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Capturing a World of Emptiness

How a team of photographers documented the quiet desolation of cities during the pandemic.
Tags: Art, Twitter, Photography, News, Germany, Masks, Social Media, Colombia, New York Times, New Jersey, Epidemics, Brazil, South America, Ny, Politics And Government, London (England


Annunciation with St. Margaret and St. Ansanus by Simone Martini

A detail on Simone Martini's "Annunciation with St. Margaret and St. Ansanus" is my entry for "blue" for the #30dayphotochallengeThe post Annunciation with St. Margaret and St. Ansanus by Simone Martini appeared first on Italofile.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Art, Photography, Spring, Florence, Blue, Tuscany, St Margaret, Museums and Exhibits, Art & Architecture, Simone Martini, Italogram, Spring Photo Challenge, Florence & Tuscany, 30dayphotochallenge


Maurice Berger, Curator Outspoken About Race, Is Dead at 63

An influential art historian, he called out racism in the museum world, and in the broader culture as well.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, Museums, Berger, Maurice, Deaths (Obituaries, Race and Ethnicity, Writing and Writers, Maurice Berger


These Award-Winning Wildlife Photos Will Calm Your Stressed Spirits

Right now, just about everything feels awful. A pandemic is ongoing. People are self-isolating at home to prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading further. Businesses are closed, leaving countless workers without employment. And to top it all off, the climate crisis continues to threaten humanity’s existence. Read more...
Tags: Art, Photography, Science, Wildlife Photography, Wild life, Breathe In Breathe Out


Smile-ing Boys Project – in pictures

Kay Rufai’s portraits of smiling black boys from south London came out of an initiative that investigated the lack of mental health provisions for black teenagers. The photographs will be on display at Brixton VillagePhotographs of black teenagers that stare prejudice in the face Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Photography, London, Education, Race, Society, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Schools, Young People, Brixton, Kay Rufai


‘A queer person can be anybody’: the African photographers exploring identity

In his new book, Africa State of Mind, Ekow Eshun celebrates contemporary African photography. Here he showcases the work of artists looking at the self and sexuality, from Zanele Muholi to Eric GyamfiIn August 2009, an exhibition titled Innovative Women opened in Johannesburg, aiming to showcase the work of the city’s young black female artists. The launch was attended by Lulu Xingwana, minister for arts and culture at the time, who had been invited to officially open the show. But instead of g...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, Nigeria, Africa, Culture, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Art and design, LGBT rights, Sudan, Johannesburg, Eric, Zanele Muholi, Uganda Tanzania, Art and design books


Striking a Pose for What It Means to Be a Man

A photography show at the Barbican Art Gallery presents 50 years of cowboys, skater dudes, frat boys and leather men. But it says little about masculinity today.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, Catherine, Ader, Opie, Rotimi, Barbican Center, Men and Boys, Barbican Art Gallery, Fukase, Masahisa, Bas Jan (1945-75, Fani-Kayode


Luce App Tracks the Fine Details of Film Photography

Digital images today are captured with an EXIF meta data layer that stores pertinent facts about the shot so that photographers can study, report and refine their technique. Analog photography (somewhat by definition) remains largely under-serviced by this kind of high-tech service. Luce, an upstart iOS app—from developers Don Chia and his partner, Diego—offers a centralized space for analog photographers to log image data while …
Tags: Ios, Apps, Photography, Design, Film photography, Tech, Exif, Linkaboutit, Analog Photography, Diego, Luce, Film Cameras, Fine Details of Film Photography, Don Chia


NASA’s Highest-Resolution Photo of Mars

NASA’s new image of the surface of Mars—the space agency’s highest-resolution photograph of the Red Planet ever—comprises 1,200 total images. The wide-pan photograph features what researchers hypothesize are former sites of lakes and streams that dried up over the course of several billion years. The 1.8-billion-pixel shot was taken by the Curiosity Rover during November and December of 2019 and surveyed in the months that …
Tags: Photography, Space, Design, Tech, Nasa, Mars, Curiosity Rover, Linkaboutit, Outer Space, Red Planet, Rovers, Mars Surface


What José Parlá, JR and Kunle Martins Learned from Graffiti

Three shows in New York are inspired by a transgressive art form. For Parlá, it’s a mode of aesthetic innovation; for JR, it’s a jumping-off point and a pretense; for Martins, it’s a way to connect past and present.
Tags: Art, Photography, New York, News, Gallery, Museums, Ny, Graffiti, Jr, Jose, Martins, Brooklyn Museum, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Parla, 56 Henry (Manhattan, Kunle F


International Women’s Day: Interviews + Visits

A few of the enthralling conversations we've had with brilliant women since last year's 8 March Women from all over the world achieve the remarkable every day, and should always be championed and celebrated. At Cool Hunting, we’re in a uniquely fortunate position to meet creative, clever, inspiring and inventive women all the time—from artists and designers to sex tech entrepreneurs, community leaders and beyond. …
Tags: Art, Photography, Gender, Design, Style, Interviews, Women, Tech, Data, Designers, Culture, Artists, Photographers, Perfume, Fragrance, Studio Visits


