Artist Titus Kaphar Explores ‘UnSeen’ Narratives In Provocative Historic Portraiture

Artist Titus Kaphar Explores ‘UnSeen’ Narratives In Provocative Historic Portraiture

Hanging half loose from its stretcher, a portrait of Thomas Jefferson reveals an image of a black woman behind it. It’s a provocative juxtaposition that raises a question about the relationship between the two subjects. Her hair is covered while her partially shown shoulder and leg are bare. She is brown-skinned with an indeterminable gaze. She evokes both assertion and alarm.

Titled “Beyond the Myth of Benevolence” (2014), the painting by Titus Kaphar was inspired by a Rembrandt Peale portrait of Jefferson made in 1800. Continue reading »

A Great White Shark Preserved In Formaldehyde In An Abandoned Wildlife Park

A Great White Shark Preserved In Formaldehyde In An Abandoned Wildlife Park
Photo: Garry Moore

Rosie the Shark is a Great White Shark that was preserved in a tank filled with formaldehyde originally on display at the wildlife park called Wildlife Wonderland in Bass, Victoria which ceased business in 2012 due to animal welfare concerns and operating without appropriate licences. Continue reading »

Look at All These Insane Deep-Sea Creatures Biologist Just Found In White Sea

Look at All These Insane Deep-Sea Creatures Biologist Just Found In White Sea

Fantastic underwater photos by Alexander Semenov, a marine biologist and a professional underwater photographer. Also he is a head of the scientific divers team at the White Sea Biological Station of Lomonosov’s Moscow State University, Russia. The station was founded in 1938 and mostly it was built by enthusiasts who came here because of the amazing atmosphere that had being developed over many years at the station. This is an unusual and unique mix of students energy, serious science and the harsh northern nature. Continue reading »

Black And White Analog Photographs Explore The Serenity Of Long Meandering Roads

Black And White Analog Photographs Explore The Serenity Of Long Meandering Roads

Swedish photographer Håkan Strand works with old analog cameras and black and white film to capture landscapes that exude the serenity of a time past. The photographs often center around rural roads and explore the stillness that exists when one reaches the fringes of civilization. His recently published book Silent Moments will soon be available to purchase on his website, where you can find further studies of back roads and long desert highways in landscapes in the US, UK, and throughout Scandinavia. Continue reading »

This Black Guy Drew What It Was Like Being The Only Black Man In A White Office In The 60s, And It’s Worse Than You Think

This Black Guy Drew What It Was Like Being The Only Black Man In A White Office In The 60s, And It’s Worse Than You Think

There’s a lot of drama in the workplace, but probably only a handful of people have experienced it as much as the people of color who started entering predominantly white offices a few decades ago. Tom Floyd was born in Gary, Indiana in 1929 and operated his own advertising firm before working as a designer for the Inland Steel Company. There, his insights on racial dynamics were formed. Continue reading »

Amazing Black and White Photographs Capture Scenes From Venice Beach In The 1970s And ’80s

Amazing Black and White Photographs Capture Scenes From Venice Beach In The 1970s And ’80s

Sun-bleached babes, roller skates, cruisers, Vans, campers, corduroy OP shorts… The smell of the ocean, the feel of sand on your feet and the burning of incense bring back the memories of a golden era in Venice Beach. Continue reading »

Striking Black And White Photographs Of Venice Beach Eccentrics In 1984

Striking Black And White Photographs Of Venice Beach Eccentrics In 1984
© Claudio Edinger

In 1984, Brazilian photographer Claudio Edinger documented the rainbow of oddballs who called the countercultural Southern California beach neighborhood home. The photographs he took of the denizens of Venice Beach in their natural habitat: a bodybuilder in the surf, a roller skater soaring over an aging skateboarder, beachgoers showering off after a day in the sun. Continue reading »

Fully Tattooed, This Young Polish Man Is A Real-Life White Walker

Fully Tattooed, This Young Polish Man Is A Real-Life White Walker

With his body 90% tattooed in gray, including his eyes, and a white dyed beard, Adam Curlykale has become a true White Walker, thanks to an impressive series of body modifications. Continue reading »

The Beauty Of Dark Arabian Deserts In Stunning Black And White Photographs By Abirato

The Beauty Of Dark Arabian Deserts In Stunning Black And White Photographs By Abirato

French photographer Abirato explored the deserts of the arabic peninsula for years. He brings back dark images, sometimes enigmatic. The desert is the place of a personal journey, very personal; often, only details and patterns appear. Continue reading »

Stunning Black And White Photos Of The Skateboarding In The 1960s

Stunning Black And White Photos Of The Skateboarding In The 1960s

Skateboarding in New York City as pictured by photographer Bill Eppridge in 1965. Pictures originally featured in Life Magazine on May 14, 1965. Continue reading »

Chinese Women Use These Swimsuits To Keep Their Skin White

Chinese Women Use These Swimsuits To Keep Their Skin White

Sometimes they go full Power Rangers or Mexican wrestlers. Photos by Philipp Engelhorn. Continue reading »

#HerWhite: Gorgeous Black And White Beauty Photography By Dmitry Bocharov

#HerWhite: Gorgeous Black And White Beauty Photography By Dmitry Bocharov

Dmitry Bocharov is a talented photographer and filmmaker from Khabarovsk, Russia who currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Dmitry focuses on fashion, he shoots amazing beauty, glamour and editorial photography. Continue reading »

Fascinating Black And White Photos That Capture Everyday Life Of The United States From Between The 1950s And 1960s

