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‘A step away from hell’: the young male refugees selling sex to survive

Photographer Heba Khamis spent a year and a half documenting the lives of ‘black birds’: the male Afghan and Iranian sex workers in Berlin’s TiergartenAll photographs by Heba KhamisThe allure of romance is never far away in Berlin’s Tiergarten park, a vast 520-acre expanse home to manicured lawns, dense forest, a picturesque boating lake and the city zoo. As families lay out picnics and millennials fire up barbecues, those seeking something more illicit head to the park’s wooded north, where you...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Germany, Berlin, Society, Refugees, Global development, Sex trade, Tiergarten, Heba Khamis, Heba KhamisThe


Sofia Goggia and Viktoria Rebensberg- Out For The Rest Of The Alpine Skiing Season

Two exceptional women in the extreme sports of skiing have been knocked out of the World Cup races due to injuries. Both Sofia Goggia and Viktoria Rebensberg broke bones in the Super-G event at the World Cup in Garmisch- Parternkirchen in Germany. The accidents The 27-year-old Sofia Goggia from Italy just underwent surgery on her left arm after suffering a terrible fall while in the middle of a race. She went crashing on a gate of the net wall structure at neck-breaking speeds, hitting her lef...
Tags: News, Instagram, Germany, Sport, Canada, Skiing, Italy, Switzerland, Sochi, Lake Louise, St Mortiz, ALC, Pyeongchang, Garmisch, International Ski Federation, Rebensburg


Hiker's awe-inspring photo of 'angel in the sky' garners worldwide attention

Lee Howdle was out enjoying a hike in the English countryside on Friday, Feb. 7, when he looked to the sky and saw an otherwordly sight.As he trekked up Mam Tor, a 1,696-foot-high hill in the county of Derbyshire, located in the English Midlands, he saw what appeared to be an angellike image shrouded in mist and surrounded by a colorful halo, staring back at him.As it turns out, it wasn't a divine presence appearing in Howdle's path, but rather his own shadow reflected back into the sky,...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Germany, Accuweather, Derbyshire, Harz mountains, Cowley, DirecTV Frontier, Lee Howdle, Howdle, Les Cowley, ACCUWEATHER APPThe National Weather Service, Brocken Spectre, Derbyshire Telegraph Howdle


How Dresden Looked After a World War II Firestorm 75 Years Ago

Germany commemorated 75 years since the Allied bombing devastated the city. But the milestone has taken on new meaning with the rise of the far right.
Tags: Photography, News, Germany, Great Britain, Steinmeier, Alternative For Germany, World War II (1939-45, Bombs and Explosives, Frank-Walter, Holocaust and the Nazi Era, Deaths (Fatalities, Dresden (Germany


75 Years On, Dresden Recalls the Images of War and the Echoes of History

Universal mourning and atonement have been central themes in the nation’s commemoration. But the far right has sought to use the attack to promote a revisionist history of the Nazi state.
Tags: Photography, News, Germany, Dresden, Great Britain, Steinmeier, Alternative For Germany, World War II (1939-45, Bombs and Explosives, Frank-Walter, Holocaust and the Nazi Era, Deaths (Fatalities, Dresden (Germany


Arsenal’s Dinos Mavropanos celebrates win and clean sheet for Nurnberg

Arsenal defender Dinos Mavrapanos appears to have made himself at home at loan club FC Nurnberg. The Greek centre-back, aged 22, came under-fire when... Click the headline to read the full story.
Tags: Photos, Germany, Sport, Soccer, Arsenal, Nurnberg, FC Nürnberg, Dinos Mavropanos, Dinos Mavrapanos


Why the Soviets Doctored Their Most Iconic World War II Victory Photo, “Raising a Flag Over the Reichstag”

No photograph symbolizes American victory more recognizably than Joe Rosenthal's Pulitzer Prize-winning Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. Taken on February 23, 1945, it shows six U.S. Marines raising their country's flag during the battle — a bloody one even by the standards of the Second World War — for control of that Japanese island. The Soviet Union had an equivalent image: Yevgeny Khaldei's  Raising a Flag over the Reichstag , which shows a Russian soldier raising the Soviet flag on ...
Tags: Google, Photography, College, Germany, Russia, Berlin, History, Red Army, Vox, Joseph Stalin, Seoul, Stalin, Soviet Union, Facebook Twitter, Lowndes, Colin Marshall


