Rare Pics Of The Infamous ’50s London Girl Gang Are Unbelievably Cool

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Surprises come in all sizes — some as small as a box full of archived negatives, recounting a female sub-culture in London that was almost forgotten. Meet Ken Russell, who originally wanted to be a ballerina but turned to another kind of art when his father squashed his dream photography. The freelance photographer turned film director soon became known for breaking the rules in his craft, producing some of post-war London’s most expressive work. Continue »

Fascinating Colorized Photos Of Refugees During World War II

Refugees crossed these same passageways 70 years ago. But they were not Syrians and they traveled in the opposite direction. At the height of World War II, the Middle East Relief and Refugee Administration (MERRA) operated camps in Syria, Egypt and Palestine where tens of thousands of people from across Europe sought refuge.

MERRA was part of a growing network of refugee camps around the world that were operated in a collaborative effort by national governments, military officials and domestic and international aid organizations. Social welfare groups including the International Migration Service, the Red Cross, the Near East Foundation and the Save the Children Fund all pitched in to help MERRA and, later, the United Nations to run the camps.

TIME commissioned freelance photo editor Sanna Dullaway to colorize some of iconic images of WWII refugees.

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Displaced persons cross a bridge on the River Elbe at Tangermunde, which was blown up by the Germans, to escape the chaos behind German lines caused by the approach of the advancing Russians on May 1, 1945. (Fred Ramage—Keystone/Getty Images / Photo colorization by Sanna Dullaway for TIME) Continue »

1980s: The Period Of Women Rock Hairstyle Boom

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The 1980s era produced a lot of hairstyles which were very funk and odd in some stylish ways. You can say that it is considered the perfect example of how fashion and hairstyles can get bigger. And here is what you could see about hairstyles of women in the 1980s. Continue »

Invisible By Day: Inspiring Photography By Mikko Lagerstedt

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Invisible by Day is a set of photos shared by Mikko Lagerstedt, a photographer from Helsinki, Finland. The long exposure photos highlight the stars and the Milky Way and explains why our galaxy gets that name. As a fan of photography, especially with low light I love what Mikko has achieved with this series of photos. Continue »

Transforming Subway Passengers Into Renaissance Paintings

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The British photographer Matt Crabtree is having fun transforming stolen photographs of subway passengers in London into beautiful Renaissance paintings. These portraits are created with a simple smartphone, used for shooting but also for editing. This amazing project entitled 16th Century Tube Passengers brings out the beauty from these mundane everyday scenes, capturing poses and looks with a certain poetry. Continue »

Tutti Frutti: Fruit Cherishing Turned Into Colorful Self-Portraits

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Meet Cristina Otero, a resourceful and imaginative young artist who loves fruit. Cristina was born and lives in Madrid and started photography as young as thirteen. Her work became quickly renowned and she was the youngest photographer who has ever exhibited solo in a Spanish gallery in Valencia. Amiable for social media, Cristina’s work transfers emotions with a specific artistic expression for someone as young as her. A rare bonus to her photos is that she models herself and uses her body and her facial emotional voice to present the dramatic art. More is yet to come by Cristina. Continue »

Let’s Enter A New World: Photography Masterpieces Of Vitas Luckus

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Vitas Luckus was born on May 29, 1943 in Kaunas, Lithuania. At the age of eighteen, after graduating with a degree in drawing and painting, his parents gave him an AGFA camera, which initiated his fascination in photography. In the following years he developed a great interest in art photography and became a member of the Kaunas Photo Club, to which he was elected president a few years later. Continue »

Beautiful Portraits Of Women During The Later 19th And Early 20th Centuries

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Constant Puyo, 1903

Pictorialism, an approach to photography that emphasizes beauty of subject matter, tonality, and composition rather than the documentation of reality. The Pictorialist perspective was born in the late 1860s and held sway through the first decade of the 20th century. It approached the camera as a tool that, like the paintbrush and chisel, could be used to make an artistic statement. Thus photographs could have aesthetic value and be linked to the world of art expression. Continue »

18 Photos Of America Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
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Flickr: dirkdallas / Creative Commons

From directly above. Continue »

Magical Slavic Photography From Russia Is So Impressive That It Looks Unreal

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Russia culture is just one off spring branch of greater Slavic culture that is shared by 360 million Slavs worldwide. Vibrant images filled with electric series of Slavic folklore is a colorful photography mix that comes from Moscow artistic direction study of Yakovlev & Aleeva. These pieces show a interesting mixture of traditionalism, high fashion and certain degree of modernity. These stunning Russian women models are all dressed in what is know as traditional clothing plus they are adorned in bright colored jewelry and lipstick, which fits Russian culture as we know it today. Continue »

Explicit Aerial Shots Of Powerful Tech And Transport Industries

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Many are familiar with Bernhard Lang’s work as he is the master of aerial photography. He has captured numerous views of the world from above. Usually, photographers do not devote much of their time to industrial zones – the beauty of nature and outdoors are the usual preference and technical areas are largely neglected. Perhaps Bernhard thought it is time to change that, so he went on to photograph aerial images of industrial scenes in Germany and USA. The series was made in 2014 and includes large storage areas, huge commercial parking spots, massive industrial pipelines, ship ports, commercial railway lines, construction areas and complex manufacturing systems. Continue »

Neringa Rekasiute’s “We. Women” Photo Project Places Women In the Throes Of A Major Fear — And Is An Ode To Raw Self-Love

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What is a beautiful woman? Our media is full of images, attempting to construct what a perfect woman should look like. Sexualisation and standartisation of a female body in the media have direct negative consequences in the society. Objectivisation of body encourages the society to focus on physical appearance of women instead of embracing their personality and inner feelings. As a consequence, about half of women are dissatisfied with their bodies, which leads to a number of psychological and health problems. Continue »

Remarkable Behind-The-Scenes Photos From ‘Back To The Future’ That Will Bring You Back To The ’80s

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Some people have speculated for a while now that there will be a remake of the legendary movie series Back To The Future. But this mindset is not without criticism and skepticism since many fans feel that without Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd there simply is no way that a remake would be good enough to even be considered. Continue »

Nothern Silence: Faroe Islands Landscape Photography By Kevin Faingnaert

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If you still have no idea where to spend your next vacation, you should definitely have a look at these stunning photographs of Faroe Islands. On a recent trip to this remote archipelago, Belgium based photographer Kevin Faingnaert has captured dramatic views of snowy mountains, steep cliffs, waterfalls, and remote settlements with its friendly inhabitants. Continue »

The Last Portrait Of Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Showing The Destructive Effects Of Parkinson’s Disease

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Harrowing effects of more than three decades fighting Parkinson’s seen in extraordinary images. British photographer Zenon Texeira captured moving portraits of former world champion at his home in March Ali passed away on Saturday aged 74 after 32-year battle with neurodegenerative disease brought on by his boxing Muhammad Ali raises his fists for the final time in haunting photographs from The Greatest’s last ever shoot. Continue »