Imagine if, what if, at the beginning of the 21st century, humanity ceased to exist, leaving room for nature to reign fully? What if the Earth was completely empty of people? For most of us, it may sound like an apocalyptic fantasy script for a new upcoming Hollywood movie. However, the idea behind Chris Morin’s work is not pessimistic at all as he whisks us away to a peaceful world where humanity ceased to exist a long time ago. Continue reading »
As 2020 joined the pantheon of years pivotal in history, the nominees for the 64th annual World Press Photo Contest are a reflection of those remarkably difficult 12 months.
In rewarding professional photo journalists for the best images of visual journalism, whether entered as singles or stories, judges asses their accurate, fair, and visually compelling insights about our world.
“In an unprecedented year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and social justice protests around the globe, the nominees share a diversity of interpretations and perspectives to these and other urgent issues such as the climate crisis, transgender people’s rights, and territorial conflicts,” explained the organization.
California Sea Lion Plays with Mask, Environment Nominee: A curious California sea lion swims towards a face mask at the Breakwater dive site in Monterey, California, on November 19. PHOTO: RALPH PACE, UNITED STATES – WORLD PRESS PHOTO Continue reading »
Artist Shows The Contrast Between The Two Worlds That Our Children Currently Live In By Combining Photos
Turkish artist Uğur Gallenkuş is showcasing just how tragic the contrast in daily life can be between these two parts of our planet.
According to an artist: “Hello Everyone, I’m Uğur Gallenkuş from Istanbul, Turkey. I create collages juxtaposing two images, including the work of some of today’s most intrepid photojournalists. Continue reading »
The 1950s were a decade marked by the post-World War II boom, the dawn of the Cold War and the Civil Rights movement in the United States. “America at this moment,” said the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 1945, “stands at the summit of the world.” Continue reading »
Artist Tyler Foust shared his latest work on reddit, a map of the USA drawn in only 3 lines, doing his best to separate states using gaps. Continue reading »
The 1889 World Fair in Paris was symbolically important, since the year 1889 marked the hundredth anniversary of the French Revolution, and the Fair was announced as a celebration of the event. It attracted more than thirty-two million visitors. The most famous structure created for the Exposition, and still remaining, is the Eiffel Tower. Continue reading »
According to Michelle von Kalben: “Hi, I’m Michelle. I’m a 23 year-old living in Germany and making my dreams come true as an entrepreneur and online business owner. Continue reading »
A selection of the winning images from Nikon’s 46th annual Small World photomicrography competition. The competition recognises excellence in the world of microscopic image-making. Daniel Castranova, assisted by Bakary Samasa in the lab of Dr Brant Weinstein at the National Institutes of Health, took the top prize for a photo of a juvenile zebrafish.
1st Place. Daniel Castranova, assisted by Bakary Samasa while working in the lab of Dr Brant Weinstein at the National Institutes of Health, took the top prize for his artfully rendered and technically immaculate photo of a juvenile zebrafish. The image is a dorsal view of the head of a fish with fluorescently “tagged” skeleton, scales (blue) and lymphatic system (orange), taken using confocal microscopy and image-stacking. 4X (objective lens magnification). (Photo by Daniel Castranova, Dr Brant Weinstein & Bakary Samasa/Nikon Small World Photomicrography 2020) Continue reading »
There are a lot of issues in today’s society. Addiction to social media, devaluation of workers, unhealthy lifestyles, and that’s just a few of them. A lot of us don’t even notice these problems; we either ignore them or don’t run into them at all. However, artist John Holcroft tackles them head-on and illustrates the issues of today’s world in his satirical and honest art. Continue reading »
A Minnesota man broke a Guinness World Record when his hair was styled into a Mohawk that measures 42.5 inches high. Joseph Grisamore said he initially attempted to break the Guinness record for the world’s tallest Mohawk in 2007, but his hair fell short of the needed height. Continue reading »
Created by the World Photography Organisation and sponsored by Sony, the Sony World Photography Awards has four competitions: Professional, Open, Youth and Student. It is one of the world’s largest and prestigious photography competitions, with more than 345,000 images from 203 countries and territories submitted across the four competitions for the 2020 edition. More than 135,000 images were entered into the Professional competition this year – the highest entries to date.
Below you will enjoy winners from all four competitions, plus the Alpha Female Award and Latin America Professional Award winners – both new awards for 2020.