Children in Germany celebrate Bird Wedding - in pictures

The traditional Sorbian festival Ptaci Kwas celebrates the approaching end of winter. The Sorbs are acknowledged as a national minority with their own language in eastern Germany Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Germany, World news, Ptaci Kwas


Pokljuka IBU World Cup Rundown (Day 3-4): Gow and Lunder 4th in Single Mixed Relay

Let’s catch up with the IBU World Cup and the action from Saturday and Sunday in Pokljuka, Slovenia.  Emma Lunder and Christian Gow, (l-r) during the IBU World Cup biathlon, single mixed relay, in Pokljuka (SLO). The team placed fourth overall. (Photo: NordicFocus) First up, the single mixed relay, in which teams of two are paired with each skier racing two legs and shooting two stages per leg. France took the win in 38:33.4 minutes shooting 0+5. The big news from the relay for North Americ...
Tags: Sweden, Instagram, France, Germany, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Italy, Norway, North America, Egan, Leif Nordgren, Oberg, Susan Dunklee, Gow


The top 17 brands in influencer marketing that are innovating and pushing the industry forward

Business Insider is recognizing the leading brands in the influencer marketing industry, from SeatGeek to Sephora to Chipotle. In this power list, we are highlighting 17 brands, based on which have the most innovative and impactful influencer marketing campaigns. These brands have built lasting partnerships with creators across YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, and podcasting. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Over the past few years, brands have found success by relaxing their guidelines and h...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Germany, Trends, Paypal, EA, Brooklyn, Benefit, Benefit Cosmetics, Kylie Jenner, Maldives, Chipotle, Collins, Sephora


The 17 hottest brands in influencer marketing that work with creators on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, and other platforms

Business Insider is recognizing the leading brands in the influencer-marketing industry, including SeatGeek, Sephora, and Chipotle. In this power list, we are highlighting 17 brands based on which have the most innovative and effective influencer marketing campaigns. These brands have built lasting partnerships with creators across YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, and podcasting. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Over the past few years, brands have found success by relaxing their guidelines a...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Germany, Trends, Paypal, EA, Brooklyn, Benefit, Benefit Cosmetics, Maldives, Chipotle, Collins, Sephora, Seatgeek


It took 50,000 photos and 3,100 miles to take this incredible timelapse of the European Alps

Germany-based landscape photographer Christian Möhrle has created some stunning timelapse videos and photography and DIY tutorials. This time, the journey took him across several European countries where he shot images for his latest timelapse Exploring the Alps. It took 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles) of the journey, 50,000 photos, and a bunch of adventures, challenges and […] The post It took 50,000 photos and 3,100 miles to take this incredible timelapse of the European Alps appeared first on ...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Germany, Inspiration, Timelapse, Alps, Timelapse Video, European Alps, Christian Möhrle


Snap CEO Evan Spiegel made a bold call that TikTok could become bigger than Instagram because it focuses on talent and not likes

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel told the DLD conference in Germany on Sunday that short-form video app TikTok has an edge over Instagram because its content is driven by "talent" rather than a quest for social status. Consequently he said the app could grow faster and become bigger than Instagram, which dominates social media apps along with Facebook. Instagram has been trying to move away from its reputation of being a shallow, status-oriented platform, enforcing changes like removing public like coun...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Germany, Trends, Munich, Evan Spiegel, Louisiana, Facebook Instagram, SPIEGEL, Facebook Snapchat, Adam Mosseri, Snapchat Spiegel, Tiktok, DLD, Snapchat Evan Spiegel, Lasso Spiegel


Testing the Powerful New Leica M10 Monochrom

Brilliant technology brings new life to black and white photography We had a chance to shoot with Leica’s latest addition to the M10 family of rangefinders—the M10 Monochrom, which was announced last Friday. Their second black-and-white-only digital camera is a massive update over the previous generation, bringing their latest imaging innovations to a product decidedly for an analog-loving purist. This new model retains the slimmer …
Tags: Photography, Design, Germany, Tech, Cameras, Hdr, Leica, Leica M, Leica M10, Leica M10 Monochrom, 40MP


Photo: Liverpool’s Nat Phillips back in Stuttgart training after one-match recall

Liverpool defender Nathaniel Phillips has returned to loan club VfB Stuttgart following his one-match recall to Anfield. The injury-hit Reds recalled... Click the headline to read the full story.
Tags: Photos, Germany, Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Anfield, Reds, VfB Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Nathaniel Phillips, Nat Phillips


