month for an area measuring 3 feet by six feet, on March 28, 2017. It is stuffed with all his weak properties, consisting of a resting bag, little color TV as well as electrical fan. (Kin Cheung/ AP)



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Mount Etna, Europe’s A lot of Active Volcano (26 images).

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Mount Etna, on the Italian island of Sicily, is not only the greatest active volcano in Europe at 10,810 feet (3,295 meters), yet is among one of the most energetic in the globe. Historical monitorings of Etna’s eruptions return regarding 3,500 years, with geological monitorings reaching back numerous countless years. While recent eruptions have rarely triggered severe damages to the farms or towns in the darkness of the volcano, residents continue to be sharp to any kind of activity.

In this picture taken on November 16, 2013, Mt. Etna gushes lava throughout an eruption as seen from Acireale, near the Sicilian community of Catania, Italy. (Carmelo Imbesi/ AP)



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Scenes From the 2017 Venice Biennale (21 images).

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The 57th International Art Exhibit of La Biennale di Venezia, kept in areas throughout Venice, Italy, available to the public on May 13, and will stay open till November 26, 2017. Collected below are a few photos of installments produced by artists from all over the world.

A site visitor considers his cellphone as he checks out the”Correct Time”installation by Lee Wan, at the Korean Structure, during the 57th Biennale in Venice, Italy May 10, 2017. (Stefano Rellandini/ Reuters)



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If You Could Photograph Your Dreams, It Would Look Something Like This Turkish Artist’s Images

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Along the North Korean Boundary (32 images).

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With much of the world’s interest once again focused on North Korea, several international photojournalists are doing their best to cover the reclusive country. However, North Korea still snugly restricts the activities of checking out reporters within its boundaries, and also manages exactly what can be photographed. For digital photographers searching in from simply over the border, there might be much more freedom of movement, yet the topics in North Korea realize they are being seen, with several looking back– occasionally offering a smile and wave, or occasionally throwing rocks. Collected below are photos from the past few years of North Koreans seen just over the border from parts of China and also South Korea.

A North Oriental soldier watches out the window of a guard tower, on the financial institutions of Yalu River, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the North Oriental town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, on April 16, 2013. (Jacky Chen/ Reuters)



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David Burnett’s Unconventional Images of Olympic Athletes

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“I just try to get ready for the unexpected moment—and not screw it up if it actually happens.”

David Burnett speaks with American Photo about catching alternative views at the Olympics and why he will be bringing his old Bronica to Rio.

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Images From Offworld (31 photos)

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Robotic probes launched by NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and others are gathering information all across the solar system. We currently have spacecraft in orbit around the Sun, Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres, a comet, and Saturn; two operational rovers on Mars; and a recent close flyby of Pluto and its moons. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are still performing experiments in low Earth orbit and sending back amazing photos. With all these eyes in the sky, I’d once again like to put together a recent photo album of our solar system—a set of family portraits—as seen by our astronauts and mechanical emissaries. This time, we have our closest look yet at the bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres, the shadow of an eclipse on Earth seen from a million miles away, a variety of landscapes on Mars, wonderful images of Saturn and its moons, several images from Pluto, and, of course, lovely images of our home, planet Earth.

This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at “Namib Dune,” where the rover's activities included scuffing into the dune with a wheel and scooping samples of sand for laboratory analysis. The scene combines 57 images taken on January 19, 2016, during the 1,228th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars. The camera used for this is the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) at the end of the rover's robotic arm. Namib Dune is part of the dark-sand “Bagnold Dune Field” along the northwestern flank of Mount Sharp. Images taken from orbit have shown that dunes in the Bagnold field move as much as about 3 feet (1 meter) per Earth year. (JPL-Caltech / MSSS / NASA)


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This Swedish Photographer Captures Mindblowing Images Of Dancers In Nature

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Bertil Nilsson is a Swedish photographer and filmmaker who captures dancers and performers in natural and architectural environments.