Brooklyn gang, NYC, 1959
Fascinating Black And White Photos That Capture Everyday Life Of The United States From Between The 1950s And 1960s

Born 1933 in Oak Park, Illinois, American photographer Bruce Davidson (previously) has been a member of the Magnum Photos agency since 1958. His photographs, notably those taken in Harlem, New York City, have been widely exhibited and published. He is known for photographing communities usually hostile to outsiders. Continue reading »

Amazing Iconic Black And White Tattoos By Charley Gerardin

Amazing Iconic Black And White Tattoos By Charley Gerardin

Aussie tattoo-artist Charley Gerardin has mastered the art of reproducing cult cinematographic cutscenes or, more simply, to retranscribe on the skin all the sensuality of the feminine curves. With a characteristic use of the black and white, he revisits in his way classics like Pulp Fiction or Kill Bill as well as portraits of iconic artists like Ian Curtis. Continue reading »

The Superb Black And White Photography By Jason M. Peterson

The Superb Black And White Photography By Jason M. Peterson

I invite you to discover the beautiful black and white photos of Jason M. Peterson, an American photographer who became a real star on Instagram. Also Chief Creative Officer for Havas North America, this professional photographer is publishing his photos for 5 years on the famous social network, where he gained more than 1 million followers. Continue reading »

Beautiful Black And White Portraits Of Celebrities Taken By Kate Barry

Beautiful Black And White Portraits Of Celebrities Taken By Kate Barry

Kate Barry (1967-2013) was a photographer born into the bohemian royal family of Parisian society. She is the first daughter of actress, singer and muse Jane Birkin and James Bond composer John Barry and was raised by singer Serge Gainsbourg. You may not necessarily recognize her name or be able to pick out her photographs as one would a Helmut Newton or Irving Penn, but Kate Barry is no less adored within the world of fashion, music and film. Continue reading »

Beautiful Black And White Photos Of Kim Basinger In 1977

Beautiful Black And White Photos Of Kim Basinger In 1977

An over shy young girl, Kim Basinger studied dance and entered beauty pageants as a teenager, confronting the eyes of a public. She was rapidly offered a contract with Ford Agency and became a successful model in New York before moving to Los Angeles in 1976 and focusing on acting. Continue reading »

“The Black & The White”: Superb Digital Art By Riana Møller

"The Black & The White": Superb Digital Art By Riana Møller

Riana Møller is a successful artist and game developer based in Denmark who has worked on multiple well-known projects. She has worked with Crytek, Io-Interactive and Ubisoft. Continue reading »

Black and White Photos Of Teenage Gangs Of New York City In 1959

Black and White Photos Of Teenage Gangs Of New York City In 1959
Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos

In the summer of 1959, 25 year old photographer Bruce Davidson read about the teenage gangs of New York City. Connecting with a social worker to make initial contact with a gang, Davidson became a daily observer and photographer of this alienated youth culture. At the time there were an estimated thousand gang members in New York City. Continue reading »

Portrait Photos Of White Wolf AKA Chief John Smith, The Oldest Native American To Have Ever Lived

Portrait Photos Of White Wolf AKA Chief John Smith, The Oldest Native American To Have Ever Lived

At the ripe age of 137, White Wolf a.k.a. Chief John Smith is considered the oldest Native American to have ever lived, 1785-1922. Continue reading »

Life Isn’t Black And White: Chinese Students Send Message With Creative Graduation Pose

Life Isn't Black And White: Chinese Students Send Message With Creative Graduation Pose

A group of students from the School of Design at the University of South China took a series of striking graduation photos in self-made panda hats in Xiangyang city, Hunan Province on June 8, 2017. Continue reading »

A Girl Encounters A Giant White Horse Frozen In Mid-Air Within The Venice Biennale’s Argentinian Pavilion

A Girl Encounters A Giant White Horse Frozen In Mid-Air Within The Venice Biennale’s Argentinian Pavilion

A girl is seen softly touching the nose of a giant, white horse frozen in mid-air within the Argentinian Pavilion of this year’s Venice Biennale, a large sculptural work by artist Claudia Fontes. Continue reading »

‘This Is Mars’: A US Satellite Took These Stunning Black-And-White Photos Of Planet Mars

'This Is Mars': A US Satellite Took These Stunning Black-And-White Photos Of Planet Mars

Space lovers rejoice with ‘This Is Mars’ photo book.

Each photo upon the pages of ‘This Is Mars’ originated from a map created by the U.S. observation satellite, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, or MRO. The map was broken down into thousands of gigabytes and edited by the French designer and publisher, Xavier Barral. The book is a study in both Mars’ visual wonder as well as the planet’s scientific history. Continue reading »

Extraordinary Black And White Portraits Of Celebrities Taken By Irving Penn

Isabella Rossellini
Extraordinary Black And White Portraits Of Celebrities Taken By Irving Penn

Best known for his fashion photography, Penn’s repertoire also includes portraits of creative greats; ethnographic photographs from around the world; Modernist still lifes of food, bones, bottles, metal, and found objects; and photographic travel essays. Continue reading »

8-Year-Old “Siberian Snow White” Surprises Modeling Agencies With Unique Beauty, Gets Flooded With Offers

8-Year-Old “Siberian Snow White” Surprises Modeling Agencies With Unique Beauty, Gets Flooded With Offers

Meet Nariyana – an 8-year-old albino girl that is stunning modeling agencies from all over. Nicknamed the Siberian ‘Snow White’ because of her stunning pale hair and fair complexion, Nariyana lives in Yakutia, Siberia. Out of her whole family, she is the only one with blonde hair and the first albino from both sides of the family. Continue reading »