Amazing Candid Photographs Capture People On The Streets Of New York City In The 1980s

Amazing Candid Photographs Capture People On The Streets Of New York City In The 1980s

New York in the 1980s was a very different city, from pre-Disney Times Square to graffiti-scarred subways to the vibrant but ungentrified sections of Manhattan to the ruins of the South Bronx to the pre-9/11 World Trade Center. Continue reading »

Jan Erik Waider’ Photos Capture The Dark Beauty Of Greenland Icebergs And Northern Landscapes

Amazing Black and White Photographs Capture Scenes From Venice Beach In The 1970s And ’80s

Amazing Black and White Photographs Capture Scenes From Venice Beach In The 1970s And ’80s

Sun-bleached babes, roller skates, cruisers, Vans, campers, corduroy OP shorts… The smell of the ocean, the feel of sand on your feet and the burning of incense bring back the memories of a golden era in Venice Beach. Continue reading »

These Powerful Images Capture The Spear-Wielding Tribes Of Papua New Guinea Who Believe They Are Possessed With The Spirit Of The Crocodile

These powerful images capture the spear-wielding tribes of Papua new Guinea who believe they are possessed with the spirit of the crocodile. They show how the Kangunaman clansmen scar their backs to resemble reptile scales while the Huli Wigmen wear elaborate headdresses to signal they are ready for battle. The Kunai men – armed with spears, bows and axes – are pictured with striking red, black and yellow paint on their faces. Northern Irish photographer Trevor Cole took the stunning images during a gathering of tribes known as a Sing-Sing.

These Powerful Images Capture The Spear-Wielding Tribes Of Papua New Guinea Who Believe They Are Possessed With The Spirit Of The Crocodile
The clans come together to show off their own cultures, dances and music. (Photo by Trevor Cole/Media Drum World) Continue reading »

Wonderful Photos Capture The Beach Lives Of North Carolina In The Summer Of 1975

Wonderful Photos Capture The Beach Lives Of North Carolina In The Summer Of 1975

Joel Sternfeld is a fine-art color photographer noted for his large-format documentary pictures of the United States and helping establish color photography as a respected artistic medium. He has influenced a generation of color photographers, including Andreas Gursky, who borrows many of Sternfeld’s techniques and approaches. Continue reading »

Photographer Set Out To Capture The Personalities Of Animals Who Adapt To Their Damaged Or Different Bodies Without Complaint

For her book “Perfect Imperfection”, the Australian pet photographer Alex Cearns set out to capture the personalities of animals who adapt to their damaged or different bodies without complaint.

“They push on, wanting to be included and involved in everything as much as they can”, the Perth-based photographer says. “These are the creatures who have lost a leg, been born without eyes, or are still showing the scars of former abuse”.

Part of the proceeds from sales of Perfect Imperfection go to the Australian Animal Cancer Foundation.

Photographer Set Out To Capture The Personalities Of Animals Who Adapt To Their Damaged Or Different Bodies Without Complaint
“Vegemite”. Japanese chin x pekinese. Lost an eye when attacked by another dog. (Photo by Alex Cearns/The Guardian) Continue reading »

Photographer Sebastian Weiss Uses Instagram To Capture “The Syntax Of Cities”

Photographer Sebastian Weiss Uses Instagram To Capture "The Syntax Of Cities"

A smooth granite church in Iceland and a curvy concrete water tower in Germany are among the architectural structures documented in this series by German photographer Sebastian Weiss. Continue reading »

This Photographer Uses Drones To Capture Mountain Halos, And The Result Is Out Of This World

This Photographer Uses Drones To Capture Mountain Halos, And The Result Is Out Of This World

Check out these incredible shots by Liverpool-born and Chigaco-based musician and photographer Reuben Wu. Reuben is known for his pioneering methods of using drone-mounted lights to illuminate landscapes, giving them an otherworldly quality reminiscent of a sci-fi movie. These images are part of an ongoing project called Lux Noctis, which he has been working on since 2016. Continue reading »