These images are part of a series called “Naturally”, published in a limited-edition book last November.

More info: bertil.uk

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74 Images Showing How the World Lit Up in Blue, White, and Red for France

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The terrorist attacks in Paris on the 13th of November 2015 didn’t only shake the French capital but also the whole world as it left 128 people killed and 300 injured. It stirred emotions of surprise, pain, and hate like everything was a nightmare you’d want to forget once you wake up. No matter how painful everything was, Paris stood up and the people showed compassion starting with the use of the hashtag #PorteOuverte which means “open door” to offer shelter for the tourists and locals who were stranded because of the chaos. It just didn’t stop there as the world expressed their solidarity to Paris and to everyone who were greatly affected by the tragedy by lighting up their famous buildings, towers, and monuments with the colors blue, white, and red – the colors that represent the French flag. Here’s a collection showing how the world lit up with the Tricolore for France.

The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

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Bazar de l’Hôtel de Ville, Paris, France

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Montparnasse Tower, Paris, France

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Europe 1 Radio, Paris, France

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Galeries Lafayette, Paris, France

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Tunnel Wilbur-Wright, Le Mans, France

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Disneyland Paris, France

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Grande Roue de Paris, Paris, France

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Palais de Justice, Lyon, France

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Tour Incity, Lyon, France

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Hotel de Ville, Place des Heros, Arras, France

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Opera de Marseille, Marseille, France

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Hôtel de Ville de Vincennes, Vincennes, France

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Monument aux morts, Toulouse, France

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Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo, Monaco

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The London Eye, London, UK

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Wembley Stadium, London, England, UK

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The Corn Exchange, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England, UK

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Penshaw Monument, Tyne & Wear, UK

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University of York, Heslington, York, UK

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Durham Cathedral, Durham, England, UK

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Durham Lumiere Festival 2015, Durham, England, UK

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Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

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Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway, Ireland

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Cork City Hall, Cork, Ireland

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Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Breda, Netherlands

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Martinitoren, Groningen, Netherlands

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Dom Tower of Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

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Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, Poland

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Norrköping Waterfall, Östergötland, Sweden

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Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany

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Magdeburg Cathedral, Magdeburg, Germany

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Christ’s Resurrection Church, Kaunas, Lithuania

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Teatro Massimo, Palermo, Italy

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Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

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Larnaca, Cyprus

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Bratislava Castle, Bratislava, Slovakia

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Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland

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Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria

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Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai, China

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Tokyo Tower, Tokyo, Japan

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Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo, Japan

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Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium, Tokyo, Japan

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Tokyo, Japan

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KL Tower, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai, India

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Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia

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Wilson’s Outlook, Brisbane, Australia

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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Canada

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Place Émilie-Gamelin, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Place des Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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High Level Bridge, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Mellon Independence Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Washington Square Park, New York City, New York, USA

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Helmsley Building, New York City, New York, USA

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One World Trade Center, New York City, New York, USA

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Los Angeles City Hall, Los Angeles, California, USA

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San Francisco City Hall, San Francsico, California, USA

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San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California, USA

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Dallas, Texas, USA

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Union Station, Denver, Colorado, USA

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Union Station and Kansas City City Hall, Missouri, USA

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Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Zacatecas, Mexico

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Torre Colpatria, Bogota, Colombia

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Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Rabin Square, Tel Aviv, Israel

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In the end, Paris, together with the world, will continue to live with the Latin motto “Fluctuat Nec Mergitur” which translates to “Tossed But Not Sunk”.


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Images From Apollo, Ahead of Tonight’s Supermoon Eclipse (25 photos)

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Tonight, as the full Moon reaches its closest point to Earth, it will also be dimmed by a total lunar eclipse. This Supermoon eclipse will reach totality at 10:11 p.m Eastern Time, and will last one hour and 12 minutes. According to NASA, it will “be visible to North and South America, Europe, Africa, and parts of West Asia and the eastern Pacific.” While preparing to look up into the night sky and view this once-every-few-decades event, I found a treasure trove of lunar photography from the Project Apollo Archive, who just recently posted hundreds of unprocessed film scans from Apollo mission Hasselblad cameras to their Flickr account. While you’re gazing up at the Moon tonight, take a moment to think about the days when humans walked on its surface, and all the equipment that still remains out there.

