Black and White Photos Of Teenage Gangs Of New York City In 1959


Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos

In the summer of 1959, 25 year old photographer Bruce Davidson read about the teenage gangs of New York City. Connecting with a social worker to make initial contact with a gang, Davidson became a daily observer and photographer of this alienated youth culture. At the time there were an estimated thousand gang members in New York City. Continue »

Environment Activists Try To Break World Record With This Colossal 3D Body Painting Picture


Martin Aigner/APA/Reef Calendar

The 3D Body Painting picture “Underwater Landscape” with 253 volunteers in a world record attempt in Vienna, Austria. The event is being held by Reef Calendar, a project to protect the underwater environment, together with the multiple world champion for bodypainting Gabriela Hajek-Renner and her 60 people team. Continue »

“Secret Window, Secret Garden”: Dreamlike Photography By Shaina Sterrett

Shaina Sterrett is a talented young self-taught photographer and digital artist currently based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Shaina shoots a lot of fine art, portrait, urban, adventure and street photography. Continue »

Photographer Creates Spellbinding Photos Of Meals From Classic Books

Paris photographer Charles Roux describes his boyhood self as “a lonely kid that filled his life – and his voids- with literary fiction.” In this way, you could say Fictitious Feasts began in the artist’s early years, when he was curled up with a book, turning the pages and imagining the worlds inside them. Continue »

Living La Dolce Vita: Vintage Photos Show How Idyllic Italy Was In The 1980s

Amalfi, 1982

Charles Traub/Damiani

Photographer Charles Traub has been documenting the world through his all-seeing lens for the better part of fifty years, but no place has made more of an impression on him than Italy. Continue »

When Photos Looked Like Paintings: Dreamy Landscape Photographs Taken By Leonard Misonne

Belgian photographer Leonard Misonne (1870-1943) trained as an engineer before discovering photography. Raised in Gilly, Belgium, the photographer traveled throughout his homeland and beyond to capture the landscape and people of Europe in the Pictorialist style. Continue »

Chinese Artist Creates Creepy Celebrity Portraits Made From Other People’s Faces

Is an image we see what we believe it is? Is it composed of the elements that we think we see, with techniques we think they are made with?

In his work, Zhang Wei conducts photographic surgery on celebrity portraits. Like a sculptor, he assembles and models their faces, which become contemporary Frankensteins. By recreating portraits of familiar people and faces, he asks questions about idolatry in terms of aesthetics, and offers viewers illusory familiarity. Continue »

Ohio Youth Of The 1970s – Lovely Photos Of Long-Haired Teenage Girls In Dayton From 1974-75

Does long hairstyle make you more gracefully? These glamorous photos of teenage girls in the middle of 1970s from Tony Alter that may give you the answer. Continue »

The Bride Was Busy During The Pre-Wedding Shoot, So They Had the Groomsman Fill In For Her

When groom Doshinski and his bride were at a pre-wedding venue viewing, the bride wasn’t able to do the pre-wedding photoshoot… Luckily, the groomsman was there to fill in. Continue »

David Bowie Unseen: A Hidden 1967 Photoshoot

“He was very polite,” says Gerald Fearnley, who took these photographs of 20-year-old David Bowie in 1967. “I don’t remember how he ended up in my studio, but I was probably the only person he knew with a camera and a studio.”

Gerald Fearnley’s photoshoot with David Bowie remained unpublished until now. Although one of Fearnley’s photos was used on the cover of Bowie’s debut album. It failed to chart. Continue »

Polish Photographer Ewelina Zych Proves You’re Not A Real Photographer In Slavic Country If You Don’t Have A Rural Photo-Shoot

We know we had at least dozen articles about Slavic folklore photo shoots, but since many of you like to see them for various reasons like seeing slavic beauties in wonderful ethnic dresses or you just enjoy good photography art. So another one comes from Poland and this one was made by Polish photographer and stylist Ewelina Zych. Continue »

A Midnight Walk Through The Neon-Hued Streets Of Asian Cities By Marcus Wendt

While on a recent trip through Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Seoul, London-based photographer Marcus Wendt found himself suffering from a bout of jetlag induced insomnia and ended up wandering the streets of several cities late at night. Continue »

When Eight-Year-Olds Worked The Streets: Lewis Hine’s Beautiful Vintage Portraits Of Young Workers In America

Western Union messenger, Providence, Rhode Island, 1912. The young boy was nicknamed ‘Speed’

Working as an investigative photographer for the National Child Labor Committee, Lewis Hine documented the working and living conditions of children in American cities between 1908 and 1924 Continue »

The Magical Beauty Of Mushrooms Captured By Jill Bliss

Jill Bliss is an artist (and naturalist, educator, farmhand, caretaker, and deckhand) who lives on a small island in the Salish Sea in the Pacific Northwest. Continue »

Stunning Finalists Photos From The “Through Our Eyes” Homeless Photography Project

A team in Spartanburg, SC recently handed out 100 disposable Fujifilm cameras to the homeless with one simple instruction – to photograph their lives. The outreach, the third homeless project by Through Our Eyes, is an effort to encourage photographers and build awareness about the issue of homelessness in communities.

“It was an atmosphere that was full of excitement. I was standing in a middle aisle and it just caught my eye for some reason.”

The Seekers by Trisha McMillan

In addition to the camera, each participant is given a shirt with the word “photographer” printed boldly on the back as to give them a new identity beyond simply “homeless.” Continue »