Photographer Jeannette Montgomery Barron’s “Artist Portraits from the 80’s” at Patrick Parrish Gallery

Mapplethorpe, Basquiat and their contemporaries, captured with intimate intensity With the innumerable retrospectives crisscrossing US museums, and foundations dedicating floor-upon-floor of wall space, one almost cannot escape the current societal obsession with artists from the ’80s. Amidst all the work of Basquiat, Warhol, Haring and their ilk, gallery-goers will still struggle to find women represented. Fascinating then, and valuable, is the exhibition Artist Portraits from …
Tags: Photography, Design, Exhibits, NYC, US, Culture, Photographers, Exhibitions, Portraits, Art Shows, Patrick Parrish Gallery, Photo Exhibits, Jeannette Montgomery Barron, Mapplethorpe Basquiat, Warhol Haring


The Sublime Farewell of Gerhard Richter, Master of Doubt

The Met Breuer closes with an exhibition of the 88-year-old German painter, likely to be the final major show of his lifetime.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, Museums, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Breuer, Richter, Gerhard, Met Breuer, Gerhard Richter, Holocaust and the Nazi Era, Concentration Camps


The Smithsonian Puts 2.8 Million High-Res Images Online and Into the Public Domain

No matter how many public institutions you visit in a day—schools, libraries, museums, or the dreaded DMV—you may still feel like privatized services are closing in. And if you’re a fan of national parks and public lands, you’re keenly aware they’re at risk of being eaten up by developers and energy companies. The commons are shrinking, a tragic fact that is hardly inevitable but, as Matto Mildenberger argues at Scientific American, the result of some very narrow ideas. But we can take h...
Tags: Google, Art, Photography, Education, College, History, Museums, Libraries, DMV, Smithsonian, Pocahontas, Library Of Congress, First Time, Public Domain, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones


Photographer Tobias Hägg Captures Inspiring Photographs Of The Ocean Seen From Above

Tobias Hagg is a Swedish photographer and videographer. He realizes different photographic series of his adventures and explorations with a unique approach. By gaining height on an environment, it offers a new perspective of the world around us. With remarkable aesthetics, the transmission of emotion is ensured in his photographs. His series “The Ocean” is about one of our greatest riches. Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Ocean, Aerial, Tobias Hägg


These Eerie Photos By Aakaash Bali Bring Nostalgic Comfort To Some Or A Sense Of Unease To Others

Something about your eerie hometown street at night has haunted people for ages. The way darkness can be the visual representation for silence. Most fear the dark, but artist Aakaash Bali finds a very different comfort in the loss of light. More: Instagram h/t: boredpanda Like most artists – the fascination with their craft started back in their younger years. He took his dad’s camera and never... Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Night, Neon, Eerie, Aakaash Bali


Diverse Faces Of Siberia: Beautiful Portraits Of The Indigenous People Of Siberian Region Captured By The Photographer Alexander Khimushin

Alexander Khimushin just took a backpack and went to travel around the world. He has been to 84 countries and finally realized that the most interesting about new places are … people. Three years ago he launched the photo-project “The World in Faces” that would show the beauty and diversity of the world through portraits of ordinary people. Alexander ended his project in Siberia where he... Source
Tags: Photography, Design, People, Siberia, Portraits, Alexander, The World, Alexander Khimushin


Russian Silver Age Poet Sergey Yesenin Become An Instagram Star

The famous Russian poet Sergey Yesenin (1895-1925) came back to life to become an Instagram star, now he has more followers than you. His account has only eighteen photos where Sergey walks in a park, enjoys food in cafe, read a magazine or stays in the parking zone. Each photo is accompanied with a piece of good poetry. It turned out the profile of Yesenin was created by a teacher from the Tyumen... Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Instagram, Sergey, Instagram Star, Yesenin, Sergey Yesenin


Gloomy Pripyat Shown By Romanian Photographer Cristian Lipovan

Pripyat attracts many photographers from all over the world. But pictures made by this Romanian author are special. He focuses on the aesthetics of the terrifying devastation and, at the same time, on pacifying loneliness. HDR and bright colors contribute to the gloomy and mysterious atmosphere. More: Places Suffering, Instagram, Facebook Cristian Lipovan has been into photography for 8 years. Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Chernobyl, Hdr, Pripyat, Cristian Lipovan


Vintage Photos Of People Wearing Masks During The 1918 Influenza Pandemic, One Of The Deadliest Natural Disasters In Human History

At the close of WWI, an estimated 50 million people died from the Spanish flu. Masks were the uninfected’s main line of defense. h/t: vintag.es, retrounaut The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, the deadliest in history, infected an estimated 500 million people worldwide—about one-third of the planet’s population—and killed an estimated 20 million to 50 million victims, including some 675,000 Americans. Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Masks, Flu, Influenza, 1900s, Epidemy


Photographer Kate Ballis Transforms Desert Landscapes Into Entirely Surreal Scenes That Straddle The Divide Between Saccharine And Sinister

