100 disposable Fujifilm cameras will be given out to people who are living on the street, in a local shelter or are otherwise affected by homelessness. Unlike any project before, the homeless of Spartanburg, SC will have an integral hand in helping expose the issue of homelessness rather than merely being the problem that is trying to be solved.
Through Our Eyes is bigger than a social experiment. It’s greater than an art piece. It’s more important than an outreach. This project is a lifeline. The photographers will be equipped with the tools to tell their story. They will be encouraged through a word of hope. The community will be engaged to support those who work with the homeless.
Cool Down by Bobbie Nesbitt
Photo courtesy of Bobbie Nesbitt / Through Our Eyes project
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Instead of sending your warm greetings to loved ones on a card, why not do it with incredibly cute cookies?
Based in Leeds, the UK, online store Whimsical Cake Company specializes in adorable edible gifts that may really be too cute too eat. Many of her creations have faces drawn on them, turning them into sweet characters—for instance, the “Kawaii Friendly Flump Marshmallows” really do look friendly. Continue »
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Melanie Varney, from Vancouver, British Columbia, gave birth to a son on March 11, 2013, and twin girls on March 10, 2014. After the pregnancies, the young mother’s body confidence was shot as ‘the reflection of myself in the mirror was that of a stranger’. In an effort to become more accepting of her changed body, she answered a call for a couple to pose for an intimate photo session in a lake. Continue »
Etsy seller LanVy Nguyen of New York City used to work in corporate finance. Now, she is “a designer of things beautiful.” And they certainly are! She designs wooden wedge shoes that are so beautiful that they look like they belong in museums instead of closets. They’re custom made by craftsmen in Vietnam, who take 18 days to make each pair. Continue »
“I took this at 7am during an unusually quiet moment in the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, in Kyoto, Japan. Mick Ryan, judge – The classic lead-in and vertical lines of this walkway through a bamboo forest are made complete by the two figures in the distance and the light illuminating the pale green of the canopy”. (Photo by Doug Stratton/The Guardian) Continue »
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The Winter in Inner Mongolia is very unforgiving. At a freezing temperature of minus twenty and lower with constant breeze of snow from all direction, it was pretty hard to convince myself to get out of the car and take photos. Not until I saw Inner Mongolia horsemen showing off their skills in commanding the steed from a distance, I quickly grab my telephoto lens and capture the moment when one of the horseman charged out from morning mist. (Photo and caption by Anthony Lau / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest) Continue »
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