“Maasai Women”. A Maasai women stands before her tribe. Photo location: Maasai Mara, Kenya. (Photo and caption by Seth Langbauer/National Geographic Photo Contest)
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Finalist, Americana category. Dust swirls around citizens of Black Rock City as they peek into the “Black Rock Bijou Theatre”, an art installation at the 2013 Burning Man festival. (Photo by Mark Kaplan/Smithsonian.com)
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The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is now accepting submissions. Official categories include: “Travel Portraits”, “Outdoor Scenes”, “Sense of Place” and “Spontaneous Moments”. The contest is accepting entries until June 30.
“The Monk”. Mount Athos is not just one thing – it is many things combined; and each monk with his own personal history. They chant along with the sounds of nature, uniquely tuned to a divine frequency. Peaceful, calm, restful. You can hear about all the miracles that have occurred and changed the lives of people within and without the place. A feeling of isolation engulfs you from the moment you board the little boat, giving you a sense that you are suspended between the sea and sky… Photo location: Holly Mount Athos, Greece. (Photo and caption by Dimitris Vlaikos/National Geographic Photo Contest)
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Environmental Portrait Photographer, Scott R. Kline, creates portraits that are warm in tone and color, engaging the viewer by being direct and honest. He seeks to illuminate the soul of those he photographs.
Scott is a contributing photographer at InMenlo.com, where his editorial photographs portray many of the movers and shakers of Silicon Valley. Scott is a member of Editorial Photographers (EP) and American Photographic Artists (APA).
His True Calling portraits catch people doing what they love. The Burning Man portraits celebrate the joy and creativity of that annual festival. His Women with Tattoos series delves into the beauty and art of the tattoo culture. Continue reading »
AfrikaBurn brings the spirit of California’s famous Burning Man to Tankwa Karoo national park in South Africa – complete with crazy outfits, surreal art installations and all-night parties. Photos by Jonx Pillmer. Continue reading »
Born 1989 in Southampton, United Kingdom – Elmo Hood is a self taught contemporary artist specialising in collage and pop art styles. Elmo currently resides and works out of Brisbane, Australia. Continue reading »
Ken W. Kelly was an American fantasy artist. Over his 50-year career, he focused in particular on paintings in the sword and sorcery and heroic fantasy subgenres. Continue reading »
Wayne Quilliam’s Silent Strength, a photograph of Aurukun man Eric Yunkaporta, has won the 2022 national photographic portrait prize. Quilliam says the capture of Yunkaporta in ceremonial headwear is akin to a trickle of water merging into a small stream, then into the ocean.
As Melbourne struggles through many days of restrictions, with limited options to play and learn for the kids, four-year-old astronaut Mia puts on her homemade space suit and helmet and goes on exploration missions in the familiar neighbourhood, using her imagination to turn the mundane world around her into an exciting adventure. This photograph is one of the memories from our daily walks, one of the stories we found. The lockdowns have ended. We’ll outgrow the costume. But the time spent together exploring and imagining is one special gift to keep. Photograph: Andrew Rovenko Continue reading »
Artist Started Recreating Famous Paintings Together With Her Dog During Quarantine, And They’re Still Going Strong Two Years Later
Many of the greatest art pieces in the history of art were in some form influenced by another great art piece, while that other art piece was influenced by yet another. You get the point: art influences art, art creates more art. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, consider these famous paintings very flattered, for even to this day, they keep having an influence over new artists. Continue reading »
A selection of images from this year’s World Press Photo 2022 contest, with regional as well as overall winners for the first time, supported by a regional judging process.
Story of the year: Saving Forests with Fire
Indigenous Australians strategically burn land in a practice known as cool burning, in which fires move slowly, burn only the undergrowth, and remove the buildup of fuel that feeds bigger blazes. The Nawarddeken people of West Arnhem Land have been practising controlled cool burns for tens of thousands of years and see fire as a tool to manage their 1.39m-hectare homeland.
“It was so well put together that you cannot even think of the images in disparate ways. You look at it as a whole, and it was very well done” – global jury chair Rena Effendi. Photograph: Matthew Abbott, Australia, for National Geographic/Panos Pictures/World Press Photo 2022 Continue reading »
Ukrainian artist Volodymyr Prokhopenko dedicated a series of works to Putin, depicting him as a naked monster. Continue reading »
By the late 1960s, the American landscape was ravaged by decades of unchecked land development, blighted by urban decay in the big cities, and plagued by seemingly unstoppable air, noise, and water pollution.
In November 1971, the newly created Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a monumental photodocumentary project to “photographically document subjects of environmental concern” in the United States. The collection, now at the National Archives, resulted in a collection of more than 20,000 photographs by its conclusion in 1978.
With support from the first EPA administrator, William Ruckelshaus, project director Gifford D. Hampshire contracted well-known photographers to work for the EPA on the project. Estimates of the number involved range between 70 and 120, and they were organized geographically, with each photographer working in a particular area in which they were already active. Continue reading »
Somewhere in rural Germany, hidden by trees in the middle of an idyllic valley, lays an old, abandoned factory. The ravages of time gnaw on the buildings, and nature slowly takes back over what was once booming industry. Continue reading »
“Hi! I’m Chrystal Giam, a freelance graphic designer and illustrator from Malaysia, but currently based in a country of the complete opposite, Finland. Here are some food illustrations I made for an ongoing project called Foodman to recreate daily situations with personified food. I like my food cute, funny and “punny”, so I hope you’ll like them too!” Continue reading »
The winners of this year’s Istanbul Photo Awards, organised by Anadolu Agency, have been announced.
