COVID LATAM: Latin American Photographers Document The Pandemic

COVID LATAM: Latin American Photographers Document The Pandemic
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One virus; 18 ways of seeing the world. Covid Latam is a collective project documenting the coronavirus pandemic as it unfolds across Latin America. Photographers – 9 men and 9 women – are working in 13 countries: Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Cuba and Mexico to document the unfolding story of the pandemic through the Covid Latam instagram account. Continue reading »

Gorgeous Celestial Maps And Illustrations From A 19th Century American Atlas

Gorgeous Celestial Maps And Illustrations From A 19th Century American Atlas

These illustrations are from Levi Walter Yaggy’s Geograpahical Portfolio – Comprising Physical, Political, Geological, and Astronomical Geography. Published by Western Publishing House of Chicago in 1887, the book features large educational geographical charts. Continue reading »

MIT Pranksters Cover Great Dome With Captain America Shield

MIT Pranksters Cover Great Dome With Captain America Shield

Some students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology turned the Great Dome on campus into Captain America’s shield over the weekend. They managed to drape a dome-sized shield symbol over the structure; although how they did it remains unknown. Continue reading »

The ‘Weird Ass Bird Found In Venezuela’ Is A Potoo, Have The Cutest Face You’ve Ever Seen

The 'Weird Ass Bird Found In Venezuela' Is A Potoo, Have The Cutest Face You've Ever Seen

Potoos (family Nyctibiidae) are a group of near passerine birds related to the nightjars and frogmouths. They are sometimes called Poor-me-ones, after their haunting calls. There are seven species in one genus, Nyctibius, in tropical Central and South America. Continue reading »

Alex Prager’s Hyperreal America In Photographs

Alex Prager's Hyperreal America In Photographs
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Alex Prager is an American art photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her photographs primarily use staged actors, models and extras to create “meticulously designed mise en scène”, often described as film-like and hyperreal. “Alex Prager: Silver Lake Drive” is at the Photographers’ Gallery, London, 15 June – 14 October 2018. Here: Crowd #3 (Pelican Beach), 2013. Continue reading »

Spectacular Vintage Photographs Of America’s Western Frontier By Timothy O’Sullivan

Spectacular Vintage Photographs Of America’s Western Frontier By Timothy O’Sullivan

In the 1860s and 1870s, photographer Timothy O’Sullivan (1840 – 1882) was part of a government-run team of artists, soldiers, scientists, and photographers tasked with documenting America’s frontier in the West. His photographs of the landscape and people of the West touch on the sublime. The wilderness has rarely looked as spectacular.

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“A Better America” – Nostalgic Color Photos Document Beautiful Life Of Florida In The 1950s

"A Better America" - Nostalgic Color Photos Document Beautiful Life Of Florida In The 1950s

These wonderful photos documented everyday life of Florida in the 1950s. Cities include Tarpon Springs, St. Petersburg, Winter Haven, Daytona Beach. Continue reading »

Child Labor In America: Horrible Photographs That Show Boys At Coal And Zinc Mines From A Century Ago

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A trapper boy, one mile inside Turkey Knob Mine in Macdonald, West Virginia, 1908.

After the Civil War, the availability of natural resources, new inventions, and a receptive market combined to fuel an industrial boom. The demand for labor grew, and in the late 19th and early 20th centuries many children were drawn into the labor force. Factory wages were so low that children often had to work to help support their families. The number of children under the age of 15 who worked in industrial jobs for wages climbed from 1.5 million in 1890 to 2 million in 1910. Continue reading »

Judging America: Prejudice By Alternating Between Judgment And Reality By Joel Parés

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Joel Parés is an internationally recognized photographer and digital artist based in Dallas, TX, who specializes in advertising and composites. He grew up watching his father take pictures with his 35mm camera and listening to his mother tell stories of her modeling days in Puerto Rico. This combination of image and story led to the use of the narrative throughout his work. Continue reading »

Captain America Statue Unveiled In Brooklyn

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Legendary Marvel Comics editor and writer Mark Gruenwald who famously had his ashes mixed with printers ink for a paperback comic-book collection now had more of his remains sprinkled on the newly-unveiled Captain America statue in Prospect Park Wednesday, thanks to his widow. Continue reading »

This Photographer Has Captured Stunning Images Of America’s Most Intense Storms From An Extraordinarily Close Perspective

These stunning images capture some of America’s most intense storms from an extraordinarily close perspective. They showcase the power of Mother Nature with terrifying tornadoes, supercells and lightning. Storm-chaser Maximilian Conrad of Germany captured the images while on a “chase-cation” with friends in the U.S. Together with pals Dennis, Lars and Heiko, Max chased ferocious storms across Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas in search of the perfect shot.

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A panoramic view of the almost stationary supercell. Woodward, Oklahoma on May 24, 2016. Continue reading »

18 Photos Of America Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
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The Surreal Desert Landscapes Of The United States Of America

The barren landscapes of the south-western US provided inspiration for photographer David Clapp. He visited Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona as part of his project on other-worldy locations, with surreal results.