In December of 1972. Astronaut Eugene Cernan, commander of Apollo 17, takes a spin on the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) during the first Apollo 17 Extravehicular Activity (EVA-1) at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 147/A. (Project Apollo Archive / NASA)


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Images From Offworld (28 photos)

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Robotic probes launched by NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and others are gathering information all across the solar system. We currently have spacecraft in orbit around the Sun, Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres, a comet, and Saturn; two operational rovers on Mars; and a recent close flyby of Pluto and its moons. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are still performing experiments in low Earth orbit and sending back amazing photos. With all these eyes in the sky, I’d like to take another opportunity to put together a recent photo album of our solar system—a set of family portraits, of sorts—as seen by our astronauts and mechanical emissaries. This time, we have closeups of Pluto and of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, a closer look at bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres, several eclipses, wonderful images of Saturn and its moons, and, of course, lovely images of our home, planet Earth.

The far side of the moon, illuminated by the sun as it crosses between the DSCOVR spacecraft's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) camera and telescope, and the Earth – one million miles away, in a NASA image taken on July 16, 2015. The lunar far side lacks the large, dark, basaltic plains, or maria, that are so prominent on the Earth-facing side, NASA said in a news release. (NASA / NOAA / Reuters)


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See The Winners of Getty Images’ Inaugural Instagram Grant

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This morning Getty Images and Instagram announced Ismail Ferdous, Adriana Zehbrauskas and Dmitry Markov as the three talented photographers to be awarded the first ever Getty Images Instagram Grant. Each of these photographers will receive a $ 10,000 grant, mentorhship from a Getty photojournalist and have their work shown at Photoville, which opens this afternoon in New York City.

Established earlier this year, the Getty Images Instagram Grant received over 1,200 entires from photographers working in 109 countries. Entrants were evaluated based on the existing bodies of work featured on their accounts with judges looking at the quality of images, photographic technique and, of course, storytelling ability.

Bangladesh-based Ismail Ferdous received a grant for his project called After Rana Plaza, which focuses on the stories of the surviving relatives of individuals who were killed in the collapse of Rana Plaza garment factory.

Adriana Zehbrauskas is a Brazilian photographer currently based in Mexico City who is part of the Instagram collective @everydayclimatechange. She has been documenting everyday life in Mexico City through her account and plans to use the grant money to fund a project called Next of Kin: Family Matters, which will involve shooting formal portraits of the families of the 43 students who went missing last year from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers School.

Dmitry Markov is a Russian-based photographer who also volunteers for the Russian Children’s Fund. He has used his Instagram account to draw attention to the stories of Russia’s orphaned children.

“Our three recipients could not better exemplify the original aim of this grant: to document and share stories of underrepresented communities that otherwise rarely come into focus,” Elodie Mailliet Storm, Getty Images’ Senior Director of Content Partnerships, said of the winners.

Work from all three of the winners will be on view at New York City’s Photoville through September 20.

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Getty Images Announces 2015 Grant Winners at Visa pour l’Image festival

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Five photographers working on long-term documentary projects about social issues were awarded $ 10,000 grants from Getty Images yesterday in France at the Visa pour l’Image festival—Matt Eich, Mojgan Ghanbari, Javier Arcenillas, Souvid Datta and Salvatore Esposito.

Established in 2004, the Getty grants program is one of the largest. Since it’s inception the program has awarded over $ 1.2 million towards photojournalism projects. “We strongly believe in the power of imagery to move the world,” Getty’s co-founder Jonathan Klein said. “Our grants programme continues to provide emerging and established photojournalists with the freedom to bring global attention to complex issues that otherwise may remain unseen.”

