World Press Photo Contest 2019 Winners


The winner: crying girl on the border, by John Moore. Yanela, from Honduras, cries as her mother, Sandra Sanchez, is searched by a US border patrol agent, in McAllen, Texas, US. This image was also nominated in the “spot news” category. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images/World Press Photo 2019) Continue reading »

Amazing Portraits Of Elspeth Beard, The First British Woman To Ride A Motorcycle Around The World

In an age before sat-nav, internet, email and mobile phones – and in an age when women hardly ever traveled alone to adventurous countries – Elspeth Elspeth achieved something that is still remarkable today. In 1982, Beard embarked on a two-year solo journey that would take her around the world on her beloved motorbike – the first British woman to do so. From the outback of Australia to the mountains of Nepal, Beard has traveled through some fascinating places. The great stories behind these places and her achievement as a solo rider have been turned into a brilliant book, Lone Rider, in 2017. Continue reading »

Designer Conceived A Bottle That Indicates For Each Town Where To Find A Drinking Water

Despite the historical presence of public water fountains in most of the large cities of the world, city inhabitants still hesitate to drink that “street water” and prefer to buy a plastic bottle, which is pollutive. Continue reading »

Side-By-Side Photos Show How Tragically Different Life Is In War-Torn Countries

News broadcasts and stories on social media highlight the casualties and destruction of war in the Middle East. It’s a sad truth that daily life in the Middle East is the polar opposite of the relatively peaceful culture that many of us in the Western world know. Artist Uğur Gallenkuş is showcasing just how tragic the contrast in daily life can be between these two parts of our planet. Continue reading »

World Press Photo Contest 2019: See The Nominees For Prestigious Photography Award

The World Press Photo Foundation has unveiled its global photojournalism prize nominees for 2019. Here are some of the finalists’ images, in categories from the environment to sport. The winners will be announced in April.


Photo of the year nominee: Akashinga – the Brave Ones, by Brent Stirton. Petronella Chigumbura, 30, a member of an all-female anti-poaching unit called Akashinga, undergoes stealth and concealment training in the Phundundu wildlife park, Zimbabwe. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images/World Press Photo 2019) Continue reading »

Photographer Goes Around The World In Search Of The Most Beautiful Libraries, And Here Is What He Found

In July, Italian artist Massimo Listri released a book of photographs that featured the most beautiful libraries from around the world. The chosen institutions, revered for their historical value, architectural relevance and preciousness of the books they keep, are standalone works of art. For those lucky enough to visit these design marvels, spending a whole day at the library doesn’t sound so bad!

Scroll down and let your bibliophile side marvel at the beauty the likes of which only these libraries can offer! Continue reading »

A World Of 80s Style: Photographs Documented British Teenage Courtship At North England’s First Disco Pub

These photographs were taken by Tom Wood at the Chelsea Reach Nightclub in New Brighton. They belong to a prolonged period of visual negotiation between Wood, the immediate community and the wider environs of Merseyside. Girls and boys on the pull are unaware of his tactful lens, as they flirt, drink, letch, snog, and dance the night away… Continue reading »

The World’s Largest LEGO Cherry Blossom Tree Blooms In Japan

A record-breaking LEGO tree has taken shape at LEGOLAND Japan, a theme park in Nagoya dedicated to the beloved plastic bricks. The cherry tree’s construction marks the theme park’s first anniversary, and has been registered as the “largest LEGO brick cherry blossom tree” in the Guinness Book of World Records. Continue reading »

“A Wind From The Future World”: Amazing Post-Apocalyptic And Futuristic Outfits By Demobaza

So-called deconstruction fashion is something you’d really recognize when you see it. A weird union of strong futuristic spirit with a sensible gothic decay aura, unusual shapes and materials, a combination of things and ideas which just can’t logically be combined, yet obviously feel just natural together. Continue reading »

Michael Pederson’s Miniature World Of The Unexpected: Artist Uses Skill And Humour To Enlarge Small, Everyday Things

“Please wait here until called,” says the sign by a small hole in the sidewalk. There are ropes and stanchions to corral the visitors waiting for, well, what? What’s inside? Who can fit though the portal to the VIP club, popular restaurant or haven on the other side? Who calls? Michael Pederson (previously), aka Miguel Marquez Outside, could tells us. He made the sign and other intriguing tableaux of small worlds. But we don’t want to know. We’ve stumbled upon something new and delightfully small. It needs no explanation. It just is. And it’s wonderful. Continue reading »

Burning Man 2018 Mega-Post: Awesome Photos From The World’s Biggest And Craziest Festival


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Burning Man 2018 takes place August 26 – September 3, 2018 in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Participants join in the effort to co-create Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis dedicated to art and community. Burning Man isn’t your usual festival. It’s a city wherein almost everything that happens is created entirely by its citizens, who are active participants in the experience. Continue reading »

“This Is Not The End Of The World”: A Pessimistic Ad Campaign

A fictional communication campaign mixing advertising codes and end-of-the-world clichés with a good dose of black humour. Ironic, offbeat and striking, this series of false posters confronts us with our certainties and forces us to honestly observe our way of living and consuming. Continue reading »

“A Different Point Of View”: Ad Campaign Comments On World Leaders With Clever Juxtaposition Of Everyday Objects


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Print advertisement created by TBWA, Argentina for Dos Miradas, an “online news medium that proposes a different point of view from the traditional newspapers.” Continue reading »

1936 Stout Scarab: The World’s First Minivan?

The 1936 Stout Scarab came about in the early 1930s when William B. Stout, head of the Stout Engineering Laboratories in Dearborn, Michigan, dreamed of rear-engine/rear-wheel drive. “When we finally ‘unhitch Old Dobbin’ from the automobile,” he wrote in Scientific American, “the driver will have infinitely better vision from all angles. The automobile will be lighter and more efficient and yet safer, the ride will be easier, and the body will be more roomy without sacrificing maneuverability.” Continue reading »

“The Dogs Show”: Photographers Explore The Amazing World Of Dog Breeds

Dog owners will agree that our canine friends have unique personalities beyond the traits of their breed. Continue reading »