Funny Underwater Pictures Capture Dogs Diving Head First Into Swimming Pool

Funny Underwater Pictures Capture Dogs Diving Head First Into Swimming Pool

Virtual reality filmmaker Jonny Simpson-Lee is an award-winning and published underwater portrait photographer. He is a graduate of The Photography Institute and regularly works alongside swim schools holding underwater baby photo shoots. Continue reading »

Fascinating Photographs Capture Daily Life In Russia Just After The Collapse Of The Soviet Union

Fascinating Photographs Capture Daily Life In Russia Just After The Collapse Of The Soviet Union
Norilsk, bus stop. 1993.

These fascinating color photos were made by a French photographer Jean-Paul Guilloteau, who visited Russia right after the collapse of the USSR. For most Russians these shots will cause nostalgic feelings. The photos show the Russian country that was already done with Communism but at that point Russia still didn’t know which way exactly should they go on next… Continue reading »

Fascinating Black And White Photos That Capture Everyday Life Of The United States From Between The 1950s And 1960s

Brooklyn gang, NYC, 1959
Fascinating Black And White Photos That Capture Everyday Life Of The United States From Between The 1950s And 1960s

Born 1933 in Oak Park, Illinois, American photographer Bruce Davidson (previously) has been a member of the Magnum Photos agency since 1958. His photographs, notably those taken in Harlem, New York City, have been widely exhibited and published. He is known for photographing communities usually hostile to outsiders. Continue reading »

These Drawings Capture What Love Looks Like When Nobody’s Watching

These Drawings Capture What Love Looks Like When Nobody’s Watching

Love is hiding in the small, quiet moments: cuddling in bed after a long day, passing out in front of the TV or even popping each other’s pimples. Continue reading »

Stunning Photos Capture Bicycles From Underneath In Rarely Seen Angles

Stunning Photos Capture Bicycles From Underneath In Rarely Seen Angles

Lithuanian photographer Andrius Burba (previously featured) uses a special glass-tabled photography stand to capture how bicycles look from underneath. How’s that for some new perspective? Continue reading »

Fascinating Vintage Photographs That Capture Kids Finding Fun On The Streets In Postwar London Rubble

Fascinating Vintage Photographs That Capture Kids Finding Fun On The Streets In Postwar London Rubble
Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images

In the summer of 1954, the streets of London were overrun with rambunctious kids enjoying their time off from school. Continue reading »

Stunning Photographs Taken By Stanley Kubrick That Capture Street Scenes of New York City In The 1940s

Stunning Photographs Taken By Stanley Kubrick That Capture Street Scenes of New York City In The 1940s

Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) was an American film director, writer, producer, and photographer who lived in England during most of the last four decades of his career. Continue reading »

Fascinating Color Photographs That Capture Boston Youth Fashion In The Early 1970s

Fascinating Color Photographs That Capture Boston Youth Fashion In The Early 1970s

Fashion in the 1970s began with a continuation of the mini skirts, bell-bottoms, and the androgynous hippie look from the late 1960s and eventually became an iconic decade for fashion. Continue reading »

Beautiful 1980s Portraits Capture The Vibrant Residents Of A Single East Berlin Street

In 1981, Harf Zimmermann moved into a fifth-floor walkup apartment on Hufelandstrasse, a cobblestone street in East Berlin.

The rock group Phonolog.
Beautiful 1980s Portraits Capture The Vibrant Residents Of A Single East Berlin Street

The neighborhood was an anomaly in the increasingly drab Soviet-administered city. Buildings boasted proud facades and balconies, linden trees lined the broad sidewalks, and an unusual number of privately-owned shops remained in business. Continue reading »

Ukiyo-e Inspired Illustrations Capture The Relatable Moments Of Modern Everyday Life

Ukiyo-e Inspired Illustrations Capture The Relatable Moments Of Modern Everyday Life

Japanese artist Yamada Zenjidou brings us whimsical illustrations of modern life in the style of old Japanese woodblock prints. These images would look totally normal framed and hanging as vintage art, but look closer and you’ll find you can totally relate to what’s going on. Continue reading »

