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Witness to war: five photographers discuss their images from Syria GORAN TOMASEVIC A Free Syrian Army sniper fires from a house in Aleppo, August 14 2012 ’To me, the picture shows that in war personal belongings don’t exist. There is destruction, and with the sniper looking out of the window there is no mercy.
40 Must-See Photos From The Past The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” was coined by American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane in 1911. It’s a simple notion that applies to many aspects of our lives, but especially to historical photography. Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze.
Photos: Everyday objects that look like solar system planets. Simon Wright is a graphic designer in Australia*. He decided he needed to challenge himself to give his brain a workout, so he created what he calls his “Solar System Challenge”: without using Photoshop or any additional after-effects (with the exception of Instagram), create a set of pictures of everyday objects that look like the planets in the solar system. The results are pretty cool: Image credit: Simon Wright
The Manhattan Project: un superbe time-lapse de New York
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In the late 1930s and early 1940s, a German photographer and ardent Nazi named Hugo Jaeger enjoyed unprecedented access to the Third Reich’s upper echelon, traveling with Adolf Hitler to massive rallies and photographing him at intimate parties and in quieter, private moments. The photos made such an impression on the Führer that Hitler famously declared, upon first seeing Jaeger’s work: “The future belongs to color photography.” But beyond merely chronicling Hitler’s ceaseless travels, Jaeger also documented the brute machinery of the Reich, including the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939. Here, LIFE.com presents a series of photos from Warsaw and from the town of Kutno, 75 miles west of the Polish capital, in 1939 and 1940. Kutno WWII | The Brink of Oblivion: Inside Nazi-Occupied Poland, 1939-1940
Here’s an awesome TED lecture in which digital artist Erik Johansson discusses creating realistic “photographs” of impossible scenes. Erik Johansson creates realistic photos of impossible scenes — capturing ideas, not moments. In this witty how-to, the Photoshop wizard describes the principles he uses to make these fantastical scenarios come to life, while keeping them visually plausible. Here’s a sampling of his work: You can find more of Johansson’s work over on his website. Image credits: Photographs by Erik Johansson The Amazing Photo Manipulation Art of Erik Johansson
“Out of Place” is a clever series of photo manipulations by German photographer Robert Rickhoff, who starts with somewhat mundane photographs taken around town and then adds in elements that don’t belong. A residential scene shows a “speed jump”, streets are turned into skateboard ramps, and highways are transformed into volleyball courts. Each scene makes you look twice and smile at the absurdity of what it seems to show. Clever Photo Manipulations That Show Scenes You’ll Never See
The phrase “genius school” has been tossed around quite a bit over the past year or so, after Cornell University won an international contest to create a high-tech mecca in New York City. Slated to open in 2017 on Roosevelt Island, a narrow, 150-acre slab of land smack in the middle of the East River, the campus is expected to attract thousands of top-flight students, teachers and researchers from all over the world to work on green technology, computer programming and urban planning (among other disciplines) while pumping billions of dollars back into the New York economy. Other New York-based schools where some of the world’s finests chefs train lost out on the big prize but — with financial help from the city — are planning their own counterparts to Cornell’s mid-river crown jewel. Genius School by Nina Leen 1948 | LIFE Inside a ‘Genius School,’ 1948 | LIFE.com
Les travestis burlesques avant et après maquillage par le photographe Leland Bobbe
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Despite common belief, the Easter Island statues have complete torsos, including hands! - History - Oct 30, 2011 - Interesting Facts and Fun Facts
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10 Photographs That Changed the World Photography can take us places, we’ve never been before, perhaps never dreamed of. There are some photographs that will make you stop and think. These 10 photographs stopped the world and people hold their breaths for a few seconds to take it all in.
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Portraits génétiques – Superbes photographies sur les ressemblances génétiques Portraits génétiques – Superbes photographies sur les ressemblances génétiques “Portraits Génétiques” est un projet de photographie étonnant sur les similitudes génétiques entre membre de la même famille par le photographe français Ulric Collette. Créés par l’assemblage de la moitié des visages frère / soeur, père / fils, frères, cousins, cousines, mère / fille, ces portraits sont très impressionnants… Cousine / Cousin: Justine, 29 ans & Ulric, 29 ans
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New Miniature Scenes by Slinkachu (15 pics) Spilt Milk - Grottaglie, Italy London-based artist Slinkachu has been traveling all over Europe this year, making a tiny imprint wherever he goes. His miniature street scenes are hardly noticeable, but when you see them up close, it's impossible not to be amused.
World War II in Photos - Alan Taylor - In Focus Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed today, shot to death by an Afghan policeman while covering the upcoming national election. She covered conflicts from Bosnia to Afghanistan for more than 20 years, earning a Pulitzer Prize in 2005, as part of a team of AP photographers covering the Iraq War. Last November I was very happy to be able to feature her amazing work in a photo essay titled "Afghanistan: Seen Through the Lens of Anja Niedringhaus." What I wrote then remains true: Documenting a decades-long story like the Afghanistan War is a challenge for any photojournalist, from simple logistical issues, to serious safety concerns, to the difficulty of keeping the narrative fresh and compelling. Niedringhaus did a remarkable job, telling people's stories with a strong, consistent voice, an amazing eye for light and composition, and a level of compassion that clearly shows through her images.
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