Iran’s Only Female Olympic Medalist, Kimia Alizadeh, Defects From Islamic Republic

(DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Iran’s only female Olympic medalist said she defected from the Islamic Republic in a blistering online letter that describes herself as “one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran.” Taekwondo athlete Kimia Alizadeh posted the letter on Instagram as Iran’s semiofficial ISNA news agency said she had fled to the Netherlands. She criticized wearing the mandatory hijab headscarf and accused officials in Iran of sexism and mistreatment. “Whatever they said, I w...
Tags: News, Instagram, Australia, Germany, Uncategorized, Iran, United States, Olympics, Netherlands, Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro, Isna, Islamic Republic, Onetime, Alireza Faghani, Alizadeh


What to expect in digital media in 2020

As we start 2020, the media and entertainment sectors are in flux. New technologies are enabling new types of content, streaming platforms in multiple content categories are spending billions in their fight for market share and the interplay between social platforms and media is a central topic of global political debate (to put it lightly). As TechCrunch’s media columnist, I spoke to hundreds of entrepreneurs and executives in North America and Europe last year about the shifts underway across ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Social, TC, Verizon, Gaming, Facebook, Europe, Hbo, Media, Instagram, Nbc, Microsoft, Entertainment, Youtube


The Contax Brand, 1974-2005

Apropos the previous post, Roger Bartlett wrote: Having coined the term 'bokeh' you have a track record for instigating new stuff—so if such a lens were to be created, no matter who the manufacturer, then a lens with this feature set would have to be called the 'Johnston' or at least have the letters MJ included in the name on the filter ring. Mike, you already have a Patreon following—perhaps start a cloud funding drive and get this lens on a production line. A project for 2020. Well, I had abo...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Germany, Old, Cameras, Nikon, Dslr, Kyocera, Lenses, Zeiss, Michael Johnston, Photo Industry, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Roger, Carl Zeiss


KISS disrespects Japan's number one Kiss tribute band

KISS takes money from the Tokyo fans one last time. KISS Haneta , the former number one KISS tribute band in Japan, and one of the best in Asia, made a public appearance at Tokyo Dome as special guests of the band. "We were voted the best KISS makeup era tribute in Japan in 2010 through 2015, then again in 2018 by the KISS Army Japan. We got fucked over this year by that dumb comedy tribute, Gene Simmonz Cherry Red Asshole this year. The Japanese KISS fans spoke and we need to respect ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Asia, Europe, Japan, Instagram, La, Germany, Philippines, Tokyo, Shinjuku, Kiss, Rich, Gene, Vault, Mick Mars


Brands of the decade: 2010–2019

Ten years ago, when social media and blogging were still new and a rational person was in the White House, I did something ambitious and presumptuous: I published a list of the Brands of the Decade.* And now it’s time to do it again. To qualify for my highly subjective top-12 list, a brand had to meet these guidelines: Founded during the second decade of the 21st century or shortly before or Had a significant impact on the way we do business or live our lives during this decade or ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Lyft, Twitter, Spotify, Music, Science, Technology, London, Sweden, Pinterest, Instagram, Colorado, Film, Washington


Merry Vegmas! The social picture of a meat-free Christmas

Christmas is approaching and families are planning their festive banquets, searching for inspiration online. Some opt for ready-made showstopper products from supermarket brands, while others amaze guests with their (in)famous Christmas signature dish. Most online conversations and Google searches relating to Christmas food reach their highest peak of the year a week before the big day. This is the time that brands need to be more switched on than ever to the festive food chatter. Over the last ...
Tags: Google, UK, Cook, Instagram, Germany, Christmas, Social Media, Seo, Tesco, Asda, Mintel, Vegan, Vegetarian, Thought Leadership, Meat-free, Vegan Christmas


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• This is big: I’ve decided to begin group coaching for 2020! You can read all about it here. It will just be a small group, and we’re going to be going deep. If this sounds interesting to you, please sign up for more information, coming soon!• This artist paints self-portraits every year for her birthday. They’re just stunning.• A guide to joyful gift-giving. Some good tips here.• ...
Tags: Photography, London, Germany, Berlin, This Was A Good Week, Andrea, Nialle Horan


