From Mothers and Brothers to Imagined Lives Both Past and Future, This Year’s Edition of The 2020 Photo Vogue Festival Explores the Theme ‘All in This Together’

Julia Fullerton-Batten: Zewdi, Yabsra and Ehiopia, Lockdown Day 57, from the series Looking Out From Within
From Mothers and Brothers to Imagined Lives Both Past and Future, This Year’s Edition of The 2020 Photo Vogue Festival Explores the Theme 'All in This Together'
Fullerton-Batten says: “It is a sensitive time, we all feel vulnerable and anxious. I chose to capture people in their lockdown isolation, effectively imprisoned behind the windows of their homes, looking out on to a different, desolate world.” Continue reading »

Vintage Photos Capture People Wearing Masks During the Great Smog in the 1950s

Vintage Photos Capture People Wearing Masks During the Great Smog in the 1950s
Bettmann

In early December 1952, a thick layer of smog–a combination of cold weather, windless conditions, and sulfurous acidic smoke arising from the abundant use of coal–settled over the British capital. As London had already been infamous for its heavy fog, there was no panic. Continue reading »

Priests in Russia Conducted a Divine Service in The Covid-Center and Bypassed All Patients by Sprinkling Holy Water and Giving Them Icons

Priests in Russia Conducted a Divine Service in The Covid-Center and Bypassed All Patients by Sprinkling Holy Water and Giving Them Icons
BSMP of Kaluga

The pandemic is still striking Russia in all regions. Medical centers are overcrowded, patients cannot call the ambulance or have to wait for medical help to come for days. And just like always, when hope is nearly gone, it’s them who suddenly appear. Priests in Kaluga, Russia, visited hospitals with Covid patients to sprinkle holy water on them and give them icons. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos from The 2020 Spotlight Photography Awards

Fashion Category Winner: Astrid Obert (Germany)
Spectacular Winning Photos from The 2020 Spotlight Photography Awards

The winners of the Production Paradise Spotlight Awards 2020 have been released, after months of photographers across the world entering the 15 categories. The shortlists, which were announced last week included the top 10 photographers from each category and gave a peek of the quality of the photography of this year’s Spotlight Awards. Continue reading »

Vibrant Vintage Photos of Mexico in 1968

School children playing on Olympic logo Mexico 68.
Vibrant Vintage Photos of Mexico in 1968

In advance of the Summer Olympic Games which would take place in Mexico City, making it the first Games to be staged in Latin America and hosted by a developing country, LIFE photographer John Dominis came and offered an intimate look at the people, their life and their rich culture. Take a look at the country through vibrant photographs taken by Dominis during his stay below. Continue reading »

Australian Firefighters Pose For Their 2021 Charity Calendar To Treat Injured Wildlife From The Recent Fires

Australian Firefighters Pose For Their 2021 Charity Calendar To Treat Injured Wildlife From The Recent Fires

The Australian Firefighters Calendar was established in 1993 to support the Children’s Hospital Foundation, providing funds for research into childhood burns. Since then, it has raised over $3.2 million for various charities, and considering the way 2020 has unfolded so far, we really need it this year too. Continue reading »

Italian Photographer Expresses His Inner World Through Emotional Photographs

Italian Photographer Expresses His Inner World Through Emotional Photographs

Art is a doorway through the inner and the outer world, a form of manifestation of the unconsciousness, and a bridge between the divine and human life. The spotlight where emotions are revealed, represented into forms without a definite definition. Continue reading »

The Last Days on Californian Beaches Before Covid-19 in Melancholic Photographs by Marina Weishaupt

The Last Days on Californian Beaches Before Covid-19 in Melancholic Photographs by Marina Weishaupt

In early 2020, a few days before the first lockdowns in European states, which were quickly followed by many other countries around the globe, Marina Weishaupt enjoyed the last days of freedom on Californian beaches. Continue reading »

Winning Images from The 2020 Street Photography Competition By Independent Photographer

Maude Bardet- 1st Prize – $1000: “Goat auctions in Nizwa” – Oman
Winning Images from The 2020 Street Photography Competition By Independent Photographer

Here are the winners and finalists of The Street Photography Competition By Independent Photographer.