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A yucca plant at moonrise in the sand of White Sand National Monument in Alamogordo, New Mexico. (Photo by David Clapp/Barcroft Images) Continue reading »

Incredible Photos of America’s Malls In The 1980s

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Throughout the 1980s, as America’s downtown districts declined in importance and the “big-box” stores began their slow march across the country, malls became increasing central to American popular culture, dominating the social life of a large swath of the population. In 1989 Michael Galinsky, a twenty-year-old photographer, drove across the country recording this change: the spaces, textures and pace that defined this era. Continue reading »

Colorful Photos Of The Latin America’s Interiors From The 1980s And 1990s

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Rafael Goldchain is a well-respected Canadian photographer. He was born in 1953 of Polish-Jewish heritage in Santiago, Chile and educated in Jerusalem, Israel before moving to Toronto. He earned a Master of Fine Arts at York University (2000) and a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Photographic Studies at Ryerson University (1980). Continue reading »

The America We Lost: 77 Amazing Color Photographs Of People Living In 1950s You’ve Probably Never Seen

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The United States in the 1950s experienced marked economic growth – with an increase in manufacturing and home construction amongst a post-World War II economic boom. Here’s a great collection of color photographs that will take you down memory lane and have you think about those happy golden days in the 1950s. Continue reading »

The Breathtaking Geometry Of America From Above

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Jeffrey Milstein‘s (previously) ‘Parks and Recreation’ series explores sites of leisure and enjoyment in the U.S., captured from a helicopter. Continue reading »

Welcome to the Saddest 1980s Mall in America

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Think of the funnest place where you hung out as a teenager, when you were first allowed to go out with your friends on your own and pick up the latest chart-topping single. Now imagine it looking as sad and empty as this.
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Iowa: America’s Heartland

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Classic antique cars are seen at an auto dealer in West Branch, Iowa, March 6, 2015. Iowa, the American heartland. Endless farm fields and quiet towns. 56,273 square miles that are soon to become the focus of the nation as the long process of electing the next U.S. president begins. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)
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68-Year-Old Woman Runs Across America

“Rosie Swale-Pope is on a mission to raise cancer awareness and to inspire people to live life to the fullest and to never give up. Her dedication to giving was inspired by a loss to cancer. “By the time my husband and I realized, it was too late to save him, and after he died in my arms, I felt if I stayed at home just crying and talking, who would listen to me? And I decided to run around the world”. In her trips around the world, the incredible 68-year-old has run 27 marathons, including the 300 mile Sahara Marathon, twice. In total, Rosie estimates that she’s run about 50,000 miles, sometimes across entire continents. She does all this with a small trailer that she wheels along behind her, which she holsters to her waist and around her shoulders. The trailer, which she has affectionately named “Icebird”, is her home when she’s on the road, and can sometimes weigh up to 300 pounds when it’s full with her belongings. Swale-Pope’s current journey is focused on America. At the beginning of this year, she took off running from New York and has so far made her way south, spreading awareness and raising funds for the cause that is so dear to her heart”. – Rachel Charlip

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Sixty-eight year old cross-country runner Rosie Swale-Pope is interviewed while sitting in her cart, “The Icebird”, in Upperville, Virginia March 13, 2015. Swale-Pope, who is from Great Britain and once ran an unsupported 20,000 mile run around the globe, is currently running across the United States from New York City to San Francisco in support of cancer research. (Photo by Gary Cameron/Reuters)
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America’s First Zazzz Marijuana Vending Machine Opens in Seattle

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A view of the screen of a ZaZZZ vending machine that contains cannabis flower, hemp-oil energy drinks, and other merchandise at Seattle Caregivers, a medical marijuana dispensary, in Seattle, Washington February 3, 2015. Vending machines selling medical marijuana opened for business in Seattle on Tuesday, in what the company providing them billed as a first-in-the-state innovation that it expects to expand to other cities and states where pot is legal as medicine. (Photo by David Ryder/Reuters)
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The Associated Press: Best of 2014 from Latin America, Part 2

In this October 22, 2014 file photo, demonstrators protest the disappearance of 43 students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college, in Mexico City. Tens of thousands marched in Mexico City's main avenue demanding the return of the missing students who were rounded up by local police in Iguala, a town in southern Mexico, and handed over to gunmen from a drug cartel September 26. (Photo by Marco Ugarte/AP Photo)
In this October 22, 2014 file photo, demonstrators protest the disappearance of 43 students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college, in Mexico City. Tens of thousands marched in Mexico City’s main avenue demanding the return of the missing students who were rounded up by local police in Iguala, a town in southern Mexico, and handed over to gunmen from a drug cartel September 26. (Photo by Marco Ugarte/AP Photo)
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The Associated Press: Best of 2014 from Latin America, Part 1

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In this November 30, 2014 file photo, children dressed as “El Chapulin Colorado” and “El Chavo del Ocho” characters, release white doves during the memorial service of Mexican comedian Roberto Gomez Bolanos at the Azteca stadium the in Mexico City. The iconic Mexican comedian who also wrote and played the boy television character “El Chavo del Ocho” and “El Chapulin Colorado”, defined a generation for millions of Latin American children, died Friday at age 85. (Photo by Marco Ugarte/AP Photo)
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Tuscany of America – Palouse

Tuscany of America – Palouse
A major agricultural area of USA, Palouse encompasses parts of southeastern Washington, north central Idaho and, in some definitions, extending south into northeast Oregon. It is a truly spectacular sight. Researchers believe that the dunes were formed during the Ice Age. Today this highly fertile area of USA supplies a large portion of the continent with vegetables and wheat. Palouse is situated about 260km (160mi) North of the Oregon Trail. Continue reading »

Miss Pole Dance South America 2013

Miss Pole Dance South America 2013
A Chilean participant in the Miss Pole Dance South America 2013 competition performs in in front of the obelisk in Republica Square in downtown Buenos Aires on November 22, 2013 ahead of the contest to be held on November 23 and 25 in the city. (Photo by Juan Mabromata/AFP Photo) Continue reading »