Matt Eich was awarded his second grant from Getty for a body of work called Carry Me Ohio, which focuses on the resurgence of heroin in the state.

Souvid Datta received a grant for the project Vanishing Girls, which focuses on the lives of young women in Asia’s second largest red-light district, Sonagachi, Kolkata.

Javier Arcenillas’ project Latidoamerica documents “the axis of uncontrolled violence in Honduras as social and political factors aggressively feed the issue.”

Mojgan Ghanbari received support for Zanan, which examines the lives of women in Iran.

Salvatore Esposito’s project What Is Missing explores the social layers of Naples and the disconnect between the city’s ruling class and its feeblest members.

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Constructed Images: Simon Kennedy distorts the interior of a disused London laboratory

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Photo essay: British photographer Simon Kennedy documents an old laboratory at University College London in this series of manipulated images, which each come in positive and negative forms (+ slideshow).

Using a large-format camera and 4×5″ black and white film, Kennedy shot the inside of the currently empty and unused Wolfson House, a former biogenetic lab set to be demolished as part of the HS2 high-speed railway development. He then overlaid the negatives to create subtle amalgamations of different spaces.

“I was struck by the intriguing way in which space came together within the building, combining the planes and lines of a quotidian Modernist architecture with a tangle of complex laboratory equipment,” he said. “I responded instinctively to the compositions I found. At first glance, the results seem to be consistent, tangible and cohesive, but are actually fractured, scale-less, timeless and impossible.”

An exhibition of the photographs, entitled Constructed Images, opens today at Fitzrovia Gallery. Architectural historian Andrew Higgott has written an overview of the project:


Simon Kennedy produces dazzling images of the buildings he is commissioned to photograph in his day-to-day work as an architectural photographer. Newly completed projects are brought alive by presenting them in a heightened condition, seen on a kind of bright morning, perfect and immaculate, emphasising architectural forms over their context: architecture considered as a whole object, a unified entity of parts.

Constructed Images: Simon Kennedy distorts the interior of a disused London laboratory

And these images which present the building photographed in the best possible light are very carefully constructed: visual compositions are created, contingent elements are omitted, while aspects of the building that can be represented are included rather than those that can’t, such as complex spatial and material sensation.



The photographs seen in Constructed Images show Wolfson House in central London: formerly used as a laboratory, it is presented empty and unused. A building of everyday Modernism, it was built at a time when architecture was built to an ideal, with the integrity of real materials and building elements rather than the simulacra of the Postmodern condition.

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Each photograph is a construction, a photomontage of images from divergent space and time, so the photographs demand careful scrutiny. There is a dislocation of elements to create new formal configurations: staircases that lead nowhere, windows that are fractured, a play of spaces that makes no sense.

A faceted, fragmented montage of recognisable components, presented both in positive and negative images: and these elements are carefully juxtaposed and transformed into a new unity, reimagining Modernism qualities.

Constructed Images: Simon Kennedy distorts the interior of a disused London laboratory

These constructed images are very much redolent of the analytical Cubism that influenced them, but also at a smaller scale echo the construction of architectural images by other contemporary artist-photographers such as Andreas Gursky or Beate Guetschow.

These uninhabited spaces are re-made into new intriguing configurations, shaped by the utopian impulse of Modernism. They present an intriguing play with time and circumstance to build an alternate photographic language of architecture.


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Photo essay: British photographer Alastair Philip Wiper toured the interior of one of the largest slaughterhouses in the world to create this series of images documenting how pigs are turned into pork, sausages and bacon (+ slideshow). More »

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Images of the Ocean Blue: Photographs From NOAA (38 photos)

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is an American scientific agency with roots that reach back to 1807. Its mission is to “understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts, to share that knowledge and information with others, and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.” Over the years, NOAA has amassed a sizable library of photographs of our natural world, some of which I've selected here. To explore more NOAA photos, be sure to browse their albums on Flickr.

