A Man Studied Photography In Prison. These Are The Photos He Took When He Got Out.

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Photo © by Donato Di Camillo

It was 2014 when New Yorker Donato Di Camillo could finally roam the city he knew and loved, camera in tow, documenting the unfamiliar faces and eccentric individuals that passed him by. This pastime, however, had long been kept from him. Di Camillo first became interested in photography eight years prior, while serving time in prison for a federal crime. Locked behind bars, Di Camillo obsessively pored over the glossy pages of National Geographic, Time, and Smithsonian magazines, enchanted by the images of the outside world beyond his reach. Continue »

Beautiful Early Entries Of The 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year Contest

The 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest is accepting entries in one or all of four categories: Landscape, Environmental Issues, Action and Animal Portraits. The grand-prize winner will receive a 10-day trip for two to the Galápagos with National Geographic Expeditions and two 15-minute image portfolio reviews with National Geographic photo editors.

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A mature bald eagle drags the tail of a fish across the surface of the water after picking it up out of the Susquehanna river. It was late in the day when the sun was setting casting an orange hue over the water. (Photo and Caption by Eric Esterle/2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year) Continue »

Meet Colombia’s FARC Rebels Preparing For Peace After More Than Half-Century Of Conflict With Government

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Photo by AP Photo / Fernando Vergara

This August 13, 2016 photo shows two portraits of Yeimi, one of her holding a weapon in uniform for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) 48th front, and in civilian clothing at a guerrilla camp in the southern jungle of Putumayo, Colombia. Yeimi, 23, said she has spent 10 years with the FARC and would like to study systems after demobilizing as part of a peace deal with Colombia’s government. An October 2 national referendum will give voters the chance to approve the deal for ending a half-century of political violence that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and driven millions from their homes. Continue »

Don’t Look Down: This Collection Of Mind-Boggling Photos Is Sure To Send You Dizzy

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The impressive set of pictures were taken from the top of a 155-foot-high crane – by a Russian photographer who hoped to overcome his fear of heights. Moscow-based snapper George Lanchevsky captured the amazing aerial images while precariously perched atop the crane – with no safety equipment. Both George and his friends are shown throwing caution to the wind as take part in the impressive stunt. Other shots captured include the adventurous bunch posing in the middle of climbs up cranes and beautiful women posing on the edge of roof tops. The extreme photos were taken in cities around the world including Moscow, Galich and Hong Kong. Continue »

The Most Epic Entries From The 2016 National Beard And Moustache Competition

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So, it’s that time of the year again, if you clicked this post because of the image than i guess you already know what i mean, The 2016 National Beard And Moustache Competition was held this year in Nashville, Tennessee on Labor Day. Like every year, people from all over the world come to see and compete with their fabulous beards and moustaches that they work so hard all year long to maintain and grow. Continue »

This Powerful Photo Series Inspired By Brock Turner Will Make You Think

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Brock Turner was sentenced to six months in June of 2016 for sexual assault. But only three months later he was released. In today’s society, sexual violence is dismissed as quickly as its perpetrators. It’s no wonder assaults go severely underreported. How can statements like “It was only 20 minutes of action” lead to so much inaction? We believe justice can’t be served until the sentence matches the severity of the crime.

Yana Mazurkevich, a 20-year-old student at Ithaca College in New York, decided to create a photo series about Brock’s release and its message is shockingly powerful. Continue »

Underwater Portraits Of People Diving Into A Freezing 4°C Dunking Pool

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Photo by Daan Verhoeven

There was a freezing 4°C (39°F) dunking pool at the freediving world championships in Turku, Finland… and photographer Daan Verhoeven did not want to let it go to waste. As the competitors took their shocking dunk into the freezing cold water, he was there to capture their reactions. Verhoeven is an award-winning freediver himself, and most of his portraits involve capturing the sport in action. These… well these are just fun. Continue »

The Dreadful Beauty Of Abandoned Places

Kieron Connolly’s new book of photographs of more than 100 once-busy and often elegant buildings gives an idea of how the world might look if humankind disappeared.

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Rubjerg Knude lighthouse, northern Jutland, Denmark. This lighthouse was built on the top of a cliff in 1900 and ceased operating in 1968. With coastal erosion and continually shifting sands a major problem in the area, it is anticipated that by 2023 the cliff will have been eroded so far that the lighthouse will fall into the sea. (Photo by Elisabeth Coelfen/Dreamstime) Continue »

Meet Ellen Sheidlin, The Russian Instagram Princess

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The stunning Ellen Sheidlin is a Russian model and artist, with the emphasis on artist. With her doll-like otherworldly looks she creates a colorful world of fantastical whimsy. She makes us want to create magic and play, kid-like, every day, every minute. Life is a game and Ellen “is able to create the charming world of beauty and strength incorporated with magic actions and fantastic characters. She is a model with a flight of fancy, she can project an image and transform beyond recognition into it.” We love her daily dose of cute, often very strange, utterly unique pics. They’re a treat like a piece of candy. You get a sugar rush and you want more! Continue »

The Beauty Of The Light And Shadow Photography

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Photo by Jure Kravanja

In ancient times people believed that shadows were signs of some divine presence around an object. Today, we know the nature of shadow as the optic phenomena, but in our perceptions shadows still remain associated with some mystery. That is why shadows have always been of interest to visual artists – painters and photographers. Many of them choose to illustrate shadows instead of real objects, producing very interesting, conceptual, and artistic works. Today we offer a showcase of shadow photography. People, actually, are often too busy to notice how different and interesting shadow effects can be. Photography is capable of “freezing” the moment and showing us the truth about many things on Earth, including shadows. Continue »

British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 Winners

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Animal portraits winner: Jamie Mina, “Contemplation”, Mountain hare, Tomatin, Inverness, Scotland. (Photo by Jamie Mina/British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016) Continue »

Photographer Catches Up With The Kids Who Helped Launch Her Career

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Photographer Anne Geddes found a lot of success in the industry in the 1990s thanks to some creative portraits of newborn babies. The pictures have been appearing on greeting cards, calendars and more for 20 years, and Anne recently caught up with the kids she photographed to see what they look like now that they’re all grown up. Continue »

Mindblowing Photographs Of The World’s Most Fascinating Indigenous Tribes

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Through the book ‘Before They Pass Away’, Jimmy Nelson (previously), a British photographer, invites you to save a part of our world’s precious heritage: Tribes. ‘Before They Pass Away’ could be described as a journey through 464 pages of portraits of people who are the guardians of a culture that they hope will be passed on to future generations in all its glory. It is a visual document about the lives and traditions of the last surviving tribes on earth. Continue »

The Pro Tip Of How To Create A Sexy Picture By The Pool

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If you want to create a sexy picture of a woman standing by the pool, this is how it’s done. Continue »

Getty Images Photojournalism Grants

A selection of work by four photojournalists who have won grants of $10,000 and editorial support from the agency

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“Chasing Winter” by Katie Orlinksy. Orlinsky’s project examines the effects of climate change in Alaska. Here, a girl catches sheefish from an ice hole on the frozen Kotzebue Sound. (Photo by Katie Orlinsky/Getty Images) Continue »