Kids Will Be Kids! James Nathaniel Likes To Turn People Into Children By Making Their Heads Bigger.

When you put one of your friends in charge of editing all the photos you took during your epic vacation, you tend to hope for things like flattering filters and well-adjusted lighting. James Nathaniel’s friends, however, didn’t exactly get the professional treatment they were probably expecting. Continue reading »

A Not-For-Children Children’s Book Based On Tragic Stories From Inner-City Youth

The violence and desperation that inner-city youth experience regularly isn’t relatable to Americans who live more privileged lives. So, to shine a light on the problem, VML in Kansas City chose an eminently relatable medium—the children’s book—to tell inner-city children’s real-life experiences of drug abuse, violence and hunger. Continue reading »

Disabled Children’s Superhero Dreams Come True

Daniel Garavito got his new 3D printed prosthetic Iron Man arm with the help of Fabrilab, in Bogota, Colombia:

Fabrilab is a non-profit organization based in Bogota that develops free personalized prosthetics with superhero design for disadvantaged children suffering from rheumatism. Continue reading »

Rare And Sentimental Photographs Of Homeless Children In Soviet Union In The 1920s

By the early 1920s, millions of orphaned and abandoned children, collectively described in Russian as besprizornye, besprizorniki (literally “unattended”) crowded cities, towns, and villages across the new Soviet state. By 1922, World War I, Russian Revolution, and Civil War had resulted in the loss of at least 16 million lives within the Soviet Union’s borders, and severed contact between millions of children and their parents. At this time, Bolshevik authorities were faced with an estimated seven million homeless youths.

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The great Volga famine of 1921–1922 accounted for some five million deaths and played a huge role in depriving children of their homes. Vast numbers of children were deserted, many abandoning their families themselves, and many parents actively abandoning their children. Continue reading »

Let The Children Play: Remarkable Photos Of Lovely Kids By Svetlana Kvashina

Happiness is easy! Photos of lovely kids by Russian family photographer from Vladivostok Svetlana Kvashina. Continue reading »

Children On North Sea Island Delighted By Flood Of Plastic Eggs

Easter has come early to the German North Sea island of Langeoog. A flood of plastic eggs containing tiny toys has been swept ashore after a fierce storm, to the delight of the island’s youngest residents. Continue reading »

These Photographs Of Creepy Children Will Terrify You

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Houston-based photographer Brittany Bentine makes a living turning children into zombies. Bentine is the owner of Locked Illusions, which bills itself as “America’s First Goth/Alt and fantasy themed photographic art for maternity, babies, kids, families, and teens.” At the photo studio-turned-fantasyland, kids are splattered with fake blood, smudged with dark makeup, and made to look like they’ve risen from the dead. Continue reading »

Wonderful Photos Of John F. Kennedy With His Children In Halloween Costumes In The Oval Office

These wonderful family photos were taken on Halloween, 1963. President Kennedy, Caroline, and John Jr. all look like they’re having so much fun. It’s so sad to think that just three weeks later he would be killed by an assassin’s bullet in Dallas, Texas.

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John F. Kennedy, Jr., walks into the Oval Office, wearing a Halloween costume. President John F. Kennedy’s Personal Secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, stands in doorway. White House, Washington, D.C. Continue reading »

Brazilian Families Pose With Children Affected By Zika Virus

Associated Press photographer Felipe Dana has captured the love of families for their babies born with microcephaly – one of the medical problems caused by the Zika virus – in Recife, Pernambuco state, in Brazil. He used instant film so they could immediately see the portraits and keep the prints.

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Photo by Felipe Dana/AP

Rosana Alves holds her daughter Luana. Alves has three daughters and has left work to take care of Luana, who is equipped with specially designed leg braces to help position her feet. Continue reading »

Artists Turn Their Children’s Drawings Into Jewelry To Preserve Their Creativity

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Yasemin Erdin has been working with children art for more than 5 years, encouraging their creativity and making it visible to the public. And now she’s found a partner in the form of sculptor and goldsmith Özgür Karavit, who joined her in turning children’s drawings into timeless jewelry. Continue reading »

Man Babies: Mum And Dads Switch Heads With Children In Freaky Photos

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‘Photoswapped’: Mum and dads switch heads with their children in freakiest photos you’ll ever see. It is a position that many young children would love to be in. And now these strange and sometimes unnerving images show what it would actually be like if babies swapped roles, and heads, with their mother or father. The photos, created by top advertising photographer Paul Ripke, are so eye-catching that they have swept across the world online Continue reading »

Children From A Remote Village In China Have To Take A Dangerous Path To Get To School

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These children from Atule’er village in China put their lives in danger every day when they are going to school. To get there, they have to climb up the side of a mountain on a vertical ladder that is unsafely attached to the steep cliff. Continue reading »

The Kids Are Not Alright: Hollow Children By Björn Griesbach

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German illustrator Björn Griesbach knows how to give you haunting dreams. One of his more recent series, “Hollow Children,” features grinning children with dark smudged faces that, to be honest, are pretty terrifying. Griesbach primarily works on commissioned illustration projects for novels and other literature but also finds time for personal projects when he can. Continue reading »

This Artist Turns Children Drawings Into Real Toys

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According to Hayley from That Little Nook: “I love creating pieces with polymer clay and have been creating realistic Cake Toppers for 10 years. I wanted to add something a little different to mix up my creations and so I turned my nieces favourite Spore characters into display figures for her. Then my local radio station hosts posted pictures they had drawn onto their Instagram- they had made up Mr Men characters for each other just for fun. So I turned them into figurines for them.” Continue reading »

Innovative Braille LEGO-Style Bricks Help Blind Children Learn To Read While Playing

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The Braille Bricks project, co-founded by the Dorina Nowill Foundation For The Blind, helps blind children learn to read through play. Each block can be used like a toy by blind and sighted children alike, although for the benefit of the blind children, each block features one Braille letter. So far, the São Paulo based organisation has only manufactured enough bricks for 300 students, but through the Creative Commons, they hope more will be made. Continue reading »