Striking Black And White Photos Show The Brutal Lives Of Gun-Toting Depression Era Mobs In America

From cold-blooded murders to running battles with the police, these black-and-white pictures shed light on the brutal lives of gun-toting gangsters during the American Depression. The amazing images show notorious mobsters such as Al Capone who committed violent crimes in their search to get rich quick during the early 1930s. Continue »

Stunning Photographs Show An Adventurer Swimming With Giant Manta Rays At Night


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In her latest daring adventure, Alison Teal (previously featured) set out in the middle of the night to free dive with Manta Rays off the coast of Hawaii. Using only hand held dive lights, Alison dove over 50 feet down being careful never to touch the mantas as they fed off the plankton in the light streams. Continue »

These Images Give A Rare Insight Into The Life Of A 19th Century Indian Maharajah

Maharajah Ram Singh ruled in the famous pink city of Jaipur between 1835 and 1880, and was also a keen photographer. Despite being a child when he ascended to the throne, the Maharajah embraced modern amenities and under his leadership the city became one of the most distinctive in the country.


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He would often roam the streets incognito to observe how state officials were carrying out their work, and was recognised by the British Government, which added four guns to his salute and nominated him as a member of the Viceroy’s Legislative Council. During his reign new water works, gas works, museums and schools were built, and he devoted a lot of his time to capturing the costumes and culture of his people with his then state-of-the-art camera equipment. Here: Portrait of a woman in the harem of the royal palace of Jaipur, India, circa 1857. Continue »

Mesmerizing Before And After Photos Of Drag Transformations

Eryone loves a good before and after, and the drag community is no exception.

#Dragformation is an ongoing project by Australian photographer Aaron Walker, who documents the transformation of the country’s diverse drag community in all its colorful glory. Broadly caught up with him to ask about the thinking behind his big, bold photographic collection. Continue »

I’m Siberian: Fabulous White Beaches Of Siberia By Alexey Lovtsov

Alexey Lovtsov is an professional wedding and portrait photographer from Ulan-Ude, Irkutsk, Russia. For his crazy project “I’m Siberian”, Alexey captured beach party with cocktails and volleyball on the frozen lake Baikal in Siberia. Dazzling white ‘sand’, perfect sunshine, blue waves on the horizon, friends, a great mood… and -20C (-4F – fixed xD). Continue »

Black And White Portrait Photos Of Celebrities Taken By Norman Seeff In The 1970s And 1980s

The legendary Los Angeles-based photographer Norman Seeff has shot candid portraits of everyone from Steve Jobs to Patti Smith, but is perhaps best known for his images of musicians—The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, and Carly Simon, to name a few.

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In the years 1970-1980, Seeff inaugurated his creative sessions with artists and celebrities. His photographs of musicians and actors were often regarded as the defining images of artists at the height of their career. Here’s a selection of 15 amazing black and white photographs taken by Norman Seeff from between the 1970s and 1980s. Continue »

Incredible Photos Show LA’s Notorious Crips Gangsters Posing With Drugs And Guns In The 90s


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These extraordinary images give an intimate look inside the infamous LA street gang the Crips at the height of their power in the 90s. With more than 30,000 members, the African-American mob has been in a virtual state of war with rivals the Bloods since the late 60s. Continue »

Photographer Spent 12 Years Taking Pictures Of The Foetus Developing In The Womb

Lennart Nilsson is a Swedish photographer and scientist. Born in 1922 he is one of Swedens first photojournalists and has become famous for groundbreaking macro medical photos of subjects once considered unphotographable. Continue »

Beautiful Redhead Portraits By Vitaliy Zubchevskiy

Vitaliy Zubchevskiy is a talented self-taught photographer and retoucher from Tarascha who currently lives and works in Kiev, Ukraine. Vitaliy shoots amazing beauty, fashion, wedding and portrait photography. Continue »

“What I Be” – Powerful Portraits Of Brave People Revealing Their Insecurities

“What I Be” project is a powerful portrait series by photographer Steve Rosenfield that features individuals who have bravely opted to bear their insecurities on their bodies. Continue »

T-Rex Wedding Photo Shoot Proves Love’s Not Dead

A Spokane (Washington, US) photography company is doing its part to spread a little love and light in the world with a photo shoot posted on its website Tuesday afternoon. Greg Basil and Maria Adams Photography posted a series of 18 photos showing the engagement photos between two T-Rexes in the January snow, complete with scarves. The dinosaurs are seen holding hands at sunset, riding a bike and posing by a lake. Continue »

Napoleon’s Veterans Have Been Brought To Life In Color

Monsieur Moret, 2nd Regiment, 1814-15:

Some of the earliest photographs of veterans on Earth are a series of 15 original sepia images of members of Napoleon’s army. They were taken in their advancing years in the 1850s and keep in mind that some of these men were born in the late 1700s. Continue »

Above And Beyond: The World’s Best Drone Photography 2016 Winners

Aerial photography platform SkyPixel received 27,000 entries to its 2016 competition. Here are the winning shots plus some of our favourites.


Dam near perfect. Second prize in the same category was of the Huia Dam in Auckland, New Zealand. Hong Kong-based SkyPixel was launched in 2014. (Photo by Brendon Dixon/SkyPixel) Continue »

Can Photographs Change The World? Somalia Tragedy Through The Lens Of Jean-Claude Coutausse

Photographs have the capacity to transcend politics, in the times of war, natural disasters and perpetrated crimes. The written and verbal perspectives of media figures and scholars can at times diminish the causalties of victims. One of the below photographs by Jean-Claude Coutausse displays Somali men running the opposite way a United Nations convoy is driving towards and the other photograph depicts a Somali boy protesting “against the presence of foreign troops” with two bloody corpses and a crowd dissembling behind him. As a native of Somalia and as an American, these two photographs represent volumes of irony in politics where causalities can not be ignored. Thus as Jonathan Klein has stated “images have the impact of touching people.”

North Kenya, Liboi. A young Somali refugee crosses a field filled with marabous storks in July 1992:

Although the above photos have changed the world, Operation Restore Hope has traces of obscurity from our U.S. nation’s standpoint as well as my native Somalia. Censorship is a great contributor to this obscurity as Ted Rall put it “Dead and wounded Afghans, Iraqis, Pakistanis, Somalis, Yemenis and Libyans have been expunged from American popular culture as well. Other factors are the 6 corporations which control 90% of the media in America” which “constrict the flow of information”
as Professor Nordell stated. Continue »

Truthful Images That Show Why Holocaust Memorial Selfies Are So Disrespectful

We are a world of selfie takers and they have invaded every part of life. But is there ever a time when they shouldn’t be taken? At a Holocaust memorial, for example. That’s the view of Israeli satirist and author Shahak Shapira who has created a website to show why such selfies are so distasteful. He’s taken people’s selfies from instagram, Tinder, Grindr and Facebook and used them to create a blend to show how ridiculous the selfies would look if taken in the aftermath of the death camps. Continue »