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06.12.14 Marina Galperina

“The local disco is where you go to get drunk, make out, dance and sometimes fight,” says photographer Andrew Miksys who spent 10 years photographing village discos in Lithuania. His photos peer into a desperate tenderness, a precious sort of gaudiness and a sense of danger. As the Lithuanian youth flees the countryside to bigger cities, to Western Europe and […]

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Eugene Reznik

Mario Tama, a staff photographer for Getty Images, first caught my eye a few months ago with this disturbing photo above taken in what the caption calls Rio de Janeiro’s “Cracolandia” (Read: “Crackland” or “Dope City”). In addition to the complexity of his layered compositions, the ‘daily life’ photos he’s been filing from Brazil ever […]

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06.09.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished artwork or project. This week, artist Wil Murray talks about his labor-intensive installation in Toronto and painting by obscuring photographs. In 2011, Maxime Ballesteros came by my studio in Berlin. I’d asked him to photograph my work for some fly-by-night […]

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06.05.14 Marina Galperina

Photographer Dan Bannino assembled the often ridiculous food regiments of celebrities and poised them dramatically in the style of master still life painters. Not only are they informative representations-at-a-glance of these high-profile food-consumer patterns, they also give them a very dignified sort of feel. With this series my aim was to capture the beauty that lies in this […]

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Sophie Weiner

Meryl Meisler was in the wrong place at the right time. While photographing the disco scene in 1970’s New York, she’d only heard of the chaos of the 77′ blackout in Bushwick, where the loss of power lead to rioting and looting. When she took a teaching job in the neighborhood, it exposed her to […]

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06.04.14 Sophie Weiner

A series of eerily serene photos of New York’s Chinatown by Franck Bohbot show another side of the usually chaotic streets. The photos evoke a cinematic calm reminiscent of a Jarmusch film. They could be the setting of potential action, but they’re silent and mysteriously tense. See the tinted glow of hotel lobbies, the fogged up […]

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06.02.14 Sophie Weiner

Adam Void has been traversing America’s underground for most of his life, and since 2003 he’s been capturing it in Polaroid. This series documents “the beginnings of the Carolina’s graffiti scene, 2006-10 era Brooklyn Street Art/Weirdo Graffiti underground, Baltimore and Philly’s warehouse squat culture of the early 2010’s, and hundreds of pictures from America’s back roads; […]

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05.20.14 Sophie Weiner

German photographer Michael Wolf has been living in Hong Kong since 1994. His work documents the world around him, and recently that has meant photographing China’s “megacities,” which house up to 25 million people, usually in a densely populated area. His photos of high rises, from a series called The Architecture of Density, appear abstract and inhuman, the […]

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05.16.14 Andy Cush

North Brother Island sits in the East River, just west of Rikers Island and south of Barretto Point Park in the Bronx. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, it was home to a hospital for patients with infectious diseases; after that, it housed returning WWII veterans. In the ’50s and ’60s, it was a […]

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Andy Cush

Remember Game Boy Camera? Released in 1998, it plugged into a Game Boy like any other cartridge, transforming the handheld device into what was the smallest digital camera on the market at the time. Its capabilities weren’t great in any traditional sense, but there was something neat about the way it rendered scenes from reality […]

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