“Seeds of Resistance is a body of work that pairs photographs of landscapes and territories in danger from mining and agriculture businesses with portraits of the activists fighting to conserve them. Nantu is an indigenous man from the Achuar Nation of Ecuador who leads a project of solar-powered river boats. Indigenous and traditional populations refuse to abandon their land, even when it has been completely destroyed”. (Photo by Pablo Albarenga/Sony World Photography Awards 2020) Continue reading »
A mother and her child are reflected as they pass a mural by artist FAKE, titled “Super Nurse”, paying tribute to all healthcare and medical professionals in times of the coronavirus, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sunday, April 19, 2020. (Photo by Peter Dejong/AP Photo) Continue reading »
According to Giovanni Garrone: “Hey there! I made a new series called “Beyond” that represents the effects of the global quarantine that lasts a longer period. Nature is taking over artificial spaces. Let me know what do you think and stay safe!” Continue reading »
Each week, ICS D illustrates one international news. A fern able to take selfies, the possibility for women to access to command posts in the Indian army, the legalization of the cannabis growing for personal use in Italy… Since October 2019, this artistic director and illustrator based in Bucharest, Romania, dissects the news around the world in order to illustrate the “news that can’t be pictured”. Continue reading »
Featured below is a useful guide that will show how different countries approach and solve problems. Created by Jérôme Vadon who apparently loves when people fight with each other in comments about who lives in the best country. Continue reading »
Tommy Washbush is an illustrator and graphic designer who draws extreme violence, stupid things and t-shirt designs. Trying to trudge back to productivity, for him, is a bit like walking on wet cement every time. Of course, one of his favorite celebrations is Halloween, when he can get together a bunch of friends for a marathon of truly terrifying movies. Tommy is based in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Continue reading »
Have you ever wondered what you might look like and dress like if you lived in a different part of the world? The way you look now is almost certainly influenced by the culture and trends of where you live, even if you would hardly class yourself as a dedicated follower of fashion. Continue reading »
Daniel Garcia is a professional designer and illustrator with over 10 years of experience. His thought-provoking illustrations deal with a variety of topics, including politics and social issues and serve as a perfect example of everything that’s wrong with today’s society. Continue reading »
Artist Mariya Zavolokina Creates Brutally Honest Illustrations That Offer A Mirror To The Modern World
Modern technology is changing our lives at such a rapid speed that sometimes we all need to pause and look back at how it used to be not that long ago. Things are changing in both good and bad ways and we should make sure that technology is not replacing things that are too precious, like relationships, friendships, and communication between people. Illustrator Mariya Zavolokina shows that laptops, smartphones, and video games can’t be an adequate replacement for family and friends and we encourage you to have a look at this selection. Continue reading »
Traveling can be expensive and there’s only so much places you can visit before you run out of money. However, there are still ways to explore the world without leaving the comfort of your seat – like, for example, using Google Earth. Continue reading »
Over 160 years ago, the world was in a state of transition. The Industrial Revolution had laid the groundwork for an upcoming rapid modernization; steamships and telegraph lines were making the world a smaller place; the United States was struggling with the issue of slavery and trying to avoid a civil war; and a relatively new invention was becoming an indispensable tool for artists, documentarians, and journalists: the camera. Continue reading »
Italian artist Pietro Cataudella takes his sketchbook everywhere he goes, but his drawings don’t just depict of the places he visits: they become part of the landscape. Continue reading »
There are more than 60 million kilometers of roads in the world. On this map, you can see how people have build roads across some of the most inhospitable terrain imaginable. Even in places where no one lives, you can find roads stretching across deserts and mountains to connect people on the other side.
According to Peter Atwood: “We live in an incredibly complicated and interconnected world. Networks stretching across land, sea, and air let us travel and share goods and ideas around the world. Continue reading »
Photographer Gregg Segal travelled the world to document children and the food they eat in a week. Partly inspired by the increasing problems of childhood obesity, he tracked traditional regional diets as yet unaffected by globalisation, and ironically, found that the healthiest diets were often eaten by the least well off.
Meissa Ndiaye, 11, Dakar, Senegal, 2017. Ndiaye shares a single room with his dad, mum and brother in the heart of Parcelles Assainies, which means “sanitized plots”. A treeless, sandy suburb of Dakar, Parcelles Assainies was developed in the 1970s to house the poor overflowing from the city. Ndiaye, a devout Muslim and student at Quran School, loves sweet foods, such as a porridge, and goat meat, although in the week he kept a diary of his meals, he ate very little meat. (Photo by Gregg Segal/The Guardian) Continue reading »
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