Breathtaking Color Photographs Of The American South Taken By William Eggleston In The Late 1960s And Early 1970s

Until the 1970s, color photography was considered inappropriate for the artwork. Only black and white photographs met the standards of art critics. But then came William Eggleston and showed that color images can have a place in modern art. The colors in Eggleston’s photos are saturated and intense, the characters pose in front of the camera, and traditional ideas about photographic composition are abandoned. Continue reading »

In Between Times: Lyrical And Nostalgic Atmosphere Of The Soviet Ural Region In Beautiful Black And White Photographs Of Ivan Galert

People in a hurry, waiting for a tram at a bus stop or resting on the bank of a river, picturesque provincial sketches, new buildings and parades are the main subjects in the photographs of Ivan Galert taken at the end of the Soviet era in Sverdlovsk and nearby. Continue reading »

Beautiful Postcards Capture Everyday Life Of American Indians In The Early 20th Century

Old Carreta, Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico, circa 1901

The collection is comprised of postcard views of Navaho, Hopi and Pueblo Indians; pueblos; interiors of Hopi houses; ceremonials; and blanket weaving. Views of American Indians, Blackfoot, Apache, Hopi and Pueblo are prints of paintings, some by Winold Reiss for the Great Northern Railway, W.E. Rollins and Fred Harvey. Continue reading »

“Sunken Time”: Soviet Russia, XX Century, 1962-1992, In Black & White Photographs By Mikhail Dashevsky

Photos of famous Russian photographer Mikhail Dashevsky – persuasive evidence of Soviet society “era of developed socialism.” Black-and-white photos, devoid of pathos and gloss, hypnotically immerse the viewer in the recent, but forgotten time. reality (casual as we would say today) – Moscow, province, village, children, elderly – the main themes of photos in the book. Continue reading »

Photographs Of ‘El Segundo Barrio’ Of El Paso In 1972 By Danny Lyon

Documerica was a program sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to “photographically document subjects of environmental concern” in the United States from about 1972 to 1977. These particular photos shot in Kodachrome by Danny Lyon are all of El Paso and in particular the Second Ward which was described as a classic ‘Barrio’ on the Mexican border. Continue reading »

Artist Draws Silly Comics About Her Life With Husband And Their Pets

According to Sarah Harmon: “Bored with my 9-5 job, I started making comics about my life with my husband, our two dogs, and cat during my free time!” Continue reading »

Atmospheric Retro Images Of The USSR As Photographed By American Professor Thomas T. Hammond

Thomas T. Hammond, an American professor at the University of Virginia and a specialist in the history of Russia and the USSR, was taking photographs of Soviet Russia for long time, nineteen years during the 1950s, the 1960s and the 1970s. He paid many visits to the USSR with his family, saw Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, Yaroslavl, Samarkand, Pyatigorsk, and Riga. Thomas used his photos as illustrations for his works – thus, for example, National Geographic Magazine published his material in a 1966 article, “A first look at the Soviet Union – An American in Moscow”. Continue reading »

Brilliant Solutions To Problems You Never Knew Existed

Beijing Subway Allows Riders To Pay With Plastic Bottles

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These clever product designs tackle problems you might never even thought existed. From treating trash as a currency to pay for your subway ticket to putting a ‘winter chamber’ inside the shop to test out cold-weather gear before buying. Continue reading »

Photos Of Tokyo In The 1970s Seen Through The Eyes Of A Canadian Who Moved There At The Time

Two School Girls, 1979

After arriving in Tokyo in the 1970s for what had to be a short trip, Greg Girard instantly made up his mind to stay there. The photographer got a part-time gig working as an English teacher, giving him plenty of time to explore the city with his camera. Renting a darkroom and making black and white prints, and sending his slide film to a commercial processing lab, his pictures from this period remained largely unseen until The Magenta Foundation put them together into a book called ‘Tokyo-Yokosuka 1976-1983’. Continue reading »

Paris Just Before WWII: Stunning Photos Capture Daily Life Of The French Capital In The 1930s

Café, Paris, 1930. (Photo by Alexander Artway)

After the First World War ended. The French economy boomed from 1921 until the Great Depression reached Paris in 1931. This period, called Les années folles or the “Crazy Years”, saw Paris reestablished as a capital of art, music, literature and cinema. Continue reading »

Delightfully Sarcastic Illustrations Everyone Will See Themselves In

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Jean Jullienis a famous French illustrator. His favourite subject is the ways in which modern society’s increasing dependence on phones and social networks is often interpreted mistakenly as signs of a real connection between people. What makes Jean’s work so wonderful is the rich does of irony and sarcasm he adds to every image. Continue reading »

Amazing Black & White Photographs That Capture Everyday Life Of Paris From The 1930s And Early 1940s

Roger Schall (1904-1995) was a renowned French photographer of the 1930s & 1940s. He worked in all photographic disciplines from fashion, portraits, nudes, still life and reportage. From June of 1940 to August 1944, Schall photographed German occupied Paris, hiding his negatives so they wouldn’t be found. Schall also documented post-war Paris and continued working as a photographer into the 1970s. Roger abandoned photography in 1967 and devoted himself to painting and managing his archives, which included nearly 100,000 images. Continue reading »

Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

Viareggio in 1959.

The “Paolo Di Paolo: Lost World” exhibition presents more than 250 largely unseen images from the photographer’s archive. Di Paolo chronicled life in his country as an economic boom followed the destruction of the second world war. Although those were the years of la dolce vita he was an anti-paparazzo – he shunned the salacious and respected his subjects. The exhibition is at MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome until 30 June. Continue reading »

“New Horizon”: The Post-Soviet Landscape Through The Lens Of Rafal Milach

Rafal Milach is a documentary photographer based in Warsaw, Poland. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland, and the Institute for Creative Photography (ITF) in Opava, Czech Republic. For more than ten years he has been working on transition issues in Russian-speaking countries and the CEE region. This work resulted in the book 7 Rooms (Kehrer Verlag, 2011) and such essays as “The Grey” (2002), “Wunderland” (2006), “Disappearing Circus” (2008), and “Black Sea of Concrete” (2009). Continue reading »

“Life Is Tough, But Keep Going”: Colorful And Sunny Illustrations By Xi Zhang

Xi Zhang is a China-based illustrator and concept artist. She graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China. Just go to the beach, relax and enjoy. Continue reading »