Stunning Finalists Photos From The “Through Our Eyes” Homeless Photography Project

“It was an atmosphere that was full of excitement. I was standing in a middle aisle and it just caught my eye for some reason.”

The Seekers by Trisha McMillan

A team in Spartanburg, SC recently handed out 100 disposable Fujifilm cameras to the homeless with one simple instruction – to photograph their lives. The outreach, the third homeless project by Through Our Eyes, is an effort to encourage photographers and build awareness about the issue of homelessness in communities.

In addition to the camera, each participant is given a shirt with the word “photographer” printed boldly on the back as to give them a new identity beyond simply “homeless.” Continue reading »

Through The Light And Darkness, Off The World And Back With Photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov

“I really take a lot of photographs” says Gueorgui Pinkhassov. “But I only show the ones that suddenly speak to me; that come alive when I look at them.”

Gueorgui Pinkhassov was born in Moscow in 1952. As a Russian who acquired French citizenship, Pinkhassov has lived in Paris for many years. Pinkhassov became interested in photography at the end of secondary school. He studied at the VGIK Moscow Institute of Cinematography from 1969 to 1971 and then worked in the Mosfilm studios in the cameraman team before becoming a set photographer. Continue reading »

Our Small World Through The Lens Of Russian Photographer Sergey Maximishin

Let me share with you a set of photos by Sergey Maximishin, one of the famous russian photographer. Here are pictures of different years, from different countries, and a series of journalistic photo stories. Sergey Maximishin is winner of many international and national competitions and festivals (twice prizewinner of World Press Photo, for example), exhibited in Russia and abroad. He collaborates with the world’s leading media, teacher photos, which raised already a generation of great photographers. Continue reading »

Spiderman Wanders Through The Skies Of Bogota, Colombia


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The capital of Colombia now has an additional attraction- a flying Spiderman over its bridges. Jahn Freddy Duque is earning nearly $10 an hour, performing stunts on Bogota’s bridges, much to the delight of passersby and drivers. Continue reading »

This Campaign Promotes Pet Adoption Through Brilliant Optical Illusion Photos

We all know that photography can be a powerful tool for sending a message. A recent campaign from an animal shelter in India is a beautiful example how photography conveys a strong message and calls to action.

A series of photos created for ‘World for All’ shows that there’s always room for a pet in a family, and these pictures show it in a very smart and unique way. They resemble the double meaning optical illusions; only they were made through photos, not drawings. Photographer Amol Jadhav took photos of families and used background, shadows, and lights to create a blank space shaped like an animal. Continue reading »

Train Travels Right Through Hole In 19-Storey Block Of Flats


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A light railway track has been built to go through a hole in a residential 19-storey building in China. The city of Chongqing in the south-east of the country has a population of 49 million packed into 31,000 square miles, causing urban planners to look creatively at solving space issues. A special railway station was built into the block of houses, set into the sixth to eighth floors. Continue reading »

A Dinner Through The Eyes Of A Photographer & Chef – A Series Of Portraits Taking You Back To The Origin Of A Menu

In a series of portraits, Robbie Postma (chef) and Robert Harrison (photographer) take the viewer back to the origin of a menu. Through visual imagination and culinary flair, they evoke every step of a fine dining experience, but rather than focusing of the final, finessed dishes, MENU makes the raw, unprocessed ingredients the heroes. Served on the closest place you can get to a chef’s mind: on his face. Continue reading »

The Russia You’ll Never See On Postcards Through The Lens Of Photographer Alexander Petrosyan


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Award-winning photographer Alexander Petrosyan has spent decades discovering what makes his home town tick: the everyday comedy and drama of a city built on contradictions. Alexander Petrosyan doesn’t think pictures can change the world, but he does believe they can help you understand it a little better. Having received his first camera as a birthday gift at the age of 12, the photographer quit and came back to the practice several times before turning professional in 2000. Continue reading »

Brave Woman Rescues Dog Who Fell Through The Ice

A dog named Freddie was walking on a lake in the city of Chingford (Essex, England) when all of a sudden he fell through the ice. Luckily a brave woman was close by and she decided to crawl out to him and bring him to safety while an amateur photographer caught the whole scene on camera. Continue reading »

Can Photographs Change The World? Somalia Tragedy Through The Lens Of Jean-Claude Coutausse

Photographs have the capacity to transcend politics, in the times of war, natural disasters and perpetrated crimes. The written and verbal perspectives of media figures and scholars can at times diminish the causalties of victims. One of the below photographs by Jean-Claude Coutausse displays Somali men running the opposite way a United Nations convoy is driving towards and the other photograph depicts a Somali boy protesting “against the presence of foreign troops” with two bloody corpses and a crowd dissembling behind him. As a native of Somalia and as an American, these two photographs represent volumes of irony in politics where causalities can not be ignored. Thus as Jonathan Klein has stated “images have the impact of touching people.”

North Kenya, Liboi. A young Somali refugee crosses a field filled with marabous storks in July 1992:

Although the above photos have changed the world, Operation Restore Hope has traces of obscurity from our U.S. nation’s standpoint as well as my native Somalia. Censorship is a great contributor to this obscurity as Ted Rall put it “Dead and wounded Afghans, Iraqis, Pakistanis, Somalis, Yemenis and Libyans have been expunged from American popular culture as well. Other factors are the 6 corporations which control 90% of the media in America” which “constrict the flow of information”
as Professor Nordell stated. Continue reading »

The Earth From Space Through The Eyes Of French Astronaut Thomas Pesquet

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet has the change to take part, since the November 17th 2016, to the Proxima mission. He currently lives during 6 months in the International Space Station until May 2017. He shares his experience on the social networks make us also discovering the beauty of our little Blue Planet. Continue reading »

Sochi, The Russian Riviera Of 1988 Through The Lens Of Photographer Carl De Keyzer

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Popular among Russian and Eastern European vacationers, Sochi is a resort city on the Black Sea. Carl De Keyzer traveled there during the years just prior to the fall of the USSR and managed to capture the atmosphere of impending transition and change. Continue reading »

These Cosmic Painted Gloves Are The Only Way To Make It Through Winter

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Gloves are probably the least desirable piece of the winter wardrobe and most of the time I just feel like I a penguin when I have to wear them. I mean, have you ever seen a really cool pair of gloves? Well me neither, until I came across these weathered vintage leather gloves, hand-painted by LA-based artist Bunnie Reiss. Continue reading »

This Photographer Shows Haunting Beauty Of Ballet Through Ballerina’s Eyes

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Irina Yakovleva is a talented ballet and fashion photographer, stylist and choreography teacher, who was born in Kiev, Ukraine and currently lives and works in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Irina is graduated from Kiev State Choreographic School, and completed a professional photography course. She captures stunning portraits of ballet dancers and performances all around the world. Continue reading »

Adorable Cats And Kittens Flying Through The Air By Seth Casteel

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After publishing a handful of books that featured portraits of underwater babies, puppies and canines underwater, photographer Seth Casteel (previously) is back with “Pounce,” a project features adorable felines flying through the atmosphere. The 35-year-old pet photographer, who lives in Venicem California, spent nearly a year documenting more than 1,000 adoptable cats in action. Seth’s latest book contains 70 previously unpublished photos of kittens, all whom came from animal shelters and rescue groups in the U.S. and Canada. Continue reading »