The Independent Photographer, an international network of photography enthusiasts & photographers, has announced the winners of its Street Photography contest. Continue reading »

Vintage Photos of Famous People With Their Minis From the 1960s and 1970s

Cathy McGowan
Vintage Photos of Famous People With Their Minis From the 1960s and 1970s

When it comes to driving a classic car there are plenty of wonderful choices. For people who favor practicality and style, minis are an ideal vehicle. Minis have proven to be popular with celebrities as well. There’s a range of famous people who’ve owned a Mini, including Paul McCartney and Steve McQueen. Here’s a selection of celebrities that have owned — and loved — their Minis. Continue reading »

Blue Haze: Beautiful Desert Photographs By Mariyan Atanasov

Blue Haze: Beautiful Desert Photographs By Mariyan Atanasov

“The project Blue Haze is from the Sahara desert and more specifically Merzouga, Morocco. I couldn’t have a chance to travel abroad this year because of the COVID and the idea of this project was born while I was checking my photo archive – those pictures are from my trip to that destination 2 years ago,” Mariyan says. Continue reading »

The Photographer Took Dark and Gloomy Photos of A Small Russian City Covered with Morning Fog

The Photographer Took Dark and Gloomy Photos of A Small Russian City Covered with Morning Fog
Welcome sign: “I love Kopeisk”

Photographer Anton Dikarev likes to take urban photos and this is how he shows his native city of Kopeisk, Russia. Just imagine, you wake up in the morning and get another day started in a place like this… Continue reading »

The Winners of the Luminar Bug Photography Awards 2020 Have Just Been Announced

The winners have been announced in the Luminar Bug Photography Awards 2020, in association with Europe’s leading invertebrate charity, Buglife. Over 5,000 images were submitted from around the globe. The overall winning photographers were, Mofeed Abu Shalwa and Jamie Spensley.

The Winners of the Luminar Bug Photography Awards 2020 Have Just Been Announced
Mofeed Abu Shalwa won Luminar bug photographer of the year. This photograph is of a red palm weevil. (Photo by Mofeed Abu Shalwa/Luminar Bug Photographer of the Year 2020) Continue reading »

Stunning Photographs of Ellen O’Neal, The Greatest Woman Freestyle Skateboarder in the 1970s

Stunning Photographs of Ellen O’Neal, The Greatest Woman Freestyle Skateboarder in the 1970s

Ellen O’Neal is the godmother of female pro skateboarding who proved that skaters aren’t just a group of delinquents living in Venice Beach and helped bring the sport into the mainstream by skating on the Wonder Woman TV show. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images from The Aerial Photography Awards 2020

Whether they were with a drone, or from a helicopter, kite, balloon, or airplane, aerial photos give an extraordinary view of the world. This is what Aerial Photography Awards wanted to show us. The very first edition of this contest invited photographers from around the world to submit their best aerial photos, and the winners have just been announced.

Spectacular Winning Images from The Aerial Photography Awards 2020
Sebastien Nagy/Aerial Photography Awards 2020

The Aerial Photographer of the Year 2020 is photographer ​Sebastien Nagy​ from Belgium. He was selected to be the overall winner thanks to several awarded photos in different categories and a high average score. Other than the title, Nagy also won a $10,000 award. Interestingly enough, the photographer said that he had never entered a contest before. He decided to give it a shot now – and he won the main award. Continue reading »

Amazing Black and White Photographs Capture Everyday Life in France During the Mid-20th Century

Amazing Black and White Photographs Capture Everyday Life in France During the Mid-20th Century

Photographer Janine Niepce (February 12, 1921 – August 5, 2007), one of the first photo-journalists in France, was a distant cousin of Nicéphore Niépce, the inventor of photography. She photographed with great talent ordinary people going about their daily lives, much like humanist photographers Robert Doisneau and Willy Ronis. Influenced by Henri Cartier-Bresson, who gave her very sound advice on photo-journalism, she joined the Rapho Agency in 1955. Continue reading »

Bums for The Bush: The Cheeky Campaign Helping Aussie Farmers

Bums for The Bush: The Cheeky Campaign Helping Aussie Farmers

The Camden Farms Student Society, a group of 3rd year DVM students, is tasked with organizing events during their year on the Camden campus, including the annual nude calendar. Continue reading »

Misty Lochs, Magical Woods and Spectacular Lightning Strikes: Feast Your Eyes on The Incredible Winning Shots for The 2020 Landscape Photographer of The Year Awards

The splendour of Britain’s rural and urban landscapes have been captured in breathtaking fashion for the 13th time – by the shortlisted and winning entries to the 13th Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. Every time, without fail, the winning and shortlisted images by the nation’s most talented amateur and professional photographers take the breath away.

As before, prints of the top shots are presented in the lavish Landscape Photographer of the Year coffee-table book (AA Publishing).

This book is the perfect companion for all photography enthusiasts and armchair travellers, with every image accompanied by a first-hand account of the story behind the picture.