New

They have opened a new Galeries Lafayette here in our neighbourhood called Beaugrenelle. I hopped over to look-it’s a very short walk-and get some photos. It’s much smaller and much less impressive than the original or the one on Champs Elysees. One of the pretty windows. The colourful interior as you go down the escalator. Not nearly as glamorous as a Galeries Lafayette. Lidl, a chain which originally started in Germany, isn’t too far from us. It’s a discount groc...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Germany, Paris, Lidl, Thunderstorm, Maurice, Galeries Lafayette, New Store, Pineau, Beaugrenelle, Galeries Lafayette Lidl


The Fall of the Berlin Wall, November 1989

This weekend marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the most prominent symbol of the aftermath of World War Two and of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the West. In 1989, photojournalists David and Peter Turnley spent a great deal of time inside East Germany and all over Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Both subsequently covered the fall of the wall and the aftermath leading to the reunification of Germany. That year, 1989, David won The Overseas Press Clu...
Tags: Photography, Germany, Berlin Wall, Berlin, David, Prague, Eastern Europe, News And Occasions, Peter, Michael Johnston, Soviet Union, East Germany, Peter Turnley, Michael C Johnston, Czechoslovakia, Herman


Sunday Support Group for that Rare Darkroom Rat: Enlarger Dealz

You're not looking to buy a brand new B&W enlarger. Know how I know? Because no one is looking to buy a brand new B&W enlarger. But consider this. For people who want to practice old-fashioned, obsolescent film / analog / traditional / opto-chemical B&W photography (whatever you want to call it) from soup to nuts, start to finish, it's not the film or the chemicals or the cameras but the enlarger that might well be the bottleneck going forward. The reason is that an enlarger is one of those devi...
Tags: Photography, UK, Ebay, Germany, Photo Techniques, David, Harvard, Brooklyn, United States, Kaiser, Wisconsin, Tokyo, Bill, Jack, Rhode Island, Steve


Chelsea star mocks team-mate for wearing his shirt

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has been poking fun at Belgium team-mate Dedryck Boyata, who was forced to do Batshuayi’s shirt in competitive... Click the headline to read the full story.
Tags: Photos, Germany, International, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Belgium, Michy Batshuayi, Batshuayi, Dedryck Boyata


Is Ecommerce the Future?

The eCommerce landscape has expanded in leaps and bounds over the years and the future looks increasingly bright. The ease and efficiency of just a few clicks to buy items online at the comfort of your couch is a trend that is unlikely to go away. This article will shed some light on what the future holds for this multi-million-dollar industry while mentioning the changes that may positively impact on customers. Will online shopping continue to grow? Given that close to 3.6 billion people of the...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Instagram, Ebay, France, China, Germany, Sales, Social Media, Nike, More, United States, Voice, Amazon Echo, Instagram Facebook, United Kingdom Japan


Berlin after the Wall – then and now

The photographer Colin McPherson began documenting Berlin in the years after the fall of the Wall in 1989, looking at how the redevelopment of the city gradually and inexorably started rubbing out the physical traces of where the watchtowers, barbed wire and no-man’s land had previously existedAfter the euphoria at the end of the cold war came the realisation that the reunification of city and state in Berlin would be a long and difficult process. The divided city had grown apart politically, ec...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Germany, Berlin Wall, Berlin, World news, Colin McPherson


Punk persecution: how East Germany cracked down on alternative lifestyles - in pictures

Before the fall of the Berlin Wall, East Germany’s secret police regarded punks as the most dangerous youth element in the country and ‘the leading force’ behind anti-government activities. These unnamed police mugshots from the former DDR demonstrate the lengths to which the security services would surveil, harass and detain punk ‘adherents’ and ‘sympathisers’.Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution and the Fall of the Berlin Wall by Tim Mohr is published by Dialogue Books Continue readin...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Music, Germany, Berlin Wall, World news, Culture, Art and design, Punk, Communism, East Germany, Tim Mohr, Berlin Wall East Germany, Dialogue Books Continue


Lemonade gets a nastygram from Deutsche Telekom over its use of magenta, says it will fight

Deutsche Telekom is perhaps best known around the world as the telco behind mobile carrier T-Mobile, but today it’s making an appearance in a lesser-known yet also regular role: trademark troll. The company’s German lawyers have sent a letter to Lemonade, the AI-based insurance startup headquartered in New York, demanding it cease using magenta — a color that appears across Lemonade’s logo and marketing material — globally. DT also filed for and received an injunction on Lemonade operating in Ge...
Tags: Europe, Lawsuit, New York, Instagram, Germany, Disney, US, Tech, David, Deutsche Telekom, John, Randall, Lemonade, John Legere, Engadget, AT T



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