For several years, Bob Pitman, a marine ecologist at NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center, has been conducting research with NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service with the aim of discovering whether there may be a new species of killer whale in the waters of Antarctica. Genetics, aerial photogrammetry, and satellite telemetry are being used to explore the possibility. Here, NOAA marine ecologist Lisa Ballance is shown in the southern Ross Sea, Antarctica, at a site where NOAA satellite-tagged one of the local forms of killer whales. This calf may be a new species of killer whale living in the ice in that region. (NOAA)


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Images of Ramadan 2015 (40 photos)

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The Muslim Eid al-Fitr festival, marking the end of the month of Ramadan, takes place this weekend in parts of the world where sightings of the new moon are made. During Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, devout Muslims must abstain from food, drink, and sex from dawn until sunset. The fast, one of the five pillars of Islam, is seen as a time for spiritual reflection, prayers, and charity. After sunset, Muslims traditionally break the fast by eating three dates, performing the Maghrib prayer, and sitting down to Iftar, the main evening meal, where communities and families gather together. Gathered here are images of Muslims around the world observing Ramadan this year.

In Japan’s Chiba Prefecture, Yohei Matsuyama, a Japanese Muslim and postdoctoral research fellow at Tokyo University, is silhouetted by a window as he looks at religious books at Hira Mosque in Gyotoku, on July 11, 2015. Matsuyama, who converted to Islam at age 18, is also director of the Japan Muslim Association, which estimates that about 10,000 native Japanese Muslims live in the predominantly Shinto and Buddhist country. (Eugene Hoshiko / AP)


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Dramatic Images of ‘Disorder’ Revealed in 2015 Prix Pictet Shortlist

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On Friday, the Pictet Group announced the shortlist for the sixth cycle of the Prix Pictet Award, a juried international competition of photography that confronts issues facing the environment and sustainability. This cycle’s theme was disorder, “The eternal struggle between order and chaos,” Chairman Stephen Barber said. “Throughout the world there are examples of attempts to impose order without a clear understanding of the long-term consequences of doing so. With each passing day the illusion of order is shattered in a thousand different ways.”

The 12 photographers listed below, with work covering popular uprisings in Ukraine, poaching in Congo, the Mediterranean refugee crisis, the disappearance of honey bees, as well as more conceptual takes on the theme, will have their work on view at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris from Nov. 12, 2015, at which point the winner will be announced. The exhibition will tour through a dozen countries from January 2016 and will be published in book form with essays by leading writers on the theme.

The winner will come away with a pretty staggering prize of 100,000 Swiss Francs, or roughly $ 105,000 USD, which should reasonably allot a photographer the leeway to spend at least a year focusing on personal projects.

Links to shortlists photographers:

Ilit Azoulay, born Jaffa 1972, lives and works Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

Valérie Belin, born Boulogne-Billancourt 1964, lives and works Paris, France

Matthew Brandt, born Los Angeles 1982, lives and works Los Angeles, USA

Maxim Dondyuk, born Polyan’ 1983, lives and works Nova Kabovka, Ukraine

Alixandra Fazzina, born London 1974, lives and works London, UK

Ori Gersht, born Tel Aviv 1967, lives and works London, UK

John Gossage, born New York 1946, lives and works Washington DC, USA

Pieter Hugo, born Johannesburg 1976, lives and works Cape Town, South Africa

Gideon Mendel, born Johannesburg 1959, lives and works London, UK

Sophie Ristelhueber, born Paris 1949, lives and works Paris, France

Brent Stirton, born Durban 1969, lives and works New York, USA

Yang Yongliang, born Shanghai 1980, lives and works Shanghai, China

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See the Winning Images of the 2015 Deustche Börse Photography Prize

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Winner of the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2015 is the duo Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse for their book “Ponte City.”…

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See the Hidden Images Lurking Within LED Billboards

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Michael Massaia’s nighttime analog photographs in “Signals Crossed” slow the chaos and overstimulation of electronic advertising and marketing.

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