Misty Lochs, Magical Woods and Spectacular Lightning Strikes: Feast Your Eyes on The Incredible Winning Shots for The 2020 Landscape Photographer of The Year Awards
Landscapes at Night runner-up. (Photo by Wesley Chambers/Light Pass/UK Landscape Photographer of the Year 2020) Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos from The Weather Photographer of the Year 2020 Awards

AccuWeather partnered with the Royal Meteorological Society on their “Weather Photographer of the Year” 2020 contest this year. As determined by the judges, Rudolf Sulgan is Weather Photographer of the Year for 2020.

Spectacular Winning Photos from The Weather Photographer of the Year 2020 Awards
“Blizzard”. The winning shot of a snowstorm in New York City. (Photo by Rudolf Sulgan/Royal Meteorological Society’s Weather Photographer of the Year Awards) Continue reading »

2020 Miss Mexico Contestants Compete In Traditional Outfits And They Are Amazing

Miss Guanajuato, Georgina Villanueva
2020 Miss Mexico Contestants Compete In Traditional Outfits And They Are Amazing

Some things never go out of fashion. Like traditional clothes. Just a few days ago, Miss Mexico posted photos of their 2020 contestants rocking designer-made versions of the country’s traditional outfits and they quickly went viral. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images from The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Contest 2020

A selection of the winning images from Nikon’s 46th annual Small World photomicrography competition. The competition recognises excellence in the world of microscopic image-making. Daniel Castranova, assisted by Bakary Samasa in the lab of Dr Brant Weinstein at the National Institutes of Health, took the top prize for a photo of a juvenile zebrafish.

Spectacular Winning Images from The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Contest 2020
1st Place. Daniel Castranova, assisted by Bakary Samasa while working in the lab of Dr Brant Weinstein at the National Institutes of Health, took the top prize for his artfully rendered and technically immaculate photo of a juvenile zebrafish. The image is a dorsal view of the head of a fish with fluorescently “tagged” skeleton, scales (blue) and lymphatic system (orange), taken using confocal microscopy and image-stacking. 4X (objective lens magnification). (Photo by Daniel Castranova, Dr Brant Weinstein & Bakary Samasa/Nikon Small World Photomicrography 2020) Continue reading »

This Instagram Account Points Out How Much Celebrity Faces Have Changed Over The Years

CATE BLANCHETT 90’s / 2019
This Instagram Account Points Out How Much Celebrity Faces Have Changed Over The Years

You know those good old visual puzzles where you have to spot the differences between two similar images? The Instagram account celebbeforeafter is something along the lines of that, though the side-by-side pictures are always of famous celebrities, showing how they looked then and how they look now. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images from The Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2020

Photographer Sergey Gorshkov’s picture wins the Wildlife Photographer of the Year grand title with an ethereal image of a Siberian tiger scent-marking a gnarled fir tree in the Russian Far East.

The picture, titled The Embrace, shows the intimate moment an endangered Siberian tiger hugs an ancient Manchurian fir tree to mark it with her scent. It took Russian photographer Sergey Gorshkov over 11 months to capture using motion sensor cameras. Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge announced the image as the grand title winner in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, which received over 49,000 entries.

Winner – Animals in their Environment and Garand Title Winner: The embrace by Sergey Gorshkov, Russia Winner 2020
Spectacular Winning Images from The Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2020
With an expression of sheer ecstasy, a tigress hugs an ancient Manchurian fir, rubbing her cheek against bark to leave secretions from her scent glands. She is an Amur, or Siberian, tiger, here in the Land of the Leopard National Park. Gorshkov installed his first proper camera trap in January 2019, opposite this grand fir. But it was not until November that he achieved the picture he had planned for, of a magnificent tigress in her Siberian forest environment. (Sergey Gorshkov/Wildlife Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

Japanese Photographer Captures Stunningly Gorgeous Photoshoot of Tokyo Station During a Typhoon

Japanese Photographer Captures Stunningly Gorgeous Photoshoot of Tokyo Station During a Typhoon

Japanese photographer ‘7’ tends to focus their lens on some of the beautiful night photography locations available in the Kanagawa and Tokyo area. While the talented photographer’s work features shots that are usually breathtaking enough on their own, this time they were given a surprising natural enhancement by this past weekend’s Typhoon Chan-hom. Continue reading »

This is Reportage: Award-Winning Wedding Moments Captured During The 2020 Pandemic

Lori-Anne Crewe, Canada
This is Reportage: Award-Winning Wedding Moments Captured During The 2020 Pandemic

Coronavirus has taken its toll on all of us and has seen hundreds of thousands of weddings either postponed, canceled, or pared back to minimal guest numbers. The stress and disappointment this must have caused to brides and grooms throughout the world is quite unfathomable—and it has also had a massive effect on those working in the wedding industry.

Wedding photographers have indeed been hit hard, with many of their livelihoods now at risk; many who normally shoot 25 or more weddings a year have now been facing the reality of maybe only a handful, or even less. Continue reading »