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09.24.14 Rhett Jones

Instagram is getting into the analog curating game. On September 18th, the photo sharing network opened two small exhibitions at “Photoville” in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Now in its third year of converting shipping containers into mini-galleries, “Photoville” is a scrappy DIY event, which makes it an odd choice for the billion-dollar company, Instagram. However, “The Everyday Projects” and […]

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09.04.14 Amy K. Nelson

The official site for the AARP — formerly the American Association for Retired Persons — is a robust organization, providing myriad information and services to those who are of retirement age. The organization has a website, obviously, but also a magazine. But in what is perhaps my favorite thing ever, the site recently ran a […]

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09.03.14 Marina Galperina

Back in BC, rich people knew how to party. Why have a boat show, when you can fill an arena with water, plop in the emperor’s best-looking warships and a few thousand prisoners of war condemned to death and viola, naumachia! The tradition of restaged sea fight spectaculars may be dead, but every summer, the yachting class descends on the […]

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08.18.14 Eugene Reznik

This morning, Getty Images’ senior staff photographer John Moore gave a chilling first-hand account to NPR of locals in Liberia attacking an Ebola virus isolation ward over the weekend. The epidemic, which the attackers believed to be a government-orchestrated hoax, Moore says, has claimed over 1000 lives across four countries in West Africa this year, […]

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07.23.14 Sophie Weiner

Alexander Gerst, a German astronaut living aboard the International Space Station took this photo of the Gaza Strip from space and posted it to Twitter today. The tweet reads, “My saddest photo yet. From #ISS we can actually see explosions and rockets flying over #Gaza & #Israel.” The death toll has now reached 655 Palestinians and […]

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07.15.14 Marina Galperina

Meggan Gould‘s Surface Tension series turns the finger-smeared screens of iPads into abstract digital photographs. Wired notes that the greasy patterns were inflicted on the device by Gould, her husband and their four-year-old daughter at home and then scanned. Much of Gould’s work looks explores the unseen and unlooked upon details of the ordinary object. Someone […]

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07.14.14 Eugene Reznik

Anadolu, a nearly 100-year-old news agency operated by the Turkish government, has a team of photographers and regional stringers in Gaza documenting the aftermath of Israeli airstrikes. The airstrikes are now in their seventh day, with Palestinian casualties numbering over 174 killed and 1,100 wounded as of this morning. This most recent outbreak of violence follows […]

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07.10.14 Sophie Weiner

Hidden amongst pastoral European scenery are the scars of war — craters left by explosives, dotting the sites of battles that took place 70 years ago. German photographer Henning Rogge has set out to find these old wounds, using aerial photos and assortment of other techniques. Some of the craters have become so embedded in their […]

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Sophie Weiner

“Urbes Mutantes,” a new exhibit at New York’s International Center of Photography, explores 70 years of South American photographic movements. The show reveals the strong personalities and diversity of South American locales, something that’s been overlooked by many Western-based histories of these places. Double Wrestle III, Lourdes Grobet “As the 20th century progressed, amidst struggles for social justice and […]

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06.16.14 Marina Galperina

Under Communism, the Russian city of Zarechny did not officially “exist.” The public wasn’t informed of such “closed cities” until 1986, with more than one million people having lived in places that were not even on the map. Slowly, they are being “opened up.” Photographer Ksenia Yurkova, featured in The Calvert Journal, went to Zarechny to document the daily life […]

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