The White House’s Pete Souza Has Shot Nearly 2M Photos Of Obama, Here Some Of His Favorites

For the last 8 years, Pete Souza has been the Official White House Photographer. Over the course of President Obama’s two terms, Souza estimates he will have taken nearly 2 million photographs. You can find over 6,600 on the White House’s official Flickr account. Souza has captured some incredibly powerful, heartfelt and poignant moments of the President over the last 8 years and a gallery of 16 photos has recently gone viral, claiming to be Souza’s personal favorites. Although he has denied this claim, the photos are still amazing. Continue reading »

Artist Unveils A Monumental Pen & Ink Drawing Nearly 3.5 Years In The Making

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The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan was one of the most devastating environmental events of our time, with its overall impact rippling across the globe for years to come. But just as stated in Newton’s third law—for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction—so too did the people of Japan respond to the magnitude of the destruction in an effort to rebuild their country anew as captured in this staggering new artwork by Manabu Ikeda titled Rebirth. Continue reading »

Nearly 3000 Take Part in New Year Calligraphy Challenge in Japan

Contestants show off banners illustrating their calligraphy skills during the 48th annual New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2012. Nearly 3,000 people participated in the calligraphy contest to celebrate the start of the New Year. (Kazuhiro Nogi / AFP – Getty Images) Continue reading »