Photo of the Year 2021 & Single News First Prize. Mohammed Shajahan’s photograph titled Mom Love, selected from among nearly 15,000 photographs submitted from different parts of the world, won the Photo of the Year 2021 award. (Photo by Mohammed Shajahan/Istanbul Photo Awards 2021) Continue reading »
The World Press Photo Foundation is proud to present the category winners of the 2021 World Press Photo Contests, selected by an independent jury. The annual World Press Photo Contest rewards the best visual journalism of the past year in eight categories: Contemporary Issues, Environment, General News, Long-Term Projects, Nature, Portraits, Sports and Spot News.
In this image released by World Press Photo, Thursday April 15, 2021, by John Minchillo, Associated Press, part of a series titled Minneapolis Unrest: The George Floyd Aftermath, which won third prize in the Spot News Stories category, shows Protesters raise their fists in defiance outside a burning fast-food restaurant near the precinct station of the officers who arrested Floyd, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, on May 29, 2020. (Photo by John Minchillo, Associated Press, World Press Photo via AP Photo) Continue reading »
On March 13, in Nikola-Lenivets Art Park in the Kaluga region, Russia, in honor of the Shrovetide celebration, an art object made of vines was burned, which was called the “Coronavirus Ogre Castle” because of the coronavirus infection Covid-19. The castle was created by Nikolay Polissky, the founder of the art park. Continue reading »
Artist Shows The Contrast Between The Two Worlds That Our Children Currently Live In By Combining Photos
Turkish artist Uğur Gallenkuş is showcasing just how tragic the contrast in daily life can be between these two parts of our planet.
According to an artist: “Hello Everyone, I’m Uğur Gallenkuş from Istanbul, Turkey. I create collages juxtaposing two images, including the work of some of today’s most intrepid photojournalists. Continue reading »
The Budapest International Foto Awards honors its winning photographers from around the world.
It seems like this year—even though it was a hard one—helped creative minds flourish all over the world. The Budapest International Foto Awards just published their winners and the photographs are as breathtaking as they are thought-provoking.
The Skin I’m In – Brian Cassey
“Carol Mayer was left near death following a house fire when a young mother. She incurred horrific burns to over 80 percent of her body … her family was told she would not survive. However, survive she did after enduring the year-long agony of intensive care, operations, and skin grafts to recovery. Over a decade on Carol gives her time voluntarily to counsel and help later day burns victims and assist burns foundations. Carol has long grown accustomed to ‘The Skin I’m In.’” Continue reading »
Earth Photo, the international competition and exhibition created by Forestry England and the Royal Geographical Society with IBG, aims to encourage discussion about the environment by telling stories about the natural world, its inhabitants and our treatment of both. Continue reading »
“How Do You Want to Be Remembered?”: This Company Develops Biodegradable Coffins Made from Mushrooms
One company in the Netherlands created what’s come to be known as the Loop coffin made of mushroom mycelium that biodegrades in just 30 to 45 days. The creator, TU Delft researcher Bob Hendrikx, woked with funeral directors to learn as much as he could about the burial process before designing the coffin made of natural materials.
In our 200.000 years of existence, mankind has developed a relationship of parasitism with Mother Nature. Our current behavior results in resource depletion and ecosystem loss: in some places around the world more than 40% of the biodiversity has already been lost. Even after death we leave a scar on this beautiful planet. Mother nature has been leading the way for 3.8 billion years before us and can help us to do so in the future. What if we could participate in nature’s end-of-life cycle? Continue reading »
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 »
The fifty-sixth Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will immerse you in the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.
Explore some of the world’s richest habitats, see fascinating animal behaviour and get to know some extraordinary species. Go deeper and discover the surprising – and often challenging – stories behind the images during a time of environmental crisis. Each image has been selected by a panel of international experts and showcases some of the best wildlife photography in the world.
Wildlife photojournalism, single image category: Amazon burning by Charlie Hamilton James, UK
A fire burns out of control in Maranhão state, north-eastern Brazil. A single tree remains standing – ‘a monument to human stupidity’, says Charlie, who has been covering deforestation in the Amazon for the past decade. Photograph: Charlie Hamilton/2020 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Continue reading »
The prestigious Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) announced the shortlist photographs of the 2020 BPOTY competition. This is the fifth year of this competition. There are five categories like Birds in the Environment, Birds in Flight, Bird Behaviour, Best Portrait, and Garden and Urban Birds. There are 15,000 images submitted by photographers from over 60 countries worldwide. Continue reading »
Leegan was born in Seoul, Korea. He began drawing and painting at a young age by himself. He grew up moving from one metropolitan city to another—Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City to name a few—and cultural diversity and experience of dynamic urban life became the major source of his artistic inspiration, along with jazz, hiphop, and graffiti. Continue reading »