Life Before iPods: 26 Vintage Photographs Show the Heyday of Boombox in New York City From the 1980s
Those of us who lived in New York City in the 1970s and 1980s can testify to the very serious quality of life issues – graffiti covered subways, vandalism, garbage, crime, noise, drugs. The streets were minefields of dog poop just waiting for the next victim, those unfamiliar with the terrain or seasoned New Yorkers who had a momentary lapse of attention to the sidewalks. It was a very rough time and not the promised land at all. Continue reading »
Here are the winning photos of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022. The Overall Winner of this year’s competition is Jennifer Hadley, for her classic photograph of a lion cub losing its grip on a tree trunk entitled “Not so cat-like reflexes”. This shot also won the Creatures of the Land category.
Up against 5,000 incredible entries from over 85 countries around the world, Jennifer’s image fought off fierce competition in the closest voting ever! The image was captured in the Serengeti, Tanzania when Jennifer managed to capture that moment a young 3-month-old cub tries to descend from a tree, and it didn’t go so well. “It was probably his first time in a tree” Jennifer said of the image ‘and he decided to just go for it.’ And luckily for us, Jenn.
Overall Winner: “Not so cat-like reflexes” by Jennifer Hadley
“This 3 month old cub and his sibling were in a tree. The other lionesses were in other trees and on the ground. He wanted to get down and walked all over the branches looking for the right spot and finally just went for it. It was probably his first time in a tree and his descent didn’t go so well. He was just fine though after landing on the ground. He got up and ran off with some other cubs.” Continue reading »
This year’s Environmental photographer of the year competition, from CIWEM, WaterBear, Nikon and Arup, showcases some of the most striking images of the natural world, providing an international platform to raise awareness for the issues that threaten our planet.
Winner: Vision of the Future | Vertical Farming by Arie Basuki
Officers maintain vegetable crops in a warehouse at Sentra farm in West Java, Indonesia. Vegetables such as curly lettuce, romaine, oclave green, siiomak, kailan are cultured in a room where the light and temperature remain stable. The advantage of vertical farming, which was developed in the past year, is that it is free of pesticides with a harvest period of only 30 days with an average yield of 20-30kg a day. Photograph: Arie Basuki/Environmental photographer of the year Continue reading »
Margeaux Walter is an American artist based in New-York. Her work is made of experimentations around daily life on a social, or personal level. Each piece is a mix of different images, often playing with the border between reality and fantasy. Continue reading »
Björk was born on October 21, 1966, in Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik. From the age of six until she was 14, she attended a local music school, where she studied the classics, and learned to play the flute and the piano. These amazing portraits of Björk were taken by photographer Herb Ritts in 1989, when she still was in the Sugarcubes. Continue reading »
A shy albatross, a skydiving kestrel and a curious galah are among the shortlisted and winning photos in this year’s bird photography prize, chosen from more than 5,600 images. Funds raised by the competition support bird conservation programs.
