Epic Entries To Washington Posts 2017 Travel Photo Contest

For the 18th year, Washington Posts Travel asks readers for their best photos. This sampling shows that the contest has some stiff competition.


“The combination of earth, sky and light in this location is simply magical”, wrote Mark Franko about his submission taken in Arizona’s Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. “It is no wonder why the Native Americans hold this place sacred”. The 57-year-old from Hughesville, Md., was part of a small group that was hosted by a resident Navajo family. Submit to the annual contest here. (Photo by Mark Franko/2017 Washington Post Travel Photo Contest) Continue »

Photographer Felix Hernandez Goes Back To The Future With A Retro-Influenced Photo Series

Photographer Felix Hernandez (previously featured) adds a fiery touch to his ‘Back to the Future’ series. Using the classic car model of the Delorean DMC-12 from the well-known 80’s movie, the digital artist has used some pretty extreme techniques to get his picture perfect shot. Continue »

The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s

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Camilo José Vergara/Library Of Congress

The photographer and documentarian Camilo José Vergara uses photographs as “a means of discovery, as a tool with which to clarify visions and construct knowledge about a particular city or place.” Pictures, for Vergara, are the starting point in asking questions or linking to other images or investigating new territories and ideas. Continue »

Sensual And Dreamy NSFW Feminine Photography By Ilona Shevchishina

These elegant and dreamlike photos are the creations of Ilona Shevchishina, an Ukrainian photographer and model living in Odessa. We don’t know much about Ilona but her artwork is amazing. Her photgraphies series are very contemplative and full of poetry. Continue »

When LIFE Magazine Received Pics Of Still-Unknown Marilyn Monroe, They Replied “WTH Is Marilyn Monroe”

The photos were taken in 1950 with a still unknown Marilyn, by a Life Magazine photographer Ed Clark, at the suggestion of a friend of 20th Century Fox telling of the new hiring of the studios. Continue »

Polish Photographer Creates Amazing Slavic Pagan Themed Photoshoot And Proves Slavs Have Amazing Culture

Have you ever browsed some internet forums and heard some teeny kids from the west how Slavs have no culture? Well after this amazing photo shoot their mouths will be closed for good, Slavic fusion in a series ‘Pagan Poetry’ made by Polish photographer Macin Nagraba and all costumes made by Agnieszka Osipa. The model is the photographer’s mother and by all means having a ‘babushka’ in this photo shoot just gives even more Slavic feel to it. Continue »

Two Spain-Based Photographers Playfully Interact With Geometry Of Architecture In These Images

Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís Benet are two young Valencia-based architects and photographers. Their architecture photography artistically deviates from typicality by introducing the human factor in a fun and creative way. Instead of solely focusing on geometry and details, they turn every photograph into a playful interaction between themselves and the featured piece of architecture. Continue »

Welcome To Heimat: An Enchanted NSFW Trip Through Bavaria With Photographer Ellen Von Unwerth

Ellen von Unwerth’s puckish humor pervades the pages of Heimat, an enchanted tour around Bavaria. The renowned fashion and music photographer revisits her childhood homeland to shoot a posse of gorgeous girls out for fun and adventure amid the region’s undulating fields; age-old traditions; and deep, mysterious forests. Continue »

African Souls: The Amazing Photographs Of Animals By Manuela Kulpa

The “African Souls” series of the German photographer Manuela Kulpa, who captures the African animals with a very particular look and rendering. Some beautiful photographs through which she seeks to express the beauty, the strength, but also the fragility of wildlife and our environment. Continue »

The Spectacular Winners Of The 10th iPhone Photography Awards

The iPhone Photography Awards has announced the winners of its 10th annual contest. The event saw iPhone photographers from 140 countries across the globe saw some great stories conveyed through photographs. With thousands of pictures carrying multiple stories from around the world, Apple chose some of the most distinguishing ones as the winners across multiple categories.

Grand Prize Winner, Photographer of the Year: Sebastiano Tomada, Children of Qayyarah. “Children roam the streets in Qayyarah near the fire and smoke billowing from oil wells, set ablaze by ISIS militants.” Continue »

City Perspectives: Breathtaking Photography Of Hong Kong ‘Anthills’ By Victor Cheng

In part of his ‘City Perspectives’, Victor Cheng talks strategies for capturing minimalism and clean lines in a city as bustling and diverse as Hong Kong, and shares how his background in multimedia and communications informs his photography. Continue »

Bees Under The Macro Lens

The female leaf-cutter bee with pollen she has collected.

These macro images by Alejandro Santillana are being showcased in the Insects Unlocked project at the University of Texas at Austin. Continue »

Woman Flawlessly Retakes Her Study Abroad Photos, 30 Years Later

“Thirty years later in Strasbourg, France. I was wearing a mini skirt and couldn’t mimic the pose.”

California-based photographer Lisa Werner traveled to Europe this summer to meet up with relatives, making stops in France and Germany. Before the trip, she scanned some old photos from when she took a language course there from 1986 to 1987. She made it her mission to retake the photos in the same locations, which she says was surprisingly easy. Continue »

“Geometric Variants”, An Optical Illusion Photography Project By Erika Zolli

Known for its surreal and dreamlike vision, Erika Zolli’s photography combines the compositional force of abstraction with the emotional power of magical realism, leading those who look to a very particular and completely new aesthetic. Continue »

A Look Back At Playboy Bunny Girls


Two Bunny Girls from the Playboy Club and two Penthouse Pets from the Penthouse Club prepare to take part in the annual Good Friday waiters and waitresses race in Battersea Festival Gardens, London, 28th March 1972. (Photo by Ian Showell/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Continue »