Some Entries For 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year Contest

The National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is now accepting entries. Harness the power of photography and share your stunning travel experiences from around the globe. Enter your most powerful photos for a chance to become the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. Show us photos that tell the story of a place or reveal insights about what inspires you when you travel. The contest ends May 27, 2016.

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Holi Festival. Holi, India’s festival of colors, is an ancient Hindu tradition that is celebrated around the world, with the biggest and most colorful gathering taking place in the twin cities of Mathura and Vrindavan in India. The unifying festival is a celebration of love and the arrival of spring and includes the singing of folk songs and traditional dances. (Photo by Claudio Ceriali/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest) Continue »

23 Striking And Surreptitious Photos Capture Street Scenes Of Pennsylvania In The 1970s

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Mark Cohen is an American photographer best known for his innovative close-up street photography. For years, on the streets of his home city, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and surrounding working-class towns, Cohen shot quickly and assertively. He held his flash in one hand and his camera in the other and shot extremely close to his subjects, frequently focusing on a single body part or article of clothing. He never looked through his viewfinder to compose the frame. Here: People on Porch, 65, 63, 1977 Continue »

Glow Worms Turn This New Zealand Cave Into Starry Night

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Shaun Jeffers is an Auckland based photographer specialising in commercial tourism and landscape photography. Originally from Liverpool and at the age of 26, Shaun has worked with some of the biggest companies in the UK and New Zealand. Continue »

Gibson Girls: The Sexiest Women Of All Time

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The Gibson Girl began appearing in the 1890s and was the personification of the feminine ideal of physical attractiveness portrayed by the satirical pen-and-ink illustrations of illustrator Charles Dana Gibson during a 20-year period that spanned the late 19th and early 20th century in the United States and Canada. The artist saw his creation as representing the composite of “thousands of American girls.” The Gibson girl’s neck was thin and her hair piled high upon her head in the contemporary bouffant, pompadour, and chignon fashions. Continue »

Edwardian Criminal Faces Of North Shields: Vintage Mugshots Of Women In The Early 1900s

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These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court in the early 1900s. Continue »

Who Knew Photos From Soviet-Era Russia Could Look So Happy? The Giddy Freedom Of Post-Soviet Life Through The Lens Of Sergey Chilikov

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Russian photographer Sergey Chilikov captures a nation liberated from the social oppression of late-era Soviet rule – at parties, in the streets, and bouncing high. His exhibition, Photoprovocations, will be at Photo London, 19-22 May. Slightly NSFW. Continue »

Scotch Trooper: Photographer Combines Love For Storm Troopers And Whiskey In Hilarious Series

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These Storm Troopers might’ve finally found the droids they’re looking for—but instead of a couple chatty robots, they’ve got bottles of whiskey. A scotch lover who fittingly calls himself Scotch Trooper (aka @scotch_trooper) photographs the toy soldiers playfully interacting with the brown liquor in a myriad of ways: they unbox massive bottles, enjoy a nice pour, and do what they do best—guard the liquid with their guns drawn. Continue »

Bring The Beat Back: Youth Culture And Energy Of The 80s New York

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Born in Brooklyn in the 1960s, Jamel Shabazz wanted to be the witnesof his generation, its culture, its lifestyle. He begins the photography at the age of 15, by documenting the streetlife of the African American community of New York. His fantastic images capture the energy, love and unity in the New York of the 80s as no any others ; these became the icons of Big Apple over the last 40 years. His work immortalized a whole generation exposed to the civil rights movement and to the Vietnam War, a generation which gave birth to the graffiti and the hip-hop. Continue »

The Orphans Of Mother Russia: An Intimate Look At The Daily Life In The Ancient City Of Pskov

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Pskov-based photographer and blogger Dmitry Markov received the First Instagram Grant from Getty Images. Time magazine reported about the event, noting that the amount of the grant was 10 thousand dollars. Continue »

Drone Captures Wedding Photos Like You’ve Never Seen Before

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We’ve seen drone photography capture some truly stunning images thanks to its aerial vantage point. Through this lens, a subject’s beauty is showcased in a whole new light. Tahiti-based photographer Helene Havard uses camera drones to redefine wedding photography. Unlike typical portraits where couples are front and center, Havard pictures them as ants in gorgeous and grandiose landscapes. Continue »

Incredible Photos of America’s Malls In The 1980s

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Throughout the 1980s, as America’s downtown districts declined in importance and the “big-box” stores began their slow march across the country, malls became increasing central to American popular culture, dominating the social life of a large swath of the population. In 1989 Michael Galinsky, a twenty-year-old photographer, drove across the country recording this change: the spaces, textures and pace that defined this era. Continue »

Mesmerizing Aerial Pictures Of Australia Taken With A Drone

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Gabriel Scanu and his father, a cinematographer, take mesmerizing aerial photos of Australia and other places with a drone. Continue »

‘I flash in #mycalvins’: Calvin Klein Blasted Online Over ‘Trashy And Repulsive’ Upskirt Instagram Advert

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A Calvin Klein post on Instagram is making people flash — with anger. The clothing brand posted an upskirt photo of 22-year-old model Klara Kristen in her underwear with the caption “I flash in #mycalvins.” Comments from the account’s 4.8 million followers poured in blasting the controversial ad for being a “fodder for pedophiles” since the picture makes the model appear underage: Continue »

San Francisco’s Chinatown In The Early 1900s Through Arnold Genthe’s Lens

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Arnold Genthe (1869 – 1942) was a German-born American photographer, best known for his photographs of San Francisco’s Chinatown, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and his portraits of noted people, from politicians and socialites to literary figures and entertainment celebrities. Here are some from his photos of everyday life in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the early 1900s. Continue »

Cherry Blossoms Paint A Lake Purple Making Tokyo Look Like A Fairytale

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Tokyo-based photographer Danilo Dungo uses drones to take stunning pictures of Japanese cherry blossoms. Every spring, he goes to the Inokashira Park to admire the blossoms, and while regular photography capture the park’s beauty, the drones reveal something else altogether. Continue »