What’s Mine is Yours – Bird behaviour finalist
Two fairy terns share a sardine. Photograph: Rebecca Harrison Continue reading »
Welcome to the wonderland of facial hair of all shapes, styles, and sizes, from giant beards to Salvador Dali-worthy mustaches. Continue reading »
From shimmering skyscrapers and astro-turf carpets to monotonous rows of grey computer boxes offset by dusty pink walls, the Instagram account @__________office has all of the workplace tropes we grew up seeing in movies and on TV, but didn’t get to experience ourselves. Continue reading »
A collection of work spanning Karl Roberts’ entrance to the photography world, created between 2017-2022 these images are visual stories that provide an insight into Karl’s life. Each image has been created to tell a story, to allow him to speak without talking. Continue reading »
The Architectural Photography Awards Has Announced the Shortlist of Entrants for This Year’s Competition
The judges were asked to look beyond the architecture, and to consider composition, use of scale and the photographers’ sensitivity to atmosphere. The shortlist consists of entries from six categories: Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place, Buildings in Use, Bridges and Transport Hub. Continue reading »
According to Antti Karppinen, a photographer and digital artist based in Finland: “I’ve been playing with AI for almost a year now and I’m starting to get the hang of it even though the technology is moving at the speed of light. Learn a new way of doing something and the next day there is something new popping up that draws my attention. From images to animations generated by a text prompts, this industry is changing many things, and also disrupting industries. How we create images is not the same anymore. Continue reading »
Beautiful Kodachrome Slides of West Germany Taken By a Nurse During Her Tour of Duty in the Early 1950s
These slides appear to have been taken by a US Army nurse who seems to have been attached to the 97th General Army Hospital at Frankfurt, (West) Germany in 1952 and 1953. During her tour of duty she was able, like most US service personnel, to travel in her free time to various places in Europe and Algeria (and possibly other countries in North Africa). Continue reading »
Here are the winning photos of Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography Awards 2022. This year the grand prize winner is Michelle Kranz of Boulder, Colorado, USA for his photo “Mountain Gorilla” captured in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. Continue reading »
The term ‘teenager’ was first introduced to the American public in the 1940s as a moniker coined by advertising executives looking to sell their products to a new audience. Continue reading »
Faces from around Australia and across the world are on display at Sydney’s Head On photo festival, which features work by more than 600 artists. Here are some of their most striking images.
First place: The invisible doors
This image, taken during a production of The Threepenny Opera, depicts an interaction between society and people with Down syndrome. Photograph: Marika Lortkipanidze. Continue reading »
According to Andrii Denysenko: “In May, I joined the volunteers who have been helping rebuild villages of Chernihiv Oblast in Ukraine damaged by the Russian army. Around 15-20 volunteers go there twice a week. We have already restored more than 20 houses and helped about 150 families with materials for repair. Continue reading »
Nike chocolate bar? Or maybe a Puma? How about bar of Versace? The British designer Jonty D humorously plays around with the theme of how modern brands can easily and seamlessly influence our perceptions. Continue reading »
When The Exorcist was released in 1973, Linda Blair was just 14 years old. Though the film generated a considerable amount of controversy, the young actress blew audiences away with her haunting performance as possessed preteen Regan MacNeil. Continue reading »
In the late 1960s, 25-year-old Tod Papageorge came to New York as a photographer in the making. Every day he would spend time taking photographs all over the city with his fellows. Continue reading »
About 13 years ago, Andy Blair decided to send off batches of these hidden gems for digitizing. Once in the digital domain, he spent months enhancing the images taken so long ago. “Talk about a labor of love!”, he says. A friend mentioned Flickr to Andy and after checking it out, he tentatively decided to start uploading. Continue reading »
Finnish photographer Lassi Rautiainen captured a unique friendship between Wolf and a Bear. These two animals were seen every night for ten consecutive days. They spend a few hours together between 8. p.m. and 4. a.m. The wolf and the bear even share food with one another. Continue reading »
Landscape photographer of the year aims to inspire engagement with the British landscape through photography. We take a look at the winners of all categories.
Gannets Overhead, Thomas Easterbrook – winner, youth black and white
“I took this photo of the two gannets as they flew over our heads when we were on a boat just off the coast of Cornwall. A large number of gannets were diving around us – a spectacular sight!” Continue reading »
Nikon Small World is widely regarded as the leading forum for recognising the art, proficiency and photographic excellence involved in photomicrography, or the art of photography through a light microscope. Each year, the competition attracts hundreds of vivid pictures revealing details of a world unseen by the naked eye. Founded in 1975, this year’s entries numbered almost 1,300 and were drawn from 72 countries.
Embryonic hand of a Madagascar giant day gecko (Phelsuma grandis) (confocal, 63x objective lens magnification). Photograph: Grigorii Timin & Dr. Michel Milinkovitch/Nikon Continue reading »