These Photos Perfectly Capture The Beauty Of People With Albinism

These Photos Perfectly Capture The Beauty Of People With Albinism

Israel-based photographer Yulia Taits took to Facebook to share her stunning “Porcelain Beauty” photo series. The project featured people with albinism, a congenital disorder that causes absence of pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes, and showcased each individual’s beauty. Continue reading »

Candid Snapshots Capture Everyday Life Of Vancouver Youth In The 1970s

Candid Snapshots Capture Everyday Life Of Vancouver Youth In The 1970s

Many changes, events, and attitudes defined the 1970s. In fact, 70s culture was – by the end of the decade – far different than that of the previous decade, when the hippie culture dominated the scene. Continue reading »

Incredible Hand-Tinted Postcards Capture 1890s Ireland In Vivid Color

These postcards of the sweeping hills, cliffs, and towns of Ireland were created using the Photochrom process, a complex method of imbuing black-and-white photographs with relatively realistic color.

Glenoe Village, County Antrim.
Incredible Hand-Tinted Postcards Capture 1890s Ireland In Vivid Color
Library Of Congress

The closely-guarded process was invented in the 1880s by an employee of a Swiss printing company. It entailed coating a tablet of lithographic limestone with a light-sensitive emulsion, then exposing it to sunlight under a photo negative. Continue reading »

Stunning Street Photos Capture Simple Joys Of Life In New York Right After WWII

Stunning Street Photos Capture Simple Joys Of Life In New York Right After WWII

Born in 1905 and raised in Detroit, American street photographer Todd Webb led an adventurous life. After losing his money in the Stock Market Crash of 1929, he spent time fruitlessly prospecting for gold until returning to his hometown and picking up a camera in 1938. It was there he found his calling. After working as a Navy photographer during WWII, Webb moved to New York City and, in 1946, started documenting post-war New York. Continue reading »

Vibrant Photos Capture Spirit Of 1980s New York City

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Jamel Shabazz first took up photography at the age of 15, and went on to create a peerlessly vibrant record of the city in the 1980s.

c. 1980. A boy does a backflip on a mattress in a lot in Brooklyn.
Vibrant Photos Capture Spirit Of 1980s New York City
Jamel Shabazz/Getty Images

Drawing inspiration from the works of socially concerned photographers such as Gordon Parks and Leonard Freed, Shabazz roamed the streets and subways of New York, making both candid and effortlessly posed images of the city’s diverse denizens, especially black and Hispanic communities. Continue reading »

Rare Photos Capture Native Americans In Early 1900s

Rare Photos Capture Native Americans In Early 1900s

Early portrait photographs of Native Americans, similar to those presented below, reflect a widespread public interest in Indian life during the 1900s. In the mid-nineteenth century, the popular ‘carte de visite’ photograph introduced the faces of prominent public figures into homes across America. Easily mass-produced, uniformly sized, and cheaper to purchase than early cased photographs, these portraits were collected, in part, as a record of current political and social events and of the people who drove them. These striking images of Native Americans depict the changing ways in which photographers portrayed native subjects during the latter half of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. These images are attempts by photographers to document what they saw as the fading of Native American cultures and traditions, to illustrate periods of conflict between the U.S. government and the tribes, and, by the twentieth century, to evoke political sympathy for the cause of the “vanishing race.” Continue reading »

Photographs Capture What Remains Of ‘Old Shanghai’

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For his series Phantom Shanghai, Canadian photographer Greg Girard points his lens to a city in a moment of significant change. For decades, Shanghai remained frozen in time, then almost overnight came a rush to modernize set in motion by the booming Chinese metropolis Beijing. In an attempt to make up for lost time, entire neighborhoods were demolished, hundreds of thousands of residents displaced and a heritage suddenly erased. Girard, who was living in Shanghai at the height of this change, chose to document the transformation he was seeing before his eyes: two versions of a city trying to occupy the exact same space. Continue reading »