Kate Ballis is a Melbourne-based fine art photographer creating unique, colour-drenched images using infrared technology. Seeing the unseen through this technological lens Ballis finds a foreign otherworldly quality in familiar landscapes and scenes. Through her lens, the all-too-familiar visual tropes of life in the desert are cast in an entirely surreal light, one that somehow manages to... Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Melbourne, Infrared, Landscapes, Kate Ballis, Ballis


Biochemist Elzbieta Kurowska Creates Stunning Liquid Biomorphic Structures

According to Ela: “As a photographer and biochemist, I am fascinated by the origins of life – that moment in Earth’s history when amorphous organic matter transformed into complex structures that evolved into living organisms.” More: Elzbieta Kurowska, Instagram, Facebook h/t: dodho “The idea for this project came from my personal revelation that by combining photography with... Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Organic, Earth, Biochemistry, Sculptures, Ela, Elzbieta Kurowska, Elzbieta Kurowska Instagram Facebook


Amazing Vintage Photos Of Badass Women Riding Their Choppers

A chopper is a type of custom motorcycle which emerged in California in the late 1950s. The chopper is perhaps the most extreme of all custom styles, often using radically modified steering angles and lengthened forks for a stretched-out appearance. They can be built from an original motorcycle which is modified (“chopped”) or built from scratch. h/t: vintag.es Some of the characteristic features... Source
Tags: Photography, Design, California, Women, Retro, Choppers


LomoChrome Metropolis Reloadable Film Camera

Lomography’s preloaded “disposable” camera looks and functions like a simple, convenience store option—and can fit in a pocket, too—but it produces better and arguably more interesting photos. With LomoChrome Metropolis ISO 100-400 film inside, shots will tend toward the grungier and more contrasty end of the analog spectrum. Once you’re finished with this film pack, the camera can be refilled with any of Lomography’s 35mm …
Tags: Photography, Design, Film photography, Cameras, 35mm, Lomography, Disposable Cameras, Film Cameras, LomoChrome Metropolis, LomoChrome Metropolis Reloadable Film Camera


Levi’s Vintage Clothing Recreates a 1975 Soapbox Derby

Organized by SFMOMA, the original event raised funds for the museum Levi’s Vintage Clothing, a subset of the larger apparel manufacturer, relies on past styles, textiles, and trends as their source material. Each season, or for each special release, the design team surveys the brand’s rich history for storylines or moments pertinent to today. For their Spring/Summer 2020 campaign, they recreated a 1975 Soapbox Derby …
Tags: Art, Photography, Design, Style, Clothing, San Francisco, Vintage, Levi, Levis, Denim, SFMOMA, 1975 Soapbox Derby, Levi's Vintage Clothing, Trucker Jackets


Walmart Keeps Posting Pictures of This Employee Posing With Stuff, She Goes Viral

Meet Charlene. She works at Walmart North East in Maryland. She poses with various products for the store’s Facebook page and people are loving how hilarious the pics look. Probably because of the contrast between her easygoing attitude and her serious expression. Or because it’s obvious that she’s genuinely having fun. The look in her eyes says it all! More: Source
Tags: Photography, Usa, Design, Maryland, Walmart, Humor, Walmart Keeps Posting Pictures, Walmart North East


Amazing Vintage Photographs Documented Inca Culture And Life In Peruvian Andes, Captured By Martin Chambi In The Early 20th Century

Martin Chambi was among the first photographers of the Peruvian Andes and became the leading portrait painter in Cuzco, opened a photo Studio in 1920. But, being a native Quechua, he considered it his duty to document the lives of Indians and the legacy of the Inca culture, traveled through the Andes, shooting landscapes, the ruins of Machu Picchu and traditions of the local inhabitants. Source
Tags: Daily, Photography, Design, Life, Peru, Retro, 1930s, Machu Picchu, Andes, Cuzco, Peruvian Andes, Martin Chambi


Sony World Photography Awards 2020 Shortlist And Finalists

The World Photography Organisation has revealed the finalist and shortlisted photographers in the professional competition for its 2020 awards. Works by the finalists will go on display this April at Somerset House, London. Documentary shortlist. A three-year drought, combined with staff cuts and political debate over the effectiveness of hazard-reduction-burn has led to a series of catastrophic... Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Sony, Contest, Winners, Somerset House, Sony World, World Photography Organisation


Photographer Captures Eerily Empty Shanghai During Coronavirus Outbreak

Photographer Nicoco recently embarked on a personal project to document Shanghai during the coronavirus outbreak, hoping to capture the emptiness, isolation, and fear that the virus has wreaked on this once-bustling city. More: Instagram h/t: petapixel The documentary project is called 一个人城市, which translates to One Person City, and it began from a place of curiosity—”a curiosity to see how a... Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Shanghai, Coronavirus, Nicoco


Science Rends The Veil: The Mysterious Photo Collection Of Edward Bateman

A handmade work from the Salt Lake City based artist and professor, Edward Bateman, this collection follows up on his earlier carte de visite collection ‘Mechanical Brides of the Uncanny’ and shows his evolving use of constructed and often anachronistic imagery to create allegedly historical artifacts that create metaphors for the camera and examine our belief in the photograph as... Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Sci-fi, Salt Lake City, Retro, Spiritual, Photomanipulations, Edward Bateman



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