American Photographer Bruce Gilden Documents The Wildlife Of The Russian Gangsters


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American photographer Bruce Gilden spent 16 days among ordinary Russians in a small provincial town, 70 km from Yekaterinburg. According to Bruce, this area is populated by former criminals, drug addicts and “lost people.” “Dark Ages community” – describes he the provincial Russia. Continue reading »

A Photographer Documents The Secret World Of Stray Cats Of Kazakhstan

According to Evgeniya Gor, a self-taught photographer from Astana, Kazakhstan: “I photograph as much as I am working on a project “Among the worlds,” since 2006. When I started this project, I did not have photographic experience. I have always been interested in the relationship between humans and animals, and this is the main topic of my project. Cats have always been present in my life.” Continue reading »

Photographer Mohamed Taher Documents Egyptian Dancers Making The Streets Of Cairo Their Stage

In his series “Ballerinas of Cairo”, photographer Mohamed Taher documents Egyptian dancers making the city streets their stage – pirouetting, leaping and posing their way through their country’s sprawling capital. The photos are, at first glance, stunning snapshots of a city’s vibrant culture in motion. But considering the dangers Egyptian women face for roaming these same streets on a daily basis, their impact is far deeper. Sexual harassment continues to present not just a possibility but a terrifying reality in present-day Egypt. A 2013 United Nations report calculated that 99.3 percent of women in the country have experienced sеxual harassment on the streets, a problem that’s sparked initiatives giving women a way to fight back. The violence is rooted in an extreme conservative perspective encouraging women to stay in the home. Continue reading »

Photographer Omar Reda Documents The Beauty Of Tribal Women In Ethiopia

Omar Reda is a graphic designer and photographer who was born in 1984 in Tripoli, Lebanon and currently lives and works in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Omar studied Graphic Design at Notre Dame University and after graduation in 2005, he started his career as a Graphic Designer in Riyadh. Continue reading »

Couple Documents How Fast Their Dog Grows In Just 8 Months

Alex Dennison and Ashley Lewis didn’t believe that their German shepherd puppy could grow so quickly. The Australian couple started to document Nasra’s growth at eight weeks and posted the whole series to Reddit after eight months. A few hours later they realized that they had a sensation on their hands. Dennison and Lewis described the early days with Nasra in an online interview. Continue reading »

Photojournalist Muse Mohammed Documents The Plight Of The Displaced People In Stunning Images

The ferocity of crises worldwide is forcing a record number of people to flee their homes, seeking some form of safety within their own country or across international borders. There are 65.3 million displaced people worldwide, including 21.3 million refugees. Most have lost their homes to armed conflict or natural disasters but other factors, such as extreme poverty and climate change, also drive displacement. The International Organisation for Migration commissioned photojournalist Muse Mohammed to document the plight of the displaced


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A woman and her child pose in front of their house made of cardboard in the Farm Centre Internally Displaced Persons camp in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Put together using any materials available, the shelter is unable to withstand the rainy season. Like many Internally Displaced Persons living in Maiduguri, this family fled their villages in north-Eastern Nigeria because of attacks from Boko Haram. Continue reading »

Photographer Documents Stay-At-Home Dads And Their Kids In Sweden

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Johan Bävman is a talented Swedish photojournalist, who worked as a staff photographer at Sydsvenskan, one of the largest newspapers in Sweden. When Johan‘s son Viggo was born three years ago, he decided to take a deeper look at his country’s extremely generous parental leave policies. Continue reading »

Dutch Photographer Marcel Heijnen Documents The Secret Lives Of Cats Living in Hong Kong’s Stores

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When Dutch photographer Marcel Heijnen moved to Hong Kong, he noticed something quite interesting about the traditional shops there – most of them have their own cats living inside! So fascinated with this culture of shop cats, Heijnen couldn’t resist photographing the feline fellows. He even created an Instagram account featuring the Chinese kitties and uploads new photos of them regularly. Shop cats, market cats, alley cats – he’s captured them all! You can find his photos on Instagram or in his new book which will be launching at Blue Lotus Gallery in December together with his pop-up exhibition. Continue reading »

This Adorable Series Documents A Toddler And Her Pup Growing Up

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Photographer Jesse Holland has a habit of shooting her daughter and dog when she isn’t busy shooting weddings or other paid gigs. What started as a clever comparison of the two loves in her life (or “handfuls of trouble” as she calls them) has turned into a full-blown series that’s just too cute to resist! Continue reading »

Young Artist Documents Her Daily Struggles Of Learning To Draw

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“I started drawing this comic diary of my struggles learning to draw.”, says artist Min Roh to Bored Panda. Continue reading »

40 Weeks and a Mirror: Mother Documents Her 9-Month Journey with Child Through Selfies

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Photographer Sophie Starzenski does a unique twist with a selfie, and documents her journey into nine months of being with child. Just in case you are from another planet, a selfie is a kind of self-portrait taken using a hand-held digital camera or camera phone. Continue reading »

Professional Ballerina Documents Her Pregnancy in Photo Series ‘Ballet Beautiful’

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The internet has been quite busy with its share of pregnant women who defy normal conventions of child bearing. These was the woman that lifted weights all throughout her pregnancy, the mother who posted a selfie post childbirth looking none the worse, and now this pretty ballerina. Mary Helen Bowers has been dancing ballet throughout her pregnancy with a grace and agility as if not bearing a child.
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